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"The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me; He has sent me to bring good news to the afflicted, to bind up the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, release to the prisoners."
Isaiah 61:1

The Chrism Mass Live Stream Video

Chrism Mass

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Thursday, May 28, 2020 (5:00 PM CDT)

During the Chrism Mass, the bishop blesses the sacramental oils used throughout the year in every parish in the diocese, and the priests of the diocese renew their promises to the priesthood.

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

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May 21, 2020

Dear Friends in Christ,

I would like to thank you for the efforts that all of you have made in patience and generosity during these past several weeks of the first phase of our return to the public celebration of Mass and sacraments with the adaptation of several restrictions and protocols for the sake of the safety of all. The Eucharist makes us the Church through communion with Christ and with each other as one body, brothers and sisters, and saves us from being an aggregate of individuals with selfish interests. In our vocation as the Church, we are to care for each other, especially the vulnerable, in the integrity of soul and body as created by God.

It is with being mindful of these and other truths of the Gospel that I am very happy to announce to you that this weekend, May 23-24, 2020, we will begin the second phase of public celebration of masses in the Diocese of Fort Worth. ...

Complete pastoral letter | Carta pastoral completa
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Coronavirus Precautions | Precauciones sobre el Coronavirus

Catholic Bishop Abuse Reporting Service


A third-party reporting service became operational Monday, March 1, 2020 to receive reports of sexual abuse and related misconduct by bishops, and to relay those reports to proper Church authorities for investigation. If a reporting includes a crime, such as the sexual abuse of a minor, a report will be made to civil authorities. Otherwise, reports will be kept confidential.

The Catholic Bishop Abuse Reporting Service allows for individuals to relay to Church authorities any reports of a U.S. Catholic bishop who has:

  • Forced someone to perform or to submit to sexual acts through violence, threat, or abuse of authority.
  • Performed sexual acts with a minor or a vulnerable person.
  • Produced, exhibited, possessed, or distributed child pornography, or recruited or induced a minor or a vulnerable person to participate in pornographic exhibitions.
  • Or, a diocesan or eparchial bishop, or a cleric overseeing a diocese/eparchy in the absence of a diocesan or eparchial bishop, who has intentionally interfered with a civil or church investigation into allegations of sexual abuse committed by another cleric or religious.

Complete statement

Diocesan Website: Catholic Bishop Abuse Reporting Service

More News Items...

Decree Regarding General Absolution for Jails, Prisons, Detention Centers
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Decree Regarding General Absolution for Hospitals, Nursing Home
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Statement by Fort Worth Catholic Diocese Bishop Michael F. Olson Regarding Governor Abbott’s Decision to No Longer Allow Refugees to Resettle into Texas
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Sunday Mass

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The Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth will live stream the Sunday Mass at 11:00 AM (CDT) from St. Patrick Cathedral. Interpreted for the Deaf.

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Bishop Michael Olson

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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