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Bishop Michael Olson’s Statement on the Supreme Court’s Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade

Crest of Bishop Michael F. Olson

June 26, 2022

The long-awaited decision in the case of Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization has been announced today by the U.S. Supreme Court. This decision overturns the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision and effectively closes a shameful period in American history that witnessed the evil and legalized killing of 60 million unborn babies throughout the United States of America.

While the Catholic Church in the United States, the faithful of the Diocese of Fort Worth, other men and women of good will, and I have prayed and worked diligently for...

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Bishop Chairmen Call for Congressional Action to Address Gun Violence

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

June 3, 2022

WASHINGTON — After multiple mass shootings in recent weeks, four bishop chairmen joined in a letter to Congress expressing their grief over these incomprehensible tragedies. Their letter calls on members of Congress to, “unite in our humanity to stop the massacres of innocent lives.”

Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on...

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Pastoral Letter Regarding Changes to Current COVID-19 Protocols for the Celebration of Mass

Crest of Bishop Michael Olson

March 4, 2022

"Our current environment is one with two important factors: 1) the ready availability of vaccines which in most cases limit symptoms, and 2) treatment protocols and medicines now exist that minimize likelihood of hospitalization. Thus, beginning this weekend, the wearing of face masks during Mass and at the distribution of Communion is now optional and left to the discretion of the ordinary or extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion."

(Pastoral Letter 3-4-2022)

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Celebration of Mass & Other Liturgical Celebrations (5-20-2021)
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Parish Gatherings Outside of Mass (5-20-2021)
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Coronavirus Precautions / Precauciones sobre el Coronavirus

For current protocols and guidelines, pastoral letters, and helpful COVID-19 resources, please visit our Coronavirus Precautions web page.

Para obtener los protocolos y directrices actuales, cartas pastorales y recursos útiles del COVID-19, visite nuestra página web de Precauciones por Coronavirus.

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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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