Thursday, October 1, 2015050What a wonderful experience of being Catholic this past week has been; overwhelming, but exhilarating! The visit of Pope Francis had a positive impact on both Catholics and non-Catholics alike.
Thursday, September 17, 20150310We simply cannot ignore the suffering of these brothers and sisters. Evil has happened in history because good people did not stand up in time to stop it. Sometimes we must all raise our voices in solidarity.
Wednesday, September 16, 20150152More than 240 couples recognized by Dallas Bishop Kevin J. Farrell during the Diocesan Silver and Gold Mass on Aug. 29. Bishop Farrell congratulated the couples on their anniversaries and said their witness of the sanctity of marriage stands firmly in contrast with modern societal views on sex and marriage.
Monday, June 22, 20150333The Knights of Columbus are often referred to as “the strong right arm” of the Catholic Church. Across the Diocese of Dallas, that arm often grips a power tool, a spatula or simply helps provide a warm hug. About 10,700 members of the world’s largest Catholic fraternal service group are spread across the diocese among 55 councils.
Friday, June 12, 2015063Much has been written and broadcast by the media concerning Pope Francis’ upcoming encyclical on ecology (Laudato Si – Blessed are You). Since there are likely to be many spins on the document by various individuals and groups, I think it is important to present some points to help Catholics and others keep the encyclical in...
We are indeed blessed to live in a free country, but freedom is a two-sided privilege. Americans enjoy freedom of speech, freedom to worship, and for the most part, freedom from want and freedom from fear. Unfortunately, there are corollaries such as freedom to hate, freedom to disrespect, freedom to ridicule, freedom to be rude and many...
Monday, March 30, 20150414During Holy Week, an important liturgical celebration occurs that only takes place in the cathedral, but touches many lives in every parish in the diocese. It is, of course, the Chrism Mass at which the holy oils to be used in every parish are consecrated, blessed and distributed.
Monday, March 16, 2015077In a surprise statement at the conclusion of his homily Friday, Pope Francis proclaimed an extraordinary Jubilee; a Year to be called a Holy Year of Mercy beginning next Dec. 8, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. It will end on the Feast of Christ the King, Nov. 20, 2016.