DESTruction in Beirut

Beirut blast hits close to home for Lewisville priest

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic

August 7, 2020

LEWISVILLE — The explosion of ammonium nitrate that leveled Beirut, Lebanon, killing at least 154 people and injuring thousands more on August 4, hit close to home for Maronite Father Assaad ElBasha.

Loreto House staff with excavator

Baby bump: Loreto House expands pregnancy care center, adds second location

By Susan McFarland
North Texas Catholic

July 22, 2020

DENTON — The Metroplex will soon have double the diapers, formula, and baby clothes needed to serve moms and dads faced with unplanned pregnancy.

Tracie Quan promoted to controller of Diocese of Fort Worth

By Lance Murray
North Texas Catholic 
August 3, 2020

Tracie QuanFORT WORTH — The Diocese of Fort Worth has promoted veteran accountant Tracie Quan to the position of controller, a role that will put her in charge of all accounting functions for the diocese.

Rachel Ministries hosts virtual retreat for post-abortion trauma

By Susan McFarland
North Texas Catholic
August 6, 2020

woman looks into distanceFORT WORTH — Experts say spiritual trauma caused by abortion affects men and women, young and old, often leading to grief, shame, and depression that can last decades

Miracle child's dad tells local Catholics of Knights founder's intercession

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic
August 4, 2020

Fr. McGivneyFORT WORTH — Expecting their 13th child in 2015, Daniel and Michelle Schachle received devastating news. 

True to the mission: Gabe Gutierrez named TCU campus minister

By Kiki Hayden
North Texas Catholic 
July 20, 2020

Gabe GutierrezFORT WORTH — In the TCU Newman Center on Berry Street, a former retail space with horned-frog purple walls, Gabe Gutierrez is getting acclimated to his new office and position as TCU campus minister.

Father Pedro Martinez, a new shepherd for the flock

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic
July 2, 2020

Father Pedro MartinezKELLER — God’s flock is in your midst. Give it a shepherd’s care” (1 Pt 5:2). 

Young Catholic Professionals overcome obstacles presented by coronavirus

By Michelle McDaniel
North Texas Catholic
July 22, 2020

lady on laptopFORT WORTH  — COVID-19 has led to wide-scale restrictions, especially with in-person events, but Young Catholic Professionals in the Diocese of Fort Worth has thrived online, restarting old events and creating new activities.