Take 5 with Father: the parish is our family

Monsignors Joseph Pemberton and Joseph Scantlin

To commemorate the Year of St. Joseph, we doubled up on Monsignor Josephs. Meet Monsignor Joseph Pemberton, the pastor of Most Blessed Sacrament Parish in Arlington since 2016, and Monsignor Joseph Scantlin, the pastor emeritus, who served as pastor from 1995 - 2016. 


Diverse discipleship: Debbie Veitenheimer and the students of Midwestern State University

Debbie Veitenheimer

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.


Culture crush: Mark and Laura Krasij share a common Catholic faith

The Krasij family outside

With a Polish mother and a Ukrainian father, Mark Krasij never dreamed he’d be married to a woman from Colombia.


A better way: Catholic Charities Fort Worth's Padua Program turns poverty on its head

Padua case managers and case workers

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 Jesuit, papal connection from the past in pope's gift from Washington

Chasuble

WASHINGTON (CNS) — While waiting for parishioners to arrive at a cemetery for an All Souls' Day event Nov. 2, the pastor of a Washington parish grabbed the attention of his spiritual flock with a story about how a rarely seen object from their sacristy, possibly worn by a previous pope, had days earlier ended up in the hands of Pope Francis.