St. Maria Goretti Church: Serving Arlington Catholics for 75 years

By NTC Staff

North Texas Catholic

April 28, 2016

ARLINGTON — With no Catholic church close by, 40 Catholic families were forced to travel the then main roadway, Highway 80, to East Fort Worth to attend Mass at St. Rita Parish.

Father James McGhee, longtime priest in residence, dies at 77

By NTC Staff

North Texas Catholic

April 28, 2016

KELLER  Father James E. McGhee, lovingly known as “Father Jim,” spent a lifetime in ministry, helping people of all denominations come to know Christ. Having served as a happily married pastor in Methodist and Episcopalian churches, Fr. Jim ultimately found what his family calls his “true calling” as a Catholic priest.

Stop violence in Syria, punish child abusers worldwide, pope says

By Carol Glatz

Catholic News Service

May 2, 2016

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Intensify dialogue, not violence, in order to push for peace in Syria, Pope Francis said. "I urge all parties involved in the conflict to respect the cease-fire and strengthen talks underway — the only path that leads to peace," he said after reciting the "Regina Coeli" prayer with pilgrims May 1.

Blood-red Trevi fountain a wake-up call on Christian persecution

By Elise Harris

Catholic News Agency

May 2, 2016

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — Illuminated by the red light that spilled across Rome’s Trevi fountain, voices from persecuted Christian communities across the world shared the stories of friends and loved ones killed for the faith, urging the world to take greater action in putting the violence to an end.

How Pope Francis thinks we can strengthen marriage prep

By CNA Staff

Catholic News Agency

May 1, 2016

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — Among the less-noticed passages of Pope Francis’ new exhortation was a lengthy section on marriage preparation, a subject that the pontiff has repeatedly spoken on, calling for additional focus at the diocesan and parish levels.

North Texas Men's Conference attendees encouraged to rely on God

By Lance Murray

North Texas Catholic

April 27, 2016

GRAPEVINE — More than 900 Catholic men joined together April 23 for the 5th Annual North Texas Men’s Conference at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Grapevine, where they heard inspirational messages about mercy and virtue. The event, which attracted men from 110 parishes and five states, was organized by North Texas Catholic Brothers for Christ.

How Fr. Vasko is working to stem the Christian exodus from the Holy Land

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen

North Texas Catholic

April 27, 2016

FORT WORTH — It’s a crisis that rarely makes the headlines. Every year, 300 Christian families leave the Holy Land to escape the unemployment, poverty, and lost opportunities caused by systemic discrimination. If the trend continues unchecked, Church officials predict in 50 years, Christianity may disappear from the very place where it began.