Father Sam Maul distributes Eucharist

With the eyes of faith: a look at the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist

By Susan Moses
North Texas Catholic

January 10, 2022

When Father Samuel Maul was a high school student, he wrestled with questions about the Eucharist.

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Good Shepherd reaches out during synagogue hostage crisis

By Matthew Smith
North Texas Catholic

January 16, 2022

COLLEYVILLE — As the tense hours of a January 15 hostage standoff situation unfolded at Congregation Beth Israel, so too did an unbelievable manifestation of faith and community at nearby Good Shepherd Parish, Father Zachary Burns, TOR, said.

Good for your soul: a look at Catholic apps and podcasts

By Walker Price
North Texas Catholic 
December 31, 2021

smartphone in woman's handAnswering the question of whether or not smartphones have been a net good for society is a difficult one.

Nearing retirement, Deacon Hector Salva reflects on ministry

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic
December 16, 2021

Deacon Hector SalvaFORT WORTH — A chance encounter with a priest on Holy Thursday led Deacon Hector Salva into a ministry that blessed him with the best 26 years of his life.

Jason Whitehead named director of evangelization and catechesis 

By Susan Moses
North Texas Catholic
January 4, 2022

Jason WhiteheadFORT WORTH —  With nearly 10 years’ experience in Catholic faith formation, Jason Whitehead has been appointed the director of evangelization and catechesis for the Diocese of Fort Worth. He oversees parish-based catechesis, which includes religious education, sacramental preparation, and RCIA.

Report fuels concerns that many abortions are based on false results

By Christine Rousselle, Katie Yoder
Catholic News Agency 
January 5, 2021

Sister Maria SagrarioWASHINGTON, D.C. Newsroom (CNA) — Pro-life leaders say they are deeply disturbed by a recent New York Times investigation that found some prenatal blood tests have alarmingly high false positive results for genetic disorders that frequently result in the abortion of unborn children.

The Eucharist: spark and flame of our faith

By Jeff Hedglen
North Texas Catholic 
January 10, 2022

deacons kneel in AdorationIn my early 20s I was lucky enough to have a group of friends to attend Mass with every Sunday. I often sat next to a woman named Kelly, and on one occasion after we returned from receiving Communion, she was kneeling and quietly weeping.

Local Catholics respond to abortion cases before Supreme Court

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic
November 30, 2021

statue in front of Supreme CourtThe 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..