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Texas Bishops Statement on Syrian Refugees and Security

November 25, 2015


The Texas Catholic Bishops encourage all parties—including governmental leaders, political officials, and advocates—to avoid impulsive judgments in setting public policies regarding the placement of Syrian refugees. The horrors of modern terrorism are frightening, but they demand from us a strong renewal of our faith and our commitment to Christian teachings and the common good. ...

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Bishop Olson Designated Our Mother of Mercy Church principal church for Year of Mercy Celebration

November 24, 2015


Note to Parishes:  Bishop Olson would like the following announcement to be reprinted in each parish bulletin.

In keeping with this proclamation of Pope Francis, Bishop Michael F. Olson has designated that Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church, 1007 E. Terrell in Fort Worth should serve as the principal church for the celebration of the Jubilee Year of Mercy for the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth.

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Statement by Bishop Michael F. Olson Regarding Terrorist Attacks in Paris and the Plight of Refugees

November 17, 2015


The horrific terrorist attacks recently committed in Paris and also in the Middle East strain our understanding as to why such violence is perpetrated. These gravely unjust actions prompt fear and anger in our hearts. Pope Francis stressed in response to the attacks that “the way of violence and hatred does not resolve the problems of humanity.” The Pope went on to say that whoever uses God’s name to justify terrorism is guilty of blasphemy. ...

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Texas Catholic Conference statement on refugees



At renovated Diocesan Formation Center, less clutter makes more room for Christ

November 9, 2015


New Diocesan Formation Center
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FORT WORTH -- To become filled with Christ means first emptying ourselves of the busyness and distractions that fill our lives. Much of the same is happening at the former Cursillo Center, which is in the midst of a transformation into the Diocesan Formation Center.

The diocese purchased the property on 2221 NW 26th Street, a few miles west of the Fort Worth Stockyards more than thirty years ago. Formerly a Baptist church, the facility was primarily used to host retreats offered by the Cursillo Movement. Two years ago Bishop Olson envisioned a renewal of the building and its purpose: to serve as a center of formation for the entire diocese. ...

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Pictures from Bishop's 11th Annual Catholic Respect Life Gala


The Bishop'ss 11th Annual Catholic Respect Life Gala was held on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at the Fort Worth Convention Center Ballroom. The keynote speaker was Cecilia Abbott, First Lady of Texas. Thank you to all the sponsors, donors and attendees for contributing to the success of the event. We appreciate your generous support!


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St. Andrew's Breakfast

December 5, 2015

For men high-school aged to 35 years old. The discernment event begins with Mass at 8:00 a.m. at St. Patrick Cathedral in Fort Worth and is followed by breakfast at the St. Patrick Cathedral Parish Hall. Please RSVP by email to the Vocations Office at or calling 817-945-9321.



Jubilee Year of Mercy

December 8, 2015 - November 20, 2016

Jubilee of Mercy The Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy will be held from the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, December 8, 2015 to Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, on November 20, 2016. Visit the web page for more information on diocesan and parish events happening throughout the Year of Mercy.

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Year of Consecrated Life Closing Celebration

Save the Date - February 5, 2016

Year of Consecrated Life The Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth will host a closing celebration for the Year of Consecrated Life Friday, February 5, 2016 at St. Francis of Assisi parish in Grapevine. Further details regarding the celebration will be announced as the year progresses.