Marlon De La Torre, who has been named director of the diocese’s Catechesis Department, is an example of a position and person coming together perfectly. De La Torre came to the diocese in 2010 and has served as director of Office of Marriage and Family Life and director of Catechist Formation and Children’s Catechesis.
Bishop Michael Olson’s first talk at Theology on Tap was part Catholic Answers Live and part stand-up comedy routine. Drawing an overflow crowd at BJ’s Brewhouse in Hurst May 5, Bishop Olson pulled a Pope Francis-like move in opting for an off-the-cuff question-and-answer session with his young adult audience.
Father Gerald Cooney died Saturday, May 3. Fr. Cooney had been a priest since 1950 and was the longest-ordained priest of the Diocese of Fort Worth. He was also the founding pastor of St. Bartholomew Parish in Southwest Fort Worth. “He was a really solid Catholic priest. He went exactly by what the Church teaches,” said Julia Vecera, who had known and been friends with Fr. Cooney since he helped establish St. Bartholomew in 1969.