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USCCB Chairmen Respond to Administration's New Guidance Letter on Title IX Application

May 16, 2016

USCCBWASHINGTON—Two Committee chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued the following statement in response to guidance issued May 13 by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Education entitled "Dear Colleague Letter on Transgender Students": ...

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Jubilee of Mercy


Jubilee of MercyJubilee of Mercy The Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy will be held from the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, December 8, 2015 to Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, on November 20, 2016. Visit the web page for more information on diocesan and parish events happening throughout the Year of Mercy.

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New Diocesan Assignments

April 24, 2016

Bishop Michael F. Olson has announced new assignments for the Diocese of Fort Worth.

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Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation on Love in the Family Welcomed by USCCB Family Life Committee Chairman

April 8, 2016

The Vatican flag WASHINGTON—Pope Francis’ new apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love), released April 8, brings "a rich reflection on the mission of the family and on how the Church can equip couples to embrace God’s vision for marriage and can offer healing for families who are struggling," said the chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth. ...

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A Passion to Serve: Summer Enrichment Program for All Lay Ministers

Una pasión para servir: Programa de Verano de San Pablo II Instituto Juan para el enriquecimiento de ministros laicos

May 28, 2016 - June 22, 2016

St. John Paul II InstituteAll are cordially invited to attend St. John Paul II Institute’s Summer Enrichment Program for all lay ministers, featuring talks by Ralph McCloud, Director of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, and Professor Pía Septién of the University of Dallas School of Ministry, and many others. The cost of the program is free, but participants must register before attending.

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Pro-Life Boot Camp

June 3-5, 2016

Pro-Life Boot Camp is a weekend for students to learn how to be Leaders for Life with a mission to Strengthen the Hearts of others and protect the dignity of all life. This year’s camp will be held at Notre Dame High School in Wichita Falls. This is a great opportunity to learn and meet new friends with a quest for Life. We hope to see you there!

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Young Disciples

June 8-12, 2016

Young Disciples is a five day intense leadership and disciple training held June 8-12, 2016 at Nolan Catholic High School in Fort Worth. We focus on the call of Jesus Christ when he said, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations” (Mt. 28:19) We look to help young people become disciples of Christ by following Him and in turn help their peers to come and follow Christ. The cost is $150.00 (lodging, meals, supplies, etc.). We are asking for a $75.00 non-refundable deposit for each participant due to limited space.

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Quo Vadis

July 6-8, 2016, 2016

This is a FREE Vocation Discernment Retreat for High School Young to begin considering their vocation from God. The retreat will be held at Lone Oak Retreat Center, Gainesville. It will be a spiritually awesome weekend.

Space is limited to 20 with preference given to High school juniors and seniors.

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Nun Run for High School Girls

August 12-14, 2016

This event is FREE and open to all high school girls (9th-12th grade for the 2016-2017 school year) who want to learn about the religious life, discerning their vocation to religious life, or simply want to be open to God’s will in their life. The girls will have the chance to interact with the following groups: Carmelite Nuns, Dominican Sisters, Sisters of Mary of Namur, Kingdom of God Sisters, & the Hermanas Catequistas Guadalupans.

Space is limited to the first 50 High School girls to register.

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A Taste of Italy: All-Inclusive Eleven-Day Escorted Trip

October 19-29, 2016

A Taste of Italy The Advancement Foundation Supporting the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth Presents: A TASTE OF ITALY! October 19-29, 2016 - This is an all-inclusive eleven-day escorted trip visiting Venice, Padua, Assisi, Florence, Rome and Pompeii. It will be the trip of a lifetime and is limited to the first 36 who register. Travel with us and there will be a Priest to say daily Mass at basilica’s all over Italy! It is fully escorted so all you have to do is pack and show up! The cost is $4877 double occupancy. Single supplement is $418. Passports, souvenirs and daily lunches are not included.

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