deacon candidates at prayer

Deacon candidates take steps forward in vocational discernment journey

By Michelle McDaniel
North Texas Catholic

November 10, 2021

FORT WORTH — “Faith begins with listening to God,” Bishop Michael Olson proclaimed from his pulpit at St. Patrick Cathedral during a Nov. 6 Mass during which seven men took major steps forward in their journeys toward the permanent diaconate.

family running through field

A better way: Catholic Charities Fort Worth turns poverty on its head

By Mary Lou Seewoester
North Texas Catholic

November 8, 2021

FORT WORTH — Since President Lyndon B. Johnson's 1964 "War on Poverty" when the national poverty rate was 19 percent, government assistance programs have dedicated trillions of dollars toward eliminating poverty.

A world of good: led by faith, local Catholics tackle global issues

By Susan Moses and Juan Guajardo
North Texas Catholic 
November 22, 2021

precious Ofiega with globeHeadlines can cause heartache. Images from around the world can drain our optimism with depictions of hunger, persecution, illness, and poverty.

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.