With dedication of new center, TCU Catholics receive place to call their own

by John Henry
North Texas Catholic
February 1, 2016

FORT WORTH -- The TCU Catholic Campus Ministry opened the doors of its new Newman Center, a place, Bishop Michael Olson declared, where “faith and reason meet” and students and visitors may live the true gift of Christ’s friendship.

God wants to save you; will you let Him? pope asks

by Carol Glatz
Catholic News Service
February 3, 2016

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — God doesn't want to condemn anyone; He wants to save every person in the entire world, Pope Francis said. "The problem is letting Him enter one's heart" to transform one's life, the pope said during his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square Feb. 3.

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.

CCVI sisters bring a healing touch through their ministry

By Mary Lou Seewoester
North Texas Catholic
January 20, 2016

FORT WORTH -- If you lived in Texas in 1866, you would see people recovering from the ravages of the Civil War while enduring a rapidly spreading cholera epidemic. But the Bishop of Galveston, Claude Marie Dubuis, saw “Our Lord Jesus Christ, suffering in the persons of a multitude of the sick and infirm of every kind.” So, he founded the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word (CCVI). 

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. A Rosary service was held Thursday, Jan. 21, at 6 p.m. also at St. Patrick Cathedral.

More than 1,000 missionaries of mercy will serve during jubilee

By Carol Glatz

Catholic News Service

January 29, 2016

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — More than 1,000 "missionaries of mercy" from all over the world will receive a special mandate from Pope Francis to preach and teach about God's mercy, said Archbishop Rino Fisichella. About 700 of the missionaries who were chosen by Pope Francis will be in Rome to receive their special mandate in person during an Ash Wednesday ceremony in St. Peter's Basilica Feb. 10

Thousands witness to life with prayer, memorial Mass, rally

By Juan Guajardo

North Texas Catholic

January 22, 2016

DALLAS — Despite blustery winds and occasional rain, more than 2,000 people gathered outside a familiar downtown Dallas landmark Jan. 16 to remember the millions of unborn babies lost to abortion, and to commemorate the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. The Earle Cabell Federal Courthouse, the site where Roe v. Wade was first heard, was again that backdrop.