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Beatification near for founder of Society for the Propagation of the Faith

Pauline Jaricot

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In 1822, a young and rich French woman, Pauline Jaricot, founded the Society for the Propagation of the Faith.

Asian American Catholic woman takes pride in culture's overlooked saints

Sarah Hoyoung Ku

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Asian Americans are a distinct minority in the United States. Those who are Catholic make them minority within a minority.

Take 5 with Father: Here I am. Send me.

Fr. Anderson de Souza

Meet Father Anderson Luis de Souza, SVD, pastor of St. Paul the Apostle Parish, who is inspired by the verse from Isaiah, “Here I am, send me.” “I always say “Yes, I go,” because of my obedience, because it’s my duty as a priest to go where I’m needed.”

San Francisco prelate says no Communion for Pelosi over her abortion stand


WASHINGTON (CNS) — San Francisco's archbishop declared May 20 that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is not "to be admitted" to Communion unless and until she publicly repudiates "support for abortion 'rights'" and goes to confession and receives absolution "for her cooperation in this evil."

De entre las cenizas brilla la esperanza

Los feligreses alrededor de Eastland reciben ayuda y apoyo de la parroquia St. Francis Xavier y otros en la comunidad después de un incendio masivo

Juntos, gracias al amor a Dios

Como la Jornada Familiar es un beneficio para muchas familias y matrimonios

Due date: Pro-Life pregnancy center constructs new larger location to assist more mothers and babies

Fr. John Robert Skeldon

FORT WORTH — After the leak of the Supreme Court decision indicating that Roe v. Wade will be overturned, people have told Pat Pelletier that the need for the pro-life pregnancy center she cofounded with her late husband, Chuck, will be diminished, because abortion may soon become illegal in Texas.

Archbishop, 97, says he thinks church is growing secretly in North Korea

Korean nuns

SEOUL, South Korea (CNS) — One of South Korea's most senior clergymen says he believes the Catholic Church in communist North Korea is growing, although Catholics live in hiding and endure persecution.

One Bread, One Body, May 22

May 22, Sixth Sunday of Easter
Cycle C Readings:
1) Acts 15:1-2, 22-29 

Psalm 67:2-3, 5-6, 8
2) Revelation 21:10-14, 22-23
John 14:23-29

Estamos escuchando

Devastador. Así describió Marla Trevino el impacto que tuvo la pandemia durante los pasados dos años en su parroquia en Mineral Wells.

Debemos Predicar el Evagelio con Claridad y Gozo

Jesús leyó estos versos de las Escrituras en la sinagoga de Nazaret, e inmediatamente después de hacerlo, San Lucas describe el rechazo que sus amigos y familiares le dieron a Jesús tras reaccionar a su proclamación de que en Él se cumple la profecía de Isaías.

Communion, participation, and mission: representatives gather at diocesan pre-synod meeting

table discussion

FORT WORTH — Ricardo Romero came to the Diocesan Pre-synodal meeting May 7 at St. Patrick Cathedral eager to represent his parish and learn the result of 112 listening sessions held in the diocese this spring as the precursor to the 2023 assembly of bishops in Rome referred to as the Synod on Synodality.

Being in Oberammergau Passion Play is stressful, but pulls people together

Jesus carries his cross

Next time, Jesus would like to be a villain.

One Bread, One Body, May 15, 2022

May 15, Fifth Sunday of Easter
Cycle C Readings:
1) Acts 14:21-27 

Psalm 145:8-13
2) Revelation 21:1-5
John 13:31-35

Faith, fortitude, martyrdom, miracles: Pope will recognize 10 new saints

Blessed Titus Brandsma

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — After a long pandemic pause, Pope Francis is scheduled to celebrate a Mass May 15 for the canonization of 10 men and women: five from Italy, three from France, one from India and one from the Netherlands.

Mary's timeless messages: Marian apparitions and their significance

Our Lady of Fatima statue

It is fitting that May, regarded by the ancient Greeks and Romans as a lunar cycle representing motherhood, fertility, and life, would eventually be recognized by the Catholic Church as the month of Mary.

Meditation in mind

man in prayer

How can I choose the correct vocation God wants for me? 

Room for everybody: how a vibrant stewardship culture flourishes at Most Blessed Sacrament Parish

stewardship committee in pews

ARLINGTON  — Sadly, the position in which Tommy and Linda Woodson found themselves was not unusual.

Dance lessons: Danza Azteca invites everyone to come closer to Jesus

boy with drum

Diego Alanís, 15, affirms that entering the church, dancing in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe, to the rhythm of strong drumbeats and the vibrant sound of the conch, proudly dressed in his long-feathered headdress, a colorful pectoral, and ankle bones, reflects his faith.

Family, the building block


A pancake is simple, mostly flour, milk, and egg.

Eucharistic preachers, including two from diocese, seek to inspire the faithful to encounter Jesus

Father Pedro Martinez at consecration

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Priests soon will be fanning out to dioceses across the country to inspire deeper reflection on the gift of the Eucharist to the Church.

Jesus invites people to hear him, know him, follow him, pope says

Pope at window

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christians must listen to God's word, go where Christ goes, seek those who are lost and reach out to their neighbors, Pope Francis said.

Marian chalk artist uses unique canvas

Artist at work

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (CNS) — Maria Loh is an artist whose sacred work is transitory, totally dependent on the elements.

Holy Family Vincentians celebrate 75 years of positive impact

Fr. Nguyen with parishioners

FORT WORTH — Face-to-face visits, suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic, have resumed, but requests for help have hardly subsided, said Laura Michaelides, president of the St. Vincent de Paul Conference at Holy Family Church in Fort Worth.

Vatican releases pope's message for World Day of Prayer for Vocations

seminarians for the Diocese of Fort Worth

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Christian vocation is for all members of the church to work together and show that one human family united in love is not a utopia but is the reason God created humanity, Pope Francis said.