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Bishop Michael F. Olson Addresses Recent Decisions

December 14, 2018

A pastoral video from Bishop Michael F. Olson addressing recent decisions in the Diocese of Fort Worth.

Bishop Michael F. Olson’s Pastoral Letter Addressing Recent Decisions

Fort Worth Diocese

December 15, 2018

Dear Friends in Christ,

As I said at my ordination and installation as your bishop, Pope Saint John XXIII was fond of saying that a bishop is not given a diocese but rather he is given to a diocese.  At that time, I stated that this paraphrase was how I would approach my ministry as your bishop.  It is hard to believe that almost five years have passed since the day of my ordination as your bishop, and each day of that period I have spent in gratitude for the service that Christ has entrusted me to offer you with leadership in teaching, overseeing, and sanctifying. ...

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Letter to the Priests, Deacons, Consecrated Religious, and the Baptized Faithful from Bishop Michael F. Olson, in Solidarity with Texas Catholic Bishops Decision to Release Names of Clergy Credibly Accused
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Diocesan Statement Regarding Three Priests
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Statement on Administrative Committee USCCB Plan of Action:
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USCCB Administrative Committee Statement, Actions to be Taken:
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Bishop Olson Statement on Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report:
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Safe Environment

The Office of Safe Environment is committed to protecting vulnerable children, youths, and adults in the Diocese of Fort Worth, and is in the process of implementing an enhanced safe environment program that strengthens the protection of minors and vulnerable adults.
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Bishop Michael F. Olson, S.T.D., M.A. was ordained bishop and installed as the fourth bishop of the Diocese of Fort Worth on January 29, 2014.

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