With dedication of new center, TCU Catholics receive place to call their own

by John Henry
North Texas Catholic
February 1, 2016

FORT WORTH -- The TCU Catholic Campus Ministry opened the doors of its new Newman Center, a place, Bishop Michael Olson declared, where “faith and reason meet” and students and visitors may live the true gift of Christ’s friendship.

CCVI sisters bring a healing touch through their ministry

by Mary Lou Seewoester
North Texas Catholic
February 7, 2016

If you lived in Texas in 1866, you would see people recovering from the ravages of the Civil War while enduring a rapidly spreading cholera epidemic. But the Bishop of Galveston, Claude Marie Dubuis, saw “Our Lord Jesus Christ, suffering in the persons of a multitude of the sick and infirm of every kind.”

Be stewards of life, Bishop Olson says at annual Respect Life Mass

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic
February 1, 2016

FORT WORTH -- After three boys, Mary and Peter MacDonald wanted a girl. When their blonde baby arrived, they named her Hope. That's the sentiment they used to explain why they brought the toddler to the annual Respect Life Mass celebrated Jan. 28 at St. Patrick Cathedral.

God wants to save you; will you let Him? pope asks

By Carol Glatz
Catholic News Service
February 3, 2016

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — God doesn't want to condemn anyone; He wants to save every person in the entire world, Pope Francis said. "The problem is letting Him enter one's heart" to transform one's life, the pope said during his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square Feb. 3. 

Chuck Pelletier, long-time advocate for the unborn, dies at 72

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen

North Texas Catholic
January 15, 2016

FORT WORTH -- Clutching his ever-present rosary, Capt. Charles J. (Chuck) Pelletier II, a tireless advocate for the unborn and decorated Vietnam War hero, died Jan. 14 surrounded by loving family and friends. He was 72. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Jan. 22 in St. Patrick Cathedral. 

More than 1,000 missionaries of mercy will serve during jubilee

By Carol Glatz

Catholic News Service

January 29, 2016

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — More than 1,000 "missionaries of mercy" from all over the world will receive a special mandate from Pope Francis to preach and teach about God's mercy, said Archbishop Rino Fisichella. About 700 of the missionaries who were chosen by Pope Francis will be in Rome to receive their special mandate in person during an Ash Wednesday ceremony in St. Peter's Basilica Feb. 10

Stephenville Knights donate $35,000 to Pallotines, pregnancy center

By NTC Staff

North Texas Catholic

January 22, 2016

STEPHENVILLE — Texas Council 10816 of the Knights of Columbus presented part of the proceeds from their recent "Knight of Charity" to Choices Life Resource Center of Stephenville and the Pallottine Fathers and Brothers on Feb. 1. Presenting a check for $10,000 to Choices Executive Director Ashley Graves and a $25,000 check to Father Matthew Sanka of the Pallottines was Grand Knight Ryan Halfman.