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Pastoral Letter to All Priests, Deacons, Seminarians, Religious Men and Women, and Faithful Laity

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July 3, 2020

Dear Friends in Christ,

In reflecting on the celebration of the birth of our great nation, the frequently spoken words of Pope Saint John Paul II came to mind, “Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.” As you are aware, Governor Abbott has re-instituted restrictions on those establishments of business that have been unable to maintain compliance with the three (3) fundamental measures for ensuring the safety of workers and the public: Hygiene/Cleanliness (hand-washing), Physical Distancing, the Use of a Mask or Face Covering. He has further issued an executive order requiring the wearing of masks and facial coverings with a...

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June 26, 2020 Pastoral Letter

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Executive Order by Tarrant County Judge

Bishop Michael Olson’s Pastoral Letter Regarding Church Teaching on the Sin of Racism

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June 13, 2020

Dear Friends in Christ,

"The Church reproves, as foreign to the mind of Christ, any discrimination against men and women or harassment of them because of their race, color, condition of life, or religion." These words, written at the Second Vatican Council in the Declaration entitled Nostra Aetate, articulate concisely the teaching of the Church against the sin of racism in conformity with the heart and mind of Jesus Christ. It is the heart and mind of Christ that must always...

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Recording of the Mass for the Repose of the Soul of George Floyd
Bishop Michael F. Olson's Complete Homily from the Mass

Letter from Fort Worth Diocese Superintendent Jennifer Pelletier

Prayer to Overcome Racism Oración para superar el racismo

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Coronavirus Precautions | Precauciones sobre el Coronavirus

Decree Regarding General Absolution for Jails, Prisons, Detention Centers
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Decree Regarding General Absolution for Hospitals, Nursing Home
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Statement by Fort Worth Catholic Diocese Bishop Michael F. Olson Regarding Governor Abbott’s Decision to No Longer Allow Refugees to Resettle into Texas
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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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