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Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth Expresses Sympathy

Fort Worth Diocese

October 14, 2019

On behalf of the priests, deacons, religious men and women and lay members of the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth, I express our sympathy and offer our pledge of prayers to the family, friends, and the community, of Atatiana Jefferson who was killed in a tragic police shooting early Saturday.

We call on the City of Fort Worth to commit to a rapid and impartial investigation by an independent body that can determine what occurred and that, subsequently, leads to appropriate actions that will prevent such future tragedies and provide the restoration of trust required for the many dedicated men and women of our police to serve and to protect our community.

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

Bishop's Office Crest

August 26, 2019

Dear Friends in Christ,

On August 8, 2019, the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth issued a statement regarding alleged apparitions, messages and miracles of the Blessed Virgin Mary, under a title of “Mystical Rose-Our Lady of Argyle,” purported through social media and websites to be occurring at Saint Mark Parish in Denton/Argyle, Texas.

In that statement, I encouraged everyone “to assess such claims of apparitions or of messages and miracles with prudence, always presuming the good will of anyone making such a claim, but with due regard for the integrity of the Catholic faith.” ...

Complete pastoral letter | Carta pastoral completa

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Statement from the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth Confirms Alleged Apparitions of “Mystical Rose–Our Lady of Argyle” are Fabricated
Complete statement | Declaración completa

Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth Statement Regarding Alleged Apparitions
Complete statement

To All Priests, Deacons, Seminarians, Religious Women and Men and All the Lay Faithful of the Diocese of Fort Worth
Complete pastoral letter | Carta pastoral completa

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

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