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Annual Vocation Day teaches fifth-graders to be open to God’s will 

The special day celebrated March 26 at Holy Family Church offered students dedicated time to ask God what He wants them to do with their lives and the opportunity to meet priests, nuns, and seminarians.

Bishop Michael Olson ordained and installed as diocese’s fourth bishop

Bishop Olson celebrates Mass following his ordination and installation as the diocese's fourth bishop

El Obispo Michael Olson es ordenado e instalado como el cuarto obispo de Fort Worth 

El Obispo Michael Olson celebra la Misa despues de su ordenación y instalación como el cuarto obispo del diócesis.

Pope: During Holy Week, ask which Gospel character you resemble

By Cindy Wooden
Catholic News Service
April 14, 2014

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Preceded by young people and clergy waving tall palm branches, Pope Francis began his Holy Week liturgies by encouraging people to ask themselves which personality in the Gospel accounts of Jesus' passion, death and resurrection they resemble most.

 

The Transcript of our Trial

By Father Ron Rolheiser, OMI
Catholic News Service
April 14, 2014

The biblical accounts of Jesus' passion and death focus very much on his trial, describing it in length and in detail. 

And there is a huge irony in how it is described. Jesus is on trial, but the story is written in such a way that, in effect, everyone is on trial, except Jesus. The Jewish authorities who orchestrated his arrest are on trial for their jealousy and dishonesty.

ESPAÑOL: Reunión mundial involucrará sociedad completa para ayudar a fortalecer familias

Por Carol Glatz
Catholic News Service
27 de marzo, 2014
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CIUDAD DEL VATICANO (CNS) — El Encuentro mundial de las familias en Philadelphia el próximo año estará abierto a familias y personas de distintos credos, incluyendo de ningún credo, para involucrar en general en el diálogo a la sociedad y para servir y fortalecer a todas las familias, dijeron los organizadores.

Holocaust survivor and poet says Blessed John Paul II man of compassion

By Navar Watson
Catholic New Service
April 10, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (CNS) -- Hanging on the wall in her office is a large painting of horses standing in a field with overcast skies and a vast, fallen tree, struck down by lightning in a ferocious storm.

CNS: Pope to politicians: Follow God's love, reject self-serving corruption

By Carol Glatz
Catholic News Service
March 27, 2014

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis warned government officials against abandoning the path of God's love and liberating salvation for the dead-end road of self-righteous corruption.

The Tragedy of Judas Iscariot

By Father Steve Grunow
Word On Fire
April 16,  2014


On this Wednesday of Holy Week, Father Steve Grunow offers a compelling reflection on the tragic figure of Judas Iscariot...and our own identification with his great mistake. If there is one truly tragic figure in the New Testament it is Judas Iscariot.

 

FAITH: Unexpected insights and moments of grace during a Holy Land pilgrimage

By Sharon K. Perkins 
North Texas Catholic
March 10, 2014
In the summer of 2013, I learned that I would be traveling to Israel in January 2014 — a major item on my “bucket list” and a lifetime dream come true.  Needless to say, I was excited.  Besides the anticipation of experiencing a new place and new cultures, I knew that I could expect some spiritual and emotional changes.  After all, this was no ordinary place and no ordinary travel — it was a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.