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Father Ricardo Mata.

Texas priest arrested over allegations of inappropriate contact with minors

May 8, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The Diocese of Dallas said it had been “recently made aware of an allegation by a juvenile girl of inappropriate... Read more

Police in California on April 11, 2024, announced the arrest of a man suspected of posing as a priest to gain access to, and rob, several Catholic parishes across the country.

Police arrest man suspected of robbing Catholic parishes in fake priest scam

Apr 12, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Multiple Catholic parishes in both New York and Texas over the last several months reported encountering a man who in... Read more

Photos of a man claiming to be a priest named "Father Martin" who attempted to infiltrate several parishes around Texas in October 2023.

Update: Texas dioceses targeted by scammer impersonating Catholic priest

Nov 21, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

A man calling himself “Father Martin” attempted to infiltrate several Texas parishes last month and reportedly stole several hundred dollars... Read more

Brad and Chanel Moran, from Dallas, in Lisbon, Portugal for World Youth Day 2023.

U.S. pilgrims reflect on World Youth Day experience: a ‘small taste’ of heaven

Aug 9, 2023

By Jonah McKeown, Joe Bukuras

CNA spoke to young adults about their experiences of World Youth Day 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal, last week. Read more

A woman touches crosses setup at a memorial during a vigil on May 8, 2023, in Brownsville, Texas. The vigil was held in remembrance of the eight people killed May 7, 2023, and several injured after a man allegedly drove his car through a group of migrants waiting at a bus stop.

Catholic bishops respond to Texas tragedies that left 16 dead, including group of migrants

May 8, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The victims of the incident at the border were Venezuelan migrants who were waiting for a bus after spending the... Read more

Then-Archbishop Edward Burns of Anchorage-Juneau, 2015

Citing local COVID surge, Dallas diocese prolongs dispensation from Sunday obligation

Aug 11, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

The Diocese of Dallas announced this week that it is extending a dispensation from the Sunday obligation for Catholics, due... Read more

Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe in Dallas, Texas. Via Shutterstock

Judge orders police to return some files to Diocese of Dallas taken in May raid 

Oct 30, 2019

By Mary Farrow

A Dallas county district judge has ordered Dallas police to return certain documents to the Catholic Diocese of Dallas that... Read more

Bishop Edward J. Burns. CNA file photo.

Burns: 'Sensational' raid on Dallas chancery was 'traumatic' and unnecessary

May 21, 2019

The Bishop of Dallas says that a May 15 police raid on diocesan offices was sensationalism, traumatic, and a waste... Read more

Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe in Dallas. Texas. Via Shutterstock

Police search Dallas diocesan chancery

May 15, 2019

Officers executed a warrant on the chancery offices at 7:30 am local time.  Read more

Why some parishes are offering IDs to undocumented Texans

May 8, 2018

By Mary Farrow

For undocumented immigrants in Texas, something as simple as a routine traffic stop could mean arrest and deportation.  Read more

Bishop Edward J. Burns in the Cathedral of the Nativity, in Juneau.

Juneau bishop to head Dallas diocese

Dec 13, 2016

By Hannah Brockhaus

After what was a very short vacancy for the Diocese of Dallas, the Vatican announced Tuesday that Bishop Edward J.... Read more

Dallas' next auxiliary bishop sees 'a new call to serve'

Dec 16, 2015

Pope Francis on Wednesday appointed Monsignor J. Gregory Kelly, a local priest, to become the newest auxiliary bishop of the... Read more

Investigators work on a crime scene outside of Curtis Culwell Center after a shooting on May 4, 2015 in Garland, Texas.

Shooting over Muhammad cartoon event draws prayers from Dallas bishop

May 4, 2015

The attempted attack of two gunmen on a Texas venue hosting an event about cartoons depicting Islam’s prophet Muhammad has... Read more