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Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth Statement Regarding Alleged Apparitions

Fort Worth Diocese

August 8, 2019

The last words that can be attributed to the Blessed Virgin Mary with divine and Catholic faith are recorded in the Gospel of John as having been spoken by her at Cana, “Do whatever He tells you” (John 2:5). These must be believed because they are part of authentic revelation. There is nothing further to be revealed by God that has not already been fully revealed in Jesus Christ.

It is in light of this truth of the Catholic faith that one should assess 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. ...

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To All Priests, Deacons, Seminarians, Religious Women and Men and All the Lay Faithful of the Diocese of Fort Worth

Fort Worth Diocese

July 19, 2019

Dear Friends in Christ,
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

On June 3, 1994, I was ordained to the priesthood for our blessed diocese, and then on January 29, 2014, I was ordained bishop for service in this local Church where I have spent nearly all my adult life. In the 20 years between the two ordinations, I served in several parishes, worked as vicar general for my immediate predecessor, and for more than five years was rector of Holy Trinity Seminary at the University of Dallas. Prior to my priestly ordination, my education and formation included service apostolates in several parishes throughout the twenty-eight counties of North Texas that compose our diocese. ...

Complete pastoral letter
Carta pastoral completa

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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 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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