Faithful citizenship: Do good and shun evil

By Most Rev. Michael Olson
North Texas Catholic
October 20, 2016

During the last several weeks I have found myself involved in frequent conversations with many people regarding the responsibility of Catholics to vote in the upcoming election with a good and well-formed conscience.

Local firefighter and hero looks back on OSU homecoming parade tragedy

By Lance Murray
North Texas Catholic
October 24, 2016

Fort Worth Fire Lieutenant David Tompkins will never forget the tragic events of Oct. 24, 2015, a day when his skills as a firefighter/emergency medical technician saved lives, and a day when he felt the presence of God all around him.

U.S. Catholics urged to pray novena ahead of election

By CNS Staff
Catholic News Service
October 25, 2016

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (CNS) — The Knights of Columbus is urging its members and other U.S. Catholics to pray a novena from Oct. 30 to Nov. 7, the eve of Election Day. Individuals, families, councils, and parishes are all invited to participate, the Knights said.

Final resting place: Vatican releases instruction on burial, cremation

By Cindy Wooden
Catholic News Service
October 25, 2016

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Professing belief in the resurrection of the dead and affirming that the human body is an essential part of a person's identity, the Catholic Church insists the bodies of the deceased be treated with respect and laid to rest in a consecrated place.

Bishops to elect officers, hear task force report, vote on action plan

By Catholic News Service
October 28, 2016

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The U.S. bishops will discuss ways to promote peace in U.S. communities torn apart by violence, vote on ways to implement priority areas for their conference approved last year and elect new leaders during their Nov. 14-16 fall general assembly in Baltimore.

When it comes to vocations, successful programs focus on basics

By Dennis Sadowski
Catholic News Service
October 27, 2016

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Finding candidates for the priesthood or religious life has never been easy. There are serious questions to address, prayer to undertake, and solo and group activities that help determine whether a person is meant to live a religious life of ministry.

Catholic author shares journey of losing his wife to cancer

By Lance Murray
North Texas Catholic
October 18, 2016

COLLEYVILLE — Catholic author Chris Faddis has turned the heartbreak of losing a young spouse to colon cancer four years ago into an inspirational message for other Catholics as they look at end-of-life issues.

For medical students, White Mass a reminder to see Christ in their patients

By Michele Baker
North Texas Catholic
October 19, 2016

FORT WORTH — Bishop Michael Olson celebrated a special Mass for healthcare professionals at St. Patrick Cathedral on October 17, the eve of the Feast of St. Luke the Evangelist, patron saint of physicians and surgeons.