Friday, March 29, 2013064In front of a large congregation and members of the media at the Cathedral Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Dallas Bishop Kevin Farrell celebrated two Masses of Thanksgiving on March 17 in honor of Pope Francis.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013049 Pope Francis has decided not to move into the papal apartments in the Apostolic Palace, but to live in a suite in the Vatican guesthouse where he has been since the beginning of the conclave that elected him, said Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, Vatican spokesman.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013057A record crowd of more than 200 participants were in attendance for the 2013 Diocese of Dallas Deacon Congress, held March 2 at St. Monica Catholic Church. Participants included deacons, their wives and various members of the diocese.
Wednesday, March 20, 20130139Hundreds of people packed St. Monica Catholic Church on March 9 as Bishop Kevin J. Farrell celebrated the Mass of the Dedication, marking the completion of a $6.3 million renovation to the North Dallas parish’s sanctuary.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013032Pope Francis formally began his ministry as bishop of Rome and as pope by pledging to protect the Catholic Church, the dignity of each person and the beauty of creation, just like St. Joseph protected Mary and Jesus.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013033Although attempts were made to simplify the ceremony, Pope Francis officially inaugurated his ministry as pope and bishop of Rome in a liturgy filled with biblical symbolism and signs of the universality of his mission.
Monday, March 18, 2013038 Citing a distinguished German theologian and an anonymous elderly penitent from Argentina, Pope Francis told an overflow crowd in St. Peter's Square never to despair of God's mercy to sinners.
Saturday, March 16, 2013040Never give in to the devil's pessimism, discouragement and bitterness, Pope Francis said; Christians need to share the Gospel message with joy and courage because it will truly answer people's deepest needs.
Saturday, March 16, 2013033Dallas Bishop Kevin J. Farrell lauded the March 13 election of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio just hours after the Argentine Jesuit’s introduction to the world as Pope Francis, the modern era’s first non-European pontiff, the first pope from South America and the first Jesuit to become the Holy Father.