At North Texas Men's Conference, 900 attendees encouraged to rely on God

By Lance Murray

North Texas Catholic

April 27, 2016

GRAPEVINE — More than 900 Catholic men joined together April 23 for the 5th Annual North Texas Men’s Conference at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Grapevine, where they heard messages about mercy and virtue.

Will the U.S. take action to protect victims of genocide by Islamic State?

By Matt Hadro

Catholic News Agency

April 22, 2016

WASHINGTON (CNA/EWTN News) — Now that the U.S. has declared that the Islamic State is waging genocide against religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, what will be done to help the victims move forward? That was the question at a congressional hearing in Washington, D.C, April 19.

New miracle attributed to Lebanese saint; his relics visited local parish too

By Juan Guajardo

North Texas Catholic

April 26, 2016

LEWISVILLE — St. Sharbel Makhlouf of Lebanon has a long track record of miraculous healings. And his record keeps growing. After venerating his relics at St. Joseph Maronite Catholic Church in Phoenix in mid-January, Dafne Gutierrez, a blind mother of three, had her vision restored to 20/20. 

Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish celebrates 60th anniversary

By Jenara Kocks Burgess

North Texas Catholic

April 25, 2016

WICHITA FALLS — On April 17, Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish celebrated its 60th anniversary with Mass in its almost seven-year-old church followed by a celebration in their year-old Family Life Center. "60 years is certainly something to celebrate," Father Sojan George, pastor of OLQP, said.

How Rachel Ministries brings God's mercy to hearts broken by abortion

By Mary Lou Seewoester

North Texas Catholic

April 20, 2016

FORT WORTH —  Lisa, a 40-year-old mother of three, carried the shame and guilt of a painful secret for more than 20 years. She had an abortion at the age of 18 and feared that she could never be forgiven. Then, in 2010, she called Rachel Ministries, and on the other end of that phone call heard the voice of mercy.

MCSH and Dominican sisters have new homes to unite their communities

By Mary Lou Seewoester

North Texas Catholic

April 17, 2016

FORT WORTH — In order to support the visible presence of religious communities, the diocese recently renovated two buildings, so the Missionary Catechists of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary (MCSH) and the Dominican Sisters of Mary Immaculate Province (OP) would each have a convent in which to live the communal life encouraged by their respective orders.

New nuncio to U.S. says he's ready to listen and learn

By Cindy Wooden

North Texas Catholic

April 22, 2016

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the new nuncio to the United States, said he is ready to learn about the Catholic Church in the country and will try his best to be Pope Francis' emissary, particularly in promoting a Church that is close to those who suffer. The archbishop, had a private meeting at the Vatican with Pope Francis April 21.