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Can you answer these four challenging questions about Lent?

Can you answer these four challenging questions about Lent?

Lent / Easter

Take our Lent quiz! See how much you know about the tradition of Lent!

The Way of the Cross continues on

The Way of the Cross continues on Watch

Lent / Easter

By Tony Magliano

In his strong identification with the poor and vulnerable, Jesus makes it perfectly clear that when we meet the needs of these least brothers and ...

Take this thought provoking Stations of the Cross survey

Take this thought provoking Stations of the Cross survey

Lent / Easter

How familiar are you with the Stations of the Cross? Take the Catholic Online survey now to share your answers to our questions. Your responses will ...

'God hasn't forsaken me': Church of England to release short films addressing serious topics for Lent and Easter

'God hasn't forsaken me': Church of England to release short films addressing serious topics for Lent and Easter Watch

Lent / Easter

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

The Church of England is set to launch its latest campaign called the "Psalm 22 project," which will feature stories of former homeless and ex drug ...

POPE'S MASS: Ash Wednesday (FULL TEXT: English)

POPE'S MASS: Ash Wednesday (FULL TEXT: English) Watch

Lent / Easter

By Pope Francis, Libreria Editrice Vaticana

The unofficial English translation to Pope Francis' prepared homily for the 2016 Ash Wednesday Mass:

5 little-known facts about Lent you need to learn this Ash Wednesday

5 little-known facts about Lent you need to learn this Ash Wednesday Watch

Lent / Easter

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Everyone knows that Mardi Gras kicks off the upcoming 40-day Lent, which honors the time Jesus fasted in the wilderness, but did you know there is ...

Pope Francis' special Ash Wednesday message for 'Keep Lent' initiative

Pope Francis' special Ash Wednesday message for 'Keep Lent' initiative Watch

Lent / Easter

By Abigail James (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Pope Francis sent out his first audio message for "Keep Lent" over social media. 'Keep Lent' is an initiative of the Prelature of the Pontifical ...

Ash Wednesday: 'Seek To Experience God's Presence Within'

Ash Wednesday: 'Seek To Experience God's Presence Within' Watch

Lent / Easter

By F. K. Bartels

"You may ask me: 'But, does God exist? And if he exists does he really concern himself with us? Can we reach him?' It is, indeed, true that we cannot ...

Fat Tuesday - Mardi Gras Meant to Be More than a Party

Fat Tuesday - Mardi Gras Meant to Be More than a Party Watch

Lent / Easter

By Fr. Randy Sly

One could call this celebration the last gasp of Ordinary time as the Church anticipates the penitential Season of the forty days of Lent. Rich ...

Missing The Point of Easter

Missing The Point of Easter Watch

Lent / Easter

By Alex Basile

Author Alex Basile reflects of the true meaning of the Resurrection of Christ and how many Christians overlook the real joy of Easter.

The Happy Priest on Easter: He Has Truly Risen, We Are Free From Fear

The Happy Priest on Easter: He Has Truly Risen, We Are Free From Fear Watch

Lent / Easter

By Fr. James Farfaglia

With the resurrection of Jesus, the physical is exalted.  When we truly believe in Jesus, we are resurrected in this life because we are freed ...

Easter: Through the Octave and Beyond!

Easter: Through the Octave and Beyond! Watch

Lent / Easter

By Randy Sly

While Easter is a Solemnity and an Octave Feast, it is also a 50-day journey until Pentecost. We continue to remember his resurrection with ...

The Power of the Resurrection in our Lives: Christ Is Risen; Indeed, He Is Risen!

The Power of the Resurrection in our Lives: Christ Is Risen; Indeed, He Is Risen! Watch

Lent / Easter

By F. K. Bartels

There is great cause for belief in the Resurrection. One of the most wonderful tenets of Catholicism and the true Christian religion the Church ...

Holy Saturday: 'Make Sure He's Dead'

Holy Saturday: 'Make Sure He's Dead' Watch

Lent / Easter

By Fr. Randy Sly

Just as the Chief Priests and Pharisees gathered with Pilate to plan on keeping the tomb sealed and guarded with Christ inside, many today want to ...

