Weekend program gives gentle guidance to those discerning religious life

By Lance Murray

North Texas Catholic

July 1, 2016

IRVING — Thomas Ormon is contemplating a call to religious life. His search for guidance and answers led him to the University of Dallas in Irving the weekend of June 24-26, where he joined other young Catholic men and women attending the Vocation Awareness Program.

Supreme Court strikes down regulations on Texas abortion clinics

By Carol Zimmerman

Catholic News Service

June 27, 2016

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In a 5-3 vote June 27, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down restrictions on Texas abortion clinics that required them to comply with standards of ambulatory surgical centers and required their doctors to have admitting privileges at local hospitals.

Court stops more abortion regulations, denies pharmacists' appeal

By Carol Zimmerman

Catholic News Service

June 28, 2016

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The day after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a major abortion ruling striking down regulations on Texas abortion clinics and doctors, it rejected an appeal to reinstate laws in Mississippi and Wisconsin that would place similar requirements on abortion doctors.

Msgr. Juan Rivero appointed Vicar General

By Susan Moses

North Texas Catholic

June 28, 2016

FORT WORTH — On July 1, Rev. Msgr. Juan Rivero will assume the role of Vicar General and relinquish the position of Vicar for Clergy. The office of Vicar General is the highest office in a diocese after the bishop.

Msgr. E. James Hart named Chancellor, Moderator of the Curia

By Susan Moses

North Texas Catholic

June 28, 2016

FORT WORTH — Bishop Michael Olson has appointed Monsignor E. James Hart as the Chancellor and Moderator of the Curia, positions he also held from 2005 — 2010 under Bishop Kevin Vann.

Fr. Tom Craig takes on full-time role as Mission Council chair

By John Henry

North Texas Catholic

July 1, 2016

FORT WORTH — As the story goes, a wealthy man in the depth of a midlife crisis seeking meaning for his life traveled to Calcutta with plans to work at Blessed Mother Teresa’s home for the destitute, the dying, and abandoned children.

Fear closes, prayer opens believers to God's surprises, pope says

By Carol Glatz

Catholic News Service

June 29, 2016
 

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Prayer is a key that opens the door to God, unlocks selfish, fearful hearts and leads people from sadness to joy and from division to unity, Pope Francis said on the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul.