Topic: lenten

A Catholic Gardener's Spiritual Almanac: Cultivating Your Faith Throughout the Year by Margaret Rose RealyI'm not a gardener.In fact, I'm so not a gardener that I realized I don't have a single plant ... discuss

If even human love has its own reasoning, comprehensible only to the heart that is open to it, how much truer this must be of God's love! When it is the depth and power of God that stirs, is there any ... discuss

Bangkok, Thailand, Mar 25, 2015 / 12:51 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Young Vietnamese Catholics living in Thailand came together for a Lenten retreat focused on spiritual nourishment for the challenges of lif ... discuss

It takes about 40 weeks to prepare a human in the womb for the world. Forty weeks or 280 days takes about 9 full moons.Noah sat on his boat for a little over nine moons. It rained on his boat for fort ... discuss

VIDEO: Kampen Boys Choir, The Netherlands.+    +    +“JUDICA ME, DEUS, et discerne causam meam de gente non sancta: ab homine iniquo et doloso eripe me: quia ... discuss

Vatican City, Mar 22, 2015 / 04:48 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis' full slate of events for Holy Week includes plans for a traditional Stations of the Cross, Easter Masses and a universal blessing ... discuss

The tide is rolling in. But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD. I will place my law within them and write it upon their hearts; I will be t ... discuss

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

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

Fri Lenten Weekday - Wis 2:1a, 12-22/Jn 7:1-2, 10, 25-30   It is difficult to read today’s first reading and not think of the things going on in the world today. It seems Christian, especially ... discuss

Here is the fourth Lenten homily given this year by the preacher of the Pontifical Household, Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa.  * * * Today we will meditate on the common faith of the Ea ... 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

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

I believe in the mercy of God. It is there for each one of us as He draws us to Himself. This mercy is not contingent on what we may do, we cannot earn it, is waiting there for us, born on the cross ... discuss

My latest article on Catholicmom.comA Lenten epiphany momentcatholicmom.comIt took having some of the kids moving out to finally drive the lesson home about seeking God in my life and accepting his gi ... discuss

Here is the Vatican-provided text of a letter sent by Pope Francis to the Bishops of Nigeria today. * * * Dear Brother Bishops, While we walk this Lenten journey towards the Resurrection of the ... discuss

Rarely does a Scripture leap out at me as powerfully as today's impromptu reading of Matthew's account of the Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane. In Matt 26:45, it reads, "So leaving them again, He wen ... discuss

Young people, their parents and clergywere betrayed by organisers of Flame 2 youth event Once again Fr Timothy Radcliffe, the well-known dissenter from Catholic teaching,  is being ... 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

Speaking the truth in love–some Lenten reflections | Foolishness to the world div> ... discuss

Mar 15 - Homily: Rejoicing in Suffering Amidst our Lenten suffering, we today hear the Church tell us "Laetare" "Rejoice" for we are suffering now, but Easter is in sight. We can see this mix of in ... 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

Vatican City, Mar 13, 2015 / 04:31 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The infant moments of Francis’ papacy deeply signified what his future mission would be like, reflected Catholics who were present for his ... 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

A Facebook post from 40 days for Life in Ann Arbor, Michigan shows an ambulance leaving Planned Parenthood.                 According to Sandie Weathers, 40 Da ... discuss

By Edward Pentin | Pope Francis will today preside at a penitential liturgy in St. Peter’s basilica at 5pm (noon Eastern), during which he will open the Lenten initiative “24 Ho ... discuss

By Edward Pentin | Pope Francis will today preside at a penitential liturgy in St. Peter’s basilica at 5pm (noon Eastern), during which he will open the Lenten initiative “24 Ho ... 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

Here is the translation of Pope Francis' address to participants of the Course on the Internal Forum sponsored by the Apostolic Penitentiary. * * * Dear Brothers, I am particularly happy to mee ... discuss

By ANDREA GAGLIARDUCCI/CNA/EWTN NEWS | ROME — The bishop who preached the final Lenten spiritual exercises for St. John Paul II has been chosen to prepare meditations for the Way of the Cr ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Mar 11, 2015 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The bishop who preached the final Lenten spiritual exercises for St. John Paul II has been chosen to prepare meditations for the Way of the Cross ... discuss

Read the story here.This is total lunacy. Think of what the feds do:give weapons to Mexican drug cartels that are used to kill border agentsuse drones to kill American citizens without due processsell ... discuss

