Lent

Thumbnail shutterstock 588424427 Back to Lent

How is your Lent going? These first few weeks have been really busy for me. I can imagine that in your life, too, you feel the “pull” of many...

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Thumbnail crucifix credit zwiebackesser shutterstock cna Bible scholar gives inside look at Vatican's Stations of the Cross

Vatican City, Apr 11, 2017 / 03:33 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis chose French biblical scholar, Anne-Marie Pelletier, to write the meditations...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 452017486 Confession times offered for 24 hours during Lent

The San Gabriel Pastoral Region is keeping the doors of three churches open for 24 hours and offering the Sacrament of Reconciliation from noon on...

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Thumbnail crs oscar romero lent CRS remembers legacy of Blessed Oscar Romero during Lent, continues to work for justice in El Salvador

BALTIMORE, MD, March 21, 2017 – During the week of the anniversary of Blessed Oscar Romero’s beatification, international aid organization Catholic...

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Thumbnail pope francis in st peters square june 17 2015 credit bohumil petrik cna Do you read the Bible as often as you check your phone? Francis asks

Vatican City, Mar 5, 2017 / 05:22 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On the first Sunday of Lent, Pope Francis said if we want to fight against the temptation of...

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Thumbnail archbishop jose gomez lent 2017 God’s beautiful plan of love

We have begun the spiritual journey of Lent. And always at the beginning of Lent, the Church in her liturgy calls us back to our...

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Thumbnail catholic author gary jansen Going Deeper into the Life of the Word: A new book is a Lenten Ignatian walk with Christ

“[R]eading the Word of God, the Bible, brings us even closer to the Word of God, Jesus,” New York-based editor Gary Jansen writes in his new book...

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Thumbnail collection giving credit lamppost collective shutterstock cna Good Friday Collection to benefit Holy Land Christians

Vatican City, Mar 21, 2017 / 05:57 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As Christians in the Middle East continue to suffer innumerable hardships this Lenten...

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Thumbnail christ entering jerusalem on an ass by hippolyte flandrin  early 19th c. Holy Week and the obedience of faith

We are entering the holiest week of the Christian year. Beginning with Passion Sunday, we will trace the final steps of our Lord’s journey to...

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Thumbnail regional Holy Week and the Supreme Court

We are preparing to enter into the most sacred days in the Church’s calendar — Holy Week, the week of our salvation. This is a moment for us to...

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Thumbnail pope francis leads procession of palms in st peters square on palm sunday march 29 2015 credit bohumil petrik cna Holy Week is about humility – there is no other way, Pope says

Pope Francis on Palm Sunday said that imitating the humility of Jesus is what makes Holy Week “holy,” and encouraged attendees to mimic his...

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Thumbnail pope francis listens to confessions on july 26 2013 during world youth day in rio de janeiro brazil credit ansa osservatore romano pool cna How to be a great confessor – Pope Francis' advice for priests

Priests who are good confessors must recognize their own sins in order to forgive and comfort penitents, Pope Francis said one day before the start...

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Thumbnail pope francis greets pilgrims during his general audience feb 10 2016 credit daniel ibez cna If mercy doesn’t reach your pockets, it’s not real, Pope says

For Pope Francis, mercy isn’t just spiritual, but is something that ought to be expressed in concrete acts of service and in sharing one’s goods...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 241341199 Lent and giving things up

Up here in the northern half of the planet, where Lent coincides with the end of winter and the onset of spring, the imagery of rebirth and...

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Thumbnail lenten recipe slumgullion Lenten Recipe Series: Covenantal fasting and Sunday feasting

In the Sunday readings at Mass for the Second Sunday of Lent this year the connection between the text from the Old Testament and the Gospel may...

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Thumbnail lenten recipe Lenten Recipe Series: Devils on Horseback (a.k.a. “The devil didn’t make me do it”)

Reading through tales of gods and heroes from various mythological traditions one is struck by their similarities. Hercules, Gilgamesh, Theseus,...

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Thumbnail lent recipe ouefs au buerre noir Lenten Recipe Series:Journey’s end

Laetare Sunday, the 4th Sunday in Lent, is an oasis in the liturgical desert. In the midst of our Lenten fasting and desolation, while sorrowfully...

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Thumbnail lent recipe potage parmentier Lenten Recipe Series: Ways in which God reveals Himself

This Sunday’s First Reading recounts how Moses, having fled his home for killing an Egyptian, made his way to Midian. There he married and became a...

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