Bishop Olson to speak at 40 Days for Life kickoff Sept. 28

By Susan Moses
North Texas Catholic
September 20, 2016

FORT WORTH — Christians from across the Diocese of Fort Worth will join together to pray for an end to abortion during 40 Days for Life 2016. 

Christians must make history, never be prophets of doom, pope says

By Carol Glatz
Catholic News Service
September 26, 2016

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christians must put their mark on history, transforming the world every day driven by the joy of proclaiming God's love, Pope Francis said.

Pope taps Dallas priest as new bishop of Lubbock

By Elise Harris
Catholic News Agency
September 27, 2016

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — The Vatican announced Tuesday that Pope Francis has named Msgr. Robert Milner Coerver, a parish priest from the Archdiocese of Dallas, as the new bishop-elect for the Diocese of Lubbock.

Bench and bar come before altar at the Red Mass

By Father William J. Byron
Catholic News Service
September 26, 2016

The Red Mass is a tradition in the Catholic Church that dates back to the 13th century. The opening of the court season in the Middle Ages was usually in September and often fell on Sept. 14, the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.

Despite drop in poverty, advocates say much work remains to lift up poor

By Dennis Sadowski
Catholic News Service
September 22, 2016

WASHINGTON (CNS) — While 3.5 million fewer Americans were living in poverty and the median household income grew 5.2 percent in 2015, advocates maintain there's much more work ahead to help the country's 43.1 million poor.

Church leaders say group’s ads distort Catholic teaching on sanctity of life

By Juan Guajardo
North Texas Catholic
September 15, 2016

FORT WORTH — Joining various Catholic leaders around the country, Bishop Michael Olson said a nationwide ad campaign calling for taxpayer funding of abortion is deceptive and misrepresents Catholic teaching on the sanctity of life.

Pope Francis endorses Mexican bishops on family marches

By David Agren

Catholic News Service

September 26, 2016

MEXICO CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis' endorsement of pro-family marches made headlines in Mexico, taking by surprise people who saw his speeches in the country in February as being critical of a conservative Mexican Church hierarchy.

For local Catholic, passion for art, love for Mother Teresa intertwined

By Susan McFarland
North Texas Catholic
September 9, 2016

FORT WORTH — When Marvin Girouard purchased a series of lithographs from a favorite artist while in India 20 years ago, he didn’t know what a treasure the art would someday become. The series captured an admired woman in a unique way.