Archive for January, 2014

‘Every human life is beautiful’

Thousands of people converged on downtown Dallas for the 2014 March for Life Mass at the Dallas Convention Center, a venue that Bishop Kevin J. Farrell said to thunderous applause that he would like to outgrow within the next two years.

Alumna returns home a Globetrotter

Holy Family of Nazareth Catholic School in Irving never had welcomed back a former student wearing official Harlem Globetrotters gear. But when Globetrotters’ rookie Joyce “Sweet J” Ekworomadu visited the school on Jan. 27, posters saluting the Globetrotters adorned the gym’s walls. The school band played lively music as the students greeted the professional basketball player and applauded the fact that her career began in a Holy Family jersey.

Never a job too big or small

Jack Eifert sat amiably in a conference room at Jesuit College Preparatory School on a recent morning when it struck him that he predated not only the room but the school wing in which it was located.

A Mother’s Faith, A Mother’s Promise

By Seth Gonzales The Texas Catholic With his eyes intently focused on graduating from St. Monica Catholic School in May, then entering high school in August, 14-year-old José Lauro Moreno carries with him the memory of his mother and an ever-increasing sense of gratitude for his new home. “At the time, I was really struggling […]

Club works to find new homes for stray animals

Psalms 145:9 reads that “God’s tender mercies are over all His creatures.” It is the meaning behind those words that fuels the efforts of a group of Bishop Dunne Catholic School students who comprise its Animal Rescue Club.

Teachers, school help alum on path to priesthood

For Father Michael Tinker, going back to school has never been more fulfilling. Having been ordained a priest last October as a member of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis, commonly known as the Franciscan TOR’s, Father Tinker became Mount St. Michael Catholic School’s first alumnus to enter the priesthood. As Christmas approached last December, Father Tinker returned to the place where the journey of his vocation began.

Friendship blooms from Prayer Partner program

When Angelika Trombetta and her husband, Ramon, moved to the United States from Germany with their newborn son Marco in 2000, integrating their new family into their new culture was an intimidating hurdle.

Longtime educators continue to inspire

St. Patrick Catholic School principal Fran Thompson and sixth-grade teacher Pat Thompson read each other’s facial expressions as easily as they’d read a textbook or an email. They are approaching a combined 67 years as educators at St. Patrick, where each has taught the other’s children and shared the blessings of the school’s growth.

Principal’s devotion inspires faith in students, faculty

It all began in a New England basement when Gail Richardson-Bassett was a 9-year-old who loved playing “school” during the hours when she wasn’t actually spending time in her first love—school. Her parents transformed the cellar of their Massachusetts home to resemble a classroom, complete with a chalkboard, school supplies and desks for a teacher and students. As Richardson-Bassett entered her 35th year as an educator at Good Shepherd Catholic School in Garland in January, she recalled her childhood days of teaching her younger sisters, who obliged by serving as her students.

‘What a Catholic education has done for me’

I am privileged to work with a staff of professional journalists who on a daily basis work very hard to write about the wonderful people, places and events across the Diocese of Dallas. The turnaround time between editions is fairly quick and we work diligently to meet those deadlines and raise the bar in producing a better newspaper than the previous one.