HOLY SATURDAY: The Whole Earth Keeps Silence

HOLY SATURDAY: The Whole Earth Keeps Silence Watch

Lent / Easter

By Deacon Keith Fournier

Something strange is happening - there is a great silence on earth today, a great silence and stillness. The whole earth keeps silence because ...

Good Friday: The Church Born From the Wounded Side of Christ Pauses at the Cross

Good Friday: The Church Born From the Wounded Side of Christ Pauses at the Cross Watch

Lent / Easter

By Deacon Keith Fournier

Christ has flooded the universe with divine and sanctifying waves. For the thirsty, he sends a spring of living water from the wound, which the ...

Good Friday Reflection on the Logic of the Cross

Good Friday Reflection on the Logic of the Cross Watch

Lent / Easter

By Michael Terheyden

Pope Francis said something during his first general audience that inspired me to reflect on the suffering Jesus endured during his Passion for the ...

Thursday of the Lord's Supper: Christ Loved His Own To the End

Thursday of the Lord's Supper: Christ Loved His Own To the End

Lent / Easter

By F. K. Bartels

The entire meaning of Lent, Holy Thursday, the Easter Triduum, can be summed up in this sentence from the gospel of John, "He loved his own in the ...

The Resurrecting Power of Mercy

The Resurrecting Power of Mercy

Lent / Easter

By Tara K. E. Brelinsky

Returning to my seat, I found myself considering all those horrific news reports and the perpetrators that gave them warrant.  Jesus died for ...

Create marbled Easter eggs this Easter with an amazingly easy technique

Create marbled Easter eggs this Easter with an amazingly easy technique Watch

Lent / Easter

By Hannah Raissa Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

One of the most popular traditions during the Lenten Season is the Easter Egg Hunt. The Easter egg symbolizes the resurrection of Jesus Christ, as ...

Who Is God? A Holy Week Reflection

Who Is God? A Holy Week Reflection Watch

Lent / Easter

By Deacon F. K. Bartels

Want to know who God is? That answer will not come easily, for it involves sacrifice and death to self. There are no shortcuts; there are no ...

Living Now in the Hope of Eternity: The Resurrection, Are You Ready?

Living Now in the Hope of Eternity: The Resurrection, Are You Ready? Watch

Lent / Easter

By F. K. Bartels

The Easter season is a sublime and sacred time in which our heart sings: "The Lord is risen!" The wondrous mystery of the resurrection and eternal ...

With Faith Let Us Enter into the Great and Holy Week

With Faith Let Us Enter into the Great and Holy Week Watch

Lent / Easter

By Deacon Keith Fournier

Holy Week invites us to let go of self and embrace the Lord anew. To begin again! How desperately the current age needs to hear this Good news that ...

Holy Week Invites us to Let Go of Self, Embrace the Lord Anew

Holy Week Invites us to Let Go of Self, Embrace the Lord Anew Watch

Lent / Easter

By Deacon Keith Fournier

The Liturgy of Palm or Passion Sunday, with its re-presentation of the triumphal entry of the Master into Jerusalem leading into the first Passion ...

There's still time! Continue to clean house and make room for God as we reach the end of Lent

There's still time! Continue to clean house and make room for God as we reach the end of Lent Watch

Lent / Easter

By Deacon Keith Fournier

Cleaning out garages is a metaphor for so much more. Cleaning out the house within is an even greater challenge. However, failure to do so carries ...

Learning To Wait: Accompanying Jesus On His Journey Through Holy Week

Learning To Wait: Accompanying Jesus On His Journey Through Holy Week Watch

Lent / Easter

By Tara K. E. Brelinsky

From the sidelines, picture His torn shoulders buckling under the weight of that heavy, wooden cross.  Broken and drained, Jesus struggles to ...

Once again Lent is almost over, but did YOU keep this Commandment this year?

Once again Lent is almost over, but did YOU keep this Commandment this year? Watch

Lent / Easter

The time has finally come. We've sacrificed, struggled, and prayed our way to the end of Lent. Easter is about to begin. Hopefully, Lent has not been ...