Bishop Olson ordains six priests

Bishop Olson ordains six new priests for the Diocese of Fort Worth

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic

May 24, 2021

ARLINGTON — Six men, ordained into the Sacred Order of the Priesthood May 22 in Vietnamese Martyrs Church, marked a moment of history for Diocese of Fort Worth.

Fr. Wilson Lucka distributes communion

Restrictions on travel from India leave local pastors stranded abroad

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic

June 2, 2021

FORT 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.

Bishop Olson urges quick response to support maintaining Hyde Amendment

By Matthew Smith
North Texas Catholic 
June 2, 2021

US CapitolFORT WORTH — Bishop Michael Olson on May 31 called upon the faithful to visit NoTaxpayerAbortion.com to sign a petition in opposition of Removing Hyde Amendment protections from the U.S. fiscal year 2022 proposed budget.

Graduates credit Catholic programs and schools with helping them succeed

By Sandra Engelland
North Texas Catholic
June 2, 2021

Graduate Isabel VeraIt 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’s Northwest Campus, made it possible.

Father Ron Mohnickey, TOR, celebrates 50 years of priestly life

By Matthew Smith
North Texas Catholic
May 19, 2021

Father Ron MohnickeyCOLLEYVILLE — Good Shepherd Church parishioners treasure Father Ronald Mohnickey, TOR, as attested by a standing ovation of sustained applause and long lines of well-wishers following a May 16 Mass of Thanksgiving honoring the 50th anniversary of his ordination.

Father David Bistrow, pastor emeritus of St. Mary of the Assumption, dies

By Tony Gutierrez
North Texas Catholic 
May 26, 2021

Fr. David BistrowFORT WORTH — Father David Bristow, pastor emeritus of St. Mary of the Assumption Parish on Magnolia Avenue in Fort Worth, died May 22, 2021 at 81.

Equality Act contrary to human dignity, fairness

By Bishop Michael Olson
North Texas Catholic 
April 27, 2021

US CapitolIn March, the U.S. House of Representatives, by a margin of eighteen votes, passed the Equality Act, legislation which would modify the 1964 Civil Rights Act and purports to address issues of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in many areas of public life.

Up to heaven, down to earth: every Mass is a Jacob's Ladder

By Jeff Hedglen
North Texas Catholic
May 25, 2021

cloud staircase to heavenI was recently listening to a presentation on some of the great Old Testament figures by Bishop Robert Barron.