Topic: lent

Maurice Denis. The Road to Calvary/Montace au calvaire ou Le Calvaire. 1889.THE WAY TO CALVARYForming part of the procession, their presence making his impending death yet more shameful, are two convi ... discuss

 I didn't mean to go underground and neglect my blog for a week, but sometimes life is strong and busy stuff and the blog just takes a back seat.And sometimes, I'm reading an 1,100 page book.Rece ... discuss

We are living in interesting times. Very interesting times. It used to be that people could agree to disagree with each other and that's all there was to it. If you didn't like the cut of a man's jib ... discuss

Nikolay Gay. "Quod Est Veritas?" Christ and Pilate. 1890.The Passion of Our LordBEFORE PILATE: JESUS CHRIST, THE KINGThinking that in this way he might placate the hatred of the Jews, Pilate, took Jes ... discuss

(The Chant Café welcomes J. Richard Haefer, professor emeritus of music, Arizona State University, for a series of articles. This week, Dr. Haefer is writing to us from Popayán, Colombia, wh ... discuss

Outside my window...Tim Tonjes via Flickr licensed via cc.  I am thinking...My cousin Jerry is updating the family tree for our very large family.  (Jerry is my first cousin once remove ... discuss

Text:  John 12:20-43Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.On this day we wave palm branches and sing boldly in honor of Jesus coming into Jerusalem.  We ... discuss

-- The secular lay members of the Mystical Body of Christ have their own role to play in the history of salvation and a special dignity all our own that is different from that of priests and religious ... discuss

At Zion Lutheran Church, we just completed a Six-Part Lent Series on God's ten words for us as expressed in the Ten Commandments.  We focused on how the Lord protects his gifts through these divi ... discuss

Duccio di Buoninsegna. Maestà (back, central panel): Jesus Accused by the Pharisees. 1308-11.The Passion of Our LordPETER'S DENIALSJesus having been much ill-used, is led into one of the courtya ... discuss

Before anyone gets on my case about not having the statues covered, I would like to say that this is a picture of the roses I got for my book cave on St. Therese's feast day last year. ;)This year, Le ... discuss

also Sunday of the Passion29 March AD 2015 The Sunday before His crucifixion, our Lord Christ rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. Accompanied by His disciples, He heard the people crying, "Hosanna!" Thi ... discuss

Today, the Friday after Passion Sunday, is dedicated to the honor of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary (in the Traditional Roman Catholic Calendar from before Vatican II).  This day is ... discuss

Thursday of the Fifth Week of Lent(Click here for readings)By SOPHIE DRUFFNERSo the Jews said to him,“Now we are sure that you are possessed.Abraham died, as did the prophets, yet you say,‘ ... discuss

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\"You might be miseria (in misery) but standing right in front of you is Misericordia (mercy).\" Fr Barron  Great meditation today, one that everyone struggling with healing and forgiveness from ... discuss

Mar 26 - Homily: Just Who Jesus Is Father Joachim comments on today's Gospel, and encourages us to fully enter into the mysteries we celebrate these next two weeks. Ave Maria! Mass: Thursday 5th We ... discuss

Thursday of the Fifth Week of Lent(Click here for readings)By FR ALFONSE NAZZAROJesus said to the Jews: "Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever keeps my word will never see death."  So the Jews said t ... discuss

2015 Zion Lutheran Lent SeriesGod's Ten Word's - For YouPart 6 of 6 Text:  Exodus 20:1-17 and 1 Timothy 6:3-10Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. God ... discuss

Mar 26 - Homily: Covenant of Life Fr. Alan on the need to follow God's covenant with its commandments and how this is the path to life and happiness in this world and the next. Ave Maria! Mass: Thu ... discuss

Mar 26 - Homily: Let It Sink In Let the Word of God really sink in by reviewing His teachings and meditating on Scripture. Ave Maria! Mass: Thursday 5th Week of Lent - Wkdy - Form: OF Readings: 1st ... discuss

The truly great and humble Pope Benedict XVI is among the Church's greatest Popes and is the greatest theological mind the Church has produced in centuries.  His holy witness is appreciated even ... discuss

Wednesday if the Fifth Week of Lent(Click here for readings) By BENEDICT AUGUSTINE“First he says, ‘Sacrifices and offerings,holocausts and sin offerings,you neither desired ... discuss

Just yesterday I was complaining that Lent was too Lent-y this year and I needed a break. Completely forgot that today's a Solemnity, and there is a little break from ascesis today.Pierre-Paul Pr ... discuss

