Friday, April 19, 20130141Emergency personnel were carefully combing through blocks of wreckage in this town of 2,900 a day after a chemical fertilizer factory caught fire and exploded with the force of a small earthquake April 17, injuring perhaps hundreds and killing others.
Thursday, April 18, 2013059In a short message sent from his @Pontifex Twitter account, Pope Francis told the more than 2.3 million followers on his English account to "Please join me in praying for the victims of the explosion in Texas and their families."
Tuesday, April 16, 2013046The first name released of someone killed in the April 15 explosions at the Boston Marathon was that of 8-year-old Martin Richard, whose picture in newspapers showed him grinning broadly, apparently at his first Communion.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013062Within hours of two explosions taking place near the finish line of the Boston Marathon April 15, Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley sent a message of prayer and support for those injured, their loved ones and those who experienced the trauma of the tragedy.
Friday, April 12, 20130365With Dallas Bishop Kevin J. Farrell presiding over the Mass, Brother Anthony Bigney was ordained to the priesthood April 6 at Cistercian Abbey of Our Lady of Dallas in Irving, bringing to 26 the number of monks at the Irving monastery.
Thursday, April 4, 2013053When hundreds of thousands of young Catholics gather with Pope Francis in Rio de Janeiro in the summer, reflections on safeguarding the environment will be part of the program. Like earlier editions of World Youth Day, the July celebration in Rio de Janeiro will include morning catechetical sessions and afternoon cultural events.
Friday, March 29, 20130122Dozens of priests, deacons and seminarians in the Diocese of Dallas joined Bishop Kevin J. Farrell and Auxiliary Bishops J. Douglas Deshotel and Mark J. Seitz on March 26 for the annual chrism Mass at the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe.
Friday, March 29, 20130158Bishop Kevin J. Farrell joined Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, city and state officials, local celebrities and thousands of men from across the Dallas/Fort Worth area March 23 to kick off the inaugural Dallas Men Against Abuse rally, held in front of city hall in downtown Dallas.
Friday, March 29, 20130258Allie Daus, Ursuline Academy’s first-year head soccer coach, needed a week or so for everything about the Bears’ 23rd consecutive state title to crystallize. Ursuline defeated Houston St. Agnes, 2-0, at Awty International School in Houston for the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools’ Division I championship on March...