Saturday, March 16, 2013031Never 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, 2013024Dallas 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.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013047More black smoke poured from the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel at 11:40 a.m. March 13, which seemed to indicate the 115 cardinal electors failed to elect a pope on their second and third ballots.
Monday, March 11, 2013054Although there will only be 115 cardinals in the Sistine Chapel voting for a pope, the whole church joins them in prayer and expectation, said the archbishop who spearheaded the design of the conclave rites and prayers.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013026Although by March 6 the world's cardinals had not set a date to begin the conclave to elect a new pope, they had begun discussing "the profile" required of the next pope to meet the needs of the church, the Vatican spokesman said.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013055 On the first day of their pre-conclave meetings, all of the cardinals were given a gold-embossed, green book of rites and prayers to accompany them as they enter the conclave, vote, elect a new pope and introduce him to the world.
Thursday, February 28, 2013076St. Patrick Catholic Church of Dallas has been home to numerous generations of families since being established in 1963. The St. Patrick parish will kick off a year-long celebration of its 50th anniversary with a ceremony March 16.