Instead of indulging on everything I plan to abstain from over the next 40 days, I’ll be spending the rest of today praying for the Holy Spirit to help guide me through what is always a challenging yet very rewarding time of year: Lent. I hope you’ll do the same.
As you already know, we Catholics don’t eat meat on Fridays during Lent, even though we used to not eat meat on Fridays year-r... More
A reminder, as we enter Triduum, of all the new papists we must keep in our prayers!
A Muslim, a family of seven, a marine, a former abortion clinic administrator [Abby Johnson] – these are just a few of the many faces of people from around the country who are slated to join the Catholic Church at Easter.
The U.S. bishops’ conference recently profiled a handful of unique stories from i... More
Since I *know* we’re not eating right now I figured we could use something to pass the time:
(And yes, for the record, I know some of you are spending today in prayer, which I heartily endorse.)
I know, I know: it sounds like a headline for The Onion.
But it’s actually by Anna Arco of the UK Catholic Herald, who relays to us a (slightly) tongue-in-cheek story to make us smile on this dreary day of fasting and abstaining:
An American blogger has pledged to live only off beer during Lent.
Following the ancient tradition of Bavarian monks who brewed stronger beer during the Lenten f... More
Via the indispensable Rome Reports:
During the general audience, Benedict XVI explained the meaning of placing ashes on the forehead. He also noted that fasting, giving alms and prayer help to deepen faith. The pope said that Lent is a good time to renew the commitments acquired in Baptism.
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AOL.com has apparently teamed up with the Archdiocese of New York to get Archbishop Timothy Dolan on tape, with a simple message for Catholics beginning Lent today as well as non-Catholics or fallen-away Catholics who are curious about what it’s all about:
As St. Paul would say, you have to give people milk before they are ready for solid food.
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