Lent...questions, answers and involvement!
FREE Catholic Classes
By Hugh McNichol
There are so many times Catholics hear conflicting information regarding the requirements of sacraments, what is in or out in dogmatic teaching or whether or not Limbo is in or out this year in the deposit of faith. It is time for everyone responsible for Catholic education and catechesis on ALL levels of the faith to get back to work and teach what is contained in the Catholic Catechism of the Church. Our information driven culture unfortunately does not always rely on the proper sources for our Catholic teachings. We have a perfect opportunity to utilize all aspects of media communications to properly educate and teach our own fellow Catholics correctly in the principles of the Catholic Church.
In the past few years, one of the greatest developments for catechesis is the World Wide Web, especially official sites of the United States Bishops and the Vatican's official website. These resources are the most definitive spots for Catholics and all interested faithful to find the answers they are seeking in an easy, modern and efficient manner. Our technologies have made it possible for us to keep track of the teachings of the Holy Father through daily newsletters, Catholic Online periodicals (on which you are most likely reading this article), text messaging, and video on demand and so on. There are even sites that offer an opportunity for those that are unable to attend religious events the chance to view the Blessed Sacrament in Exposition or even the daily events surrounding a papal visit or trip.
Help Now >
In April, the Unites States is again going to play host to the Holy Father during his first pastoral visit to this country as Pope. It is really a time for all Catholics to keep track of what is unfolding in the papal itinerary, share personal observations and watch as the Church in American gets set to greet its world leader. In the same manner, the technologies we take for granted are also a place where we can study, pray and meditate on matters of faith and religious beliefs.
Many places on the World Wide Web offer refuge online for a few moments of prayer and quiet contemplation. With such a developing and technologically perceptive world, we as Catholics are not always able to get to the local Catholic Church. As part of Benedict's admonition to appreciate Lent as a spiritual banquet and time for retreat, it would help all of us in the balance of our daily routines a sacred moment to learn about our faith and a chance to pray.
During this Lenten period, our Catholic parishes often have events designed to make the most of this spiritual season. Often, Morning and Evening Prayers are offered, Stations of the Cross, Lenten retreats and special homilies are all part of our journey in preparation for Easter. We need to make time for these events, not because we are obligated in any way, but because these events reflect our ardent Catholic desire to become more familiar with our spiritual nature as human beings.
A good way to start the journey towards deeper personal prayer and introspection is through online reading, study and prayer. If indeed there are any questions that have had you wondering about answers, the web is a good place to start your research, then follow up with your parish priest, deacon or religious educator. There are many questions being raised in our Catholic communities, in the true spirit of educational truth, and faithful adherence to our Catholic beliefs...do not speculate or presume answers...seek out the correct and proper source...
Finally, make time to get involved in your parish community...we all miss seeing your smile.
TriNet Technologies Consultants Inc
http://verbumcarofactumest.blogspot.com DE, US
Hugh McNichol - Catholic author, 302 6339348
More Catholic PRWire
Showing 1 - 50 of 4,717
A Recession Antidote
Monaco & The Vatican: Monaco's Grace Kelly Exhibit to Rome--A Review of Monegasque-Holy See Diplomatic History
Dna. Maria St. Catherine Sharpe, t.o.s.m., T.O.SS.T.
A Royal Betrayal: Catholic Monaco Liberalizes Abortion
Dna. Maria St.Catherine De Grace Sharpe, t.o.s.m., T.O.SS.T.
Embrace every moment as sacred time
Mary Regina Morrell
Letting go is simple wisdom with divine potential
Mary Regina Morrell
Father Lombardi's Address on Catholic Media
Pope's Words to Pontifical Latin American College
Prelate: Genetics Needs a Conscience
State Aid for Catholic Schools: Help or Hindrance?
Scorsese Planning Movie on Japanese Martyrs
2 Nuns Kidnapped in Kenya Set Free
Holy See-Israel Negotiation Moves Forward
Franchising to Evangelize
Catholics Decry Anti-Christianity in Israel
Pope and Gordon Brown Meet About Development Aid
Pontiff Backs Latin America's Continental Mission
Cardinal Warns Against Anti-Catholic Education
Three words to a deeper faith
Relections for Lent 2009
Wisdom lies beyond the surface of life
Mary Regina Morrell
World Food Program Director on Lent
Pope's Lenten Message for 2009
Keeping a Lid on Permissiveness
Glimpse of Me
The 3 stages of life
Sex and the Married Woman
A Catholic Woman Returns to the Church
Modernity & Morality
Just a Minute
Catholic identity ... triumphant reemergence!
Edging God Out
Burying a St. Joseph Statue
George Bush Speaks on Papal Visit
Sometimes moving forward means moving the canoe
Mary Regina Morrell
Easter... A Way of Life
Papal initiative...peace and harmony!
Proclaim the mysteries of the Resurrection!
Jerusalem Patriarch's Easter Message
Good Friday Sermon of Father Cantalamessa
Papal Address at the End of the Way of the Cross
Cardinal Zen's Meditations for Via Crucis
Interview With Vatican Aide on Jewish-Catholic Relations
Pope Benedict XVI On the Easter Triduum
Download Now >
Copyright 2020 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2020 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.
Catholic Online is a Project of Your Catholic Voice Foundation, a Not-for-Profit Corporation. Your Catholic Voice Foundation has been granted a recognition of tax exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Federal Tax Identification Number: 81-0596847. Your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by law.