'Ignite My Heart, I burn For You' DCYC's conference theme draws over 1,400 youth

Story and Photos By Juan Guajardo / Correspondent
North Texas Catholic

July 27, 2012


More than 1,400 junior high and high school youth from 45 parishes from throughout the diocese attended the 16th annual Diocesan Catholic Youth Conference July 13-15 at the DFW Hyatt Regency Hotel, where they learned how to share their gifts and faith with their peers.

Titled “Ignite My Heart, I Burn For You,” this year’s conference featured big name presenters like Mike Patin, a national speaker with experience in youth ministry and high school teaching; Judy McDonald, a professional comedian for the past 16 years, and life-long Catholic; and Roy Petitfils, author  and professional counselor at Pax Renewal Center...

Diocese ordains two priests, Fr. Mike Moloney and Fr. Manuel Holguin

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic
June 15, 2012

"I always knew he would be a priest.” Two families, with origins in different corners of the world, expressed that same sentiment as they waited inside St. Patrick Cathedral June 9 for the ordination of Manuel Holguin and Michael Moloney.

San Francisco archbishop retires; Bishop Cordileone to succeed him

Catholic News Service
July 27, 2012

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of Archbishop George H. Niederauer of San Francisco and named Bishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of Oakland, Calif., to succeed him.

Columbian Squires challenged to stand up for religious freedom

By Michele Baker
North Texas Catholic
March 15, 2012

Growing up a Catholic youngster in San Antonio, Albert Saenz was impressed with the group of men at the hub of his favorite parish activities.

Olympian credits CYO, Catholic high school with success on the hardwood

By Jim Mancari
Catholic News Service
July 30, 2012

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (CNS) -- St. Gabriel Parish in the New York borough of Queens boasts three famous CYO basketball alumni. 

Bishops welcome inclusion of conscience provisions in House

July 17, 2012

WASHINGTON — The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor/HHS "took a first, urgently needed step toward upholding rights of conscience and religious freedom.

'Gods and Demons, Priests and Scholars' by Bruce Lincoln

Book Review by Nancy L. Roberts
Catholic News Service
July 20, 2012

Thoughtful history of religions will appeal to scholars, lay readers Gods and Demons, Priests and Scholars: Critical Explorations in the History of Religions by Bruce Lincoln.

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