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Bishop Olson assures parishioners at St. Benedict Latin Mass will continue

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic

July 26, 2021

FORT WORTH — Parishioners of St. Benedict Church in Fort Worth may continue to celebrate the Extraordinary Form of the Mass, also known as the traditional Latin Mass.

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Natural Family Planning fosters authentic love, health, empowerment and discipleship

By NTC staff
North Texas Catholic

July 26, 2021

After her first pregnancy, St. Matthew parishioner Brenda Reyes de Lara’s body felt disoriented. “I had no idea what was going on, and my hormones were all over the place,” she said.

Catholic Charities Fort Worth offers employer-based financial coaching

By Mary Lou Seewoester
North Texas Catholic 
July 13, 2021

Areli GardeaFORT WORTH —  William, who works in housekeeping for a hospital, struggled to pay rent on time. Maria, whose salary is more than sufficient for her needs, has never been able to stick to a budget. 

Take 5 with Father Stephen Hauck: A life worth living

By Susan Moses
North Texas Catholic
July 16, 2021

Father Stephen HauckPROSPER — Meet Fr. Stephen Hauck, pastor of St. Martin de Porres Parish in Prosper, who calls the priesthood "a life with living, and it is filled with a lot of joy."

House passes spending bills without restrictions on abortion funding

By Matt Hadro
North Texas Catholic
July 29, 2021

Bishop Olson at ordinationWASHINGTON (CNA) — The House this week passed spending bills that would allow funding of abortions both in the United States and abroad. On Thursday afternoon, the House voted 219-208 to pass a large spending bill without customary prohibitions.

Graduates credit Catholic programs and schools with helping them succeed

By Sandra Engelland
North Texas Catholic 
June 2, 2021

Isabel VeraWICHITA FALLS — It took Isabel Vera nine years from the time she dropped out of community college until she returned to school, and help from the Rural Vocation program, part of Catholic Charities Fort Worth, made it possible.

Documentary spotlights ingenuity, heroism of zookeepers who saved Jews

By Jerry Circelli
North Texas Catholic 
June 20, 2021

zookeepersDocumentaries over the past several decades have shown us vividly just how cruel some people can be to their fellow human beings, especially during times of war and the reign of evil dictators.

Restrictions on travel from India leave local pastors stranded abroad

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

Fr. Wilson Lucka distributes communionFORT WORTH — When Father Benjamin Hembrom, TOR, left for India after celebrating Easter Mass with his St. Thomas the Apostle parishioners April 4, he had no idea the month-long vacation would end with a travel ban preventing him from returning to North Texas.