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25 March, New Testament Luke 1:26-38 tells us how the angel Gabriel announced to Mary of Nazareth that she had been chosen to be the mother of the Christ and her response. Mary, a virgin pledged to m ... discuss

Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Lent(Click here for readings)By FR ALFONSE NAZZAROJesus said to the Pharisees:  "I am going away and you will look for me, but you will die in your sin. ...You belong ... discuss

Mar 24 - Homily: Believe and Trust in Jesus Jesus continually teaches us to believe and to trust in Him. Ave Maria! Mass: Tuesday 5th Week of Lent - Wkdy - Form: OF Readings: 1st: num 21:4-9 Resp: ... discuss

Monday of the Fifth Week of Lent(Click here for readings)By KATIE GROSSThen the scribes and the Pharisees brought a womanwho had been caught in adulteryand made her stand in the middle.They ... discuss

Bogged Down in Lent? Here Are Five Prayer Pointers div> ... discuss

Join the other Quicktakers at This Ain't the Lyceum.1. Father daughter danceWhat does a guy do the night before his 57th birthday?  He takes his 9-year-old daughter to the father-daughter dance ... discuss

By TITO EDWARDS | Latin Words or Phrases Every Catholic Should Know by Matt Vander Vennet of Epic Pew - BigPulpit.com Pregnant but Still Want to Keep Lent? Eight Alternatives to Fasting – ... discuss

Mar 22 - Homily: Approaching His Passion Jesus in the Gospel begins to speak of His approaching Passion and death. Ave Maria! Mass: Sunday 5th Week of Lent - Sunday - Form: OF Readings: 1st: jer 31 ... discuss

Vatican City, Mar 22, 2015 / 10:39 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Sunday invited members of Rome's homeless community to join volunteers in handing out copies of the Gospel to pilgrims in Saint ... discuss

By Tom and April Hoopes | User's Guide to Sunday, March 22 | Sunday, March 22, is the Fifth Sunday of Lent (Year B).   Feast Days March 25 is the Solemnity of the Annunciation. It co ... discuss

Here is the translation of Pope Francis' words before and after the recitation of the Angelus prayer to the faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, In this Fif ... discuss

The latest issue of The Truth, the newsletter of Les Femmes, is not online at our website yet, but I thought I would post the lead article with footnotes for those concerned about the upcoming Ordinar ... discuss

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Passion Sunday is a term sometimes used to denote the fifth Sunday of Lent in the Christian liturgical calendar.In Traditional Catholic and Prayer Book Anglican circles, Passion Sunday continues to re ... discuss

Friday of the Fourth Week of Lent(Click here for readings)By FR ALFONSE NAZZAROSome of the inhabitants of Jerusalem said, "Is [Jesus] not the one they are trying to kill?  ...Could the authoritie ... discuss

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Rome, Italy, Mar 21, 2015 / 05:10 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis told the people of Naples – a city ravaged by crime and mafia violence – that change is possible, and encouraged those i ... discuss

Mar 21 - Homily: No One Ever Spoke In today's Gospel, Our Lord's words have a profound effect on everyone. Ave Maria! Mass: Saturday 4th Week of Lent - Wkdy - Form: OF Readings: 1st: jer 11:18-20 R ... discuss

“Blessed are they who have kept the word with a generous heart and yield a harvest through perseverance.” I am not going to lie; it is not always easy doing post abortive work.  People are ... discuss

I never write about these stories because they make me physically ill, so I leave it to others. But it seems like this story is dying on the vine, and I’m not sure it should. And it’s Lent ... discuss

Thursday of the Fourth Week of Lent(Click here for readings)By SOPHIE DRUFFNERWhen his parents saw him,they were astonished,and his mother said to him,“Son, why have you done this to us?Your fat ... discuss

While an ordinary Catholic will no doubt be familiar with genuflecting.  After all, everyone is supposed to genuflect towards to Real Presence of our Lord in the Eucharist while in the Church. &n ... discuss

By CELESTE BEHE | For Christians, the Lenten season is a period of sacrifice and abstention. For the restaurant industry, however, it is an exciting time of opportunity. As customers seek ... discuss

Roman Rite Jer 31, 31-34; Ps 51; Heb 5, 7-9; Jn 12, 20-33[1] Ambrosian Rite - Fifth Sunday of Lent - “of Lazarus" DT 6, 4a.20-25; Ps 104; Eph 5.15 to 20; Jn 11.1 to 53 1) See the good ... discuss

Traditional Catholics will be familiar with the fact that the Feast of the Body of Christ (Corpus Christi) is kept on a separate date than the Feast of the Precious Blood.  The Feast of the Preci ... discuss

