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Pope Appoints Bishop Deshotel to Lead Lafayette
Pope Francis has named Diocese of Dallas auxiliary bishop, the Most Reverend J. Douglas Deshotel, to serve as the new Bishop of Lafayette in Louisiana. The appointment was announced today in Washington, D.C. by the papal nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, followed by the announcement in the Diocese of Lafayette.

Pope Appoints Bishop Deshotel to Lead Lafayette

Pope Francis has named Diocese of Dallas auxiliary bishop, the Most Reverend J. Douglas Deshotel, to serve as the new Bishop of Lafayette in Louisiana. The appointment was announced today in Washington, D.C. by the papal nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, followed by the announcement in the Diocese of Lafayette.



Questions and Answers about Lent and Lenten Practices
Ash Wednesday in 2016 falls on Wednesday, February 10th. During Lent, the Church asks us to surrender ourselves to prayer and to the reading of Scripture, to fasting and to giving alms.

Questions and Answers about Lent and Lenten Practices

Ash Wednesday in 2016 falls on Wednesday, February 10th. During Lent, the Church asks us to surrender ourselves to prayer and to the reading of Scripture, to fasting and to giving alms.



VIDEO: Rite of Ordination to the Order of Bishop of Gregory Kelly as Auxiliary Bishiop of the Diocese of Dallas
The Most Reverend Gregory Kelly was ordained a bishop before a capacity crowd on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe in downtown Dallas by Bishop Kevin J. Farrell. More than a thousand people filled the cathedral to capacity for the event including Bishop Kelly’s family, friends and former parishioners. Bishops from throughout Texas and the Southwest along with hundreds of priests, deacons, nuns, and religious brothers participated in the joyful event.

VIDEO: Rite of Ordination to the Order of Bishop of Gregory Kelly as Auxiliary Bishiop of the Diocese of Dallas

The Most Reverend Gregory Kelly was ordained a bishop before a capacity crowd on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe in downtown Dallas by Bishop Kevin J. Farrell. More than a thousand people filled the cathedral to capacity for the event including Bishop Kelly’s family, friends and former parishioners. Bishops from throughout Texas and the Southwest along with hundreds of priests, deacons, nuns, and religious brothers participated in the joyful event.



Reporting Abuse: Support, Protection, And Prevention
The Diocese of Dallas ensures that our parishes and schools are safe environments for children and young people.


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Reporting Abuse: Support, Protection, And Prevention

The Diocese of Dallas ensures that our parishes and schools are safe environments for children and young people. Situations involving abuse of minors must be reported to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services at:
Phone: 1-800-252-5400
Online: http://www.txabusehotline.org

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