Across U.S., people prayed, marched, rallied to mark Roe anniversary

By Catholic News Service
January 28, 2015

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- From Alaska to Hawaii and dozens of locations in between, pro-life advocates participated in marches, rallies and prayer services marking the Jan. 22 anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion virtually on demand.

'Unbroken' shows us a spirit left whole after suffering endured by Louis Zamperini

By Jerry Circelli
January 8, 2015
There’s a gift waiting for all of us at movie theaters nationwide. Titled “Unbroken,” it is ultimately given to us courtesy of the late Louis "Louie" Zamperini, who shows us by example that faith, family, friendship, love, and forgiveness can help us through life’s greatest challenges.

El Matrimonio al día hoy

Padre Carmelo Mele, OP
December 22, 2014

El Significado de Enero Nuestra palabra enero para el primer mes del año proviene de la mitología romana. Janus, la palabra de raíz para enero, era el dios de las puertas. Tenía dos caras, una mirando para adelante y la otra mirando para atrás. Por eso, Janus era también el dios de los comienzos y los finales. Ya como el dios Janus es tiempo para tomar un vistazo sobre lo que anticipamos en este año nuevo y otro vistazo en lo que pasó en la historia que podría afectar el futuro.

Pope's canonization announcement surprises even Serra's promoters

By Patricia Zapor
Catholic News Service
January 16, 2015

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Surprising even the people who have been promoting the sainthood cause of Blessed Junipero Serra, Pope Francis announced Jan. 15 that in September, he hopes to canonize the 18th-century Spanish Franciscan who founded a string of missions across Mexico and California.

Diocese of Fort Worth Year of Consecrated Life Celebration

By Jerry Circelli
North Texas Catholic
December 23, 2014

FORT WORTH -- In faithful response to the Holy Father, the local Church will host “The Diocese of Fort Worth Celebration for The Year of Consecrated Life, Clergy, and Vocations” on Feb. 6, 2015, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at St. Patrick Cathedral in Fort Worth, and continuing at the adjacent Pastoral Center. The day will mark an observance for this year’s World Day for Consecrated Life and serve as the start of the 2015 Year of Consecrated Life.

Matt Maher reflects on being Catholic in the largely-Protestant contemporary Christian music world

By Jenara Kocks Burgess
North Texas Catholic

December 4, 2014

Catholic singer and songwriter Matt Maher recently shared his thoughts about being a Catholic in the primarily non-Catholic Christian contemporary music scene with the North Texas Catholic. Maher was in the area with Christian contemporary musician Toby Mac’s “Worship, Stories, and Songs” tour. Two of the three Texas stops on the tour were within the diocese’s boundaries — Memorial Auditorium in Wichita Falls and First Baptist Church in Lewisville.

St. Patrick parishioner Robert Gieb helping make Ugandan school a reality

Story by Annette Kearns - Contributing Writer
North Texas Catholic
January 16, 2015
St. Mary of Joy School is a dream that is becoming a reality for the Diocese of Masaka, Uganda, in East Africa, and for diocesan priest Father Athanasius Kasekende, the visionary of the project. And it is coming into being, thanks primarily to the passionate efforts of Robert Gieb and his wife Mary, who have championed this mission project for the past nine years.