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Annual Vocation Day teaches fifth-graders to be open to God’s will 

The special day celebrated March 26 at Holy Family Church offered students dedicated time to ask God what He wants them to do with their lives and the opportunity to meet priests, nuns, and seminarians.

Bishop Michael Olson ordained and installed as diocese’s fourth bishop

Bishop Olson celebrates Mass following his ordination and installation as the diocese's fourth bishop

El Obispo Michael Olson es ordenado e instalado como el cuarto obispo de Fort Worth 

El Obispo Michael Olson celebra la Misa despues de su ordenación y instalación como el cuarto obispo del diócesis.

Easter proclaims that love gives life, pope says; share it with others

By Cindy Wooden
Catholic News Service
April 22, 2014

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis urged Christians to remember how they first encountered Christ and to share his love and mercy with others, especially through acts of caring and sharing.

 

God's Quiet Presence in our Lives

By Father Ron Rolheiser, OMI
Catholic News Service
April 24, 2014

The poet, Rumi, submits that we live with a deep secret that sometimes we know, and then not. 

That can be very helpful in understanding our faith. One of the reasons why we struggle with faith is that God's presence inside us and in our world is rarely dramatic, overwhelming, sensational, something impossible to ignore. God doesn't work like that.

El propósito de canonizar juntos a los Papas Juan XXIII y Juan Pablo II

Por el Padre Carmelo Mele, OP
North Texas Catholic
April 24, 2014

El papel más importante que lleva el Papa tiene que ver con la unidad. Sobre todo el Papa tiene que mantener la Iglesia unida en la verdad y en el amor. Desde sus primeras palabras desde el balcón donde fue elegido, el Papa Francisco ha tenido que luchar por la unidad como el entrenador de un equipo de fútbol con once superestrellas.

Women recount the stories of healing through intercession of popes

By Cindy Wooden
Catholic New Service
April 24, 2014

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- People said Floribeth Mora Diaz was crazy to think Blessed John Paul II interceded with God to heal her brain aneurysm, but if so, "then it is a blessed craziness, because I'm healthy," she told reporters at the Vatican..

CNS: Pope to politicians: Follow God's love, reject self-serving corruption

By Carol Glatz
Catholic News Service
March 27, 2014

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis warned government officials against abandoning the path of God's love and liberating salvation for the dead-end road of self-righteous corruption.

The Significance of Sunday Morning 

By Father Steve Grunow
Word On Fire
April 23,  2014

As we continue our celebration of Easter, we offer Father Steve Grunow's homily on the Resurrection in which he speaks about how authentic faith resists making that Sunday morning's events, and the events of every Sunday morning since, into a mere "symbol" or "metaphor." Here, he explains exactly why.  

 

The bravest action ever? Following Jesus (especially the first followers)

ByKathy Cribari Hamer 
North Texas Catholic
April 22,, 2014

What do you think was the bravest action ever?” my husband asked at breakfast last Sunday. “I don’t know,” I said. “Maybe the first rodeo clown who ever voluntarily jumped in a barrel and let a Brahma bull head-butt him across the arena?” I thought my guess was brilliant, but it wasn’t as simple as Larry’s conjecture.