People have said to me, “Bishop, I want to pray but I don’t know how to start.” Of course the desire to pray is a prayer itself, but I believe that most of the time people who ask me this question are referring to spontaneous prayer.
Saturday, March 29, 2014092Sharing faith-centered stories around Boy Scout camp fires and immersing himself in teaching at a Catholic school in Iraqi Kurdistan helped sharpen Richard “Joe” Walshe’s desire to become a catechist and, eventually, a religion teacher in a Catholic school.
Thursday, March 27, 20140177With family and friends in attendance, nearly 150 people from 77 parishes and Catholic organizations were recognized by Bishop Kevin J. Farrell for their outstanding service to the church. Those recognized were bestowed the Bishop’s Award for Service to the Church during a Mass and ceremony at the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of...
Thursday, March 6, 2014065
By Catholic News Service
Lent is meant to wake up Christians and help them see that God can give them the strength to change their lives and their surroundings, Pope Francis said.
Before receiving and distributing ashes at an evening Mass March 5, Ash Wednesday, Pope Francis gave a homily focused on a line from the prophet...
On my way to the funeral of the outstanding Cistercian theologian, Father David Balás, I heard a radio commercial urging Texas to stop the “invasion of its borders.” Later as I sat in the chapel of the abbey in Irving before the Mass, I reflected on the life and the times of Father David.Diocese
In a statement released Feb. 27, Texas Catholic Bishops expressed disappointment at the decision by the Federal District Court in San Antonio to strike down the state’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage that voters approved in 2005.
Thursday, February 20, 2014056Opening a two-day meeting of the world's cardinals, Pope Francis said the church's pastoral approach to helping couples must be "intelligent, courageous and full of love" because the family today is "looked down upon and mistreated."
Friday, February 14, 20140251Philanthropists Mary and Mike Terry, crediting their faith and family as inspirations for a life of service to people in need throughout North Texas, were recognized as this year’s recipients of The Catholic Foundation Award during a dinner at the Hilton Anatole Feb. 7.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014053More and more it seems we live in a “throw-away” society. When something is no longer useful or attractive…get rid of it! This is largely due to the media that glamorizes the weird and spectacular as the good life and dismisses the normal and healthy as mundane and not newsworthy. But that is the real world where their viewers and...