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The 2013 University of Dallas Ministry Conference (UDMC), one of the largest Catholic conferences of its kind in the United States, will take place Oct. 25-26 at the Irving Convention Center. Co-sponsored by the dioceses of Fort Worth and Dallas, the event is expected to draw nearly 5,500 participants, over 100 vendors and exhibitors, and will feature musical performances from up-and-coming Catholic artists.
DALLAS (CNS) -- Surveying the scene at this year's National Conference for Diocesan Vocation Directors convention in Dallas, Father Matthew Pawlikowski recounted an experience he has often had with soldiers in the military.
Along 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.”
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.
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.