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“I am reminded that alone my involvement is insignificant, but combined with the almost 30,000 other volunteers througho...
11/27/2020

“I am reminded that alone my involvement is insignificant, but combined with the almost 30,000 other volunteers throughout the United States in the Moderna study,” Fr. John Fields said, “collectively we may have helped to defeat this deadly virus and prevent millions of deaths throughout the world. For this, I am grateful to God, for this opportunity.”
His account of being a vaccine volunteer:
https://northtexascatholic.org/national-news-article?r=QF61SPGPE2&send_to=%2Fnational-news

We are thankful for the opportunity to share the Good News of the Diocese of Fort Worth with you!
11/26/2020

We are thankful for the opportunity to share the Good News of the Diocese of Fort Worth with you!

“The Vietnamese Catholic community excelled,” said Fr. Hoa Nguyen. “God always works in that way. In times of persecutio...
11/24/2020

“The Vietnamese Catholic community excelled,” said Fr. Hoa Nguyen. “God always works in that way. In times of persecution and oppression, people preserve their faith and survive. When the time is right, the power of God is released.”
Today, the Feast of Vietnamese Martyrs, is a wonderful opportunity to look at the impact of Vietnamese Catholics in our diocese.
https://northtexascatholic.org/local-news-article?r=XIVXK4KMRI&send_to=%2Fsearch-news%3Fquery%3Dfaith%2Benduring%2Bpersecution%26x%3D0%26y%3D0

The Ladies Auxiliary to the Discalced Carmelite Nuns of the Most Holy Trinity will host a drive-by donation event on Tue...
11/23/2020

The Ladies Auxiliary to the Discalced Carmelite Nuns of the Most Holy Trinity will host a drive-by donation event on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, from 10 am to 2 pm at the Monastery in Arlington.
The nuns pray for us and our families, and Mother Anne Teresa and the nuns are very grateful for the support and love we give them throughout the year.
During this event, we are asking for pantry gifts and donations. A friendly note, the nuns are vegetarians so no meat, please. If you are able to make a financial donation, please placed it in a sealed envelope. As always, prayer intentions are welcome.

Part 1 of 4 on various names for the Blessed Mother, beginning with the first and greatest title, "Mother of God."https:...
11/22/2020
Mary’s many titles: their origins and implications — part 1

Part 1 of 4 on various names for the Blessed Mother, beginning with the first and greatest title, "Mother of God."
https://northtexascatholic.org/features-article?r=I1QFYZ28WA&send_to=%2Ffeatures-news

Contemplating the virtues of the Lady Mary of Nazareth in the early 1800s, the renowned non-Catholic British poet, William Wordsworth, was moved to write: _Mother! whose virgin bosom was uncrost / __With the least shade of thought to sin allied._

In his homily for the Solemnity of Christ the King, Bishop Michael Olson asks us to pray for 3 graces. Here's the second...
11/22/2020
Solemnity of Christ the King

In his homily for the Solemnity of Christ the King, Bishop Michael Olson asks us to pray for 3 graces.
Here's the second, "I ask you to pray for the Holy Spirit’s counsel that each of us might discern the specificity of Christ’s call to each of us to serve the establishment of His Kingdom in our lives and in the lives of the poor and vulnerable."
https://fortworthbishop.org/2020/11/22/solemnity-of-christ-the-king/

Homily for the Solemnity of Christ the King by Bishop Michael F. Olson from St. Patrick Cathedral in Fort Worth, Texas.

"While we are about to enter a season of joyful expectation and waiting for the coming of the Christ at Christmas, today...
11/21/2020
Christ the King is returning

"While we are about to enter a season of joyful expectation and waiting for the coming of the Christ at Christmas, today reminds us that we should also await the coming King’s judgment with a measure of holy fear."
Reflection on The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe:
https://northtexascatholic.org/local-news-article?r=SL4SLAN7PA&send_to=%2Fsearch-news%3Fquery%3Dchrist%2Bthe%2Bking%26x%3D0%26y%3D0

“He will sit upon his glorious throne,” Jesus says to his disciples in Matthew 25:31-46. Here presented before us is Jesus, with the angels gathered around Him and all the nations assembled before Him. Here He sits in majesty.

