Bishop Olson with thurible

White Coat Mass called a "love letter" to medical professionals

By Alice Murray
North Texas Catholic

October 18, 2021

FORT WORTH — Now more than ever, the health care field continues to be on the minds of people at large because of the global COVID-19 pandemic. On Oct. 11, the Diocese of Fort Worth celebrated medical professionals during the annual White Coat Mass.

Bishops Paprocki and Olson

Local Secular Franciscans continue walking in the footsteps of St. Francis

By Mary Lou Seewoester
North Texas Catholic

October 4, 2021

CROWLEY — As Catholics worldwide celebrated the Oct. 4 Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, there is a group for whom the feast is particularly meaningful — the Secular Franciscans. These fraternities of lay men and women have been walking in the footsteps of St. Francis for 800 years.

Bishop Olson celebrates Mass marking launch of diocesan synodal process

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic 
October 18, 2021

Red Mass consecrationFORT WORTH —  During an October 17 Mass in St. Patrick Cathedral, Bishop Michael Olson asked local Catholics to pray for guidance from the Holy Spirit as the diocese begins its synodal preparation.

Spreading the love of Christ through parish social ministry

By Sandra Engelland
North Texas Catholic
October 2, 2021

Colleen CargileFORT WORTH —  Before the pandemic, Judy King, a parishioner at St. Bartholomew Church in Fort Worth, used to visit seven or eight people in a nearby assisted living center. 

Mercy mission: every encounter includes reminder of Jesus' love

By Susan Moses
North Texas Catholic
October 1, 2021

Dennis SchroederWINDTHORST — Dennis Schroeder’s home is filled with things he loves.

Far flung outreach: Annual Diocesan Appeal lends help to rural parishes

By Matthew Smith
North Texas Catholic 
September 16, 2021

First communicantsFORT WORTH — God’s call to all Catholics to employ their talents and generosity to the best of their abilities to help those in need is a crucial part of discipleship, of course. .

Serving Christ with conviction: Msgr. James Hart celebrates 25 years as priest

By Susan Moses
North Texas Catholic 
September 24, 2021

Msgr. James HartFORT WORTH — In his 25 years as a Catholic priest in the Diocese of Fort Worth, Monsignor E. James Hart has served in diverse assignments, from the pastor of a congregation of 30 recent converts from Anglicanism to the pastor of a parish with 6,000 families, plus two stints as the diocesan chancellor and moderator of the curia.

Faith-filled filmmaking: young director uses artistic gift "for the good"

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic
September 8, 2021

Rob SmatFORT WORTH — Rob Smat can’t remember a time when he wasn’t toting a video camera.