Tongue-in-cheek look at 6 reasons why I ‘hate’ Lent

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(Cory Busse, OSV Newsweekly) This morning, my 10-year-old showed me an infographic on Lent. An infographic. On Lent. There’s nothing quite like the innocence of a child and an illustrated guide to fasting and abstinence to remind me of all the reasons no one genuinely looks forward to this time of year. Here are six reasons to hate how Lent … Read More

Pope Francis: Ash Wednesday homily

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(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis delivered the homily at Mass in the Basilica of St. Sabina on the Aventine Hilll in Rome on Wednesday afternoon – Ash Wednesday – the beginning of the great penitential season of Lent. Below, please find Vatican Radio’s translation of the text the Holy Father prepared for the occasion. ******************** As God’s people today we begin … Read More

The Priest’s Own Lent: Prayer, fasting, almsgiving for the good of the faithful

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(The Priest, OSV)  The most significant annual opportunities for spiritual attention and renewal for Christians naturally correspond to the busiest and most hectic times of year for the Church’s ministers, who labor to provide the faithful with the spiritual resources they need to respond more fully to God’s call to holiness and conversion. Lent is the liturgical season par excellence … Read More