Pope: Tree, creche inspire everyone, even nonbelievers, to love, share

By Carol Glatz
Catholic News Service
December 19, 2015

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- God did not come to the world with arrogance to impose his might; he offered his powerful love through a fragile child, Pope Francis said.

Pointing from the crib to the cross, the Rosary can focus our Advent and Christmas prayer

By Sharon K. Perkins
December 3, 2014
In all my years of praying the Rosary, I’ve never really thought of it as a Christmas prayer — until now. But the more I’ve learned about Christmas, and the more I’ve prayed the Rosary, the connection seems so obvious I wonder why I didn’t get it before (like a “Wow — I could’ve had a V-8!” moment).

Pedro Martínez y el futuro de la Iglesia

Padre Carmelo Mele, OP
Catholic News Service
October 21, 2014

¿Quién es Pedro Martínez? Pedro Martínez es joven, simpático, e inteligente. También, como seminarista para la Diócesis de Fort Worth, Pedro representa la esperanza de la Iglesia latina aquí en esta parte del Norte de Texas. Pues con éstas y otras cualidades Pedro podría guiar al pueblo de Dios a través de los retos enfrentando a los católicos el día hoy.

'A Nun's Life' website becomes a growing vocations ministry

By Mark Pattison
Catholic News Service
November 25, 2014

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- What started out as a blog at a time when few people knew about blogs and hardly anyone was familiar with Twitter is a living and growing ministry run by two women religious who are Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

St. Thomas the Apostle parishioners break ground at new church’s location

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic
November 25, 2014

FORT WORTH -- The faith community of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish broke ground for a new church Nov. 8 but the moment was bittersweet for a least one longtime parishioner. “I’m excited because we’re seeing a lot of new faces, but the old church holds memories,” admitted Cathy Thomas, a member for more than 40 years. “We were married in this church and my children were baptized here. It’s going to be sad to leave but we need a change.”

Matt Maher reflects on being Catholic in the largely-Protestant contemporary Christian music world

By Jenara Kocks Burgess
North Texas Catholic

December 4, 2014

Catholic singer and songwriter Matt Maher recently shared his thoughts about being a Catholic in the primarily non-Catholic Christian contemporary music scene with the North Texas Catholic. Maher was in the area with Christian contemporary musician Toby Mac’s “Worship, Stories, and Songs” tour. Two of the three Texas stops on the tour were within the diocese’s boundaries — Memorial Auditorium in Wichita Falls and First Baptist Church in Lewisville.

Catholic Medical-Dental Guild of Wichita Falls helps healthcare workers integrate faith and work

By Jenara Kocks Burgess
North Texas Catholic
November 25, 2014
Dr. Robert Parkey, president of the newly-formed Catholic Medical-Dental Guild of Wichita Falls, said the idea for the organization, the first of its kind in the Diocese of Fort Worth, started with a simple conversation 10 years ago at the Catholic Medical Association’s national meeting in Boston with a fellow doctor who is now a priest and the pastor of St. Mary Parish in Windthorst, Father Michael Moloney.