Beginning Sign Language Classes

Red Mass

Bishop’s 10th Annual Catholic Respect Life Gala

John Paul II Institute

University of Dallas Ministry Conference 2014

2014 Family Life Conference

Bishop's Guild

Priest Care Fund Special Collection

HHS Mandate / Religious Freedom

Beginning Sign Language Classes

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The Bishop’s 10th Annual Catholic Respect Life Gala

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John Paul II Institute

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University of Dallas Ministry Conference 2014

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For Parents, Step-Parents, Single Parents, Divorced...

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Join the Bishop's Guild

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Priest Care Fund Special Collection

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Parish & School Finder

 

Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth on ALS Association Bucket Challenge

 

The ALS Association Ice Bucket challenge is a rage. But some Diocese of Fort Worth Catholics have raised questions about participating in the challenge because some of the funds raised will be used by ALS to fund research done with embryonic stem cells.

Bishop Michael Olson observes that embryonic stem cell research goes against Catholic moral teaching about the sanctity of life from the moment of conception until natural death.

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Father George Curtsinger, oldest priest of the diocese, dies at the age of 99

 

Funeral Arrangements for Father Curtsinger are as follows:

The Vigil was held Sunday, August 17 at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home and the Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, August 18 at St. Patrick Cathedral in Fort Worth.

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North Texas Catholic Online Newsmagazine

 


 

Bishop Olson Statement Regarding Ecclesia Dei’s Closing of Fisher More College Matter

 

On May 15, 2014 I received a letter dated May 8, 2014 from Archbishop Guido Pozzo, Secretary for the Pontifical Commission of Ecclesia Dei, inquiring as to the reasons for my pastoral decision of February 24, 2014...

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Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei letter

 


 

A Pastoral Letter by Bishop Olson on the Unaccompanied Refugees Crisis

 

Bishop Michael F. Olson has written a pastoral letter to the faithful of the Diocese of Fort Worth on the unaccompanied refugees crisis. In addition, Bishop Olson requests that the unaccompanied refugee children be included in each parish’s Prayers of the Faithful.

Pastoral Letter by Bishop Michael F. Olson
Carta pastoral del Obispo Michael F. Olson
Prayer for Children seeking refuge from violence

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USCCB Unaccompanied Children Help Information

 

Texas Bishops’ Statement on Border Crisis

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Priest Care Fund Special Collection

Colecta Especial para el Fondo de Cuidado de los Sacerdotes

 

Priest Care Fund Special CollectionCare for Those Who Care for Us

Contributions to the annual Priest Care Fund Special Collection will help support the expenses of medical and long-term care for our retired and infirmed priests. These expenses are in addition to what is covered by their insurance, income benefits or personal resources. Please give generously.

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Red Mass

For all attorneys, judges, public officials, and their families and staff

 

Red Mass 2014 All attorneys, judges, public officials, and their families and staffs are invited to attend the 2014 Red Mass on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at St. Patrick Cathedral. Bishop Olson will be the principal celebrant. A reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages will immediately follow Mass at the Saint Patrick Parish Center. The Most Reverend Daniel E. Flores, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Brownsville, will speak at the reception.

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The Bishop’s 10th Annual Catholic Respect Life Gala

La 10a Gala Anual del Obispo de los Católicos Respetan la Vida

 

Annual Catholic Respect Life GalaPlease make plans to join us on Saturday, September 27, 2014 for the Bishop’s 10th Annual Catholic Respect Life Gala which will be held at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel in downtown Fort Worth. This year's keynote speaker will be Bishop Michael F. Olson, S.T.D. M.A. The evening begins with Check-in and Silent Auction at 6:00 p.m. Doors Open at 7:00 p.m. The cost for individual registration is $90 ($100 after deadline or at the door). The deadline for all online registrations is September 17, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Please come support and celebrate this worthy cause.

Printable "Save the Date" flyer

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John Paul II Institute: Registration for new classes

Instituto Juan Pablo II: Inscripción para las nuevas clases

 

John Paul II InstituteThe John Paul II Institute, the diocesan lay ministry formation program, will begin classes this September at four new locations as well as its "Internet" correspondence program. The two new classes in English will be held at St. Michael Parish, Bedford, on the second and fourth Monday evenings of the month, and at the Catholic Center on the second and fourth Tuesday mornings of the month. The new classes in Spanish will be at Immaculate Conception Parish in Denton on the first and third Tuesday evenings of the month and at the Catholic Center on the fourth Saturday of the month (morning and afternoon). Correspondence classes using email ("Internet classes") are also beginning in September. Click on the links below for more information or to register.

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2014 Family Life Conference

 

2014 Family Life ConferencePlease join us on Saturday, November 1, 2014 for the 2014 Family Life Conference titled "Families: Where Saints are Made." This conference, which will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Grapevine, aims to equip all families with the tools they need to Raise Saints in their homes. Do not feel left out if you are a single parent or step-family, the keynote talks will address and encourage all to boldly live out the faith. There will also be breakout sessions on Healing from Divorce and Step-Parenting. The Keynote Speakers are Most Reverend Michael F. Olson and Dr. Ray Guarendi.

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Sharing in Ministry

Sharing in Ministry Parish Report (June 30, 2014)