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. 


Vocation Day opens eyes to possibility of religious life

FORT WORTH — Approximately 425 fifth-grade students from 17 Catholic schools across the diocese gathered at the annual Fifth Grade Vocation Day along with Bishop Michael Olson, nine priests, six sisters, and two seminarians.