Bishop Olson to speak at 40 Days for Life kickoff Sept. 28

By Susan Moses
North Texas Catholic
September 20, 2016

FORT WORTH — Christians from across the Diocese of Fort Worth will join together to pray for an end to abortion during 40 Days for Life 2016. 

The modern – and little known – miracles of Padre Pio

By Elise Harris
Catholic News Agency
September 16, 2016

(CNA/EWTN News) — Known around the globe simply as “Padre Pio,” Saint Pio of Pietrelcina has been called one of the “most active” saints in the Church, and continues to work miracles for those who pray through his intercession.

Despite drop in poverty, advocates say much work remains to lift up poor

By Dennis Sadowski
Catholic News Service
September 22, 2016

WASHINGTON (CNS) — While 3.5 million fewer Americans were living in poverty and the median household income grew 5.2 percent in 2015, advocates maintain there's much more work ahead to help the country's 43.1 million poor.

Bishop Olson talks faithful citizenship with Catholic young adults

By Jenara Kocks-Burgess
North Texas Catholic
September 16, 2016

WICHITA FALLS — Bishop Michael Olson talked to the Wichita Falls area young adult Catholics group, 940 Catholics, about faithful citizenship and the upcoming election season during their first Theology on Tap (TOT) event for Fall 2016

Humans are different from the rest of creation, pope says

By Hannah Brockhaus
Catholic News Agency
September 16, 2016

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — Created in the image of God, human beings have a dignity they are in danger of degrading when they place material possessions above God in their hearts, Pope Francis said Thursday.

Church leaders say group’s ads distort Catholic teaching on sanctity of life

By Juan Guajardo
North Texas Catholic
September 15, 2016

FORT WORTH — Joining various Catholic leaders around the country, Bishop Michael Olson said a nationwide ad campaign calling for taxpayer funding of abortion is deceptive and misrepresents Catholic teaching on the sanctity of life.

U.S. Bishops to government: End legal standoff with Little Sisters

By Matt Hadro

Catholic News Agency

September 13, 2016

WASHINGTON (CNA/EWTN News) — The United States government has an opportunity to end its legal battle with the Little Sisters of the Poor and the administration must “seize that opportunity,” legal experts are maintaining.

For local Catholic, passion for art, love for Mother Teresa intertwined

By Susan McFarland
North Texas Catholic
September 9, 2016

FORT WORTH — When Marvin Girouard purchased a series of lithographs from a favorite artist while in India 20 years ago, he didn’t know what a treasure the art would someday become. The series captured an admired woman in a unique way.