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Texas' Catholic Bishops expressed disappointment at a U.S. District Court ruling that voided a provision of one of the nation's strongest pro-life laws for protecting the unborn and ensuring the health of Texas women.
U.S. District Court Judge Lee Yeakel ruled that a provision in the 2013 law that required abortion facilities to meet the health and safety standards of ambulatory surgical centers constituted an undue burden to women wanting abortions.
The Bishops, however, voiced appreciation for the Texas Attorney General Office's pledge to immediately appeal Judge Yeakel’s ruling...
The ALS Association Ice Bucket challenge is a rage. But some Diocese of Fort Worth Catholics have raised questions about participating in the challenge because some of the funds raised will be used by ALS to fund research done with embryonic stem cells.
Bishop Michael Olson observes that embryonic stem cell research goes against Catholic moral teaching about the sanctity of life from the moment of conception until natural death.
All attorneys, judges, public officials, and their families and staffs are invited to attend the 2014 Red Mass on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at St. Patrick Cathedral. Bishop Olson will be the principal celebrant. A reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages will immediately follow Mass at the Saint Patrick Parish Center. The Most Reverend Daniel E. Flores, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Brownsville, will speak at the reception.
Please make plans to join us on Saturday, September 27, 2014 for the Bishop’s 10th Annual Catholic Respect Life Gala which will be held at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel in downtown Fort Worth. This year's keynote speaker will be Bishop Michael F. Olson, S.T.D. M.A. The evening begins with Check-in and Silent Auction at 6:00 p.m. Doors Open at 7:00 p.m. The cost for individual registration is $90 ($100 after deadline or at the door). The deadline for all online registrations is September 17, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Please come support and celebrate this worthy cause.
The John Paul II Institute, the diocesan lay ministry formation program, will begin classes this September at four new locations as well as its "Internet" correspondence program. The two new classes in English will be held at St. Michael Parish, Bedford, on the second and fourth Monday evenings of the month, and at the Catholic Center on the second and fourth Tuesday mornings of the month. The new classes in Spanish will be at Immaculate Conception Parish in Denton on the first and third Tuesday evenings of the month and at the Catholic Center on the fourth Saturday of the month (morning and afternoon). Correspondence classes using email ("Internet classes") are also beginning in September. Click on the links below for more information or to register.
Please join us on Saturday, November 1, 2014 for the 2014 Family Life Conference titled "Families: Where Saints are Made." This conference, which will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Grapevine, aims to equip all families with the tools they need to Raise Saints in their homes. Do not feel left out if you are a single parent or step-family, the keynote talks will address and encourage all to boldly live out the faith. There will also be breakout sessions on Healing from Divorce and Step-Parenting. The Keynote Speakers are Most Reverend Michael F. Olson and Dr. Ray Guarendi.
Sharing in Ministry Parish Report (June 30, 2014)