Christ’s daily presence in Eucharist transforms young hearts at 2014 DCYC

Nearly 1,000 high school students attended the Fort Worth Diocesan Catholic Youth Conference (DCYC) July 11-13.

Bishop dedicates new St. Jude Church, which will point parishioners to holiness

The exterior of the new St. Jude Parish in Mansfield.

Lay Vincentians continue to carry out charitable acts inspired by Saint Vincent de Paul

Vincentians work hard on a regular basis to keep food stocked for Society of Saint Vincent de Paul food pantries. 

Bishop Olson Meets with Pope Francis

September 19, 2014

Bishop Michael F. Olson met with Pope Francis Thursday, September 18, 2014 as part of a delegation of new bishops who have been appointed by the Pope in the last year. Bishop Olson has been in Rome attending a conference for the new bishops who are from around the world.

Pope Francis addressed the delegation of bishops, telling them “nothing is more important than introducing people to God!” During the Papal session, Bishop Olson met individually with Pope Francis.

In addition to Bishop Olson, Pueblo, Colorado Bishop Stephen J. Berg, a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth and former Fort Worth Diocese vicar general, and San Angelo Bishop Michael J. Sis attended the bishops’ conference.

Click here to read Pope Francis’ comments to the Bishops
Click here for video about Bishop Olson’s meeting with Pope Francis

Click here to read Bishop Olson’s tweet about his visit with Pope Francis
Click here to see Bishop Olson's tweet about Bishops Berg and Sis

 

Fr. Leo Patalinghug on a mission to bring families together with Christ

By Jerry Circelli
North Texas Catholic
September 18, 2014
Having earned the distinction as the “Cooking Priest,” Father Leo Patalinghug has discovered the right recipe for teaching the word of God in a most palatable way.

If you were to write it on your recipe file index card, it might go something like this: “Directions — Start with two parts Gospel, mix in delicious meal ingredients, sprinkle on some humor, and bring the entire mixture up to high heat with the help of the Holy Spirit.”

Sept. 27 Respect Life Gala will fund compassionate responses to pro-abortion culture

By Jacqueline Burkepile
North Texas Catholic

September 18, 2014

The Respect Life Office of the Diocese of Fort Worth strives to protect human lives through its services, which include Youth for Life, Rachel Ministries, and Gabriel Project. These three major diocesan pro-life programs are made possible through the office’s biggest fundraiser of the year.

This year’s gala, set for Sept. 27, will feature Bishop Michael Olson as its primary speaker. All proceeds will go to the Respect Life Office so the diocese can carry out its pro-life mission.

Diocese to sponsor its first Family Life Conference Nov. 1 in Grapevine

By  Juan Guajardo
North Texas Catholic
September 18,  2014

Over the years, the Diocese of Fort Worth has sponsored conferences for married couples, for men, for women, and even for mothers and their daughters, and fathers and their sons, among many others. This year, the diocese will sponsor a new conference: the first Family Life Conference will be held Nov. 1, All Saints Day, at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Grapevine.

‘Catholics Come Home’ series to debut Sept. 4 on EWTN

Catholic News Service
August 25,  2014

ROSWELL, Georgia (CNS) — Catholics Come Home, an organization based in the Atlanta suburb of Roswell, will premiere a new TV series that features individuals who have joined the Catholic Church or returned to the Catholic faith after many years away.

Groups lash out at new opt-out rules for HHS mandate

Catholic News Service
August 27, 2014

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Pro-life groups that have battled with the federal government since the first rules were issued on contraceptive coverage in 2012 derided the government's latest rules allowing religious institutions -- and potentially some for-profit companies -- to opt out of the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act.

Catholic population expert Steven Mosher shares his conversion experience

By Juan Guajardo
North Texas Catholic
August 18, 2014
GRAPEVINE — Dr. Steven Mosher was pro-choice and God-less when he left for China’s mainland in 1979 as part of a diplomatic relations program between the U.S. and China. After a nightmarish experience in China, the Stanford University social scientist came back pro-life, certain of God’s existence, and determined to expose and stop the numerous human rights abuses the Chinese Communist regime was committing in the name of “overpopulation.”