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.


Speaker addresses myth of overpopulation at annual Pro-Life Boot Camp

By Juan Guajardo
North Texas Catholic
August 18, 2014

IRVING — Spend a day at it and you’ll quickly find that this boot camp is like no other in the nation.

Instead of military exercises and drill sergeants, you’ll find high school teens doing service activities, praying Rosaries, joining in praise and worship, and sitting in a lecture hall soaking up information from various leaders in the pro-life movement. Instead of conditioning and marching, you’ll find them waking early to pray outside local abortion centers, learning about the history of Roe v. Wade, and having fun together and building friendships.

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.

‘Catholics Come Home’ series to debut Sept. 4 on EWTN

Catholic News Service
August 25,  2014

ROSWELL, Georgia (CNS) — Catholics Come Home, an organization based in the Atlanta suburb of Roswell, will premiere a new TV series that features individuals who have joined the Catholic Church or returned to the Catholic faith after many years away.

Groups lash out at new opt-out rules for HHS mandate

Catholic News Service
August 27, 2014

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Pro-life groups that have battled with the federal government since the first rules were issued on contraceptive coverage in 2012 derided the government's latest rules allowing religious institutions -- and potentially some for-profit companies -- to opt out of the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act.

Catholic population expert Steven Mosher shares his conversion experience

By Juan Guajardo
North Texas Catholic
August 18, 2014
GRAPEVINE — Dr. Steven Mosher was pro-choice and God-less when he left for China’s mainland in 1979 as part of a diplomatic relations program between the U.S. and China. After a nightmarish experience in China, the Stanford University social scientist came back pro-life, certain of God’s existence, and determined to expose and stop the numerous human rights abuses the Chinese Communist regime was committing in the name of “overpopulation.”