2015 Zion Lutheran Lent SeriesGod's Ten Word's - For YouPart 5 of 6 Text: Exodus 20:1-17 and Matthew 5:27-32Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. In the prev ... discuss

I took this picture of the sculpture of St. Joseph and the child Jesus at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels here in L.A. :)Happy Solemnity of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. His f ... discuss

Hot Air’s Ed Morrissey is once again guest-hosting the Drew Mariani Show on Relevant Radio, and this afternoon, around 3PM Eastern, I will be joining him to talk about many things, including Len ... discuss

This is a re-post from 2009, when Anne-with-an-e was 15:~~~~~When Anne-with-an-e was much younger, she was very sensitive. A picture of Jesus on the Cross could reduce her to tears. Singing certain hy ... discuss

Giuseppe Maria Lo Spagnolo Crespi - Death of Saint Joseph [c.1712]Via Gandalf's GalleryThe season of Lent is interrupted by the Solemnity of Joseph, Husband of Mary. With the exception of Our Lady, th ... discuss

Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Lent(Click here for readings)By BENEDICT AUGUSTINE“I cannot do anything on my own; I judge as I hear, and my judgment is just, because I do not seek my own w ... discuss

Mar 18 - Homily: Our Lord Himself is the Light Father comments on the reoccurring theme in Lent of darkness and light. He tells us that sin and disobedience are the darkness spoken of, and the ligh ... discuss

This reflection is written by Judy Klein and republished from the Catholic Writers Guild blog. Lent is a time for unlocking. Unlocking the doors to hope. And unlocking the doors of our hearts t ... discuss

Mar 18 - Homily: Do the Will of Our Father Jesus revealed God the Father to us and taught us to always do our Father's will. Ave Maria! Mass: Wednesday 4th Week of Lent - Wkdy - Form: OF Readings: ... discuss

The saint of the day for March 18 is St. Cyril of Jerusalem, a fourth century theologian, bishop, and Doctor of the Church, whose writings remain significant as examples of the theology of the Church ... discuss

was born in Jerusalem around 315, and became bishop of that city in about 349. The years between the Council of Nicea (325) and the Council of Constantinople (381) were troubled years, in which the Ch ... discuss

By TITO EDWARDS | Pope Francis Winning in Round I of Battle for Vatican Reform by Phil Lawler of Catholic Culture - BigPulpit.com A Modern Woman’s Education in the Truths of Marriage - Mi ... discuss

March 17, 2015 If I have any worth, it is to live my life for God so as to teach these peoples.   St. PatrickDear Msgr. Brennan: I write this letter with deep regret for the way ... discuss

By JOHN M. GRONDELSKI | Bert Ghezzi’s new book, The Power of Daily Mass makes a nine-point case for why Catholics should make daily Mass part of their routine. Its appearance is particular ... discuss

Monday of the Fourth Week of Lent(Click here for readings)By KATIE GROSSThe royal official said to him,“Sir, come down before my child dies.”Jesus said to him, “You may go; your son ... discuss

Beer for Lent? Now there's an idea I could really get behind! I wish I had thought of that before I opted for my usual 'no dessert Lent' promise. This story reminded me of that old meme: Bee ... discuss

Mar 16 - Homily: Ask, But Don't Test. There is trusting and asking God for what we need, but then there is testing without faith. Ave Maria! Mass: Monday 4th Week of Lent - Wkdy - Form: OF Readings ... discuss

By TITO EDWARDS | Liquid Bread: The Top Five Bock Beers for Lent by Sam Guzman of The Catholic Gentleman - BigPulpit.com Ad Imaginem Dei: A Gem of a Blog on Christian Art – Thomas Van, Ca ... discuss

St. Catherine of SienaCredit:  www.discerninghearts.comI recently did a post on traditional Catholics and the emphasis they place on external worship, citing the fact that this can be a very dang ... discuss

Fourth Sunday of Lent(Click here for readings)By FR. ALFONSE NAZZAROJesus said to Nicodemus:  "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not ... discuss

What is from God? In the first year of Cyrus, king of Persia, in order to fulfill the word of the LORD spoken by Jeremiah, the LORD inspired King Cyrus of Persia to issue this proclamation throughout ... discuss

Date: March 8, 2015 Place: St. Joseph of Arimathea Episcopal Church Scripture: John 2:13-22 When I was in college I was president of a student organization that brought in various speakers to address ... discuss

