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Pope has history of defending marriage but being open to some civil unions

By Cindy Wooden
Catholic News Service

October 21, 2020

THE VATICAN — Pope Francis often has expressed openness to the idea of laws recognizing civil unions, including for gay couples, to protect their rights.

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Faithful citizens: How you can make your prophetic voice heard this election

By Susan Moses
North Texas Catholic

October 12, 2020

FORT WORTH — Father Balaji Boyalla, SAC, has an important milestone coming up — his first opportunity to vote in a United States presidential election.

Everything's gonna be alright - God is all about hope

By Jeff Hedglen
North Texas Catholic 
October 13, 2020

daisyThis year seems to be one crisis on top of another, and it seems like each week brings another to the forefront. Some are lingering through the whole year, some come and go, and some seem to be getting louder with each passing month.

Midwestern students tackle Church teachings on racism, human dignity

By Jenara Kocks Burgess
North Texas Catholic
October 19, 2020

Midwestern student Omar CombieWICHITA FALLS — Recognizing that every person has dignity that comes from God is key to helping our country be healed from racism, according to four speakers at Midwestern State University’s Catholic Campus Center in Wichita Falls.

Hispanic-Latino roots run deep in Diocese of Fort Worth: Part 3

By Jerry Circelli
North Texas Catholic
October 8, 2020

Deacon Anastasio Perez, left, Rev. Raul Martinez LopezBy 1925, Bishop Lynch said the challenge of keeping up with the growing number of Hispanic Catholics “became pressing.”

Take Five with Father: a generous gardener

By Susan Moses
North Texas Catholic 
September 23, 2020

Msgr Francis TawaihLEWISVILLE — Meet Msgr. Francis Tawiah, parochial vicar of St. Philip the Apostle Parish in Lewisville. He tends to plants at the parish and his home, and he reflects on God as a generous gardener, casting seeds abundantly.

Profound and practical: Young Catholic Professionals celebrate ten years

By Kiki Hayden
North Texas Catholic
October 7, 2020

YCP founder Jennifer BaughFORT WORTH — In the spring of 2010, Jennifer Baugh was in a time of transition. She had just earned her MBA from Texas A&M and had moved to Dallas in anticipation of a consulting job.

God's grace and the power of prayer provide a lifeline in organ donations

By Susan McFarland
North Texas Catholic
September 18, 2020

Donna HeimFORT WORTH — Family, faith, and prayer are the forces that helped Ron Holton go from receiving a life-threatening diagnosis to receiving a liver transplant in a matter of months.