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Pope Francis issues restrictions on extraordinary form Masses

By CNA Staff
Catholic News Agency

July 16, 2021

VATICAN CITY (CNA) — Pope Francis issued a motu proprio on Friday restricting Masses celebrated in the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite. 

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Eternal education: Administrator Melissa Kasmeier measures more than test scores

By Susan Moses
North Texas Catholic

June 25, 2021

FORT WORTH — Melissa Kasmeier waits a long time to measure success. As interim superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Fort Worth, she could track accomplishments by test scores...

Up, up, and away: Father Khoi Tran to serve as chaplain in U.S. Air Force

By Susan Moses
North Texas Catholic 
June 24, 2021

Father Khoi Tran in uniformWICHITA FALLS — Father Khoi Tran never forgot where he came from. In fact, that’s the reason behind his upcoming step. Next month, Fr. Tran will join the U.S. Air Force as a Catholic chaplain, and his assignment promises to be out of this world.

Praying for the harvest: Serra Clubs provide prayer, support for vocations

By Mary Lou Seewoester
North Texas Catholic
June 29, 2021

attendees at evening prayerFORT WORTH — In 1934, four laymen, Dan Rooney, Leo Sharkey, Richard Ward, and Harold Haberle met for lunch in Seattle, Washington, to talk about how they could fully live out their Catholic values. 

Bishop Olson ordains six new priests for the Diocese of Fort Worth

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic
May 24, 2021

Bishop Olson at ordinationARLINGTON — Six men, ordained into the Sacred Order of the Priesthood May 22 in Vietnamese Martyrs Church, marked a moment of history for Diocese of Fort Worth.

Graduates credit Catholic programs and schools with helping them succeed

By Sandra Engelland
North Texas Catholic 
June 2, 2021

Isabel VeraWICHITA FALLS — It took Isabel Vera nine years from the time she dropped out of community college until she returned to school, and help from the Rural Vocation program, part of Catholic Charities Fort Worth, made it possible.

Documentary spotlights ingenuity, heroism of zookeepers who saved Jews

By Jerry Circelli
North Texas Catholic 
June 20, 2021

zookeepersDocumentaries over the past several decades have shown us vividly just how cruel some people can be to their fellow human beings, especially during times of war and the reign of evil dictators.

Restrictions on travel from India leave local pastors stranded abroad

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic
June 2, 2021

Fr. Wilson Lucka distributes communionFORT WORTH — When Father Benjamin Hembrom, TOR, left for India after celebrating Easter Mass with his St. Thomas the Apostle parishioners April 4, he had no idea the month-long vacation would end with a travel ban preventing him from returning to North Texas.