By The Editors | User's Guide to Sunday, March 15 | Sunday, March 15, is the Fourth Sunday of Lent (Year B).   Saints This week, the Church celebrates two saints who were made great ... discuss

Mar 15 - Homily: Joyful Sunday in Lent On this Laetare Sunday (a joyful break in the penitential season), we, as His children, ask God to heal our blindness. We also offer our petitions and penance ... discuss

Thursday of the Third Week of Lent(Click here for readings) By SOPHIE DRUFFNERBut they obeyed not, nor did they pay heed.They walked in the hardness of their evil heartsand turned their backs, no ... discuss

Saturday of the Third Week of Lent(Click here for readings)By GABY HUNDZATo some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable: “Two men ... discuss

Mar 15 - Homily: Penance Toward Joy On Laetare Sunday, the Fourth Sunday in Lent, Fr. Elias points out that the penance of Lent is always looking forward to the joy of Easter and that the sorrows o ... discuss

Image source: conformingtojesus.com.First Reading: 2 Chronicles 36:14-16,19-23Responsorial: Psalm 137:1-6Second Reading: Ephesians 2:4-10Gospel: John 3:14-21The first reading recalls the fall of the k ... discuss

The Collect.GRANT, we beseech Thee, Almighty God, that we, who for our evil deeds do worthily deserve to be punished, by the comfort of Thy grace may mercifully be relieved; through our Lord and Savio ... discuss

Sometimes it can feel like there isn't much to eat without meat in it these days. But a new application helps remind Catholics just how many options they still during Lent. Lentsanity is a practical a ... discuss

A message that Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (now the Pope Emeritus) sent to a meeting of the ecclesial movement Communion and Liberation in August 2002. The group was meeting in Rimini, Italy. Every year ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Mar 13, 2015 / 10:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During his homily for a Lenten penitential service, Pope Francis announced an extraordinary Jubilee to start at the end of the year, which will b ... discuss

Friday of the Third Week of Lent(Click here for readings)By FR. ALFONSE NAZZAROOne of the scribes came to Jesus and asked him, "Which is the first of all the commandments?"  Jesus replied: "The f ... discuss

By RACHEL LU | My Lent fascination started early. For years before submitting myself to Rome, I looked forward to Lent as a time of spiritual renewal. This might seem strange: In childhood, I k ... discuss

Mar 14 - Homily: Humility and Confession Fr. Elias on the need for humility in the spiritual life based on the parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector. We must strive for humility during this ... discuss

Mar 14 - Homily: You're Not Holy Remember that no matter how much you think you are growing in holiness, you are still a sinner and not any better than that other person. Ave Maria! Mass: Saturday ... discuss

What Are YOU Doing for Lent? This Infographic Explains the Penitential Season | ChurchPOP div> ... discuss

Salami.So it's Friday, during Lent. Bacon.And as a good Catholic boy, I don't eat meat on Fridays during Lent.Kielbasa. Haggis. Bratwurst.Of course, being a vegetarian, I don't eat meat on any Fr ... discuss

The radio silence hasn't been because I've been enjoying the silence (though I have...). No, it was because I hit a serious case of writer's block. I wasn't even working on my new novel. Thankfully I ... discuss

Mar 13 - Homily: Love God First To perfect the love of neighbor and all other loves in our life, we must love God first. Ave Maria! Mass: Friday 3rd Week of Lent - Wkdy - Form: OF Readings: 1st: ho ... discuss

The Five Holy Wounds of Our Lord Jesus ChristFriday after the Third Sunday of LentIntroit: Philippians ii: 8-9Our Lord Jesus Christ humbled Himself unto death, even unto death upon the Cross: Therefor ... discuss

From March 13-14, 2014, Pope Francis has called for churches worldwide to participate in 24 hours of adoration and a chance to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.   What a beautiful thing t ... discuss

1. The saint of the day for March 13 is St. Euphrasia.Saint Euphrasia (382-412), born in Constantinople, was the daughter of Antigonus, senator of Constantinople and related to Roman Emperor Theodosiu ... discuss

San Francisco, Calif., Mar 12, 2015 / 05:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Amid a PR campaign and protests against Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone’s attempt to clarify Catholic teaching in the San Francis ... discuss

When my daughters were young, I wrote about "Lent with Young Children."We always did our Lamb of God calendar:We put beans in the Sacrifice Jar for every tiny, kind act, and every prayer sincerely utt ... discuss

Lent is a time for all of us, Catholics as well as all Christians, to repent and to seek to live that which we preach. It is rather sad that today Christians have become slack and nonchalant about ... discuss

