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Texas bishops support plan to give families tuition credits to spend on private or parochial schools

Mar 24, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Catholic bishops in Texas are all-in advocating for parental school choice in the state Legislature this spring.  Read more

Dennis Schroeder at his home in Windthorst, Texas.

Mercy mission: every encounter with Dennis Schroeder includes a reminder of Jesus' love

Dennis Schroeder’s home is filled with things he loves. More mounted deer heads than you can count on your hands.... Read more

Good Shepherd Catholic Community Parish in Colleyville, Texas.

‘We offered them a safe space’: Texas priest details parish's role helping synagogue hostage families

Jan 18, 2022

By Katie Yoder

A Catholic parish in Colleyville, Texas, sprang into action to help the terrified families whose loved ones were taken hostage... Read more

A police car sits in front of the Congregation Beth Israel Synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, some 25 miles west of Dallas, Jan. 16, 2022. - All four people taken hostage in a more than 10-hour standoff at the Texas synagogue have been freed unharmed, police said late Jan. 15, and their suspected captor is dead.

'Prayers answered. All hostages are out.': Texas synagogue standoff ends

Jan 16, 2022

By CNA Staff

An FBI team on Saturday shot and killed a man who had taken hostages during a live streamed service at... Read more

Amy Coney Barrett before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Oct. 14, 2020.

Barrett hearings show threat of anti-Catholic bigotry - Fort Worth bishop

Oct 16, 2020

Bishop Michael Olson of Fort Worth penned an op-ed Thursday decrying the “anti-Catholic bigotry” that he says has surfaced since... Read more

Bishop Michael Olson.

Fort Worth Bishop Olson apologizes for ‘horrible effects’ of invalid baptisms

Sep 18, 2020

By JD Flynn

An Oklahoma City priest who discovered he was invalidly baptized as a child received that invalid sacrament from a deacon... Read more

Bishop Michael Olson.

Fort Worth diocese will distribute Communion outside after Masses

Mar 18, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

Bishop Michael Olson of Fort Worth issued a pastoral letter March 18 detailing directives for the celebration of Mass during... Read more

Tinslee Lewis.

Texas appeals court hears arguments on treatment for gravely ill child

Feb 7, 2020

An appeals court heard arguments Tuesday regarding the medical treatment of a terminally ill child in Fort Worth, and whether... Read more

Bishop Michael Olson.

Priest pulls lawsuit against Ft Worth’s Bp Olson, but allegations remain dizzying

Feb 3, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

A Fort Worth diocesan priest who resigned his post and later attempted to rescind his resignation has dropped a lawsuit... Read more

Tinslee Lewis.

Texas appeals court orders continued treatment for gravely ill child

Jan 6, 2020

A Texas appeals court ordered Friday that a hospital continue medical treatment for Tinslee Lewis, a terminally ill child in... Read more

A statue of Our Lady.

While Fort Worth bishop says apparition is not real, alleged visionary blames demonic attack

Aug 27, 2019

The Bishop of Fort Worth, Texas, said Monday that alleged appearances of the Blessed Virgin Mary in his diocese are... Read more

Bishop Michael Olson.

Fort Worth bishop has not endorsed alleged messages from Mary

Aug 12, 2019

The Bishop of Fort Worth, Texas has not authenticated alleged apparitions of the Virgin Mary that are said to have... Read more

US-Mexico border crossing at San Ysidro.

Catholic Charities Fort Worth hosts migrant children separated from parents

Jun 20, 2018

As thousands of children have been separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexican border in recent weeks, Catholic Charities Fort... Read more