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On September 27th, Bishop Michael F. Olson delivered the keynote address to attendees of the annual Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth 2014 Respect Life Gala. In his address, Bishop Olson discussed the Catholic moral obligation to respect life from conception to natural death.
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...
Bishop Michael F. Olson met with Pope Francis Thursday, September 18, 2014 as part of a delegation of new bishops who have been appointed by the Pope in the last year. Bishop Olson has been in Rome attending a conference for the new bishops who are from around the world.
Pope Francis addressed the delegation of bishops, telling them “nothing is more important than introducing people to God!” During the Papal session, Bishop Olson met individually with Pope Francis.
In addition to Bishop Olson, Pueblo, Colorado Bishop Stephen J. Berg, a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth and former Fort Worth Diocese vicar general, and San Angelo Bishop Michael J. Sis attended the bishops’ conference.
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Monday, October 6, 2014 - The annual White Mass is dedicated to all Catholic health care professions, physicians, nurses, residents, medical students, chaplains, hospice, Homebound Ministry, and anyone who works in health care. Those in attendance are encouraged to wear their white coats or scrubs. The Mass will begin at 7:00 p.m. at St. Patrick Cathedral (1206 Throckmorton Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102) in downtown Fort Worth. A reception will be held following the Mass. For more information contact Irma Jimenez at 817-560-3300 or .
The University of Dallas Ministry Conference will be held on October 23-25, 2014 at the Irving Convention Center and is sponsored by the Diocese's of Dallas and Fort Worth. It strives to bring together Catholic faithful from the two dioceses and the surrounding area to learn, pray, and serve. This year’s Keynote Speaker will be Most Reverend J. Michael Miller, CSB. The event will also feature session tracks specifically designed for teachers, Catechists, and general Catholic audiences, including talks on faith, parenting, and social justice. Sessions will be offered in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.
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)