Our Lady of Guadalupe

Mary's timeless messages: Marian apparitions and their significance

By Jerry Circelli
North Texas Catholic

May 10, 2022

It is fitting that May, regarded by the ancient Greeks and Romans as a lunar cycle representing motherhood, fertility, and life, would eventually be recognized by the Catholic Church as the month of Mary. 

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Communion, participation, and mission: representatives gather at diocesan pre-synod

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen

May 16, 2022

FORT WORTH — Ricardo Romero came to the Diocesan Pre-synodal meeting May 7 at St. Patrick Cathedral eager to represent his parish and learn the result of 112 listening sessions held in the diocese this spring as the precursor to the 2023 assembly of bishops in Rome referred to as the Synod on Synodality.

Holy Family Vincentians celebrate 75 years of positive impact

By Matthew Smith
North Texas Catholic 
May 5, 2022

fR. nguyen talks with parishionersFORT WORTH — Face-to-face visits, suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic, have resumed, but requests for help have hardly subsided, said Laura Michaelides, president of the St. Vincent de Paul Conference at Holy Family Church in Fort Worth.

Due date: Pro-Life pregnancy center constructs new larger location

By Susan Moses
North Texas Catholic
May 18, 2022

Fr. John Robert SkeldonFORT WORTH — After the leak of the Supreme Court decision indicating that Roe v. Wade will be overturned, people have told Pat Pelletier that the need for the pro-life pregnancy center she cofounded with her late husband, Chuck, will be diminished, because abortion may soon become illegal in Texas.

Gabriel Project continues to expand services to women in crisis pregnancies 

By Mary Lou Seewoester
North Texas Catholic
May 3, 2022

gabriel projectEvery baby is a celebration, according to Allison Moore, director of Catholic Charities Fort Worth Gabriel Project.

Religious order brings message of life, trust to Cowtown

By Amanda Deats-Coello
North Texas Catholic 
April 6, 2022

Sister of Life eats lunchFORT WORTH — Three Sisters of Life from New York traveled to St. Andrew Parish and spoke on three subsequent days, reminding parishioners of their worth and God’s love.

Finding Christ in the confessional

By Michelle McDaniel
North Texas Catholic 
March 22, 2022

woman in confessionalWe’ve all done things that have hurt others or made us regretful. Fortunately, the Church offers the healing benefits of sacramental confession, which can bring great peace and blessings.

Noteworthy: Vernon organist retires after six decades

By Susan Moses
North Texas Catholic 
March 22, 2022

Mary BoatmanVERNON — After more than 60 years playing piano and organ at Mass, Mary Boatman of Holy Family of Nazareth Parish has retired from music ministry, but she hasn’t gone far.