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Family reunion: Northwest Deanery resumes Youth and Family Worship Nights

girl sings

WINDTHORST — The recent gathering of youth from 11 Northwest Deanery parishes for the first time since spring 2020 had the feel of a family reunion.


Nuestra primera libertad: El derecho a la libertad religiosa que Dios nos ha otorgado enfrenta nueva

Nuestra primera libertad: El derecho a la libertad religiosa que Dios nos ha otorgado enfrenta nueva


Vaccine mandates and Catholic colleges

college students walking

In a recent statement from the National Catholic Bioethics Center on COVID-19 vaccines, we noted that the Catholic Church “neither requires nor forbids” the use of vaccines, but instead urges people to “form their consciences and to carefully discern the moral and prudential issues involved.”


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

Fr. Khoi Tran

WICHITA FALLS — Father Khoi Tran never forgot where he came from. In fact, that’s the reason behind his upcoming step.


‘Eucharistic consistency’: What the US bishops will discuss at their meeting next week

monstrance

Washington, D.C. — The U.S. bishops next week will deliberate and vote on whether to draft a teaching document on the Eucharist — despite the recent request of some bishops to delay such a discussion.


Review: 2021 Lenten fish sandwiches

fast food wrappers

Washington D.C. (CNA) - A lot has changed in the three years since CNA’s last ranking of fish sandwiches. 


The hidden history of Black Catholic nuns in the U.S.

Sister Thea Bowman

Washington D.C. (CNA) - Black Catholic nuns have made manifold contributions to the Church in the United States, and theirs is a story that needs to be told, one historian says. 


Panel: Dorothy Day's focus on the neglected would resonate in COVID-19 era

Dorothy Day stained glass

​WASHINGTON (CNS) — Dorothy Day's need to connect with others and keep neglected people front and center would fit perfectly in the COVID-19 era.


Mary, Undoer of Knots seen as offering hope amid tangled reality of pandemic

Sister Carrie Link with icon of Mary, Undoer of Knots

ST. PAUL, Minn. (CNS) — In a year when a pandemic has entangled lives across the globe, Presentation Sister Carrie Link painted an icon that may help Catholics straighten them out.


Pope has history of defending marriage, but being open to some civil unions

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis often has expressed openness to the idea of laws recognizing civil unions, including for gay couples, to protect their rights.


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.


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.


Wildfires wreaking profound damage in multiple California dioceses

church surrounded by smoke

Denver Newsroom (CNA) - As wildfires rage across California, scorching more than 700,000 acres of land in multiple dioceses and killing at least four people, Catholics are asking for prayers and offering resources to the displaced.


Meet the Class of 2020 deacon candidates

The 2020 Class of Deacons for the Diocese of Fort Worth made their profession of faith and their oath of fidelity to Bishop Michael Olson at St. Patrick Cathedral on June 24, 2020. (NTC/Juan Guajardo)

The first group of permanent deacons to be ordained in eleven years for the Diocese of Fort Worth will receive the sacrament of Holy Orders on Monday, August 10, 2020.


A Sampler of Movies for Catholic Families During Lockdown

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. — Parents now homeschooling their children and catechizing them during this time of pestilential lockdown can stand some help. Here is a list of 180 motion pictures and TV movies which will help teach your kids elements of the faith during Eastertide — while telling a good story at the same time.


Sainthood cause for Dorothy Day picking up steam in U.S.

Dorothy Day

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The sainthood cause for Dorothy Day, co-founder of the Catholic Worker movement, believes it could have all of the documentation prepared at some point next year to send to the Vatican Congregation for Saints' Causes.


The Two Popes

The two popes

NEW YORK (CNS) — In "The Two Popes" (Netflix), their glossy but highly speculative account of supposedly real events, screenwriter Anthony McCarten and director Fernando Meirelles ill-advisedly try to extol Pope Francis (Jonathan Pryce) by trashing retired Pope Benedict XVI (Anthony Hopkins).


St. Patrick Cathedral documentary premieres on NBC on Nov. 16

St. Patrick Cathedral

FORT WORTH — A 30-minute documentary titled “The Making of St. Patrick’s Cathedral” will premiere on NBC KXAS-TV Channel 5 at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 16, immediately preceding the University of Notre Dame vs. Navy football game.


Stewardship leads to lives transformed by Christ

GRAPEVINE — The word “stewardship” in the Catholic Church might make us think of giving money or giving our time at Church functions, but stewardship should impact every facet in the lives of those who follow Christ, according to local Catholics who attended the Diocese of Fort Worth's Stewardship Day Oct. 17.


First synod talks look at climate, priests, inculturation, Vatican says

Leah Rose Casimero, an indigenous representative from Guyana, leaves the first session of the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon at the Vatican Oct. 7, 2019.

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Climate change, water resources, inculturation, and indigenous practices were among the topics discussed during the first afternoon session of the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon.


Giving thanks: thousands celebrate diocese's 50th anniversary

Bishop Olson processes out after the anniversary Mass

FORT WORTH — After traveling two hours in rush hour traffic, parishioners from St. Mary Church in Windthorst processed into the Fort Worth Convention Center Arena with their blue and white church banner, then patiently waited for the anniversary Mass to begin.


Pope Francis gifts 6,000 rosaries, asks for prayers on name day

Vatican City (CNA) - Pope Francis celebrated the feast of his patron St. George – Jorge in Spanish – by giving away rosaries to 6,000 young people from Milan, asking them to pray for him through Mary’s intercession.


A matter of taste: One writer's deep dive into fast-food fish sandwiches

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Man does not live on bread alone. But on Ash Wednesday and the Fridays of Lent, he'd better not add meat to the menu.


The case for life - Part 1

There’s a scene in the recent Gosnell movie that sticks out.


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