Tag: Fasting

Archbishop Hebda encourages special day of fasting, abstinence March 18

Archbishop Hebda encourages special day of fasting, abstinence March 18

| March 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

As impact of the coronavirus pandemic grows in Minnesota, Archbishop Bernard Hebda is encouraging the faithful in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to join him in recognizing a special day of fasting and abstinence March 18.

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Lenten regulations for fasting and abstinence

Lenten regulations for fasting and abstinence

| March 12, 2020 | 9 Comments

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

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A real Lent

A real Lent

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | February 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Liturgically, Lent is a season. Spiritually, some call it a way of life. Whether an inner journey or an in-house parish pilgrimage, however we move through Lent — through prayer, fasting, almsgiving, works of mercy and penance — all are a means to bring us to the foot of the cross of Jesus Christ. This is a real Lent.

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Almsgiving: An overshadowed Lenten pillar has something to say

Almsgiving: An overshadowed Lenten pillar has something to say

| Carol Zimmermann | February 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

When it comes to the three pillars of Lent, almsgiving is a little bit like the middle child, not always getting the attention that prayer and fasting do.

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A year more austere

A year more austere

| Liz Kelly | January 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

A colleague of mine recently returned to the U.S. after serving along with his family as missionaries in some of the poorest parts of the world. Their commitment to give away everything they had and follow Jesus into a life of poverty and service was a sincere and moving one.

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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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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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What to make of the crisis in the Church

What to make of the crisis in the Church

| Father Michael Schmitz | September 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Father, what do you make of what is in the news about the Church and scandal?

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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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Corned beef OK on Lenten St. Patrick’s Day, Archbishop Hebda says

Corned beef OK on Lenten St. Patrick’s Day, Archbishop Hebda says

| February 22, 2017 | 1 Comment

If Catholics choose to eat corned beef — or any other meat — on St. Patricks’ Day, they must also “undertake a work of charity, an exercise of piety, or an act of comparable penance on some other occasion during the Second Week of Lent,” wrote Susan Mulheron, chancellor for canonical affairs for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Fasting during Lent; status of last rites

Fasting during Lent; status of last rites

| Father Kenneth Doyle | March 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

On the two obligatory days of fasting, I do fast, but I sometimes wait until just after midnight and then satisfy my hunger with an amount of food not in keeping with the notion of fasting.

When we asked about the last rites, he told us that they don’t do the last rites anymore. Did I miss something, or am I misinformed?

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What should I do for Lent?

What should I do for Lent?

| Father Michael Schmitz | February 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Q. Lent is right around the corner, and I never seem to know what to do for the season. I’ve tried giving things up, but it always seems a bit hollow. What should I do?

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