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Pope Francis Appoints New Bishop for the Diocese of Dallas

Pope Francis has named the Most Reverend Edward J. Burns to serve as the new Bishop of the Diocese of Dallas. Bishop Burns will be installed as the Bishop of Dallas on February 9, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe. 

Full text of Pope Francis' homily for the Consistory

Pope Francis, in his homily at the Consistory which took place in St Peter’s Basilica on Saturday, reflected on the Lord’s “Sermon on the Plain,” found in the Gospel of St Luke.


Now is a time of mercy: Pope issues new Apostolic Letter

Although the Extraordinary Jubilee Year has concluded, we are still living in a “time of mercy.” That was the message of Pope Francis in a lengthy Apostolic Letter, entitled Misericordia et misera, (“Mercy and Misery”), issued on Monday following the close of the Year of Mercy. [More]

 


Full text of Pope Francis' homily for the Consistory

Pope Francis, in his homily at the Consistory which took place in St Peter’s Basilica on Saturday, reflected on the Lord’s “Sermon on the Plain,” found in the Gospel of St Luke. [More]

 


Former Dallas Bishop Kevin J. Farrell made Cardinal on Saturday, November 19

On Saturday, November 19th, 2016, the Most Reverend Kevin J. Farrell, former Bishop of the Diocese of Dallas, was made a Cardinal at a special Consistory ceremony presided by Pope Francis. Learn about consistories, and watch the Consistory Mass online. [More]

 


Election 2016 – What now?

Bishop Greg Kelly: "The results of the presidential election have raised a lot of uncertainty and anxiety about the future and about how the outcome will affect the ministry and life of the Catholic Church in the United States and in the Diocese of Dallas. The important thing to remember is that it does not change our mission." [More]

 


A Call to Political Responsibility

"We need to participate for the common good. Sometimes we hear: a good Catholic is not interested in politics. This is not true: good Catholics immerse themselves in politics by offering the best of themselves so that the leader can govern." - Pope Francis [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]