\"... when a soul sees and realizes the gravity of its sins, when the whole abyss of the misery into which it is immersed itself is displayed before its eyes, let it not despair, but with a trust let ... 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

Over the course of a year or so, the slow process of reading these fifty great books, and the other two, gave me back my life. The actions I describe here, inspired by a particular volume or a passage ... discuss

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Hello Friends: March 18th marks the half way point for the 40 Days for Life! This event takes place on a Wednesday evening at 6:30 outside of Planned Parenthood. We will pray from 6:30-7:30 at PP and ... 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

We should have no obsessive insistence on our differences but rather bring together what we have in common and what unites us in one faith. This is the ecumenical theme that runs through this Friday&# ... 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 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

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

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

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"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

I spent several hours yesterday watching videos of bishops commenting on the synod. Robert Arroyo did a "World Over" video featuring Cardinal Dolan and Archbishops Salvatore Cordileone and Joseph Kurt ... 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

Brethren: Peace be with you.Today I want to share with you this quote from the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, and offer it for your Lenten reflection, specially the highlighted parts ... discuss

Mar 01 - Homily: A Glimpse at Heaven Father Matthias speaks to us today of heaven, so that seeing the glory like the apostles saw the glory of the Glorified Lord in today's gospel, we may be streng ... discuss

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Wichita, KansasWelcome to Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival! We are a group of Catholic bloggers who gather weekly to share our best posts with each other. Be ... discuss

Here is the first Lenten homily given this year by the preacher of the Pontifical Household, Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa. * * * In this first meditation of Lent, I would like to take adva ... discuss

The theme of Father Raniero Cantalamessa’s first Lenten homily is Evangelii Gaudium, in which the Papal Household Preacher points out first of allthe thread that unites several post-Council Pope ... discuss

By Tom and April Hoopes | User's Guide to Sunday, March 1 | Sunday, March 1, is the Second Sunday of Lent (Year B).   Family This is a good week to remind everyone of his or her Lent ... discuss

Vatican City, Feb 27, 2015 / 04:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- While Pope Francis has altered the custom of his predecessors by leaving the Vatican for his yearly Lenten retreat, one priest tells CNA the pon ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Feb 27, 2015 / 06:15 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After a weeklong spiritual retreat outside of Rome, Pope Francis expressed his gratitude to the priest who led the reflections, saying that altho ... discuss

By CNA/EWTN NEWS | ROME — After a weeklong spiritual retreat outside of Rome, Pope Francis expressed his gratitude to the priest who led the reflections, saying that although it’s no ... discuss

Feb 27 - Homily: Lenten Double Duty Father tells us that we have a "double duty" during Lent, doing penance for ourselves and for others. He tells us that many souls are damned because there was no ... discuss

Speaking of the Incarnation, Guardini says:However, this journey of God from the everlasting into the transitory, this stride across the border into history, is something no human intellect can altoge ... discuss

I. What I am currently reading for Lent:1. Thirsting for Prayer -- Jacques Philippe2. The Magnificat Lenten Companion3. The Word Among UsII. Best Catholic Books for Lent 2015III. Best Catholic Films f ... 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

Vatican City, Feb 25, 2015 / 03:46 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- For pilgrims in Rome, Ash Wednesday marked not only the start of the Church’s Lenten season, but also a traditional Lenten pilgrimage that ... discuss

Dr. Jem Sullivan explores Lenten themes in sacred art: ... 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

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

Vatican City, Feb 24, 2015 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- By gathering the members of the Roman Curia for Lenten spiritual exercises this week, Pope Francis is participating in a tradition that stretche ... discuss

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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

While at Mass this morning for Ash Wednesday, for some reason Christmas entered my mind.Ash Wednesday is the first day of the Lenten season, a season of prayer and repentance. But it leads us up ... 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

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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

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

In this period of Pre-Lent, we focus on the need for a Savior and recall the sin of Adam and Eve. This past Sunday, the Church began the season of Septuagesima.  Septuagesima is traditionall ... discuss

Today, the reformed Roman calendar celebrates the feast of St Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274), Father and Doctor of the Western Church. Known in particular as “Doctor Angelicus” (“the Angelic Doctor ... discuss

