Bishop Michael F. Olson Statement on Dallas Attacks

It is abhorrent to injure directly or to murder any human being. When such violence is directed against members of law enforcement and aggravated by racial enmity, the harm to the fabric of our society is even more destructive and offensive. ...

Complete statement

 

Thousands mourn, pay respects to Officer Patrick Zamarripa, a Fort Worth native

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen

North Texas Catholic

July 18, 2016

FORT WORTH — Patricio “Patrick” Zamarripa considered his work as a police officer something more than just a career in law enforcement.

World Youth Day 2016: Blogs, stories, and more

North Texas Catholic
July 14, 2016

FORT WORTH — More than 200 youth and young adults are going on a once in a lifetime pilgrimage with Bishop Michael Olson for World Youth Day from July 19-August 1. Here you can find blog posts from participants and stories on all the events! 

Pope issues rules to help contemplative women renew mission

By Carol Glatz

Catholic News Service

July 22, 2016

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In an effort to help contemplative women religious renew their life and mission in the Church and the world, Pope Francis issued a series of new rulings dealing with formation, assets, prayer life, authority, and autonomy.

St. Mary Magdalene is reminder of need for adoration, cardinal says

By Junno Arocho Esteves

Catholic News Service

July 22, 2016

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christians are called to be like St. Mary Magdalene, who adored Christ upon finding Him, an action that has somewhat lost its meaning in the Church, said Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Vatican's Congregation for Divine Worship.

St. John Paul II Institute opens registration for 2016-2017

By NTC Staff

North Texas Catholic

July 20, 2016

FORT WORTH — The St. John Paul II Institute, the diocesan lay ministry formation school, is accepting registrations for both its basic two-year program and its third-year “deepening program.” Basic program classes begin in September.

In keynote, Courage's executive director focuses on chastity

By Kurt Jensen

Catholic News Service

July 22, 2016

WASHINGTON (CNS) — At the opening of the annual conference of a Catholic apostolate to those with same-sex attraction, attendees were reminded not to post photos from the event on social media and not even to announce to others why they were there, other than to attend a conference.

Priest's prayer reminds GOP convention of importance of life

By Dennis Sadowski

Catholic News Service

July 19, 2016

CLEVELAND (CNS) -- When Msgr. Kieran Harrington delivered the invocation on the opening night of the Republican National Convention, it wasn't just a coincidence that he ended up on the same stage where high-scale politics would dominate for four days.

When voting, don't overlook Church teaching, or the poor, speaker says

By Michele Baker

North Texas Catholic

July 14, 2016

FORT WORTH — In the midst of one of the most contentious election cycles in recent memory, the elephant (or donkey) in the room that most begged addressing was the question of how a faithful Catholic should cast his or her vote. Ralph McCloud stepped carefully around the beast, however, bringing his audience back to the basic mission of the Church.