At diocesan Nun Run, participants get close up look at religious life

by Mary Lou Seewoester

North Texas Catholic

August 25, 2016

FORT WORTH — “Discerning a vocation is about constantly asking where God is leading us. It’s just about taking the next step with God, not about knowing exactly where God is ultimately calling you,” explained Kim Brown, associate director for Vocations.

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen

North Texas Catholic

August 18, 2016

FORT WORTH — After a year of prayerful discernment and study, 32 men, aspiring to become permanent deacons in the Diocese of Fort Worth, were admitted to candidacy during an August 6 Mass.

God’s Nature – Exuberance or the Cross?

By Rev. Ron Rolheiser, OMI
North Texas Catholic
August 25, 2016

It’s funny where you can learn a lesson and catch a glimpse of the divine. Recently, in a grocery store, I witnessed this incident: A young girl, probably around 16 years of age, along with two other girls her own age, came into the store and picked up a grocery basket.

Mother Teresa knew what being unloved felt like, priest says

By Cindy Wooden
Catholic News Service
August 23, 2016

ROME (CNS) — In the chapel of the first house Blessed Teresa of Kolkata established in Rome, Father Brian Kolodiejchuk of the Missionaries of Charity talks about her life, mixing the concrete and even mundane with the spiritual and even mystical.

Diocese says government slow to offer ways to resolve impasse on mandate

By Ann Rodgers

Catholic News Service

August 24, 2016

PITTSBURGH (CNS) -- The Pittsburgh Diocese said Bishop David A. Zubik is making every effort to achieve a swift negotiated solution to the diocese's dispute with the federal government over religious freedom in relation to the federal contraceptive mandate, as directed by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Bishop known as 'humble servant,' for those in need

By David Sedeno

Catholic News Service

August 23, 2016

DALLAS (CNS) — During Bishop Kevin J. Farrell's tenure in Dallas, the diocese has made inroads in nearly all sectors of the life of the Church, from an increase in priestly vocations to steady Catholic school enrollment during tough economic times.

Knights of Columbus thank local religious, raise more than $200,000 for vocations, deaf ministry

By Lance Murray

North Texas Catholic

August 16, 2016

GRAPEVINE — Thank you. We appreciate you. That was the simple, heartfelt message sent to the clergy and religious in the Fort Worth Diocese during the 21st Annual Priest and Religious Appreciation Dinner held Aug. 8, at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Grapevine.

Local Vincentians to host Walk for the Poor Sept. 17

By Jacqueline Burkepile

North Texas Catholic

August 9, 2016

FORT WORTH — Serving the poor and needy is a central focus for the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul — indeed, their motto "neighbors helping neighbors in need" and their 11.6 million volunteer hours logged in 2015, highlight that focus.