Lent, Catholic, Amy Welborn, Michael Dubruiel ... discuss

The Publican and the Pharisee Question: "Christ gave a parable about the Pharisee and how he fasts twice a week (Luke 18:12). Why did the Orthodox adopt things Christ condemned in Scripture?"Nowh ... discuss

Are you feeling pressured to have your holiest, Sacrifice and prayer-filled Lenten Journey this year? Do you ever find that you start out on Ash Wednesday with your ashes on your forehead and so many ... discuss

1. Okay kids, it's February 2010. That's early-mid 2010, right? So why am I still waiting for the digitization of the 1901 Irish census? Hmmm? Can't Ireland get on this? *******2. Problem: Part of my ... discuss

Reader Peter Gardner, has produced the first (at least to my knowledge) complete Prophetologion in English St. Polycarp Press. This text uses the Boston Psalter for the prokimena. It uses the Lancelot ... discuss

The Nativity fast (which is less strict than the Lenten fast) begins on Saturday, and I’ve personally found it helpful to meditate on the words of St. John of Kronstadt when preparing for it:“Fast ... discuss

By Jean M. HeimannJune 13th is the feast of St. Anthony of Padua. With it being so close to Father's Day, my dad has been on my mind, so I thought I would re-post this popular post I wrote last year a ... discuss

Bosch's Christ Carrying the CrossThe Christological treatises in the Summa Theologica make excellent Lenten reading. If you are looking for something for the short time remaining in Holy Week, I recom ... discuss

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and I hope that it's true, because posting photos seems to be the only thing I have time to do right now. I can't believe I didn't post once during the en ... discuss

FROM THE PASTORMarch 23, 2014by Fr. George W. Rutler When Shakespeare imagined what young King Henry V might have said before the Battle of Agincourt a century and a half before, he wrote one of the ... discuss

Parker's Back by Flannery O'ConnorThe Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde ... discuss

IN just three days we will be in the Lenten season. We begin each Lent with Ash Wednesday as a reminder that we are dust and to dust we shall return (Gen. 3:19). It is good for everyone to consider ... discuss

By Donald Prudlo, Ph.D. From the very beginnings of Christianity, the faithful have been abundantly blessed by the cycles of feast and fast days. From the great Holy Day of the Lord’s Resurrection, ... discuss

Benedictines of Mary have been featured on Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, Wall Street Journal, NPR, EWTN, Rome Reports, Billboard's #1 Classical Traditional Artist of 2012 & 2013, ... discuss

1. Okay kids, it's February 2010. That's early-mid 2010, right? So why am I still waiting for the digitization of the 1901 Irish census? Hmmm? Can't Ireland get on this? *******2. Problem: Part of my ... discuss

Go here to download a free e-book version of The Power of the Cross by Michael Dubruiel. The book was put out of print in 2009, but I've made it available in an e-book version. It is very good Lenten. ... discuss

Go here to download a free e-book version of The Power of the Cross by Michael Dubruiel. The book was put out of print in 2009, but I've made it available in an e-book version. It is very good Lenten. ... discuss

A monk from Esphigemenou monaster, about to toss a Molotov cocktail.Question: "The Esphigmenou monastery [on Mount Athos] has recently made headlines; what is happening with them and why are the monks ... discuss

Today is the last day of waiting, after forty days of preparation. Part of my preparation for Resurrection Day has been reading through the entire Bible. This afternoon I finished Peter's epistles and ... discuss

Today's Lenten Bible reading covered 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, First and Second Thessalonians. Since it is Holy Week, my eyes and ears are tuned into the topic o ... discuss

(This is inspired by a reflection I heard yesterday while listening to Johnnette Benkovic on her EWTN radio show Women of Grace)The following was a part of the 1st Reading from Tuesday's Office of Rea ... discuss

Today's Lenten reading covers Romans and 1 Corinthians. Since Good Friday and Resurrection Day are fast approaching, these two passages from the letter to the church in Corinth caught my ear. Christ ... discuss

I listened to all of the Acts of the Apostles today in today's Lenten reading. I did not read a word. Nevertheless, it's a great aural experience. Luke tells a good story. He flashes back a little bef ... discuss

Let's get to know our new pope by reading his words. The text below is from the pope's Lenten message to his flock in Argentina:Lent is presented us as a shout of truth and certain hope that comes us ... discuss

This is from Light of the World, in the context of discussing the proper response to the sex abuse scandals and recovering the joy of the priesthood itself:The concept of penance, which is one of the ... discuss

