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Father Richard Davis, the Provincial of the Third Order of Franciscans has informed me that he is removing Father David Morrier from St. Maria Goretti and the Diocese of Fort Worth because the Order has begun an investigation concerning an allegation involving inappropriate touching by Father Morrier with an adult woman. This is alleged to have occurred in another diocese in another state. The provincial informed me that Father Morrier would not function in ministry pending the outcome of the Order’s investigation.
The Diocese has received no allegations of inappropriate conduct by Father Morrier at St. Maria Goretti or in the rest of the Diocese of Fort Worth.
As always, I would like to invite anyone who has been abused by any priest, deacon, employee, or volunteer of the Church to contact us so that the Church can reach out to you. If a crime has been committed, please notify the appropriate law enforcement officials.
Please pray for all involved.
Bishop Michael F. Olson is pleased to announce that Paola Quintero-Araújo has been selected as the Diocesan Director of Faith Formation. Paola comes to us from St. Michael’s Parish in Bedford, where she most recently served a very successful tenure as Hispanic Ministry Coordinator. During her tenure, Paola has worked tirelessly to develop a variety of educational and community programs and has successfully broadened many programs beyond the scope of Hispanic Ministry for the enjoyment and education of all parishioners. Paola has a beautiful vision of the Church as one unified Body in Christ, and her enthusiasm and love for sharing our Church’s teachings is evident. ...
Bishop Michael F. Olson announced on Monday the appointment of Mary Goosens, currently the vice president for administration and chief financial officer for Catholic Charities of Fort Worth, as the chief financial officer (CFO) and chief operating officer (COO) for the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth.
Ms. Goosens will assume her duties on May 1, 2015.
"I am delighted to welcome Mary Goosens to the Diocese of Fort Worth in her new capacity as Chief Financial Officer /Chief Operating Officer," Bishop Olson said. "Mary comes to us with many years of service at Fort Worth Catholic Charities where she developed her philosophy of mission-driven servant leadership." ...
The Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth has issued a statement regarding a lawsuit filed by a former student of Notre Dame Catholic School in Wichita Falls.
[ Events Calendar ]
On Tuesday, March 31, 2015 the Diocese of Fort Worth will celebrate the annual Chrism Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in downtown Fort Worth (5:30 PM). The Chrism Mass is the annual Mass in which the Bishop blesses the Sacred Chrism and Holy Oils (the Oil of Catechumens, the Oil of the Sick, and the Sacred Chrism) that will be used in the celebration of the Sacraments throughout the diocese in the coming year. At the Chrism Mass the priests of the diocese also renew their commitment to priestly ministry.
Join us for the Good Friday Rosary Vigil for Life on April 3, 2015 at the Planned Parenthood Abortion Center (6464 John Ryan Road) in Fort Worth. Come and pray with Fort Worth Bishop Michael Olson, Clergy and other Catholics from 12:30 till 2:00 p.m.
"Can you not pray with me one hour?" - Matthew 26:41
There will be a YOUTH 2000 Retreat form April 10-12, 2015 at Nolan Catholic High School in Fort Worth. The retreat always begins with Mass to show that adoration of the Blessed Sacrament flows from the Mass. The weekend also includes talks given by priests, testimonies by young people and time for small group discussion. The speakers discuss topics important to young people.
Sharing in Ministry Parish Report (March 3, 2015)