Deacon candidates take steps forward in vocational, discernment journey
“Faith begins with listening to God,” Bishop Michael Olson proclaimed from his pulpit at St. Patrick Cathedral during a Nov. 6 Mass during which seven men took major steps forward in their journeys toward the permanent diaconate.
Trick or treat: Are hauntings real?
With Halloween around the corner, it’s the time of year for all things spooky. Between scary movies and haunted houses, we at The Pillar started to wonder – what does the Church actually teach about haunted stuff?
How to create your own Marian garden
Beautiful churches guide our gaze towards the majesty of God. Cozy, quiet chapels help us feel enveloped by Him. Our surroundings greatly affect our attention and direction in prayer — even Christ chose to pray alone in a garden. From sprawling ornamented chancels to the grave boughs of olive trees, our prayer is shaped by […]
Ramon promoted to director of youth, young adult, and campus ministries
While growing up, attending Mass was just part of the routine for Victoria Ramon in her close-knit family. But, in the fall of 2014, everything started to change. Read more at The North Texas Catholic.
The Official Texas Catholic: Set to retire, Pazzaglini has built legacy of service (September 2021)
“Michael Pazzaglini will retire from his seven-year tenure as CEO of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of North Texas on Sept. 30. Prior to his employment, Pazzaglini served as a volunteer for 17 years.”
Official Texas Catholic: Faith, fun and fellowship (September 2021)
“After last year’s cancellation of festivals and activities due to COVID-19, church and community members are now encountering a resurgence of events and activities to attend. This season, a number of fall festivals and carnivals will be held by local parishes to bring people together in celebration of each other and the arrival of Autumn.”
The Pillar: After devastating Haiti quake, Franciscan sisters are resolved to stay (August 2021)
With their hospital destroyed and their sisters unable to travel amidst the turmoil and debris of a 7.2-magnitude earthquake, the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady will face new obstacles in providing health care in a country where medical resources were already scarce.
North Texas Catholic: Discerning in and discerning out: What happens when seminarians leave? (July 2019)
What happens when a “God moment” doesn’t lead to joining seminary; it leads to discerning out?
The Pillar: We say what? Answers to your questions about Catholic prayers (June 2021)
Here at The Pillar, we wondered why some Catholic prayers have more than one version — and we wondered what some prayer phrases mean in the first place. So with help from some liturgical research, and an assist from Msgr. Charles Pope of the Archdiocese of Washington, we bring you answers to the most pressing Catholic prayer questions you never knew you had.
The Catholic World Report: The harrowing story of an LA priest who survived a shooting in Nigeria (April 2021)
“In the next split second, the origin of that sound was unmistakable. His windshield shattered as bullets passed by his side, fired by two men hiding in roadside bushes directly in front of him.”