Tag: Lent

Lenten regulations for fasting and abstinence

Lenten regulations for fasting and abstinence

| March 22, 2018 | 9 Comments

Here are the church regulations for fasting and abstinence during Lent:

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Forgive me, Father: Confession offers path to healing, grace

Forgive me, Father: Confession offers path to healing, grace

| Susan Klemond | March 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Many Americans say they fear public speaking more than almost anything, but some Catholics also have anxiety about speaking privately with a priest about their sins in confession.

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Confessors should seek to bring penitents closer to Jesus, pope says

Confessors should seek to bring penitents closer to Jesus, pope says

| March 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

A good confessor is a good listener, Pope Francis said.

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During March Campaign, parish efforts aim to help Catholics ‘see hunger’

During March Campaign, parish efforts aim to help Catholics ‘see hunger’

| March 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

All Saints in Lakeville has a goal to top 3,040 pounds of food and household goods donated to local food shelves during Lent.

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Three truths that parenting taught me about Lent

Three truths that parenting taught me about Lent

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | March 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Our greatest spiritual teachers can be our nearest and dearest. The familiar ones with whom we share sinks and sheets and silverware.

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During March Campaign, parish efforts aim to help Catholics ‘see hunger’

During March Campaign, parish efforts aim to help Catholics ‘see hunger’

| March 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

All Saints in Lakeville has a goal to top 3,040 pounds of food and household goods donated to local food shelves during Lent.

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The purpose of fasting

The purpose of fasting

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | February 22, 2018 | 2 Comments

If the sum total of my Lenten experience is giving up some treat, where is the conversion? Where is the deepening of my relationship with Jesus Christ?

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Fasting during Lent includes sharing, treating others kindly, pope says

Fasting during Lent includes sharing, treating others kindly, pope says

| Carol Glatz | February 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Loudly boasting or complaining about fasting during Lent and treating others unkindly is not what God wants, Pope Francis said.

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Lent: Giving up, doing extra, or both, aren’t one size fits all

Lent: Giving up, doing extra, or both, aren’t one size fits all

| Carol Zimmermann | February 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

People often talk about giving up something for Lent such as candy, soda or more recently, social media, while some commit to doing something extra including praying more, reading spiritual works or helping others.

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Lent is time to become aware of false prophets, cold hearts, pope says

Lent is time to become aware of false prophets, cold hearts, pope says

| Carol Glatz | February 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Catholics should use the season of Lent to look for signs and symptoms of being under the spell of false prophets and of living with cold, selfish and hateful hearts, Pope Francis said.

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Valentine’s Day, Ash Wednesday-style

Valentine’s Day, Ash Wednesday-style

| February 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Many people looking at their February calendars are doing a double-take with Ash Wednesday falling on Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day.

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Leave it all on the course

Leave it all on the course

| Liz Kelly | April 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

I first heard this expression some years ago when my brothers were running triathlons. One brother is an actual Ironman, having completed events composed of a 2.4-mile swim, 120-mile bike ride and 26.2-mile marathon. So when I decided to run a few mini-triathlons just for fun, my brother the Ironman would send me encouraging emails that closed with “Leave it all on the course.”

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