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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. "

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. "



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.

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.



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."

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."



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.

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.



Diocese of Dallas Celebrates New Catholic Bishop Edward J. Burns at Solemn Vespers and Installation
The Catholic Diocese of Dallas hosted two days of celebrations at Cathedral Guadalupe to welcome Bishop Edward J. Burns as the new Chief Shepherd of the diocese. A Solemn Vespers Service was conducted at the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe on the eve of the Installation, February 8, and Bishop Edward J. Burns was installed as the eighth Bishop of Dallas at an Installation Mass on Thursday, February 9 at 2p.

Diocese of Dallas Celebrates New Catholic Bishop Edward J. Burns at Solemn Vespers and Installation

The Catholic Diocese of Dallas hosted two days of celebrations at Cathedral Guadalupe to welcome Bishop Edward J. Burns as the new Chief Shepherd of the diocese. A Solemn Vespers Service was conducted at the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe on the eve of the Installation, February 8, and Bishop Edward J. Burns was installed as the eighth Bishop of Dallas at an Installation Mass on Thursday, February 9 at 2p.