World Youth Day 2016: Blog posts, stories, and more

North Texas Catholic

July 25, 2016

FORT WORTH — More than 200 youth and young adults are going on a once in a lifetime pilgrimage with Bishop Michael Olson for World Youth Day from July 19-August 1. Here you can find blog posts from participants and stories on all the events! 

Thousands mourn, pay respects to Officer Patrick Zamarripa

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen

North Texas Catholic

July 25, 2016

FORT WORTH — Patricio “Patrick” Zamarripa considered his work as a police officer something more than just a career in law enforcement.

Pope issues rules to help contemplative women renew mission

By Carol Glatz

Catholic News Service

July 22, 2016

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In an effort to help contemplative women religious renew their life and mission in the Church and the world, Pope Francis issued a series of new rulings dealing with formation, assets, prayer life, authority, and autonomy.

St. Mary Magdalene is reminder of need for adoration, cardinal says

By Junno Arocho Esteves

Catholic News Service

July 22, 2016

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christians are called to be like St. Mary Magdalene, who adored Christ upon finding Him, an action that has somewhat lost its meaning in the Church, said Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Vatican's Congregation for Divine Worship.

St. John Paul II Institute opens registration for 2016-2017

By NTC Staff

North Texas Catholic

July 20, 2016

FORT WORTH — The St. John Paul II Institute, the diocesan lay ministry formation school, is accepting registrations for both its basic two-year program and its third-year “deepening program.” Basic program classes begin in September.

Vatican spearheads effort to get AIDS drugs to children — soon

By Paul Jeffrey

Catholic News Service

July 25, 2016

DURBAN, South Africa (CNS) -- The face of the AIDS epidemic has changed dramatically in recent years as scientists have created antiretroviral drugs that lower levels of the virus in the bloodstream, allowing those infected with HIV to live relatively normal lives.

Priest's prayer reminds GOP convention of importance of life

By Dennis Sadowski

Catholic News Service

July 19, 2016

CLEVELAND (CNS) -- When Msgr. Kieran Harrington delivered the invocation on the opening night of the Republican National Convention, it wasn't just a coincidence that he ended up on the same stage where high-scale politics would dominate for four days.

In keynote, Courage's executive director focuses on chastity

By Kurt Jensen

Catholic News Service

July 22, 2016

WASHINGTON (CNS) — At the opening of the annual conference of a Catholic apostolate to those with same-sex attraction, attendees were reminded not to post photos from the event on social media and not even to announce to others why they were there, other than to attend a conference.