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Local Catholics respond to abortion cases before Supreme Court

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic

November 30, 2021

The Texas Heartbeat Act, which bans most abortions after the fetal heartbeat is detected at six weeks, received a flurry of media attention when it was signed into law May 19, but it's another piece of legislation that could upend the Supreme Court's 1973 landmark Roe V. Wade decision legalizing abortion.

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Preserving history to ensure the future: Laneri graduates celebrate school's legacy

By Matthew Smith
North Texas Catholic

November 29, 2021

FORT WORTH — Memories dominated the conversations, and for many of those attending, Nov. 18 marked their first visit to Vort Worth's old Laneri Catholic High School building since 1962 or earlier.

At Lock-in for Life, teens explore pro-life facts, attitude

By Michelle McDaniel
North Texas Catholic 
November 30, 2021

teen girlARLINGTON — When Terri Schauf was 14, she was surprised to hear that her sister’s best friend, Angie, was pregnant at the age of 16.

Staying focused on Advent: seven family-centered ideas

By Katie Hoffman
North Texas Catholic
November 23, 2021

child dressed as angelIt seems like Advent season sneaks up on us every year, doesn’t it? With school back in session, schedules get busier, and the days get shorter.

Diverse discipleship: Debbie Veitenheimer and the MSU students

By Jenara Kocks Burgess
North Texas Catholic
November 9, 2021

Debbie VietenheimerWICHITA FALLS —  Walk into the Catholic Campus Center adjacent to Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls on a given Friday afternoon and, odds are, you’ll find Debbie Veitenheimer and students of several different cultures singing the Divine Mercy Chaplet.

Take 5 with Father: the parish is our family

By Susan Moses
North Texas Catholic 
November 9, 2021

Monsignors Joseph Scantlin and Joseph PembertonARLINGTON — To commemorate the Year of St. Joseph, we are doubling up on Monsignor Josephs in this feature. During our visit to Blessed Sacrament Parish in Arlington, we spoke with Monsignor Joseph Pemberton, the pastor since 2016, and Monsignor Joseph Scantlin, the pastor emeritus, who served as pastor from 1995 - 2016.

Walking with moms in need provides timely awareness to expecting mothers

By Susan Moses
North Texas Catholic 
October 26, 2021

graphic of expectant motherFORT WORTH — An awareness campaign has communicated an extra lesson: God’s timing is perfect. Terri Schauf, the respect life coordinator for the Diocese of Fort Worth, was eager to begin Walking with Moms in Need.

Culture crush: Mark and Laura Krasij share a common Catholic faith

By Susan Moses
North Texas Catholic
November 8, 2021

The Krasij familyARLINGTON — With a Polish mother and a Ukrainian father, Mark Krasij never dreamed he’d be married to a woman from Colombia.