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. 

Christians must make history, never be prophets of doom, pope says

By Carol Glatz
Catholic News Service
September 26, 2016
 

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christians must put their mark on history, transforming the world every day driven by the joy of proclaiming God's love, Pope Francis said.

Pope taps Dallas priest as new bishop of Lubbock

By Elise Harris
Catholic News Agency
September 27, 2016

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — The Vatican announced Tuesday that Pope Francis has named Msgr. Robert Milner Coerver, a parish priest from the Archdiocese of Dallas, as the new bishop-elect for the Diocese of Lubbock.

'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.