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Statement by Fort Worth Catholic Diocese Bishop Michael F. Olson on Federal Immigration Action

November 21, 2014


I welcome the announcement that the federal government will not deport undocumented immigrants and their families who have contributed to the common good by living upright and fruitful lives in the United States of America.

The actions promulgated on Thursday are a first step in establishing much needed and comprehensive reform for our nation's immigration system. By deferring deportation of undocumented immigrants...

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Jason Spoolstra Named Diocesan Director of Youth Ministry

November 14, 2014


Most Reverend Michael F. Olson, S.T.D., Bishop of Fort Worth, is pleased to announce the hiring of Jason Spoolstra as the Diocesan Director of Youth Ministry. Jason is currently the Coordinator of Youth Ministry, High School Faith Formation and Confirmation at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Pilot Point. He also previously worked in our Diocese as the Youth Minister at St. Maria Goretti Parish in Arlington. He will begin his new position with the Diocese on December 15, 2014.

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A Texas Catholic Heads to the Governor's Office

November 7, 2014


Governor Abbott and his familyThe curiosities of Texas historians have been piqued of late by Attorney General Greg Abbott’s election as Texas Governor. Is it true that Abbott is the state’s first confirmed Catholic to hold the Governorship of Texas?

There is no doubt that the governor-elect has long been a proud Catholic. During the campaign, Abbott spoke frequently about drawing upon his Catholic faith and the influence of Jesus Christ on his life when he converted to Catholicism, and has often credited his wife Cecilia and her family for deepening and enriching that faith.

But is he the first Catholic elected to office? ...

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Liturgical Adaptation

October 15, 2014


The Very Rev. Karl W. Schilken, Vicar General, has re-instituted liturgical adaptations that the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth has used in the past during the influenza season. The adaptations go into effect immediately and are intended to limit contact.

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Bishop Olson: End of Life Conference Presenter

December 9, 2014


End of Life Conference Join The Texas Catholic Bishops for an in-depth conference on end-of-life care policies, principles, and pastoral care.

Bishop Michael F. Olson and Galveston/Houston Cardinal Daniel DiNardo will be the keynote presenters at a “Principles and Policies for End-of-Life Care” in Houston, at the University of St. Thomas. It is sponsored by the Texas Catholic Conference.

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Sharing in Ministry Update

Sharing in Ministry Parish Report (November 7, 2014)