Pope: Tree, creche inspire everyone, even nonbelievers, to love, share

By Carol Glatz
Catholic News Service
December 19, 2015

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- God did not come to the world with arrogance to impose his might; he offered his powerful love through a fragile child, Pope Francis said.

Pointing from the crib to the cross, the Rosary can focus our Advent and Christmas prayer

By Sharon K. Perkins
December 3, 2014
In all my years of praying the Rosary, I’ve never really thought of it as a Christmas prayer — until now. But the more I’ve learned about Christmas, and the more I’ve prayed the Rosary, the connection seems so obvious I wonder why I didn’t get it before (like a “Wow — I could’ve had a V-8!” moment).

El Matrimonio al día hoy

Padre Carmelo Mele, OP
December 22, 2014

El Significado de Enero Nuestra palabra enero para el primer mes del año proviene de la mitología romana. Janus, la palabra de raíz para enero, era el dios de las puertas. Tenía dos caras, una mirando para adelante y la otra mirando para atrás. Por eso, Janus era también el dios de los comienzos y los finales. Ya como el dios Janus es tiempo para tomar un vistazo sobre lo que anticipamos en este año nuevo y otro vistazo en lo que pasó en la historia que podría afectar el futuro.

'Family Theater makes steps back toward TV production

By Mark Pattison
Catholic News Service
December 23, 2014

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Family Theater Productions -- the entertainment-with-a-message arm of Holy Cross Family Ministries, was first known in the pre-TV era for its weekly "Family Theater" radio anthology, in which stars of the day acted out radio scripts.

Diocese of Fort Worth Year of Consecrated Life Celebration

By Jerry Circelli
North Texas Catholic
December 23, 2014

FORT WORTH -- In faithful response to the Holy Father, the local Church will host “The Diocese of Fort Worth Celebration for The Year of Consecrated Life, Clergy, and Vocations” on Feb. 6, 2015, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at St. Patrick Cathedral in Fort Worth, and continuing at the adjacent Pastoral Center. The day will mark an observance for this year’s World Day for Consecrated Life and serve as the start of the 2015 Year of Consecrated Life.

Matt Maher reflects on being Catholic in the largely-Protestant contemporary Christian music world

By Jenara Kocks Burgess
North Texas Catholic

December 4, 2014

Catholic singer and songwriter Matt Maher recently shared his thoughts about being a Catholic in the primarily non-Catholic Christian contemporary music scene with the North Texas Catholic. Maher was in the area with Christian contemporary musician Toby Mac’s “Worship, Stories, and Songs” tour. Two of the three Texas stops on the tour were within the diocese’s boundaries — Memorial Auditorium in Wichita Falls and First Baptist Church in Lewisville.

Catholic Medical-Dental Guild of Wichita Falls helps healthcare workers integrate faith and work

By Jenara Kocks Burgess
North Texas Catholic
November 25, 2014
Dr. Robert Parkey, president of the newly-formed Catholic Medical-Dental Guild of Wichita Falls, said the idea for the organization, the first of its kind in the Diocese of Fort Worth, started with a simple conversation 10 years ago at the Catholic Medical Association’s national meeting in Boston with a fellow doctor who is now a priest and the pastor of St. Mary Parish in Windthorst, Father Michael Moloney.