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If, in a certain sense, all the liturgical solemnities of the Church are important, Pentecost is uniquely so. This is because, having reached the 50th day, it marks the fulfillment of the event of the passover, death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus through the gift of the Spirit of the Risen One.
As we head towards Pentecost Sunday, learn about the different titles and symbolism of the Holy Spirit from the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
This Sunday, the Catholic Diocese of Dallas will celebrate the Ascension of the Lord (transferred). On the Feast of the Ascension, the church celebrates the return of Christ to the Father, his physical body leaving the earth behind. In Johnís Gospel, Jesus makes it clear that his return to the Father is necessary so that the Holy Spirit can be given to his disciples.
Pope Francis has named Catholic Diocese of Dallas auxiliary bishop, the Most Reverend Mark J. Seitz, to serve as the new Bishop of El Paso.
Bishop Farrell asks all in the Diocese of Dallas to please continue to pray for the community of West.
Learn how you can help those affected by this heartbreaking event.
Bishop Kevin Farrell asks all people to pray for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.
The Catholic Church believes that the current U.S. immigration system is broken and needs to be reformed in all aspects, or, comprehensively. The Church has taken a position on immigration because, besides being an economic, social, and legal issue, it is also a humanitarian one, and, ultimately has moral implications. Read more about the Church's stand on immigration and immigration reform.
Catholic Charities of Dallas announces the 12th Annual Angels of Charity Mass & Spring Luncheon. The luncheon raises much needed funds for the programs of Catholic Charities of Dallas that assist those in need by strengthening families, alleviating hunger, preventing homelessness and welcoming the stranger.
Christians need to recover the value of meekness, particularly when they are tempted to speak ill of one another or gossip about each other, Pope Francis said April 9 during his early morning Mass.
Starting on Sunday, April 7th, Cathedral Guadalupe in downtown Dallas will be offering a 5:30 p.m. English language Mass for young professionals who live and work in the Downtown/Uptown areas of Dallas.