Star-Telegram opinion column by Cynthia Allen on why Fr. Jim Gigliotti, TOR, Bishop Michael Olson, and many other religi...
11/20/2020
Biden policies threaten Catholic teachings. Fort Worth priest was right to call it out

Star-Telegram opinion column by Cynthia Allen on why Fr. Jim Gigliotti, TOR, Bishop Michael Olson, and many other religious leaders recognize the perils that Biden's Catholic "identity” poses to the #Catholic Church in America.
https://www.star-telegram.com/opinion/cynthia-m-allen/article247280319.html
#ProLife Saint Andrew Catholic Church

When a self-described Catholic who is a prominent political leader openly rejects the Church’s teaching on abortion, things get complicated.

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development supports the 40 million people living in poverty across the country. It iden...
11/20/2020

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development supports the 40 million people living in poverty across the country. It identifies and addresses the unique obstacles people face as they work to lift themselves out of poverty. In addition, 25% of the funds we collect remain in our diocese to fund local antipoverty projects, such as Catholic Charities Fort Worth, Seymour Ministerial Alliance and Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

Early giving for #iGiveCatholic has begun. Please prayerfully consider donating between now and Nov. 30, the last day of...
11/19/2020
#iGiveCatholic

Early giving for #iGiveCatholic has begun. Please prayerfully consider donating between now and Nov. 30, the last day of early giving, or on the 24-hour #GivingTuesday, Dec. 1. About 50 diocesan parishes, schools, and ministries are participating here:
https://fortworth.igivecatholic.org/

Join me and give back!

Please join us as we pray for the repose of the soul of Sister Frances Vuillemin, SSMN. An obituary and funeral details ...
11/18/2020

Please join us as we pray for the repose of the soul of Sister Frances Vuillemin, SSMN. An obituary and funeral details of this faithful teacher and jail volunteer to come.

The first day of the virtual fall assembly of the U.S. Catholic bishops, Nov. 16, included discussion about the Vatican ...
11/17/2020
Bishops, in virtual meeting, focus on McCarrick report, pandemic, racism

The first day of the virtual fall assembly of the U.S. Catholic bishops, Nov. 16, included discussion about the Vatican report on Theodore McCarrick, the ongoing pandemic and the church's response to racism.
More, including comments from Bishop Michael Olson:
https://northtexascatholic.org/national-news-article?r=1AFPMGIOLD&send_to=%2Fnational-news

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The first day of the virtual fall assembly of the U.S. Catholic bishops, Nov. 16, included discussion about the Vatican report on Theodore McCarrick, the ongoing pandemic and the church's response to racism.

U.S. Catholics lead all Christian faiths in the percentage of racially diverse congregations in their parishes, accordin...
11/17/2020

U.S. Catholics lead all Christian faiths in the percentage of racially diverse congregations in their parishes, according to a new study published by Baylor University.
"Catholic churches on average continue to be more diverse than Protestant churches with 23% multiracial, up from 17%" in 1998, when churches were first surveyed, the study said.
More:
https://northtexascatholic.org/national-news-article?r=LJVVIS6ZJY&send_to=%2Fnational-news

Thank you to the Western Metroplex Chapter of Knights of Columbus. This weekend, they presented a check to Bishop Michae...
11/16/2020

Thank you to the Western Metroplex Chapter of Knights of Columbus. This weekend, they presented a check to Bishop Michael Olson of $211,830 in support of seminarians and deaf ministries. This money is raised through state charity donations of the 63 Knights of Columbus councils in the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth.

Some food for thought this Sunday.
11/15/2020

Some food for thought this Sunday.

