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

Documentary spotlights heroism, ingenuity of zookeepers who saved Jews 

By Jerry Circelli
North Texas Catholic

June 20, 2021

FORT WORTH — Documentaries over the past several decades have shown us vividly just how cruel some people can be to their fellow human beings, especially during times of war and the reign of evil dictators.

Bishop Olson blesses foundation stone of Eastland family and youth center

By Susan Moses
North Texas Catholic 
June 15, 2021

Bishop Olson and Father Vijaya MareeduEASTLAND — Four parishes share a single vision of having a place for community and religious education. The property is purchased, architectural plans are rendered, and on June 5, the vision took another step towards reality.

De Leon couple recognized for 53 years of service to Our Lady of Guadalupe

By Matthew Smith
North Texas Catholic
June 14, 2021

Joe and Lila ReynaDE LEON — De Leon resident Lila Reyna began teaching Catholic children before the town’s Catholic church, Our Lady of Guadalupe, even existed.

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.

Graduates credit Catholic programs and schools with helping them succeed

By Sandra Engelland
North Texas Catholic 
June 2, 2021

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.

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.