Not even two weeks in and I've fallen off the Lent wagon.  Sometimes, I think I focus my time and energy to ensure my kiddos are making their sacrifices and understanding this liturgical season ... discuss

Well, I'm rather dissappointed that my last few posts did not show up on my blog. I have been posting from my iPod, and using the Blogger app, but they never did show!Pope Benedict XVI, affectionately ... discuss

The erudite President of the Pontifical Council for Culture, Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, would, under any circumstances, be on a short list  from which the College of Cardinals will select the n ... discuss

In my Bible reading plan this Lent, reading through the entire Bible in 40 days, I consumed Leviticus up to chapter 15, a little over half way. I studied this book a few years ago with some co-workers ... discuss

 --- 1 ---Can I say how grateful I am for 7 Quick Takes?  The whole concept of it is an awesome idea.  I love the idea of being able to bang out a bunch of stuff that can be complete or ... discuss

Today is Ash Wednesday, the start of the Lenten season of preparation for the glorious celebration of Easter. Pope Benedict XVI calls people to return to God in the homily of his Ash Wednesday Mass, w ... discuss

It's Ash Wednesday again. And as I sat in church for Mass and ashes, I was reminded of my experience last year.My first post regarding Ash Wednesday pertained to the bioethical importance of Lenten pr ... discuss

My friend Daria Stockey has written a great piece on Father's For Good on the Knights of Columbus website called "Giving Up Stuff".  We should be thinking of what Lenten practices we are goi ... discuss

In just three days we will be in the Lenten season. We begin each Lent with Ash Wednesday as a reminder that we are dust and to dust we shall return (Gen. 3:19). It is good for everyone to consider ... discuss

We are one week out from Ash Wednesday.  Now is time to prepare for Lent.  Do you know what you are going to give up?  I usually indulge a bit more in this week in whatever I am going t ... discuss

Are you feeling pressured to have your holiest, sacrifice and prayer-filled Lenten Journey this year? Do you ever find that you start out on Ash Wednesday with ashes on your forehead and so many ... discuss

Are you feeling pressured to have your holiest, Sacrifice and prayer-filled Lenten Journey this year? Do you ever find that you start out on Ash Wednesday with your ashes on your forehead and so ma ... discuss

'Infancy Narratives' Seals One of Pope's Finest Gifts to the ChurchSomething for Everyone in Last of 'Jesus of Nazareth' SeriesBy Kevin M. ClarkeSAN DIEGO, California, DEC. 4, 2012 (Zenit.org).- In c ... discuss

“It’s beginning to look a lot like ...”... that time of year when we celebrate Christmas for roughly four weeks, beginning in late November, and ending abruptly on the day following that which i ... discuss

Born to a pious middle-class French family of tradesmen; daughter of Louis Martin and Marie-Azelie Guérin Martin, and all four of her sisters became nuns. Her mother died when Francoise-Marie was onl ... discuss

The Contemplative LifeWhen Clare heard St. Francis of Assisi preach his Lenten homilies at the Church of San Giorgo, she felt a fire stir within her soul and became determined to live the gospel in a ... discuss

The Saint of the Day for June 13 is St. Anthony of Padua.Anthony is one of the most popular saints in the Church. He is the patron of lost things and numerous other causes. In Brazil, he is considered ... discuss

OBFUSCATION OF THE NEW EVANGELIZATION If the bugle gives an indistinct sound, who will get ready for battle? I Cor 14:8 A few weeks ago, an elderly man who had lapsed from the practice ... discuss

Vesperal Liturgies are appointed by the Typikon to be done only on days of strict fasting, and they are preceded by either the Lenten Hours or by Royal Hours. It is done in the evening because on day ... discuss

By Brendan Dudley While the United States and many other nations face moral and economic decline, Catholics and all Christians sometimes face the temptation to view ourselves as superior to the ... discuss

You have to be a pretty interesting person to be able to write three short, funny and spiritually wise biographies before you’re terribly old. Heather King is onesuch. She describes herself as & ... discuss

Tonite marks the 50th Anniversary of my 1st Holy Communion.It was at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein during the Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord's Supper @ 7:30 pm. In those days, those of us ... discuss

During the course of Jesus' revelations to Saint Faustina on the Divine Mercy He asked on numerous occasions that a feast day be dedicated to the Divine Mercy and that this feast be celebrated on ... discuss

