At closing of Year of Consecrated Life, religious reminded to 'keep looking' for God's presence in others

by Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic
February 10, 2016

GRAPEVINE -- When Bridget Haase was a 9-year-old growing up in Louisiana, she crossed paths with a double amputee who used a board with wheels to navigate the sidewalks.

For Msgr. Publius Xuereb beautiful art complements faith

by Jerry Circelli
North Texas Catholic
February 12, 2016

ALEDO — Monsignor Publius Xuereb, pastor of Holy Redeemer Church in Aledo, is a man in close communion with Christ and a litany of saints. That spiritual relationship has grown strong over the years not only through prayer, but with the skillful hands of a craftsman.

Pope Francis: I want to help bring peace to Mexico

By Elise Harris
Catholic News Agency
February 11, 2016

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — Pope Francis will arrive in Mexico Friday. In a new interview with a Mexican news agency, he told citizens of the crime-ridden country that while there, he hopes to be a messenger of peace, which must be fought for daily.

Stephenville Knights present $35,000 to Pallotines, local pregnancy center

By NTC Staff
North Texas Catholic
February 8, 2016

STEPHENVILLE — Texas Council 10816 of the Knights of Columbus presented part of the proceeds from their recent "Knight of Charity" to Choices Life Resource Center of Stephenville and the Pallottine Fathers and Brothers on Feb. 1. Grand Knight Ryan Halfram presented checks totaling $35,000.

Chuck Pelletier, long-time advocate for the unborn, dies at 72

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen

North Texas Catholic
January 15, 2016

FORT WORTH -- Clutching his ever-present rosary, Capt. Charles J. (Chuck) Pelletier II, a tireless advocate for the unborn and decorated Vietnam War hero, died Jan. 14 surrounded by loving family and friends. He was 72. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Jan. 22 in St. Patrick Cathedral. 

Be stewards of life, Bishop Olson says at annual Respect Life Mass

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen

North Texas Catholic

February 1, 2016

FORT WORTH -- After three boys, Mary and Peter MacDonald wanted a girl. When their blonde baby arrived, they named her Hope. That's the sentiment they used to explain why they brought the toddler to the annual Respect Life Mass celebrated Jan. 28 at St. Patrick Cathedral.

What comes after 'yes': Preparing men for priesthood in North Texas

By Susan Moses

North Texas Catholic

February 2, 2016

FORT WORTH -- With the Year of Consecrated Life having closed Feb. 5 in the diocese, we look at the beginning of consecrated life in the Diocese of Fort Worth: the years between saying “yes” to God’s call and receiving Holy Orders as a priest.