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Diocese

News Releases

The Diocese of Fort Worth issues news release from time to time about important events, policies and other matters. Below are current as well as past news releases. For more information concerning a news release, contact Diocesan Communications Director below.

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2017-2016

2017

8-28-2017
Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund Special Collection

English

6-19-2017
Synod 2018: Young People, Faith, Vocational Discernment

English

5-8-2017
Bishop Statement on Anti-Sanctuary Cities Legislation

English

4-6-2017
Bishop Appoints New President of Nolan Catholic High School

English

2-2-2017
Pastoral Letter on Moratorium on Refugee Admittance

English / Spanish

2016

9-14-2016
Statement on Ads by Catholics for Choice

English / Spanish

7-8-2016
Statement on Dallas Attacks

English

6-27-2016
Statement on Supreme Court Abortion Clinic Ruling

English

6-7-2016
Statement on Proposed Federal Predatory Lending Rules

English

3-4-2016
Our Mother of Mercy Catholic School to Transition to Cristo Rey College Prep High School

English

2015-2014

2015

12-16-2015
Bishop Olson Congratulates Dallas Diocese Bishop-elect Kelly

English

11-24-2015
Our Mother of Mercy Church principal church for Year of Mercy Celebration

English

11-17-2015
Statement Regarding Terrorist Attacks in Paris and the Plight of Refugees

English

7-1-2015
Pastoral Letter Regarding U.S. Supreme Court Decision

English / Spanish

5-4-2015
Statement on Serving the Homeless in the Fort Worth Area

English

1-30-2015
Bishop Olson Erects New Parish

English / English

1-2-2015
Bishop Forms New Parish

English

2014

12-22-2014
Statement on the Opening of the South Texas Detention Facility

English

11-21-2014
Statement on Federal Immigration Action

English

10-15-2014
Liturgical Adaptation (Regarding The Flu and Communicable Diseases)

English

8-22-2014
Statement on ALS Association Bucket Challenge

English

8-8-2014
Statement Regarding Ecclesia Dei’s Closing of Fisher More College Matter

English / Spanish

7-10-2014
Pastoral Letter on Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors Crisis

English / Spanish

6-30-2014
Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Hobby Lobby Suit

English

6-16-2014
Funeral Services Set for Bishop Olson’s Mother

English

4-17-2014
Marianists Departing Nolan Catholic High School

English

3-7-2014
Statement Regarding Settlement of Claims Against the Diocese Involving James Reilly

English

1-15-2014
Rev. Msgr. Stephen J. Berg Named New Bishop of Pueblo Diocese

English

2013-2012

2013

11-19-2013
Rev. Msgr. Michael F. Olson Named New Bishop of Fort Worth Diocese

English / Spanish

5-1-2013
Lowering Age Limit for Single-Dose Emergency Contraception Irresponsible, a Disappointment, Says Bishops' Pro-Life Spokesperson

English

4-18-2013
Statement by Diocesan Administrator on West Explosion

English

4-15-2013
Diocese of Fort Worth Settles Claim Involving James Reilly

English

3-13-2013
Statement by Diocesan Administrator on the Election of Pope Francis

English / Spanish

2-11-2013
Statement by Diocesan Administrator on Pope Benedict’s XVI Resignation

English / Spanish

2012

12-13-2012
Msgr. Berg Selected Fort Worth Diocese’s Diocesan Administrator

English

9-21-2012
Settlement of Claims Regarding Rev. William Paiz, CMF

English

2-11-2013
Bishop Kevin Vann on Appointment As Fourth Bishop of Diocese of Orange

English / Spanish / Vietnamese

6-15-2012
Bishop Urges Faithful to Observe "Fortnight for Freedom"

English

6-14-2012
Statement Regarding Settlement of Claims Against the Diocese Involving James Reilly

