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Diocese to sponsor its first Family Life Conference Nov. 1 in Grapevine

Ray-Guarendi-BUTTON.jpgOver the years, the Diocese of Fort Worth has sponsored conferences for married couples, for men, for women, and even for mothers and their daughters, and fathers and their sons, among many others. This year, the diocese will sponsor a new conference: the first Family Life Conference will be held Nov. 1, All Saints Day, at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Grapevine. “This is for people who are married, people who are single parents, people who are stepparents, people who are hurting from divorce,” said Chris Vaughan, diocesan director of Marriage and Family Life. “We are trying to have this conference be open to everyone.”


Vancouver Archbishop Miller to deliver keynote address at 2014 UDMC

UDMC-Logo-Button.jpgArchbishop J. Michael Miller of Vancouver, former secretary of the Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education, will deliver the keynote address at the eighth annual University of Dallas Ministry Conference (UDMC), “Walking Together in Faith,” scheduled for Oct. 23-25 at the Irving Convention Center in Irving. Archbishop Miller will address Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, (The Joy of the Gospel) and its role in contemporary Catholic ministry and education on Friday, Oct. 24, in English during the morning session and in Spanish during the afternoon session.


Speaker addresses myth of overpopulation at annual Pro-Life Boot Camp

Boot-Camp-Notes-BUTTON.jpgSpend a day at it and you’ll quickly find that this boot camp is like no other in the nation. Instead of military exercises and drill sergeants, you’ll find high school teens doing service activities, praying Rosaries, joining in praise and worship, and sitting in a lecture hall soaking up information from various leaders in the pro-life movement. Instead of conditioning and marching, you’ll find them waking early to pray outside local abortion centers, learning about the history of Roe v. Wade, and having fun together and building friendships.


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