Catholic Diocese of Dallas

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Easter Message from Bishop Edward J. Burns

"As I observe my first Holy Week and Easter in the Diocese of Dallas, I am privileged and honored to celebrate with you the gift of new life won for us by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. " [More]


Five Suggestions for Holy Week

For nearly 40 days the Christian faithful have practiced the disciplines of Lent: prayer, fasting and good works. Now the Church invites us to an even deeper spirit of prayer as we follow Christ on his journey to the cross. [More]


Thousands of Catholics to visit Texas Capital April 4

Catholics from throughout the state will join bishops of Texas in advocating legislators to consider their position on bills before the 85th Legislature. [More]


Statement by Bishop Edward J. Burns on the Current Situation of Immigration to the US and the Diocese of Dallas

"The Catholic Church is a mother to all her children, and as a mother loves her children, she will always seek to protect and provide for her children. In response to recent developments, I am forming an Immigration Task Force to assist the Diocese of Dallas in responding to the needs of the immigrant community." [More]


10 Things to Remember For Lent

Bishop David L. Ricken of Green Bay, Wisconsin, former chairman of the Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), offers “10 Things to Remember for Lent”. [More]


Fasting and Abstinence Obligations for Catholics - Lent 2017

Ash Wednesday (March 1) and Good Friday (April 14) are obligatory days of universal fast and abstinence for Catholics in 2017. Fasting is obligatory for all who have completed their 18th year and have not yet reached their 60th year. Fasting allows a person to eat one full meal. Two smaller meals may be taken, not to equal one full meal. Abstinence (from meat) is obligatory for all who have reached their 14th year. [More]