Christina Hoang with Divine Mercy image

Tears, faith, and memories accompany pending closure of OLV school

By Matt Smith
North Texas Catholic

April 27, 2021

FORT WORTH — The Sisters of St. Mary of Namur trekked from Europe to New York to Texas hoping, in the words of Mother Emilie Kemen, to do a little good.

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Safe Environment Coordinator helps preserve the good, true, and beautiful 

By Susan Moses
North Texas Catholic

April 27, 2021

LEWISVILLE — When clergy sexual abuse is in the headlines, Carolyn Ditsworth thinks, “Well, we can’t let them have Jesus’ Church. You have to stay and fight so that the good people are still in the Church.”

 

Hope, gratitude, and grief coexist as Notre Dame school ceases operations

By Susan Moses
North Texas Catholic 
April 24, 2021

Father VJWICHITA FALLS — Before Wichita Falls had a permanent priest, it had a Catholic school. Wichita Falls was mission territory when a series of letters discussing the idea of a school began on September 16, 1903.

Bishop Olson speaks of survivors during Victims of Abuse Mass

By Matt Smith
North Texas Catholic
April 27, 2021

Saint Joseph with baby JesusARLINGTON — Reflecting on Philip’s encounter with an Ethiopian eunuch in Acts 8:26-40, Bishop Michael Olson spoke of the duty all Christians have to minister to those on the periphery, the overlooked.

Saint Joseph: man of decisiveness, man of action

By Sean M. Wright
North Texas Catholic
April 29, 2021

St Joseph carries young JesusHe is something of an enigma, this man of Nazareth, Yusuf ben Yacob or Joseph, son of Jacob as we would call him. 

Joy ride: Catholic Charities Fort Worth gives free rides to vaccination sites

By Mary Lou Seewoester
North Texas Catholic 
May 3, 2021

CCFW van driver with passenger Elizabeth EdwardsFORT WORTH — When 90-year-old Elizabeth Edwards learned she was eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, she registered for it as soon as she could, even before she had transportation to the Globe Life Field vaccination site in Arlington.

Take 5 with Father: Priest makes time for God and others

By Susan Moses
North Texas Catholic 
April 4, 2021

Father VJ“Whenever people come for confession, I give the presence of Christ, with great attention, with great love, which springs from the Word of God," said Father Vijaya Raju Mareedu, SAC.

In the footsteps of Saint Faustina: a local woman shares her devotion

By Jerry Circelli
North Texas Catholic
April 9, 2021

Christina Hoang in front of the Divine Mercy imageFORT WORTH — What started as one local Catholic woman’s personal encounter with Jesus Christ has grown to become a spiritually enriching devotion involving about 200 faithful among the Vietnamese Catholic community at four parishes in the Diocese of Fort Worth..