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Annual 40 Days for Life campaign kicks off across from Planned Parenthood's new FW location

40-Days-BUTTON.jpgAlong a short bend of road on John Ryan Drive in Southwest Fort Worth exists a strange juxtaposition of services — one offering life for the unborn and the other death. The Edna Gladney Center for Adoption and Planned Parenthood may be next door neighbors, but they stand in stark contrast to one another. Planned Parenthood resembles a bastion set back behind a stone wall, with no hint of what goes on inside. Next door, at the Edna Gladney Center for Adoption, the frontage is designed with a life-size metal statue of a young boy running in the grass, trying to set his kite aloft. Behind him are the words: “A Future and a Hope.”

Knights of Columbus honor religous and raise funds for the Vocations Office and Deaf Ministry

Organized by the Knights for the past 18 years, dozens of local councils have gathered at this dinner to give a special ‘thank you’ to clergy and religious from around the diocese and to raise funds for the diocesan Vocations Office and Deaf Ministry. 

Third annual Emerging Adults Conference encourages young adults to spread the Good News

More than 80 young adult Catholics gathered for a faith-filled weekend at the third annual Emerging Adults Conference Aug. 2-4 at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Grapevine. The conference targeted young adults ages 18-29, giving them the opportunity to pray, listen to speakers, and socialize with fellow young adult Catholics.

Congolese nun wins U.N. prize for work with internally displaced women

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- "It is not my work only. It is the Lord's."  Such was the summation of Sister Angelique Namaika, a member of the Augustine Sisters of Dungu and Doruma, as she spoke to reporters in an international conference call upon winning the Nansen Refugee Award bestowed annually by the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees.

The Catholic Difference G.K. Chesterton, genius

In a review quoted on the back cover of Ian Ker’s G.K. Chesterton: A Biography (Oxford), Susan Elkin suggests that Father Ker’s book “has the potential to establish Chesterton in what Ker regards as his rightful place as a major English author.” That’s certainly true; but one does wonder about that “Ker regards…” business. Does Ms. Elkin not regard Chesterton as a “major English author”? I imagine she would regard George Bernard Shaw, Chesterton’s friendly antagonist, as such; and Shaw without doubt regarded Chesterton as such.