Mar 12 - Homily: Soften Your Heart Don't let your heart become hardened, but soften it so that it can be open to hear God's voice and follow Him. Ave Maria! Mass: Thursday 3rd Week of Lent - Wkdy - ... discuss

Damascus, Syria, Mar 12, 2015 / 04:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As the fourth anniversary of the beginning of the Syrian civil war approaches, the head of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church has called for a ... discuss

Does anyone remember this little book, Why Am I Afraid to Tell You Who I Am?, by John Powell, SJ? I remember a friend sharing her copy with me in the late 1990′s, and I think we were both too yo ... discuss

2015 Zion Lutheran Lent SeriesGod's Ten Word's - For YouPart 4 of 6 Text: Exodus 20:1-17 and Matthew 5:21-26Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Tonigh ... discuss

Without warning, we here at man with black hat went on hiatus, for reasons to be explained herein. So much has happened in the Church and in the world during this time, much of which in the former rea ... discuss

Wednesday of the Third Week of Lent(Click here for readings)By BENEDICT AUGUSTINE“However, take care and be earnestly on your guardnot to forget the things which your own eyes have seen,nor let ... discuss

Philadelphia, Pa., Mar 11, 2015 / 02:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As the City of Brotherly Love prepares to host the next World Meeting of Families – and Pope Francis’ first papal visit to Amer ... discuss

By TITO EDWARDS | Lent: Experiencing the Reality of Purgatory by Melanie Jean Juneau of Catholic Stand - BigPulpit.com Can the Swiss Guard Protect Rome? – Father Dwight Longenecker, Alete ... discuss

(from the archives:)I want to share my three best tips for a meaningful Lent.They are:1. Go to confession.2. Go to confession.3. Go to confession.(And, if I haven't mentioned it lately, I also th ... discuss

Green Bay WI March 10, 2015 For Immediate Release This March, approaching mid Lent when the desert begins to awaken with new life, the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity inv ... discuss

Mar 10 - Homily: Only If You Forgive Others How can God forgive you if you don't forgive others? Ave Maria! Mass: Tuesday 3rd Week of Lent - Wkdy - Form: OF Readings: 1st: dan 3:25, 34-43 Resp: psa ... discuss

If you live you your whole without any real want, if you have food to eat, a bed, warmth, clothes, and medical care how can you truly love the poor and desire to help them?  You need to experienc ... discuss

By TITO EDWARDS | Seven Things Not to Do For Lent by Birgit Jones of Catholic Stand - BigPulpit.com Five Biblical Truths About Fasting – Deacon Michael Bickerstaff, The Integrated Catholi ... discuss

On March 21 at 7 pm, the Dominican friars are once again holding a candlelight event at St. Dominic church in Washington, DC.  The Lenten candlelight prayer service, which is followed b ... discuss

Monday of the Third Week of Lent(Click here for readings)By KATIE GROSS Jesus said to the people in the synagogue at Nazareth:“Amen, I say to you,no prophet is accepted in his own nati ... discuss

Third Sunday of Lent(Click here for readings)By FR ALFONSE NAZZAROSince the Passover of the Jews was near, Jesus went up to Jerusalem.  He found in the temple area those who sold oxen, sheep and ... discuss

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Rome, Italy, Mar 9, 2015 / 09:51 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Christians cannot hide their lives from Jesus, Pope Francis has said. Instead, they must recognize their sins and trust in the mercy of God. Du ... discuss

1st Reading: Exodus 20:1-17 In those days, God delivered all these commandments: “I, the LORD, am your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that place of slavery. You shall not have ot ... discuss

Text: John 2:13-22Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.I did a Google search of Jesus this week.  Yes, I googled Jesus on the internet in order to see all of ... discuss

To view the video, click here: http://www.romereports.com/pg160601-seeking-lost-catholics-during-lent-en ... discuss

By TITO EDWARDS | The Basics of the Christian Faith, Explained in Just Two Minutes via ChurchPOP - BigPulpit.com The Rewards of a Little Self-denial in Lent are Extraordinary – Mary OR ... discuss

The Collect .WE beseech thee, Almighty God, look upon the hearty desires of thy humble servants, and stretch forth the right hand of thy Majesty, to be our defence against all our enemies; through Jes ... discuss

Vatican City, Mar 7, 2015 / 06:39 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Jesus’ cleansing of the moneychangers from the Temple is a reminder to Christians of the need for “authentic worship” and ̶ ... discuss

Frankly, I hope so.When good and evil are lining up on the battlefield, it's time to choose under whose banner you'll serve: our Lord and Savior's defending the true and the good, or under the banner ... discuss

