Dr. William Thierfelder related the story of driving through an unfamiliar city with an open bottle of water in the cup holder of the car. When he made a sudden stop and the water bottle sprayed water all over him and his car, his response was not what most people would have expected. “Thank you, Jesus!” he exclaimed.
Battle tested and ready to take to take the fight to those who tread on religious liberties, Richard Thompson came to Fort Worth recently to relay some reports about what’s happening on the front lines. President and chief counsel of the Thomas More Law Center, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Thompson gave his update March 6 at the Fort Worth Club to members of the local chapter of Legatus, a group of Catholic business leaders.
As his mother, nine siblings, and uncle, Bishop Emeritus Joseph L. Charron of Des Moines, looked on, Stephen J. Berg was ordained and installed the fifth bishop of the Diocese of Pueblo, Colorado, during a Feb. 27 Mass that celebrated faith and family. The crowd filling the 1,600-seat Pueblo Memorial Hall included a large contingent from the Diocese of Fort Worth, where the new bishop was ordained a priest in 1999 and served as a pastor and as diocesan administrator until the ordination of Fort Worth’s new bishop, Michael F. Olson Jan. 29. Pope Francis named the Miles City, Montana, native the next bishop of the Diocese of Pueblo on Jan. 15.