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.

Blood-red Trevi fountain a wake-up call on Christian persecution

By Elise Harris

Catholic News Agency

May 2, 2016

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — Illuminated by the red light that spilled across Rome’s Trevi fountain, voices from persecuted Christian communities across the world shared the stories of friends and loved ones killed for the faith, urging the world to take greater action in putting the violence to an end.

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.

North Texas Men's Conference attendees encouraged to rely on God

By Lance Murray

North Texas Catholic

April 27, 2016

GRAPEVINE — More than 900 Catholic men joined together April 23 for the 5th Annual North Texas Men’s Conference at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Grapevine, where they heard inspirational messages about mercy and virtue. The event, which attracted men from 110 parishes and five states, was organized by North Texas Catholic Brothers for Christ.

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.