Catholic Diocese of Dallas

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Bishop Kevin Farrell to be made Cardinal

Pope Francis announced the creation of 17 new Cardinals on Sunday, October 9, including former Dallas Bishop Kevin J. Farrell. A consistory will be held on the 19th of November, the eve of the closing of the Jubilee of Mercy.

Fall Festivals 2016

It's fall in North Texas, and the parishes in the Diocese of Dallas are ready to celebrate the changing leaves with activities and fun for the whole family. Here's a list of some of the many festivals happening in churches around the diocese!


The Joy of Love (Amoris Laetitia)

'Amoris Laetitia: On Love in the Family', released on April 8th, the new Apostolic Exhortation by Pope Francis, brings together the results of the two Synods on the Family in 2014 & 2015.

St. Teresa of Ávila and the Need to Persist

Tomorrow, on October 15th, the Church celebrates the holiness of St. Teresa of Avila, a doctor of the Church and a master of the Christian spiritual life. [More]


Annual White Mass for Healthcare Professionals to be held on October 22th

The Catholic Physicians Guild of Dallas will hold its annual White Mass for Healthcare Professionals this October 22th at the 5 PM Mass at the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe. [More]


Respect Life Month Mass, Adoration & Rosary Procession

A Respect Life Month Mass, Adoration & Rosary Procession, will be held October 15th at 8:00 a.m. The bilingual Mass will be concelebrated by Bishop Greg Kelly and Rev. Lauro Gonzalez at St. James Catholic Church in Dallas, with special prayers for the unborn and an end to abortion. [More]


Capital Punishment: The death penalty does not fulfill justice

In a statement released during Respect Life Month, Texas Catholic bishops say the death penalty is “undeniably” a pro-life issue and that death penalty “does great harm” to the common good. [More]


The Church Responds to Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew, a powerful category 4 storm, made landfall in Haiti on Tuesday, October 4, with 145 mile per hour winds, storm surges and up to 40 inches of rainfall. Please support the Church's response to Hurricane Matthew as we pray, learn, act and give to those in need. [More]


Bishop Kevin Farrell to be made Cardinal

The Diocese of Dallas gives thanks for the news that Bishop Kevin Farrell, former bishop of the diocese and new Prefect of the new Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life in Rome, will be made a cardinal. [More]


Second Holy Door in the Diocese at Divine Mercy of Our Lord Parish in Mesquite

A second Holy Door of Mercy is now available for pilgrimage at Divine Mercy of Our Lord Parish in Mesquite. Pilgrims may visit and receive a Plenary Indulgence from October 5 until November 20. [More]


Three events that changed the life of St. Francis of Assisi

On the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, we reflect on three life-changing events that led to the formation of the Franciscan order. [More]