God scheduling a "date night" with you.Go meet him in the wilderness...wherever the wilderness is for you Where is your Wilderness from Salomon on Vimeo. ... discuss

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Mar 07 - Homily: Stay Away From Sin Even after confession, we can still be attached to sin. Make new resolutions to firmly cut off repeated sin. Ave Maria! Mass: Saturday 2nd Week of Lent - Wkdy - ... discuss

By TITO EDWARDS | Things You Should Never Say to a Catholic Bookstore Employee by Brooke Gregory of Epic Pew - BigPulpit.com Seven Apps to Help You Do Lent Right – Zelda Caldwell, Aleteia ... discuss

Gove. McAuliffe officiating at lesbian "wedding."A traitor!And that's what an entire council of the Knights of Columbus are. Traitors...Judases, in fact, since the one they are betraying is Jesus Chri ... discuss

Here is the second Lenten homily given this year by the preacher of the Pontifical Household, Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa. * * * 1. Bringing together what unites us The recent visit of ... discuss

A prayer vigil with Eucharistic adoration for the persecuted Christians around the world, especially for Christians in Syria and Iraq, was held in various Chinese Catholic communities on the second S ... discuss

By EMILY STIMPSON | Jesus did it. The apostles and early Christians did it. The Fathers and doctors of the Church and most every saint you can think of — from Anthony and Augustine to Tere ... discuss

Lent: Choose Your Weapons Wisely - Aleteia div> ... discuss

The Most Holy Shroud of Our Lord Jesus ChristFriday after the Second Sunday of LentMass in Some PlacesFrom the pre-1955 Missal  Introit: Philippians ii: 8-9Our Lord Jesus Christ humbled Himself u ... discuss

1. Saint of the day - Today we celebrate the feast of St. Colette of Corbie, founder of the Poor Clare Colettines, the patron saint of expectant mothers and unborn babies, of  childless couples w ... discuss

Lent is a time for self-examination and repentance; a time for good spiritual reading and the Sacrament of Penance. It's also a time for renewing our sense of solidarity with fellow Christians around ... discuss

Thursday of the Second Week of Lent(Click here for readings)By FR ALFONSE NAZZAROJesus said to the Pharisees:  "There was a rich man who dressed in purple garments and fine linen and dined sumptu ... discuss

"Even in culture and contemporary society, the love of God exists and is present, despite evil.” This was a statement made by Archbishop Joseph Coutts of Karachi, Palestine in a meeting on ... discuss

Mar 05 - Homily: Only God is Trustworthy Put all your trust in God - not people, your bank account, or anything else. Ave Maria! Mass: Thursday 2nd Week of Lent - Wkdy - Form: OF Readings: 1st: jer ... discuss

Lent is a time when we are called to look at our sinfulness through the sacrificial love of Jesus Christ.  There is a temptation when we look at our sinfulness to get stuck there. We keep the fo ... discuss

2015 Zion Lutheran Lent SeriesGod's Ten Word's - For YouPart 3 of 6 Text: Exodus 20:1-17 Romans 13:1-7Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. We have lear ... discuss

Via Tom at Disputations: I’m having a raggedy Lent so far this year, which on the upside means I’m not at risk of vainglory in how well I’m keeping Lent. But I have managed to actual ... discuss

The better-late-than-never edition!Outside my window...Steve Wall via Flickr, licensed ccI am thinking...about what an odd time of year this is.  Winter is holding on strong, but track and field ... discuss

/Credit:  pixgood.com"Jesus is God, therefore His love, His Thirst, is infinite. He the creator of the universe,asked for the love of His creatures.He thirst for our love… These words:‘I Thir ... discuss

So far this Lent has been unlike any other I've ever had. I actually started my Lenten "penances" (giving up certain social media and instant messengers for a certain about of time) before Lent and I' ... discuss

I should face it: we'll never be able to afford a real pilgrimage. That's okay. I make a short pilgrimage every morning to the coffee pot, and there I am fueled for the prayers, works, joys, and suffe ... discuss

Wednesday of the Second Week of Lent(Click here for readings) By BENEDICT AUGUSTINE“Heed me, O LORD,and listen to what my adversaries say.Must good be repaid with evilthat th ... discuss

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Mar 04 - Homily: Humility and Martyrdom Father Maximilian reflects on two of the themes in today's gospel, humility and martyrdom. Ave Maria! Mass: Wednesday 2nd Week of Lent - Wkdy - Form: OF Read ... discuss

