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DIOCESAN NEWS

Bishop Edward J. Burns becomes the eighth bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Dallas on Feb. 9 at the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe. (KEVIN BARTRAM/Special Contributor)

A new bishop for the Diocese of Dallas

Seeking the intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe and vowing to exhaust himself for Jesus Christ by working side-by-side with his new flock, Bishop Edward J. Burns was installed as the eighth bishop of the Diocese of Dallas at the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe Feb. 9.
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With a big smile and an outstretched hand, Cardinal Kevin J. Farrell said it was great to spend a Sunday morning in a parish like he had done for many years as bishop of Dallas. “This is my Rome parish,” he told the congregation at the Church of St. Julian the Martyr on Via Cassia near the northern edge of the city. The prefect of the new Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life entered the College of Cardinals in November, and Pope Francis chose St. Julian as his titular church, a sign of the cardinal’s bond with the Diocese of Rome. Read more

When George Teague, 45, began as John Paul II High School’s head football coach on Jan. 3, he brought a strong portfolio as a football player on all levels and coaching experience, most recently at the June Shelton School, which made the TAPPS Division III playoffs under Teague. His nine NFL seasons included five with the Cowboys and three with the Green Bay Packers, who selected him in the 1993 NFL Draft’s first round. Read more

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Edward Burns of the Diocese of Juneau, Alaska, as the new bishop of the Diocese of Dallas, succeeding Cardinal Kevin J. Farrell, who is now the prelate for the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life at the Vatican. The announcement was made Dec. 13 in Washington, D.C., by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, papal nuncio to the United States. Read more

Edgemere, a retirement community in Dallas, recently brought a little holiday cheer to the residents and staff of St. Joseph’s Residence, a need-based assisted living community, by preparing, cooking and serving a holiday feast. The Edgemere team even did all the cleanup following the annual luncheon. Read more

Pope Francis elevated 17 new cardinals to the College of Cardinals Nov. 19, including former Dallas Bishop Kevin J. Farrell, who is now the prelate of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life at the Vatican. With other cardinals, archbishops and bishops from around the world in attendance, along with family and friends from their home dioceses, the new cardinals heard the continuing message of mercy from Pope Francis. Read more

On a calm and temperate day on West Texas’ South Plains, the Diocese of Lubbock received and celebrated a new chief shepherd when Bishop Robert M. Coerver was ordained to the Episcopacy and installed as the third bishop of Lubbock at Christ the King Cathedral on Nov. 21. Bishop Coerver served as pastor of St. Rita Catholic Church since 2010. Read more

More than 100 people from the Diocese of Dallas traveled to Rome to see former Dallas Bishop Kevin J. Farrell elevated to the College of Cardinals and to attend the closing Mass of the Year of Mercy. The pilgrims attended a Mass concelebrated by Dallas Bishop Greg Kelly in the Crypt of St. Peter and will attend the closing Mass for the Year of Mercy. Read more

As St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church celebrates its 125th anniversary this year and prepares for a special commemorative 1 p.m. Mass on Dec. 17, parishioners have shared reflections on the generations, family ties and profound faith that initiated, built and strengthened the Kaufman County parish. Read more

Answering a call to serve those in need, members of the Diocese of Dallas diaconate program are once again ready to wear their faith on their sleeves. Or, in this case, on their aprons.
Working in collaboration with Catholic Charities, deacons for the second consecutive year will serve Thanksgiving dinners to people in need in two seatings Nov. 19 at the Marillac Social Center in West Dallas. Read more

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