Congratulations to Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Breckenridge, which has served the faithful in our community for 100 ...
11/13/2020
A century of faith: Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Breckenridge serves faithful 100 years

Congratulations to Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Breckenridge, which has served the faithful in our community for 100 years!
A short history, with a generous side of gratitude:

https://northtexascatholic.org/local-news-article?r=QA8ZAJW3PM&send_to=%2Flocal-news%3F559_page_number%3D4

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.

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Catholic Television of San Antonio called on me to do more events in Texas so the weekend for that is here now! You can watch their interview with me at the page for Catholic Television of San Antonio which was posted late in the evening 6/12 (I'm interviewed at about 6 minutes in)! Virtual Texas Catholic Speed Dating Age 18-38 is 8PM Central Time this Friday, Aug. 7th (7PM MST/6PM Pacific/9PM Eastern). And Age 25-49 (Age 20-54 ok) is 8PM Central on this Saturday, Aug. 8th. All Ages & Age 35-55 events are this Monday and Tuesday also. While it's specific to Texas, all states are invited. Sign up soon to receive your link early before the event ($24) at this site: https://www.denvercatholicspeeddate.com/virtual-texas-catholic-speed-dating/.
Single Catholics Only: All states invited to: Virtual Texas Catholic Speed Dating All Ages at 8 pm Central Time this Friday 5/29; Age 18-33 at 6 PM Central Time Saturday 5/30; and Age 25-49 at 8PM Central Time this Saturday 5/30. Register at DenverCatholicSpeedDate dot com in the rectangular tabs up top for Texas ($20-24). Recent story on our events here:
Over the past year, informed Catholics and Christians in the West have watched helplessly as the Communist government in China has cracked down harder and harder on our Chinese brothers and sisters in Christ. Of course, the Church has been persecuted in China for decades. But, these latest attempts to squelch the independence of the Church are coming in spite of the recent agreement the Vatican signed with China’s communist government. Or, could it be, as some suggest, that the latest persecution against Chinese Christians is coming at least, in part, because of the recent agreement the Vatican signed with the communist government? Now, a letter from Cardinal Zen to the rest of the Cardinals in the world, clearly delineates his grievances with the new Sino-Vatican Agreement. It also brings new light to the questions ('Dubia') he posed to Pope Francis about the Agreement in July (but, which have, to-date, gone unanswered). One of the most striking insights the Cardinal makes about the new Sino-Vatican Agreement can be found in the second paragraph of his letter: "From my analysis of the document of the Holy See (June 28, 2019), “Pastoral guidelines of the Holy See concerning the civil registration of clergy in China,” it is quite clear that it encourages the faithful in China to enter a schismatic church (independent of the pope and under the orders of the Communist Party)." This is a devastating insight, and the good Cardinal, and faithful Catholics and Christians in China, now needs our support, both moral and prayerful. This petition, therefore, both supports Cardinal Zen and his quest to stop the "murder of the Church in China," as well as Chinese Catholics and Christians as they face an intensifying crackdown. To sign the petition go to the Life Site web page.
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Hi my name is Jonathan Moore. I am the co director for the upcoming mens acts retreat for holy family of Nazareth in Irving. Our mens retreat will be this Thursday to Sunday. If anyone would love to join last minute and go the registration fee is $190. Which is totally worth it. If you cant afford it we can work on giving you a scholarship. Please message me if you'd like to go!
Are there any fellow motorcycle riders here that would be interested in starting a Catholic Motorcycle Ministry? Please PM me
Come and support St. Catherine's Heart Ministry at FC Dallas!
Whether you're thinking about homeschooling, or you're a veteran homeschool mom or dad, or you're a parent looking for a retreat-style experience, come and be inspired at IHM North Texas on July 6-7 held at the Grapevine Convention Center. The free Catholic retreat offers two days of access to engaging speakers and the opportunity to peruse and purchase a myriad of Catholic gifts, curricula, & more! IHM Conferences are perfect for parents, educators, grandparents, and religious. Visit http://www.ihmconference.org/northtexas/ for schedule, speakers, and vendors.
We'd like to share the upcoming Catholic Conference in the DFW area: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dynamic-contagious-catholics-fort-worth-july-2018-tickets-44167101991