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Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth Statement Regarding Alleged Apparitions
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. ...
To All Priests, Deacons, Seminarians, Religious Women and Men and All the Lay Faithful of the Diocese of Fort Worth
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. ...
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