At annual Mass, students reminded of their importance to universal Church

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen

North Texas Catholic

May 3, 2016

FORT WORTH — “Amazing.” That’s how 14-year-old Luz Meneses described her first visit to St. Patrick Cathedral on April 28 for the annual Eighth Grade Mass.

Father James McGhee, longtime priest in residence, dies at 77

By NTC Staff

North Texas Catholic

April 28, 2016

KELLER  Father James E. McGhee, lovingly known as “Father Jim,” spent a lifetime in ministry, helping people of all denominations come to know Christ. Having served as a happily married pastor in Methodist and Episcopalian churches, Fr. Jim ultimately found what his family calls his “true calling” as a Catholic priest.

St. John Paul II Institute announces speakers, topics for Summer Program

By NTC Staff

North Texas Catholic

May 4, 2016

FORT WORTH — Five years ago Monsignor Michael Olson, then rector of Holy Trinity Seminary, delivered the John Paul II Institute’s summer program lectures series on medical ethics. Two years later Father John Stowe, OFM Conv, gave the series on St. Francis and Pope Francis. Today both men are bishops.

How Swiss Guards are bringing the Vatican to your kitchen

By Maggie Maslak

Catholic News Agency

May 5, 2016

VATICAN CITY (CNA) — A native of Zurich, Switzerland, David Geisser was a chef prodigy. He compiled his first best-selling cookbook at age 18, produced his second cookbook before he was 23, and was working under masters such as Antonio Colaianni.

USCCB's Richard Doerflinger retires after 36 years of pro-life work

By Nancy O'Brien

Catholic News Service

May 3, 2016

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Many paths led Richard Doerflinger into pro-life work. And now his path is taking him into retirement as associate director of the U.S. bishops' Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities and eventually across the country to Washington state.

Bishop Olson presents Scouting honors to 80 youth

By Ernest Doclar

North Texas Catholic

April 29, 2016

COLLEYVILLE  In ceremonies presided over by Bishop Michael F. Olson, approximately 80 Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and American Heritage Girls received nine different, Catholic religious emblems. The presentations took place on Sunday afternoon, April 10, at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Colleyville.

How Fr. Vasko is working to stem the Christian exodus from the Holy Land

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen

North Texas Catholic

April 27, 2016

FORT WORTH — It’s a crisis that rarely makes the headlines. Every year, 300 Christian families leave the Holy Land to escape the unemployment, poverty, and lost opportunities caused by systemic discrimination. If the trend continues unchecked, Church officials predict in 50 years, Christianity may disappear from the very place where it began.