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When God gives life, it is forever: Diocese celebrates annual Respect Life Mass

By Susan McFarland
North Texas Catholic

January 27, 2022

DENTON — Prayer for lives lost to abortion and focusing on the breakdown of moral, social, and civil structures supporting human life was at the heart of the diocesan annual Respect Life Mass held Jan. 24 at St. Mark Church in Argyle.

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Good Shepherd reaches out during synagogue hostage crisis

By Matthew Smith
North Texas Catholic

January 16, 2022

COLLEYVILLE — As the tense hours of a January 15 hostage standoff situation unfolded at Congregation Beth Israel, so too did an unbelievable manifestation of faith and community at nearby Good Shepherd Parish, Father Zachary Burns, TOR, said.

Bishop Olson calls for "courageous love" at annual MLK memorial Mass

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic 
January 27, 2022

man and woman make sign of crossARLINGTON — With racial tension, political discord, and differing views on criminal justice dividing society, what would Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. think of today’s America?

Top dog: service animal enables parishioner to attend Mass

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic
January 18, 2022

Fynn the service dogFORT WORTH — If you ask Shelsey Scavenger what helped her rebound from a brutal assault in 2011, the former Greyhound bus driver credits two lifelines — her Catholic faith and a black-and-white spotted English setter called Fynn.

Jason Whitehead named director of evangelization and catechesis 

By Susan Moses
North Texas Catholic
January 4, 2022

Jason WhiteheadFORT WORTH —  With nearly 10 years’ experience in Catholic faith formation, Jason Whitehead has been appointed the director of evangelization and catechesis for the Diocese of Fort Worth. He oversees parish-based catechesis, which includes religious education, sacramental preparation, and RCIA.

With the eyes of faith: a look at the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist

By Susan Moses
North Texas Catholic 
January 10, 2022

eye reflecting EucharistWhen Father Samuel Maul was a high school student, he wrestled with questions about the Eucharist. In his head, he knew the Catholic Church teaches that the Eucharist is the body and blood, soul and divinity, of our Lord Jesus Christ.

The Eucharist: spark and flame of our faith

By Jeff Hedglen
North Texas Catholic 
January 10, 2022

deacons kneel in AdorationIn my early 20s I was lucky enough to have a group of friends to attend Mass with every Sunday. I often sat next to a woman named Kelly, and on one occasion after we returned from receiving Communion, she was kneeling and quietly weeping.

Good for your soul: a look at Catholic apps and podcasts

By Walker Price
North Texas Catholic
December 31, 2021

woman holding smartphoneAnswering the question of whether or not smartphones have been a net good for society is a difficult one.