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Opening Mass of The Diocesan Synodal Process

The Church of God is convoked in Synod. Pope Francis invites the whole Church to question itself on synodality: a decisive theme for the life and mission of the Church. For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission

Sunday Mass: 9:30 AM CDT
St. Patrick Cathedral. Interpreted for the Deaf.

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Pastoral Letter Regarding Proposed Mandates and Religious Exemptions for Covid-19 Vaccinations and a Proper Formation of Conscience

Crest of Bishop Michael Olson

September 28, 2021

"During the past several months I have received questions from members of the Catholic faithful in the Diocese of Fort Worth both directly and indirectly as communicated to me through our priests, deacons, and school administrators regarding other issues of morality around the vaccine for COVID-19 and the possibility of offering religious exemptions to mandates issued by employers and government offices at the federal, state, and local levels. I have very seriously taken these matters to prayer and to consultation with other bishops, theologians, administrators, medical experts, and my priests and legal counsel." (Pastoral Letter 9-28-21)

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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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Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops: "Heartbeat" law adds to Texas’ respect for mothers and families

September 3, 2021

AUSTIN — Texas' new "heartbeat" law adds to a growing network of support for pregnant mothers and their families, the bishops of Texas said in a statement released Sept. 3. The full statement follows.

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Bishop Olson joins the Catholic Current on The Station of the Cross Catholic Radio to discuss the Texas Heartbeat Law

Statement of U.S. Bishops’ Pro-Life Chairman on Supporting Pregnant and New Mothers

Bishop Olson Decree Implementing the Motu Proprio, Traditionis Custodes, promulgated by Pope Francis on July 16, 2021

Bishop Olson's Coat of Arms

September 1, 2021

Dear Fathers,

Please find under cover of this letter my Decree Implementing the Motu Proprio, Traditionis Custodes, promulgated by Pope Francis on July 16, 2021. Please post my decree in your parish bulletin and on your parish website, as well as with links to the Holy Father's motu proprio and accompanying letter to bishops...

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