English

6-14-2012
Diocese of Fort Worth Statement Regarding Religious Freedom Lawsuit

English / Spanish

Lawsuit Background
Filed Lawsuit / English / Spanish

2-15-2012
Statement to Contact Elected Officials

English / Spanish

1-27-2012
Bishops Call for First Amendment to be Upheld in Latest HHS Ruling

English / Spanish / Vietnamese

1-27-2012
Statement Regarding Fr. Joseph Tu Nguyen

English / Spanish / Vietnamese

2011-2010

2011

12-5-2011
Largest U.S. Catholic Vietnamese Church Dedication Set in Arlington

English

11-15-2011
Bishop Kevin Vann Named Ecclesiastical Delegate for Pastoral Provision

English

10-24-2011
Bishop Announces Papal Honors to 16 Outstanding Members of Diocese

English / Spanish

9-23-2011
Fort Worth Anglicans to be Received into the Catholic Church

English

6-9-2011
Statement on Victim Assistance Ministry and Safe Environment Training

English / Spanish

4-7-2011
Statement on the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People

English / Spanish

2010

7-2-2010
Statement Regarding Settlement of Claim Against the Diocese Involving Rudy Renteria

English

4-9-2010
Bishop on the Appointment of Archbishop Gomez as Coadjutor in Los Angeles

English

2009-2008

2009

12-11-2009
Statement on Nguyen Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

English

10-26-2009
Guidelines to All Parishes In Order To Help Mitigate the Effects of the Flu

English

2008

10-8-2008
Joint Respect Life Statement from Bishop Vann and Bishop Farrell

English / Spanish

9-15-2008
Follow Up News Release: Two Additional Credible Accusations of Sexual Abuse

English

9-8-2008
Credible 1978 Sexual Abuse of Minor by Deceased Priest Is Investigated by Fort Worth Catholic Diocese

English

8-13-2008
Magaldi Passes Away

English

8-8-2008
Bishop Announces Plans for Spiritual Renewal To Commemorate Diocese of Fort Worth’s 40th Anniversary

English

8-8-2008
Bishop Extends Condolences to Victims of Bus Crash

English

6-23-2008
Statement Regarding Settlement of Claim Against the Diocese Involving James Reilly

English

5-10-2008
Father Michal Olson Appointed New Rector of Holy Trinity Seminary

English

2-15-2008
Statement Regarding Settlement Agreement of a Third Lawsuit Against the Diocese Involving Thomas Teczar

English

2-14-2008
Magaldi Confirms He Is HIV Positive

English

2-10-2008
Bishop Kevin Vann Book on Marriage Set for Release

English

2007-2006

2007

12-20-2007
Statement Regarding Settlement Agreement of a Lawsuit Against the Diocese Involving Thomas Teczar

English

10-18-2007
Statement On Galveston-Houston Archbishop Daniel N. DiNardo’s Elevation to Cardinal

English

9-20-2007
Statement on Removal of Pastor at Vietnamese Martyrs Catholic Church in Arlington

English

5-18-2007
Teacher Fired for Improper Conduct with a Minor Six Years Ago While Serving as a Youth Minister

English

4-4-2007
Statement on Sexually Abuse Lawsuits

English

3-5-2007
Texas Catholic Bishops Statement on the HPV Vaccine Mandate

English

2-7-2007
Update of Recent Activity Regarding Allegations and Responses

English

2006

12-14-2006
Fr. Gil Pansza Removed From Ministry

English / Spanish

11-29-2006
Press Conference on Release of Cleric Files

English

11-22-2006
Bishop Comments On Settlement with 11 Victims and the Upcoming Release of Accused Priests’ Files

English

8-11-2006
Diocese Will Not Appeal Court Ruling to Release Accused Priests’ Personnel Files

English / Spanish

8-11-2006
Opening Statement by Bishop Concerning July 25th Order of Tarrant County District Court Judge Len Wade

English

8-10-2006
Media Backgrounder II: Safe Environment Training Program

English / Spanish

8-10-2006
Media Backgrounder I: Names of Priests and Their Status

English / Spanish

 


Contacts:

Pat Svacina
Director of Communications
817-945-9420, 817-996-9609 (Cell)

Rosa Rosales
Administrative Assistant
817-945-9424

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