I was so glad to read this:The 40 Days for Life spring campaign of pro-life advocacy, prayer and community outreach ended on April 1 after saving hundreds of babies from abortion.“This was the large ... discuss

So, we're in the full swing of the Octave of Easter ("It's an eight-day party!" says the Catholic Church. Who says religion is dull?) and though I can not quite yet fight my way down from this sugar h ... discuss

Good Friday Tre Ore ServiceRacine Lutheran High SchoolApril 6, 2012John 19:25-27“How Could Jesus Find Time to ThinkAbout His Mother?”The wages of sin is death. And deathis a bitter paycheck. All ... discuss

I was really hoping to have one or two new paintings completed for Easter Sunday, but I spent most of yesterday revising my Michael Jackson painting from last week and working on a new portrait of Tim ... discuss

I'm writing biweekly for the Catholic Herald - it's an honor. Here is this week's: Finding the sacred in the arts Barbara Curtis 4/20/11 Lent is a great time to introduce classical music and art ... discuss

Tomorrow begins the holiest days of the liturgical year, the Easter Triduum. I always reach this time wishing I had made a better Lent. This year was an especially busy time with a visit to Texas for ... discuss

Wednesday of Holy Week is known as Spy Wednesday. It is traditionally the day that Judas plotted to betray Jesus. One of the Twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and sai ... discuss

Dawn Eden - a young convert whose experience before coming to Christ has given her wisdom beyond her years - has a new book coming out which I am so anxious to read. She sent this Lenten meditatio ... discuss

Our Brother did this for us. No words can express our gratitude. “Jesus gave a loud cry and breathed his last.” How would we thank a brother or a sister who gave their all for us, who sacr ... discuss

I keep forgetting when I started this blog except for when I try to go backward and find some answers or inspiration or whatever it is I think I'm looking for.  Then I am reminded that I starting ... discuss

I do hope so of my readers who, too, are postabortive, are following along with Lumina's Lenten series... Monday's was particularly poignant. The title alone is enough to get me going... Jesus wins.&n ... discuss

Each parish in the diocese of Kandy has organized special programs for their faithful. Pilgrimage, Way of the Cross and a fundraiser to build a new cancer ward at the Kandy General Hospital. Diocesan ... discuss

Our Brother did this for us. No words can express our gratitude. “Jesus gave a loud cry and breathed his last.” How would we thank a brother or a sister who gave their all for us, who sacr ... discuss

Elizabeth Duffy has a strong piece on how Lent begins to feel, after a while:It’s always around this time of year that I wish I had given up a noun rather than a verb for Lent—some thing, some ... discuss

This Sunday is Palm Sunday - another Lent almost gone. While I haven't done everything I had hoped to for Lent, I had one big success - my kids noticed a difference between Lent and ordinary time! ... discuss

Redemptive Suffering: Offering Christ Crucified in our own Flesh: Talk IV of IV of a Lenten Series from LoveAndResponsibility.Org on Vimeo.Do listen to this brilliant talk on Redemptive suffering. ... discuss

What Our Savior Saw From the CrossJames Tissot, 1836-1902Lord, hear our prayers for:The soul of Gregg Margarite and peace for his family and friendsThe soul of Rafael Furst and peace for his family an ... discuss

“…Msgr. Bridge told LSN said that Bishop Mulhall will continue withholding financial support to the CCODP “until the whole thing is settled with regard to the relationship between the Co ... discuss

by Peter Baklinski PEMBROKE, Ontario, March 26, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The diocese of Pembroke, Ontario has decided once again not to sent any of this year’s Lenten collection to the Canadian C ... discuss

“Judica me, Deus, et discerne causam meam de gente non sancta: ab homine iniquo et doloso eripe me: quia tu es Deus meus et fortitudo mea.”“Judge me, O God, and distinguish my cause against an u ... discuss

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

New Again by Brad Paisley & Sara Evans.  I'm not able to watch the entire video, in fact I hide my eyes through 75% of it, but felt it was worth sharing nonetheless.  I needed a Lenten wake ... discuss

Single Blessedness: A Vocation to Be Present to the Lord: Talk III of IV of a Lenten Series from LoveAndResponsibility.Org on Vimeo.What is the single life? Is it that you can't yet find a husband or ... discuss

Good morning. Interesting graphic, eh? Another, this one of the info-sort. An interesting what-if scenario. Taking fasting seriously … and not so seriously. Simple and evil. Tactics tactics ... discuss

