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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." [More]


10 Things to Remember For Lent

Bishop David L. Ricken of Green Bay, Wisconsin, former chairman of the Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), offers “10 Things to Remember for Lent”. [More]


Guidelines for dispensation on Feast of St. Patrick – Friday, March 17th

. In light of requests to offer dispensation this year from the requirement to abstain from meat on Friday, March 17, the feast day of Saint Patrick, Bishop Burns grants the dispensation if the person transfers the responsibility of abstinence from meat to the day before or after the feast day of Saint Patrick. [More]


Listen for the Gentle Whisper of God this Lent

As St. Francis discovered, the doors of the heart open if we spend some time listening and opening those doors. What better time to do so than throughout the solemn days of Lent, the Triduum of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and the glories of Easter Time. [More]


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. [More]


CRS Rice Bowl is an Expression of Pope Francis’ Call to Build a Culture of Encounter this Lent

In his Lenten message this year, Pope Francis encourages the faithful to participate in Church Lenten campaigns and promote the culture of encounter. [More]


24th Annual Bishop’s Pro-Life Dinner - April 1st

Join Bishop Edward J. Burns at the annual Bishop’s Pro-Life Dinner on April 1st at the Omni Hotel Dallas. This spectacular event benefiting the Catholic Pro-Life Committee will feature best-selling author, radio host and national speaker Eric Metaxas. [More]


Installation Mass Homily of Bishop Edward J. Burns

Bishop Edward J. Burns was installed as the eighth bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Dallas on Thursday, February 9th. In his homily, Bishop Burns speaks of his role in this new chapter for the diocese. [More]