Catholic Diocese of Dallas

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Fortnight for Freedom

Each year dioceses around the country arrange special events to highlight the importance of defending religious freedom. The Fortnight for Freedom is from June 21—the vigil of the Feasts of St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More—to July 4, Independence Day.

The Joy of Love (Amoris Laetitia)

'Amoris Laetitia: On Love in the Family', released on April 8th, the new Apostolic Exhortation by Pope Francis, brings together the results of the two Synods on the Family in 2014 & 2015.

Jubilee Year of Mercy

Learn more about the Jubilee of Mercy, which begins on Tuesday, December 8th

Pope Francis: holiness is courage, hope, daily conversion

"Walk in the presence of God without reproach." That’s how Pope Francis says we can journey towards holiness. During the Homily at Mass at Santa Marta Tuesday, the Pope said that for this commitment to succeed, Christians must be able to hope with courage, open themselves up to discussion, and freely welcome God's grace. [More]


Certificate in Pastoral Ministry

The Catholic Diocese of Dallas in collaboration with University of Dallas has designed a program to obtain the Certificate in Pastoral Ministry [More]


The Mystery of the Holy Trinity

The mystery of the Holy Trinity is the central mystery of the Christian faith and life. God reveals himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. [More]


Priestly ordinations – May 21, 2016

The Diocese of Dallas is blessed to have four transitional deacons who will be ordained to the priesthood at the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe on Saturday, May 21. [More]


Supreme Court HHS Mandate Decision

On May 17th, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a per curiam opinion in the case of Zubik v. Burwell, in which Catholic and other religious organizations are challenging the HHS mandate requiring them to facilitate health insurance coverage of sterilization, contraception, and drugs and devices that may cause abortions. [More]


Our Lady’s May Altar

Creating a home altar to Mary can be a meaningful family activity, which creates a special area in your home throughout May, the month of Mary. [More]


The Coming of the Holy Spirit

Our journey of remembrance does not end with Easter Sunday. The Father's plan to reconcile humanity begins with the Incarnation, His sending of the Son, and is completed with the sending of the Holy Spirit by the Father and the Son. [More]


Why the Ascension of the Lord Matters

In the Diocese of Dallas, the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord, a holy day of obligation, has been transferred to Sunday, May 8th. The key to understanding both the meaning and significance of this feast is a recovery of the Jewish sense of heaven and earth. [More]