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Woman caught in Adultery -LentAnother installment in a fine Lenten series for the postabortive from Lumina.  A passage of Scripture that I go back to again, and again, and again...I'm the woman a ... discuss

Lenten PretzelsFR. WILLIAM SAUNDERSDo pretzels really have anything to do with Lent? The pretzel indeed has its origins as an official food o ... discuss

Archbishop Charles J. ChaputIn times of need we turn to God through the acts of prayer and fasting. These practices draw us closer to the Lord as we seek His assistance and protection. I, along wi ... discuss

Are we there yet? its only 5,615 miles… Thus says Cyrus, king of Persia: All the kingdoms of the earth the LORD, the God of heaven, has given to me, and he has also charged me to build him a ... discuss

Are we there yet? its only 5,615 miles… Thus says Cyrus, king of Persia: All the kingdoms of the earth the LORD, the God of heaven, has given to me, and he has also charged me to build him a ... discuss

Vestments: Rose INTROIT Isaias 66: 10,11 Rejoice, O Jerusalem: and come together all you that love her: rejoice with joy, you that have been in sorrow: that you may exult, and be filled from the br ... discuss

Our family celebration will be simple today. We will have potato soup and homemade bread for our main meal. We lift the traditional Martin family Lenten ban on desserts and table sugar so there will a ... discuss

Beloved National Family,May the Lord bring us Peace!As we all know from our Ash Wednesday Gospel of the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18), the three great works of Lent are fasting or self-de ... discuss

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The past week has been a mishmash of various appointments, interviews, good books, Lenten assessment, confession, complaining about springing forward, thinking about college stuff, and generally wonde ... discuss

The bishops of Pennsylvania have declared March 30 to be a day of prayer, fasting, and abstinence for religious liberty.“The assault by the federal government on constitutionally guaranteed religiou ... discuss

I just finished printing and assembling a beautiful Lenten study for children I know you will love - an amazing gift from the mother who blogs at The Family in Feast and Feria She has taken 40 daily ... discuss

This Lent, I invite you to join our national prayer campaign to end abortion. If you visit our web site you will be able to sign up for and obtain the “Prayer of Commitment” that Priests ... discuss

…In a strongly-worded letter dated March 7, the ten bishops, led by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia, also ask for an extra day of fasting on Friday, March 30, in response to the U.S ... discuss

by Kathleen Gilbert PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 13, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The bishops of Pennsylvania have asked the state’s 3 million Catholics to offer their Lenten fasts and prayer ... discuss

(Sigh...) It goes on and on. An article on the Washington Post Blog on Sunday discussed the Archdiocese's letter suspending Fr. Guarnizo for actions "unrelated" to refusing Communion to Buddhist lesbi ... discuss

The Catholic Bishops of Pennsylvania have called for Friday, March 30, 2012, to be a day of prayer, fasting and abstinence for religious liberty.  Below is their letter to the faithful: Broth ... discuss

So we just passed the third Sunday of Lent, and I have pretty much broken every single one of my Lenten promises.1.  I ate popcorn.  At night.  A lot.2. According to my oldest son, ... discuss

First reading: Genesis 22:1-2,9-13,15-18 Psalm: Ps 116:10,15-19 Epistle: Romans 8:31-34 Gospel: Mark 9:2-10 “This is my beloved Son.” Relatedness: Today we continue our Lenten study of family ... discuss

First reading: Genesis 22:1-2,9-13,15-18 Psalm: Ps 116:10,15-19 Epistle: Romans 8:31-34 Gospel: Mark 9:2-10 “This is my beloved Son.” Relatedness: Today we continue our Lenten study of family ... discuss

Brethren: Peace and Good to all of you in Jesus’ Name. I wish to share with you these very interesting titles from Zenit.org, for your information and edification: • Pope: Confession a Key Pa ... discuss

October Baby “Every life is beautiful” From Brett Kunkle, Mark your calendars for March 23. That’s when a new movie, October Baby, will hit movie screens. I was able to preview the ... discuss

A few great videos I thought I’d share with the readers of this blog during the Lenten Season. (Just a note for folks in the Diocese of Tennessee: Stanley Hauerwas–in the 3rd video–i ... discuss

