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Local pilgrims pray Stations of the Cross over day’s journey to 5 northwest parishes

Lenten Pilgrimage

March 19, 2019
by Jenara Kocks Burgess
North Texas Catholic

WINDTHORST — On a sunny, windy Saturday during Lent, parishioners from St. Mary in Windthorst and Our Lady Queen of Peace and Sacred Heart, both in Wichita Falls, set out to pray the Stations of the Cross during a pilgrimage to five churches deep in the Northwest Deanery.

“What sparked the idea was three years ago when [St. Mary in Windthorst] was a Jubilee Year of Mercy [designated] parish, a group from Eastland, Strawn, Strickland, and Ranger traveled together to visit Windthorst. We thought, ‘we could do that,’” said Sherry Berend...

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Photos by Jayme Donahue/NTC

Middle school students rally for Christ

Middle School Rally

March 15, 2019
by Michelle McDaniel
North Texas Catholic

FORT WORTH — Onstage, a lively duo armed with a guitar and ukulele invited middle-school students up alongside them to play fake instruments in front of a crowd of their cheering peers.

This camaraderie-building activity led up to the second of two keynote talks given by speakers and musicians Kyle Heimann and Dan Harms, at the annual diocesan Middle School Rally. ...

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Photos 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
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Statement by Bishop Michael F. Olson regarding Conviction of a Volunteer for Sexual Abuse of a Minor
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Statement Regarding the Laicization of Theodore E. McCarrick
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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
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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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