Mar 04 - Homily: Training in Love Life is a training in charity. We are called to have a sacrificial love of our neighbor as Jesus did. Ave Maria! Mass: Wednesday 2nd Week of Lent - Wkdy - Form: OF ... discuss

No Fighting God | George Weigel | First Things div> ... discuss

By TITO EDWARDS | The Hazards of Creationism by Thomas P. Sheahen of Catholic Stand - BigPulpit.com A Day With Carmel Nuns - ChurchPOP Strength from Solidarity – Annie Deddens, Catholic ... discuss

Tuesday of the Second Week of Lent(Click here for readings)By FR ALFONSE NAZZAROJesus spoke to the crowds and to his disciples, saying, "The scribes and the Pharisees have taken their seat on the chai ... discuss

Mar 03 - Homily: Humility, the most Important Virtue Fr. Joseph McShane on the importance of humility as highlighted in the Gospel and the lives of the saints. Ave Maria! Mass: Tuesday 2nd Week of ... discuss

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The Gospel for the Third Sunday of Lent puts Jesus’ knowledge of our human nature so clearly: He really knew what... The post The Wisdom of the Cross appeared first on Catholic Journal. ... discuss

Karachi, Pakistan, Mar 3, 2015 / 02:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Archdiocese of Karachi, based in Pakistan's largest city, held a Lenten seminar last month to help the faithful there revitalize their f ... discuss

By TITO EDWARDS | The Death of Shame by Diane McKelva of Catholic Stand - BigPulpit.com Three Big and Beautiful Benefits of Lent – Tom Hoopes, Aleteia∝ Fifty Shades of Madness: No ... discuss

"Father Into Your Hands" by Christopher Brown via Flickr, licensed via creative commons. Back in 2005, I posted 40 Ways to Improve Your Lenten Experience from Karen Marie Knapp's&n ... discuss

Vatican City, Mar 2, 2015 / 11:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The capacity of all men to commit the most despicable of sins should inspire the self-awareness necessary to accept God's mercy and move forward ... discuss

Second Sunday of Lent(Click here for readings)By FR. ALFONSE NAZZAROGod put Abraham to the test.  He called to him, "Abraham!"  "Here I am!" he replied.  Then God said:  "Take your ... discuss

Thursday of the First Week of Lent(Click here for readings) By SOPHIE DRUFFNER "And now, come to help me, an orphan.  Put in my mouth persuasive words in the presence of the lion and tu ... discuss

By CNA/EWTN NEWS | VATICAN CITY — The Transfiguration reveals the glory of Christ and demands a response of listening to and following Jesus, Pope Francis said in his Sunday Angelus addres ... discuss

During Lent, pope offers handy tips for preparing for confession | National Catholic Reporter div> ... discuss

Mar 02 - Homily: Be Merciful, as Your Father is Merciful As we grow in holiness, we become more like God, Who is infinite mercy. Ave Maria! Mass: Monday 2nd Week of Lent - Wkdy - Form: OF Readings: ... discuss

By Caitlin Bootsma During Lent, I’ve often meditated on what role I would play in Christ’s Passion. Would I be Simon of Cyrene, helping to carry Christ’s Cross? Would I be one of the holy women ... discuss

Sometimes the test is almost impossible. God put Abraham to the test. He called to him, “Abraham!” “Here I am!” he replied. Then God said: “Take your son Isaac, your only one, whom you love ... discuss

Text: Mark 8:27-38Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen.In today’s Gospel Reading we hear that the Apostle Peter certainly did not like the idea of the cro ... discuss

The Sacrifice of Isaac, by Juan de Valdes Leal (1659).First Reading: Genesis 22:1-2,9-13,15-18Responsorial: Psalm 116:10,15-19Second Reading: Romans 8:31-34Gospel: Mark 9:2-10In today’s Gospel readi ... discuss

I have been thinking a lot about Lent and Easter.  I understand the joy of Easter in human terms.  It's like a great party trick, first our Savior was dead and now he isn't.  We had los ... discuss

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Question: "This article was sent to me as "proof" that Lent is contrary to the scriptures: http://www.pastormike.com/lent-and-why-i-dont/ How do we respond?"The author of this article has to concede t ... discuss

The Sacred Lance and Nails of Our Lord Jesus ChristFriday after the First Sunday of LentMass Said in Some Places Introit: Ps. xxi: 17-18 et 15They have pierced my hands and my feet: they have numbered ... discuss

2015 Zion Lutheran Lent SeriesGod's Ten Word's - For YouPart 2 of 6 Texts:  Exodus 20:1-17 and Hebrew 4:1-16Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.Last we ... discuss

