Christ’s daily presence in Eucharist transforms young hearts at 2014 DCYC

Nearly 1,000 high school students attended the Fort Worth Diocesan Catholic Youth Conference (DCYC) July 11-13.

Bishop dedicates new St. Jude Church, which will point parishioners to holiness

The exterior of the new St. Jude Parish in Mansfield.

Lay Vincentians continue to carry out charitable acts inspired by Saint Vincent de Paul

Vincentians work hard on a regular basis to keep food stocked for Society of Saint Vincent de Paul food pantries. 

Father George Curtsinger, oldest priest of the diocese, dies at the age of 99

By North Texas Catholic Staff
August 14, 2014

He was incardinated into what was then the Diocese of Dallas-Fort Worth on Dec. 22, 1959.

He first served in the diocese as an associate pastor at Sacred Heart Parish in Wichita Falls, December 1956 to June 1957. He then served at St. Anthony Parish in Longview, June to November 1957, and then as a chaplain at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Worth, 1957 to 1960. Fr. Curtsinger served as associate pastor at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Dallas from 1960 to 1963, and as associate pastor at St. Pius X Parish in Dallas from 1963 to 1965. He received his first pastoral assignment in February 1965 at St. Michael Parish in McKinney. In September of that year, he was assigned to Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Dallas, where he served until June 1967, when he became chaplain of St. Joseph Hospital near downtown Fort Worth on South Main Street.


Six Jubilarians collectively celebrate 365 years of service to their congregation and society

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic
July 9, 2014

FORT WORTH — Sister Mary Dorothy Powers still remembers in vivid detail her first day as a Sister of St. Mary of Namur.

And, according to Sr. Dorothy and fellow jubilarians, Sister Devota Sweeney (75 years), Sister Mary Elaine Breen (60 years), Sister Jane Conway (60 years), Sister Joan Markey (60 years), and Sister Mary Jean Warmuth (60 years), it’s a life full of purpose, new challenges, and service to God.

Porque la dignidad humana nos prohíbe el suicidio con la ayuda médica

Por Padre Carmelo Mele, OP
North Texas Catholic

August 18, 2014

No hace mucho hubo una conversación en la radio sobre el suicidio con la ayuda médica. Pareció que todos los participantes estaban a favor del concepto con la moderadora facilitando la presentación de sus razones. Repitieron las palabras “la muerte con la dignidad” como la clave para justificar la toma de vida propia. Porque la práctica del suicidio con la ayuda médica puede llevar la sociedad a consecuencias desastrosas, vale la pena examinar el reclamo de “la muerte con la dignidad”.


Three Secrets of Life

By Jeff Hedglen
North Texas Catholic
August 18,  2014

All over the Internet and social media are lists and quizzes.... But the one that may be most important is the one I received from Father Hoa Nguyen, pastor of St. John the Apostle Parish in North Richland Hills, during one of his homilies when he was celebrating Mass for the students at the University of Texas at Arlington: Three secrets of life.

Film 'Mary of Nazareth' now available for parish, school screenings

By Winston Pierre
Catholic News Service
July 31,  2014

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Viewing the movie "Mary of Nazareth" at a parish or school screening will enable Catholics to have a greater and a more profound understanding of the mother of God, said Anthony Ryan, director of sales and marketing for Ignatius Press..

Ohio order's straw-bale house shows off energy-efficiency in design

By Dennis Sadowski
Catholic News Service
July 30, 2014

TIFFIN, Ohio (CNS) -- One Ohio religious order is hoping its energy-efficient straw-bale house will sprout ideas in the minds of visitors to reduce fossil fuel consumption and even invest in renewable forms of energy for heating and cooling their homes.

New radio program covers life issues, ways to spread culture of life

By Linda Reeves
Catholic News Service
July 8, 2014

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (CNS) -- A new radio program launched in the Palm Beach Diocese in June with a focus on shedding light on pro-life issues, and sharing ways to get involved in promoting the culture of life in the not-so-pro-life world.