Students take to video cameras, green screens to deliver school announcements

By Michelle McDaniel
North Texas Catholic
September 29, 2016

ARLINGTON — Listening to the morning announcements over the school’s PA system is a thing of the past for students at St. Maria Goretti Catholic School. 

Pope: Anyone who repents, desire's God's embrace can be saved

By Carol Glatz
Catholic News Service
September 29, 2016

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Church is not just for people who are good, who think they're good or pretend to be good, it is for everyone, especially the bad because the Church is mercy, Pope Francis said.

The Rosary puts us in communion with Jesus through the heart of Mary

By Mary Morrell
North Texas Catholic
September 30, 2016

During my years as a hospice volunteer, I had some very moving and meaningful experiences. One, in particular, stands out. I was visiting Theresa, a patient in a nursing home where visitations by family members or friends are few and far between.

'Moved by Mercy' is theme of Respect Life Month, yearlong observance

By CNS Staff
Catholic News Service
September 29, 2016

WASHINGTON (CNS) — All human life must be "cherished and protected," said Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities. He made the comments in a Sept. 28 statement.

Despite drop in poverty, advocates say much work remains to lift up poor

By Dennis Sadowski
Catholic News Service
September 22, 2016

WASHINGTON (CNS) — While 3.5 million fewer Americans were living in poverty and the median household income grew 5.2 percent in 2015, advocates maintain there's much more work ahead to help the country's 43.1 million poor.

Bench and bar come before altar at the Red Mass

By Father William J. Byron
Catholic News Service
September 26, 2016

The Red Mass is a tradition in the Catholic Church that dates back to the 13th century. The opening of the court season in the Middle Ages was usually in September and often fell on Sept. 14, the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.

Pope Francis endorses Mexican bishops on family marches

By David Agren

Catholic News Service

September 26, 2016

MEXICO CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis' endorsement of pro-family marches made headlines in Mexico, taking by surprise people who saw his speeches in the country in February as being critical of a conservative Mexican Church hierarchy.

For local Catholic, passion for art, love for Mother Teresa intertwined

By Susan McFarland
North Texas Catholic
September 9, 2016

FORT WORTH — When Marvin Girouard purchased a series of lithographs from a favorite artist while in India 20 years ago, he didn’t know what a treasure the art would someday become. The series captured an admired woman in a unique way.