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Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship

The document Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: A Call to Political Responsibility from the Catholic Bishops of the United States provides a framework for Catholics in the United States.

Bishop Kevin Farrell to be made Cardinal

Pope Francis announced the creation of 17 new Cardinals on Sunday, October 9, including former Dallas Bishop Kevin J. Farrell. A consistory will be held on the 19th of November, the eve of the closing of the Jubilee of Mercy.

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.

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]


St. Teresa of Ávila and the Need to Persist

On October 15th, the Church celebrates the holiness of St. Teresa of Avila, a doctor of the Church and a master of the Christian spiritual life. [More]


Capital Punishment: The death penalty does not fulfill justice

In a statement released during Respect Life Month, Texas Catholic bishops say the death penalty is “undeniably” a pro-life issue and that death penalty “does great harm” to the common good. [More]


Bishop Kevin Farrell to be made Cardinal

The Diocese of Dallas gives thanks for the news that Bishop Kevin Farrell, former bishop of the diocese and new Prefect of the new Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life in Rome, will be made a cardinal. [More]


The Church Responds to Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew, a powerful category 4 storm, made landfall in Haiti on Tuesday, October 4, with 145 mile per hour winds, storm surges and up to 40 inches of rainfall. Please support the Church's response to Hurricane Matthew as we pray, learn, act and give to those in need. [More]


Second Holy Door in the Diocese at Divine Mercy of Our Lord Parish in Mesquite

A second Holy Door of Mercy is now available for pilgrimage at Divine Mercy of Our Lord Parish in Mesquite. Pilgrims may visit and receive a Plenary Indulgence from October 5 until November 20. [More]


Three events that changed the life of St. Francis of Assisi

On the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, we reflect on three life-changing events that led to the formation of the Franciscan order. [More]