At conference, Catholic speakers address physical disabilities, redemptive suffering

FORT WORTH — Two longtime friends — one able bodied, the other not — blended practical Catholic teachings with humor and personal stories as they instructed an attentive audience Feb. 18 during a conference titled “Physical Disabilities and the Redemptive Meaning of Suffering.”

Lenten guidelines for fast and abstinence

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence.

Amid population explosion, St. Martin de Porres Parish builds a home

THE COLONY — Talk about acceleration. Toyota and other major corporations are transforming eastern Denton County from pastures to an expansion epicenter. In the heart of the Highway 380 corridor, St. Martin de Porres Parish is preparing a future home for thousands of Catholics.