As I type this blog post out, I'm watching my favorite uber guilty pleasure show which I will not name because it's a cheesy kids/teen show. It's not new (first season released in 2006 and the last se ... discuss

Back in 2005, I posted 40 Ways to Improve Your Lenten Experience from Karen Marie 's Blog at From the Anchor Hold. She posted it on February 26, 2006 from the Catholic Herald. I'm dividing i ... discuss

The time is here and now. After John had been arrested, Jesus went into Galilee. There he proclaimed the Good News from God. ‘The time has come’ he said ‘and the kingdom of God is close at hand ... discuss

fM">via the power of IFTTT   Lent 1, (February 22, 2015) Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rocklin, California Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn (Mark 1:9-15) TITLE: “Baptized Into Temptation with Christ” Grac ... discuss

As someone drawn to Dominican spirituality, and as a Thomist, I read “Meditations for Lent” every spring. It is a perfect Lenten reflection and meditation book. This past Sunday, we heard ... discuss

So, some selected passages from tonight (Tuesday’s) canon. (tonight’s link is to Tuesday’s canon, and is the translation we used in our service tonight) (from the 3rd ode) In You, t ... discuss

This Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday mark the Lenten Ember Days.  I've written on the Ember days many times previously so I will not rehash the same information.  Instead I will offer a new ... discuss

At the Great Canon of St. Andrew. The Great Canon is, to put it mildly, a penitential 2×4 swung by a gorilla hitting you right between the eyes. An introduction can be found here. Here are the fi ... discuss

A New Prayer Book for Lent ... discuss

Lent Bible Study ... discuss

First Reading: Genesis 9:8-15Psalm 25:4-6,7-9Second Reading: 1 Peter 3:18-22Gospel: Mark 1:12-15In the first reading, God makes a covenant with every mortal being on earth through Noah: “Never again ... discuss

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Join the other Quicktakers at This Ain't the Lyceum.1.The look of my Domestic Church - from the beauty and festivity of St. Valentine's Day and Mardi Gras -to the simplicity of Lent2. I am always in a ... discuss

K-Lo just posted my exact feelings to her FB page:I need to get out of my mood where all I want to write in the column due in the morning is: REMEMBER NEVER AGAIN? Do you see what is happening to Chri ... discuss

It is my happy privilege to announce that the 2015 Virtual St. Joseph Altar is now open. It is an online version of the many St. Joseph Altars that are erected by Italians both in Italia as well as th ... discuss

Ash Wednesday, (February 18, 2015) Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rocklin, California Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn 
(Matthew 6:1–6, 16–20) Part One of a Nine Part Series on the Lord’s Prayer ... discuss

This conversation just happened about 5 minutes ago:Me: You know what? I'm going to give up the internet after 8 p.m.;  9 p.m. today because I have a couple of things to finish.Mom: Are you sure ... discuss

The Lenten Season Begins The entire Christian life celebrates Christ's victorious Resurrection on Easter morning. However, from Christianity's earliest days, the actual Paschal season has received spe ... discuss

#AshWednesday. May your #Lent be Holy, contemplative, and fruitful. To help remind us what comes at the end I offer my video from a few years ago:   And for those that haven’t seen the new ... discuss

Ash Wednesday, Lent ... discuss

Time to get a new shirt. And Jesus said to them, “No one sews a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; if he does, the patch tears away from it, the new from the old, and a worse tear is ma ... discuss

Brethren: Peace be with you.Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent for Catholics of the Latin Rite - that's most of us.I'm lining up my Lenten readings and they include biblical Hebrew study, Bi ... discuss

"The observance of Lent is the very badge of the Christian warfare. By it we prove ourselves not to be enemies of the cross of Christ. By it we avert the scourges of divine justice. By it we gain stre ... discuss

Tomorrow is the start of Lent - Ash Wednesday! In my home we will finally unplug the lighted tree out front and some Christmas lights I have left over the mantel. We will take down the corn stalks I ... discuss

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One of my oldest friends (who I've known for over a decade) doesn't like social media very much. She uses Facebook sparingly, doesn't have a Twitter account, and takes forever to reply to messages not ... discuss

Today is in the Byzantine Tradition is Cheesefare Sunday, in addition to being Forgiveness Sunday.  As the Orthodox Church website shares:The Sunday of Forgiveness is the last Sunday prior to ... discuss

St. Gregory PalamasQuestion: "To be Orthodox, must a person hold to the distinction in God between essence and energies?"Let me first ask a slightly different question: to be Orthodox, must a person u ... discuss

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