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Midwestern State University students tackle Church teachings on racism, human dignity

Midwestern student Omar Combie

WICHITA FALLS — Recognizing that every person has dignity that comes from God, treating each person with dignity, and then building a community of individuals who live by these concepts are the keys to helping our country be healed from racism, according to four speakers at Midwestern State University’s Catholic Campus Center in Wichita Falls.

Religious jewelry maker provides items, support for women who have miscarried

Alison Rizzuto with jewelry making supplies

ARLINGTON, Va. (CNS) — It began, as many good things do, with a trip to Michaels.

Our Lady of Guadalupe statue lost in hurricane, recovered 10 years later by another

sculpture of Our Lady of Guadalupe

CNA Staff (CNA) - When Hurricane Alex roared through the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon in 2010, the wind tore a metal sculpture of Our Lady of Guadalupe from its base in the city of Monterrey, and flung the statue into the Santa Catarina River. 

Living His story: St. Joseph Parish in Rhineland celebrates 125 years

St. Joseph Church exterior

RHINELAND — Laura Myers is working diligently every day to compile a 125th anniversary history book — full of significant details and photographs — about her beloved parish, St. Joseph Church in Rhineland.

A century of faith: Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Breckenridge serves faithful 100 years

Fr. Prakash Dias in front of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish

BRECKENRIDGE — Nearly 50 years before Saint Pope Paul VI established the Diocese of Fort Worth in 1969, Masses were being celebrated in the oil-boom town of Breckenridge, 100 miles west of Cowtown.

In confirmation hearings, Barrett stresses commitment to 'rule of law'

Amy Coney Barrett

WASHINGTON (CNS) — During the two days of questions from members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett made a clear distinction between policy preferences and legal precedents.

One Bread, One Body, October 18

October 18,  Twenty Ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time
Cycle A Readings:
1) Isaiah 45:1, 4-6

Psalm 96:1, 3-5, 7-10
2) 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5
Matthew 22:15-21

Everything's Gonna Be Alright


This year seems to be one crisis on top of another, and it seems like each week brings another to the forefront.

Ciudadanos fieles: Cómo hacer que su voz profética se escuche durante esta temporada electoral

El Padre Balaji Boyalla, SAC, va a celebrar un momento muy importante en su vida: su primera oportunidad de votar en una elección presidencial de los Estados Unidos.

Ciudadanos Fieles y la Formación de la Conciencia: Primera Parte

En enero tuve la oportunidad de viajar a Roma con los otros obispos de Texas, Oklahoma y Arkansas para nuestra visita Ad Limina, durante la cual fuimos a orar a las tumbas de los apóstoles y mártires.

Ciudadanos Fieles y la Formación de la Conciencia: Segunda Parte

En mi último artículo exhorté a cada uno de nosotros a comenzar a orar por la recta formación de nuestra conciencia en el desempeño de una de nuestras responsabilidades de ciudadanía fiel, es decir, votar. 

Sister Mary Brian Bole, SSND, Nolan Catholic High School educator, dies at 75


FORT WORTH — “Sister Mary Brian provided students with a listening ear and a warm, open-door policy when we had concerns.

Carlo Acutis loved the homeless, St. Francis of Assisi, and souls in purgatory

Carlo Acutis

Rome Newsroom (CNA) - Ahead of Carlo Acutis’ beatification this week, people who knew the young computer programmer shared their memories of his love for the poor. 

For Chiefs' star kicker, his Catholic faith and family are his priority

Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker

Harrison Butker's impact on the football field is tremendous. As the kicker for the Kansas City Chiefs, he was a vital component to the team's victory in Super Bowl LIV.

Faithful citizenship and conscience formation, Part 2

In my last article I encouraged each of us to begin with prayer for the right formation of our consciences in discharging one of our responsibilities of faithful citizenship, that is, voting.

Faithful Citizens: How you can make your ‘prophetic voice’ heard this election season

FORT WORTH — Father Balaji Boyalla, SAC, has an important milestone coming up — his first opportunity to vote in a United States presidential election.

Hispanic-Latino roots run deep within the Diocese of Fort Worth: Part 1

Friar Juan Padilla

Just how deep are the roots of the Hispanic-Latino community of Catholics in Texas, and in particular, the present Diocese of Fort Worth?

Hispanic-Latino roots run deep within the Diocese of Fort Worth: Part 2

Father Sergio Rizo

Father Sergio Rizo, pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Cleburne, said it is important to remember that the roots of many Hispanics can be traced directly to the soil that is now part of Texas. 

Hispanic-Latino roots run deep within the Diocese of Fort Worth: Part 3

Deacon Anastasio Perez and Fr. Raul Martinez Lopez

By 1925, Bishop Lynch said the challenge of keeping up with the growing number of Hispanic Catholics “became pressing.”

Hispanic-Latino roots run deep within the Diocese of Fort Worth: Part 4

Fr. Jasso

The progress being made today at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Wichita Falls and elsewhere around the diocese in Hispanic ministry was detailed in a January 2018 interview with Father Stephen Jasso, TOR, then pastor of All Saints Parish in Fort Worth.

Profound and practical: Young Catholic Professionals celebrate ten years

Jennifer Baugh

FORT WORTH — In the spring of 2010, Jennifer Baugh was in a time of transition. 

Pope Francis: Rediscover the beauty of the Rosary

Couple prays the Rosary

Vatican City (CNA) - Pope Francis invited Catholics to rediscover the beauty of the Rosary prayer this month, encouraging people to carry a rosary with them in their pockets.

Sister Francesca Walterscheid, longtime educator and caring infirmary aide, dies at 92

Sr. Francesca Walterscheid

FORT WORTH — A first-grade teacher for most of her career as an educator, Sister Francesca Walterscheid, SSMN, stood barely 5 feet tall but considered her diminutive stature an advantage.

Bishops say 'Rosary for America' Oct. 7 imperative for a country in crisis

Archbishop Jose Gomez holds a rosary

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Invoking Mary's intercession for the U.S. together as Catholics is imperative for a country beset by multiple crises, said bishops participating in a virtual "Rosary for America" Oct. 7, the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.

One Bread, One Body, October 11

October 11,  Twenty Eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time
Cycle A Readings:
1) Isaiah 25:6-10

Psalm 23:1-6
2) Philippians 4:12-14, 19-20
Matthew 22:1-14