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Prayer for a New Bishop

Let us ask God our Heavenly Father and the Holy Spirit to guide Pope Francis as he discerns who will serve as the eighth bishop of the Diocese of Dallas.

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]

 


Prayer for a New Bishop

As we celebrate the upcoming elevation of Cardinal-designate Kevin Farrell, please join Bishop Greg Kelly in also praying for a new Chief Shepherd. [More]

 


How to gain Plenary Indulgences for the Holy Souls in Purgatory

From the time of the ancient Church we have honored, respected and prayed for the dead. The Church provides a great opportunity to help the departed by performing acts of devotion, repentance and charity. These acts provide remission from temporal punishment and are called indulgences. The Church gives us a special opportunity to gain indulgences for the departed in the month of November. [More]

 


Solemnity of All Saints – November 1, 2016

The Solemnity of All Saints is a Holy Day of Obligation for Catholics in the Diocese of Dallas. Last year, Pope Francis spoke of the reality of the communion of saints in his Angelus in St. Peter’s Square. [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]

 

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