Bishop James Healy

“I was nothing; now I am a Catholic.” James Healy, America’s first Black bishop

By Sean M. Wright
North Texas Catholic

February 23, 2021

In 1966, Pope St. Paul VI ordained Father Harold Perry auxiliary bishop of New Orleans. President Lyndon Johnson, along with religious and civil leaders across the nation, lauded the appointment of a Black bishop.

two girls look at snow

Weather the storm - local Catholics reach out to help their neighbor

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic

March 1, 2021

FORT WORTH — Years from now, when people think back on the frigid blast of winter that swept across Texas in 2021, many will remember the discomfort of sitting in a dark, chilly home waiting for the lights and heat to come on. 

 

Young men invited to Lenten Discernment Nights

By Susan Moses
North Texas Catholic 
February 12, 2021

tabernacle at St. PatrickFORT WORTH —  High school and college-aged men are invited to a series of Lenten discernment nights which will begin with a Holy Hour at 6 p.m. followed by a free dinner and discussion on prayer, seminary life, and the priesthood.

Lifting students up: Cassata High School offers individualized alternative

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic
February 5, 2021

Cassata studentFORT WORTH — CNA Staff (CNA)  Catholics across the globe will take part in an online prayer marathon on Monday marking the world day of prayer against trafficking.

Take 5 with Father: Mass is a beautiful thing

By Susan Moses
North Texas Catholic
January 22, 2021

Fr. Michael GrecoFORT WORTH — Meet Fr. Michael Greco, adjutant judicial vicar of the Tribunal, who is edified by the people he serves. 

Not just for kicks - Nolan Lady Viking soccer shoots for goals on and off field

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic 
February 2, 2021

Lady Viking soccerFORT WORTH — He’s won more than 400 games as the women’s soccer coach at Nolan Catholic High School and led the Lady Vikings to 17 TAPPS state finals, but that’s not how Jay Fitzgerald measures success.

Sisters of St. Mary of Namur create digital quilt of memories and insights

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic
January 13, 2021

Sister of St. Mary of NamurFORT WORTH — When Elizabeth Martin’s mother, Dorothy, passed away in 2011, the Fort Worth native found comfort by wrapping herself in a quilt made by her grandmother.

Like mother, like daughter - two teachers at St. John the Apostle School

By Susan Moses
North Texas Catholic
January 30, 2021

Chloe and Anna Marie RiceNORTH RICHLAND HILLS — Anna Marie Rice said teaching has always been her vocation, and 19 of her 27 years as an educator have been in Catholic classrooms.