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Bishop Olson, former congressman call on Holy Spirit for wisdom and courage for legal community

FORT WORTH — When choices aren’t black and white, and the correct path is obscured in a gray fog, the Holy Spirit’s direction is essential — and that’s the purpose behind the Red Mass.

One Bread, One Body, October 9

October 9, Twenty-Eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time 
Cycle C Readings:
1) 2 Kings 5:14-17 

Psalm 98:1-4
2) 2 Timothy 2:8-13
Luke 17:11-19

The Rosary: common myths and facts

rosary with fingers

October is designated by the Catholic Church as the “Month of the Rosary.” Here are seven common myths and facts about this devotion to Our Lady.

Nine men admitted as candidates for 2025 ordination to permanent diaconate

deacon candidates at prayer

“Christ was the first servant and I want to follow Christ.”

Catholic leaders weigh in on upcoming, busy Supreme Court term

supreme court building

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Supreme Court begins its new term Oct. 3, jumping right back into the fray with cases that take on affirmative action, voting, immigration, the environment, and freedom of speech.

St. Mary Church celebration marks a century plus of Catholic presence in Graham

Bishop Olson elevates chalice

GRAHAM — “Oh more, more than I ever hoped for,” Jim Burkett answered when asked what his parish, St. Mary Church in Graham, has meant to him.

40 Days for Life coordinator shares thoughts on pro-life movement’s next steps

Bobby Warren

FORT WORTH — Although Roe v. Wade has been overturned and abortion is illegal in Texas, the fight to protect life is not finished

All for life: With Roe v. Wade finally overturned, pro-life apostolates continue serving clients

Marissa Jones and her daughters

Dr. Haywood Robinson was inside his College Station home June 24 when the U.S. Supreme Court — in a 5-4 decision — overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade precedent that legalized abortion in the U.S.

One Bread, One Body, October 2

October 2, Twenty-Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time 
Cycle C Readings:
1) Habakkuk 1:2-3; 2:2-4  

Psalm 95:1-2, 6-9
2) 2 Timothy 1:6-8, 13-14
Luke 17:5-10

FBI arrest of Pennsylvania pro-life leader called 'horrendous stunt'

The Houck family

The FBI is disputing published accounts of a “SWAT” raid on a pro-life Catholic family’s home in Pennsylvania last week.

A gift for Uvalde schoolchildren

Dr. de Castro signs statue

FORT WORTH — After hearing about the tragic school shooting in Uvalde which took 21 lives, Dr. Maria Moneta de Castro, a Holy Family Church parishioner and retired pediatrician, decided to visit the community over the summer.

Padre Pio showed the world that 'God is real,' Cardinal O'Malley says

padre pio statue

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — St. Pio of Pietrelcina did not boast of his fame or holiness but instead showed that God "chooses the weak to confuse the strong," said Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley of Boston.

Guiding light - St. John Paul II Church selects stained glass to illuminate minds, hearts

altar server and stained glass

DENTON — After an almost three-year wait, St. John Paul II Church in Denton installed stained-glass windows in the parish’s church on Aug. 28.

Pairing fun, faith on socks guides couple's journey in footsteps of saints

Elisabeth and Scott Williams

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS)  — Even before Scott Williams shared his unusual idea for a side business during a road trip to Chicago, his wife, Elisabeth, had learned that he is always up for an adventure.

“Saint Michael: Meet the Angel” debuts with one-time showing in theaters Sept. 29

St Michael statue

You certainly have heard about St. Michael the Archangel, maybe attended a parish named after him, perhaps you display a statue of him in your home, or maybe you’ve prayed to him after Mass, but have you ever been formally introduced?

Take 5 with Father: still more to teach

Father Jim Gigliotti

Meet Father Jim Gigliotti, TOR, pastor of St. Andrew Parish in Fort Worth, who teaches and models Catholic traditions such as Divine Mercy Sunday, Corpus Christ processions, and Eucharistic Adoration.

One Bread, One Body, September 25

September 25, Twenty-Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time 
Cycle C Readings:
1) Amos 6:1, 4-7  

Psalm 146:7-10
2) 1 Timothy 6:11-16
Luke 16:19-31

Papal almoner visits newly discovered mass grave site in Ukraine

almoner at prayer

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Standing near a mass grave site in eastern Ukraine and seeing the delicate and solemn removal of bodies, Polish Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, papal almoner, said he could only pray.

A young visionary: Pauline Jaricot, foundress of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith

Pauline Jaricot

A young French woman developed a heart for missions, and her work lives on two centuries later because of the power of the cross and her ability to enjoin and organize others. 

U.S. synod report finds participants share common hopes, lingering pain

Bishop Daniel Flores at podium

WASHINGTON (CNS)  — Catholics across the country continue to feel wounded by the clergy abuse crisis, seek a more welcoming church in which their "lived reality" is prioritized over rules and regulations, and desire lifelong spiritual, pastoral, and catechetical formation as disciples, according to a report synthesizing the 10-month synodal process in dioceses.

“God never let go” - Father Ariel Sanchez, CORC, reflects on a call that has endured 25 years

Father Ariel Sanchez

At only 10 years old, Ariel Sánchez felt God calling him to the priesthood. 

Close to the Struggle: the Unique Witness of the Korean Martyrs

We live in privileged times, even though it may not always seem that way. Whether it be simply the ability to access reliable and clean water at any point, or the ability (very relatable to those of us in Texas at this moment), to flick a switch and relax in an artificially cooled environment, comfort is all around us.

St. John the Apostle Catholic School named a 2022 National Blue Ribbon School

young student

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS — What’s the likelihood that a school will be selected as a National Blue Ribbon School? It’s more likely that a person will be struck by lightning sometime during their lifetime, which is roughly 1-in-3,000.

Alcanzando a todos

Se establece nueva parroquia en el norte de Fort Worth para servir a la creciente población 

Llamado por Dios

La coronación de un anhelado servicio a Dios, el Padre Ariel Sánchez, CORC, celebra 25 años de sacerdocio