Bishop Kevin Farrell responds to the SCOTUS ruling on marriage

Marriage, as understood in the Catholic faith, has always been and still is the sacred lifelong commitment of one man and one woman.  Marriage as the union of one man and one woman predates all nations, laws and constitutions. 

Fortnight for Freedom

For the third year, the U.S. bishops have called for a Fortnight for Freedom, a two-week period of prayer and action, to address many current challenges to religious liberty.

World Meeting of Families 2015

The theme of the World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 is “Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive,” emphasizing the impact of the love and life of families on our society and will finish with a Closing Mass celebrated by Pope Francis.

Statement from Bishop Farrell on Laudato Si'

From Bishop Farrell: "I commend Pope Francis for this encyclical, Laudato Si’, and hope those who read it will accept it as call to conversion and action."

Wake Up the World! 2015 Year of Consecrated Life

The Year of Consecrated Life (YCL) begins on the First Sunday of Advent, November 30, 2014.

Our Students, Our Future: A Roadmap for Excellence

Read the report from the Committee on Catholic Schools on the Catholic High Schools in the Diocese of Dallas, offering recommendations to “ensure the continued growth and sustainability of Catholic schools,” and to “develop a comprehensive strategic plan on Catholic schools that will provide a blueprint for Catholic school education in the Diocese for many decades to come.”


Prayer for Independence Day (July 4)

As we prepare to commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence this July 4th, let us take a few moments for silence and appreciation for all we have in our lives, and for those who came before us who fought so that we may live in an independent country. [More]

 


Clergy Assignments Announced for Diocese

Bishop Kevin J. Farrell has announced the following assignments for priests of the Diocese of Dallas. [More]

 


Schedule published for Pope Francis visit to Cuba and United States in September

Today the schedule was published for Pope Francis' apostolic trip to Cuba and the U.S.A. and his visit to the United Nations on the occasion of his participation in the Eighth World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, from 19 to 28 September. [More]

 


St. Peterís Bones

As we observe the feast day of Saints Peter and Paul, read about the discovery of St. Peter's tomb in the ancient Vatican necropolis that lies beneath St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. [More]

 


The Meaning of Marriage

What is marriage? Marriage is the lifelong partnership of mutual and exclusive fidelity between a man and a woman ordered by its very nature to the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of children. Learn more about what the Catholic Church teaches on the Sacrament of Marriage. [More]

 


Bishop Kevin Farrell responds to the SCOTUS ruling on marriage

From Bishop Farrell: "The same Constitution that has now been held to open civil marriage to same-sex couples confirms and protects the Churchís right to carry forward the historic teaching of the Church regarding the Sacrament of Marriage." [More]

 


Bishop Kevin Farrell Joins All Texas Bishops in Statement on HHS Ruling

Several Texas dioceses and churches have long objected to provisions of the federal Affordable Care Act that require religious employers to provide health insurance that covers contraceptives, sterilizations, and abortions. [More]

 


Resources for Laudato Si', Pope Francis' Encyclical on Environment

Laudato Si', the title of the new encyclical, comes from a hymn by St. Francis of Assisi which praises God through all of his creatures. [More]

 


Pope to families: Children traumatized by breakups, hostility

The self-inflicted wounds of the family and the need to put aside anger and friction to protect the coupleís children were at the heart of Pope Francisí message to thousands of pilgrims gathered for the weekly General Audience on Wednesday. [More]

 


Fortnight for Freedom - June 21 to July 4

For the third year, the U.S. bishops have called for a Fortnight for Freedom, a two-week period of prayer and action, to address many current challenges to religious liberty. [More]

 

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