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The Reverend Mother Superior Teresa Agnes Gerlach of the Monastery of the Most Holy Trinity in Arlington, Texas.

Bishop Olson: Carmelite prioress admitted 5 times to breaking chastity vow

Jun 12, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The bishop of the Diocese of Fort Worth denied that he abused his authority when investigating a prioress of a... Read more

Monastery of the Most Holy Trinity in Arlington, Texas.

Carmelite nuns file new theft and defamation charges against Fort Worth Bishop Olson

Jun 5, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The new charges by the monastery are in addition to a lawsuit filed on May 3 that seeks $1 million... Read more

The Reverend Mother Superior Teresa Agnes Gerlach of the Monastery of the Most Holy Trinity in Arlington, Texas.

Fort Worth bishop dismisses Carmelite mother superior in latest in Texas monastery-diocese dispute

Jun 2, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Bishop Michael Olson has issued a decree dismissing the reverend mother from the Order of Discalced Carmelites. Read more

Monastery of the Most Holy Trinity in Arlington, Texas.

Fort Worth Diocese: Vatican says bishop has authority over Carmelite monastery amid investigation

May 31, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

A May 31 diocesan statement said the Vatican appointed the bishop as “the pope’s representative in this matter.” Read more


Texas bishops support plan to give families tuition credits to spend on private or parochial schools

Mar 24, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Catholic bishops in Texas are all-in advocating for parental school choice in the state Legislature this spring.  Read more

Good Shepherd Catholic Community Parish in Colleyville, Texas.

‘We offered them a safe space’: Texas priest details parish's role helping synagogue hostage families

Jan 18, 2022

By Katie Yoder

A Catholic parish in Colleyville, Texas, sprang into action to help the terrified families whose loved ones were taken hostage... Read more

A police car sits in front of the Congregation Beth Israel Synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, some 25 miles west of Dallas, Jan. 16, 2022. - All four people taken hostage in a more than 10-hour standoff at the Texas synagogue have been freed unharmed, police said late Jan. 15, and their suspected captor is dead.

'Prayers answered. All hostages are out.': Texas synagogue standoff ends

Jan 16, 2022

By CNA Staff

An FBI team on Saturday shot and killed a man who had taken hostages during a live streamed service at... Read more

Amy Coney Barrett before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Oct. 14, 2020.

Barrett hearings show threat of anti-Catholic bigotry - Fort Worth bishop

Oct 16, 2020

Bishop Michael Olson of Fort Worth penned an op-ed Thursday decrying the “anti-Catholic bigotry” that he says has surfaced since... Read more

Bishop Michael Olson.

Fort Worth Bishop Olson apologizes for ‘horrible effects’ of invalid baptisms

Sep 18, 2020

By JD Flynn

An Oklahoma City priest who discovered he was invalidly baptized as a child received that invalid sacrament from a deacon... Read more

Bishop Michael Olson.

Fort Worth diocese will distribute Communion outside after Masses

Mar 18, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

Bishop Michael Olson of Fort Worth issued a pastoral letter March 18 detailing directives for the celebration of Mass during... Read more

Bishop Michael Olson.

Priest pulls lawsuit against Ft Worth’s Bp Olson, but allegations remain dizzying

Feb 3, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

A Fort Worth diocesan priest who resigned his post and later attempted to rescind his resignation has dropped a lawsuit... Read more

Tinslee Lewis.

Fort Worth bishop helps family seek care in Catholic hospital for gravely ill Tinslee Lewis

Jan 3, 2020

By Carl Bunderson

After a Texas judge on Thursday allowed a hospital to stop medical treatment for Tinslee Lewis, a terminally ill child... Read more

A statue of Our Lady.

While Fort Worth bishop says apparition is not real, alleged visionary blames demonic attack

Aug 27, 2019

The Bishop of Fort Worth, Texas, said Monday that alleged appearances of the Blessed Virgin Mary in his diocese are... Read more

Bishop Michael Olson.

Fort Worth bishop has not endorsed alleged messages from Mary

Aug 12, 2019

The Bishop of Fort Worth, Texas has not authenticated alleged apparitions of the Virgin Mary that are said to have... Read more

Bishop Michael Olson.

Bishop Olson: Liturgical fidelity fosters unity, discipleship

Apr 2, 2018

At the Chrism Mass celebrated during Holy Week, a Texas bishop offered reflections on the Church’s liturgical life, telling priests... Read more