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To All Priests, Deacons, Seminarians, Religious Women and Men and All the Lay Faithful of the Diocese of Fort Worth

Fort Worth Diocese

July 19, 2019

Dear Friends in Christ,
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

On June 3, 1994, I was ordained to the priesthood for our blessed diocese, and then on January 29, 2014, I was ordained bishop for service in this local Church where I have spent nearly all my adult life. In the 20 years between the two ordinations, I served in several parishes, worked as vicar general for my immediate predecessor, and for more than five years was rector of Holy Trinity Seminary at the University of Dallas. Prior to my priestly ordination, my education and formation included service apostolates in several parishes throughout the twenty-eight counties of North Texas that compose our diocese.

All of those experiences have helped me to come to know many of you and for many of you to come to know me, for which I am grateful. Our shared experiences have prepared me to understand the unique situation of the Church in North Texas...

Complete pastoral letter
Carta pastoral completa

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Tuesday of the Fourteenth Week of Ordinary Time: The Twenty-fifth Anniversary of The Priestly Ordination of Bishop Michael Olson

July 9, 2019

On Tuesday, July 9, Most Reverend Michael F. Olson, STD, MA celebrated twenty-five years of priestly ministry at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Keller, Texas. You can read his complete homily, which is posted on his blog Life on the Chrism Trail, by visiting the link below. (Photo by Juan Guajardo / NTC)

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Diocese of Fort Worth's continued effort to strengthen the safety posture at our parishes and schools
Complete statement | Declaración completa

Statement by Bishop Michael F. Olson regarding Conviction of a Volunteer for Sexual Abuse of a Minor
Complete statement

Statement Regarding the Laicization of Theodore E. McCarrick
Complete statement

Pastoral Letter Regarding the Release of Names by Other Texas Dioceses and Why the Diocese of Fort Worth Has Made Public the Names of Clergy Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse of Minors Since 2007
Complete letter | Carta completa

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