Who for our offenses are justly displeased. Yet, O God most holy, O holy and mighty, O holy and merciful Savior, give us not over unto bitter death. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to th ... discuss

http://screen-shots.blogspot.com ... discuss

Lent is a season of Life. As baptized believers, we reflect on how the Passion, death, and Resurrection of Christ have brought us the new life we now live. We commit ourselves to join all our suffe ... discuss

While the U.S. bishops valiantly fight a mandate by the Obama administration forcing people of faith to cover contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs, the Canadian bishops’ international developm ... discuss

The Church in Canada - The Gospel Coalition is holding an event in Ontario. The Gospel Coalition has an interview with John Mahaffey, a member of the TGC council, on the state of the church in Ca ... discuss

2nd March 2012 Lenten Talk byFather Dominic                            ... discuss

Can I trade in this kid? Ummm, NO! “God put Abraham to the test… ‘Abraham, Abraham!’ ‘Here I am!’ he answered. ‘Do not lay your hand on the boy. Do not do the least thing to him. I ... discuss

Can I trade in this kid? Ummm, NO! “God put Abraham to the test… ‘Abraham, Abraham!’ ‘Here I am!’ he answered. ‘Do not lay your hand on the boy. Do not do the least thing to him. I ... discuss

Click here to subscribe to The Social Conservative Review. Dear Friends: The Founders of our country had what historian Ellis Sandoz has called “a paradoxical sense of the dignity and frailty o ... discuss

Redemption of the BodyPrayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving in the Redemption of the Body: Talk I of IV of a Lenten Series from LoveAndResponsibility.Org on Vimeo.Living in a culture of lust where pleasure ... discuss

When the “learning opportunity” of the Susan G. Komen/Planned Parenthood debacle was taking place, I wrote:[the past day's high drama had given] me a mental image of Moloch, enraged and s ... discuss

And this one's a bishop! The Bishop of Shrewsbury will urge Catholics to confront the “terrifying reality” of hell in a Lenten pastoral letter this Sunday. Quoting from the Catechism of the Cath ... discuss

By Melanie Baker Benedict’s Corner is a weekly summary of our Holy Father’s latest words on topics related to HLI America’s mission. Lent began this year just days after a Consistory was ... discuss

I'd like to give a shout-out to a newly discovered blog, Catholic Cuisine.  Naturally as someone concerned with living a Catholic life in tune with the Liturgical Year, I quickly found this blog ... discuss

As one of my Lenten projects this year, I'm trying to only use the Internet for good instead of evil, and by that I don't mean I'll cease from ranting on editorial pages of left-leaning "newspapers" b ... discuss

by Francis Cardinal George - The Lenten rules about fasting from food and abstaining from meat have been considerably reduced in the last forty years, but reminders of them remain in the fast days on ... 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 st ... discuss

First reading: Genesis 9:8-15 Psalm: Ps 25:4-9 Epistle: 1 Peter 3:18-22 Gospel: Mark 1:12-15 “God said to Noah and to his sons with him: “See, I am now establishing my covenant with you an ... discuss

First reading: Genesis 9:8-15 Psalm: Ps 25:4-9 Epistle: 1 Peter 3:18-22 Gospel: Mark 1:12-15 “God said to Noah and to his sons with him: “See, I am now establishing my covenant with you an ... discuss

CATHOLICS DEFENDING LIFE PRAYER TEAM ARE HOSTING 40 DAY LENTEN PRO-LIFE PRAYER VIGIL TO END ABORTION. THEY WILL BE HELD AT LOCAL PLANNED PARENTHOOD, 316 PENN AVE., SCRANTON (PLANNED PARENTHOOD IS TH ... discuss

As we make our Lenten journey, I invite you to join with me and thousands of others in a Lenten Prayer for Life. You can find it here. Lent is a season in which we prepare to celebrate Christ’s t ... discuss

Although Ember Days are no longer considered required in mainstream Roman Catholicism following Vatican II, they can - and should - still be observed by the Faithful. In fact, many Traditional priest ... discuss

Hey, this is my boat! You cannot go alone… “God said to Noah and to his sons with him: “See, I am now establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you. ... discuss

For those of you with Roman Catholic Daily Missals, you may have been surprised to see that each day of Lent has its own Mass propers - Introit, Collect, Scripture readings, Offertory, Communion, Po ... discuss

Hey, this is my boat! You cannot go alone… “God said to Noah and to his sons with him: “See, I am now establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you. ... discuss




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