Tag: Lent

Bible Marathon aims to help ‘reignite’ love for God’s word, says priest

Bible Marathon aims to help ‘reignite’ love for God’s word, says priest

| March 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

This year marks the third time the Bible will be read publicly from cover to cover without pause in the square of the Diocese of Lafayette’s oldest church parish, St. Martin de Tours, founded in 1765.

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What should you do for Lent this year? A guide

What should you do for Lent this year? A guide

| Father Michael Schmitz | March 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Q. With Lent on its way, I never know how to choose a “thing.” Do you have any suggestions for how to pick something to do for Lent?

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Resisting the true temptation

Resisting the true temptation

| Father Nathaniel Meyers | March 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

In high school, my best friend’s dad was a Protestant minister. While both my friend and I are true mutts with a variety of ethnic heritages, we nonetheless had at that time a great fondness for our Irish ancestry, and one can easily imagine how that played out: the Irish Catholic and the Irish Protestant, jabbing one another with a constant playfulness as to who was the real Irishman, the real Christian.

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Lent begins with reminder of all that fades away, pope says

Lent begins with reminder of all that fades away, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | March 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Marked with ashes, Christians set off on a Lenten journey where they strive to leave behind everything that will turn to dust and instead focus on drawing closer to God and God’s promise of eternal life, Pope Francis said.

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Practice of memento mori — considering one’s death — revived for Lent

Practice of memento mori — considering one’s death — revived for Lent

| March 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

We have one life. What are we doing with it? Are we remembering our death? What is memento mori?

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A matter of taste: One writer’s deep dive into fast-food fish sandwiches

A matter of taste: One writer’s deep dive into fast-food fish sandwiches

| Mark Pattison | March 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Man does not live on bread alone. But on Ash Wednesday and the Fridays of Lent, he’d better not add meat to the menu.

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Lent a time for self-giving, rather than ‘giving up’

Lent a time for self-giving, rather than ‘giving up’

| March 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

many Catholics continue to think of Lent as a time of giving up something that is appealing to them so they are able to think about the sacrifices Jesus made on our behalf. This, however, fulfills an expectation of the season from the faith perspective of a child, rather than an adult.

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Ash Wednesday 101

Ash Wednesday 101

| February 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Some things to know about Ash Wednesday

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This Lent, don’t let sin win

This Lent, don’t let sin win

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | February 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

During this time when Pope Francis and the bishops of the Church seek reparation, reconciliation, and healing within the victim and survivor communities of those sexually abused by priests, we humbly recognize that this reparation, reconciliation and healing are needed in our parish communities as well.

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Lenten staple prompts a grammar debate: Are they fish ‘fries’ or ‘frys’?

Lenten staple prompts a grammar debate: Are they fish ‘fries’ or ‘frys’?

| Peter Finney Jr. | February 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Lent is coming.

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Palms to ashes: A few things to know about Ash Wednesday

Palms to ashes: A few things to know about Ash Wednesday

| Mark Pattison | February 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Ash Wednesday is March 6 this year. Here are some things to know about Ash Wednesday and the kickoff to Lent:

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This year’s Lent could be just what struggling needs

This year’s Lent could be just what struggling needs

| Carol Zimmermann | February 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

When Lent begins March 6, U.S. Catholics will likely be more than ready for it.

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