young St. John the Apostle student

St. John the Apostle Catholic School named 2022 National Blue Ribbon School

By Susan Moses
North Texas Catholic

September 16, 2022

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS — What’s the likelihood that a school will be selected as a National Blue Ribbon School? It’s more likely that a person will be struck by lightning sometime during their lifetime, which is roughly 1-in-3,000.

Gabe Gutierrez teaches class

New approach for diocesan education programs gets back to basics

By Susan Moses

North Texas Catholic
September 13, 2022

FORT WORTH — When it comes to teaching a firm foundation in the faith, the Diocese of Fort Worth is relying on the tried and true: the Bible and the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
 

Catholic Bowl underscores faith, teamwork, and fun

By Matthew Smith
North Texas Catholic
September 15, 2022

Football players prayPROSPER — Now in its second year, the Catholic Bowl, which played out Sept. 10 at The Star in Frisco, looks well on its way to becoming a cherished tradition.

Good Shepherd Parish supports Ukrainian refugees in Poland  

By Lance Murray
North Texas Catholic
September 12, 2022

Fr Higgins with womenCOLLEYVILLE — The Russian invasion of Ukraine earlier this year has become a prolonged battle for the country that has driven millions of Ukrainians to flee their homes as refugees.

"God never let go" - Father Sanchez reflects on a call that's endured

By Violeta Rocha
North Texas Catholic
September 19, 2022

Father Ariel SanchezAt only 10 years old, Ariel Sánchez felt God calling him to the priesthood.

McGrail brings law enforcement experience to Safe Environment Office

By Susan Moses
North Texas Catholic 
September 13, 2022

Pat McGrailFORT WORTH — With 29 years in law enforcement, Patrick McGrail could retire and write a screenplay of an action movie, with tales of recovering stolen heavy equipment tracked across the border and training new recruits in tactical and pursuit driving.

Stewardship in action: Annual Diocesan Appeal provides essential support

By Susan Moses
North Texas Catholic 
September 12, 2022

Father Joseph Moreno with helpers in youth ministryIf you need one example of the Advancement Foundation’s Annual Diocesan Appeal accomplishing its mission, Father Joseph Moreno can give you at least three.

Fun-sized lessons: Sandy Townsend builds character, community, and joy 

By Susan Moses
North Texas Catholic 
September 14, 2022

Sandy Townsend in classFORT WORTH — Sandy Townsend agreed to help for one year by teaching pre-K students at St. Andrew Catholic School.