Prologue to the Future: A Brief Chronicle of the Catholic Church in North Texas

A new book by diocese Historian Steve Landregan, honoring the 125th anniversary of the Catholic Diocese of Dallas. Now available  as an online flipbook and downloadable PDF.


Bishop Kevin Farrell responds to the SCOTUS ruling on marriage

Marriage, as understood in the Catholic faith, has always been and still is the sacred lifelong commitment of one man and one woman.  Marriage as the union of one man and one woman predates all nations, laws and constitutions. 

World Meeting of Families 2015

The theme of the World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 is “Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive,” emphasizing the impact of the love and life of families on our society and will finish with a Closing Mass celebrated by Pope Francis.

Statement from Bishop Farrell on Laudato Si'

From Bishop Farrell: "I commend Pope Francis for this encyclical, Laudato Si’, and hope those who read it will accept it as call to conversion and action."

Wake Up the World! 2015 Year of Consecrated Life

The Year of Consecrated Life (YCL) begins on the First Sunday of Advent, November 30, 2014.

Our Students, Our Future: A Roadmap for Excellence

Read the report from the Committee on Catholic Schools on the Catholic High Schools in the Diocese of Dallas, offering recommendations to “ensure the continued growth and sustainability of Catholic schools,” and to “develop a comprehensive strategic plan on Catholic schools that will provide a blueprint for Catholic school education in the Diocese for many decades to come.”

Join the Diocesan Choir of Dallas for our 2015-2016 season

The diocesan choir leads the music for all diocesan liturgies at the Cathedral Shrine of Guadalupe. [More]


Diocese of Dallas celebrates 125 years

On the quasquicentennial anniversary of the diocese, Bishop Kevin Farrell announces a new book on the history of the Diocese of Dallas, Prologue to the Future, available free online. [More]


Wanting what Jesus wants

One of the most famous lines of the whole Bible is the first line of Psalm 23, today’s Responsorial Psalm :“The Lord is my shepherd, there is nothing I shall want.” But how does the shepherd satisfy our wants? [More]


Clergy Assignments Announced for Diocese

Bishop Kevin J. Farrell has announced the following assignments for priests of the Diocese of Dallas. [More]


Schedule published for Pope Francis visit to Cuba and United States in September

Today the schedule was published for Pope Francis' apostolic trip to Cuba and the U.S.A. and his visit to the United Nations on the occasion of his participation in the Eighth World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, from 19 to 28 September. [More]


The Meaning of Marriage

What is marriage? Marriage is the lifelong partnership of mutual and exclusive fidelity between a man and a woman ordered by its very nature to the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of children. Learn more about what the Catholic Church teaches on the Sacrament of Marriage. [More]


Bishop Kevin Farrell responds to the SCOTUS ruling on marriage

From Bishop Farrell: "The same Constitution that has now been held to open civil marriage to same-sex couples confirms and protects the Church’s right to carry forward the historic teaching of the Church regarding the Sacrament of Marriage." [More]


Bishop Kevin Farrell Joins All Texas Bishops in Statement on HHS Ruling

Several Texas dioceses and churches have long objected to provisions of the federal Affordable Care Act that require religious employers to provide health insurance that covers contraceptives, sterilizations, and abortions. [More]


Resources for Laudato Si', Pope Francis' Encyclical on Environment

Laudato Si', the title of the new encyclical, comes from a hymn by St. Francis of Assisi which praises God through all of his creatures. [More]


Pope to families: Children traumatized by breakups, hostility

The self-inflicted wounds of the family and the need to put aside anger and friction to protect the couple’s children were at the heart of Pope Francis’ message to thousands of pilgrims gathered for the weekly General Audience on Wednesday. [More]