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Easter / Lent News

As We Move Toward the End of Lent: Still Time to Clean House and Make Room for God Watch

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


Making a Good Lent: A Time to Choose Watch

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I look forward to Lent. It is a time of spiritual housecleaning, taking inventory, emptying myself and, progressing in the life of faith ... continue reading


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Seven Deadly Sins: Envy

Image of Cain, for example, envied his brother Abel. Because they were brothers, and in his mind equal petitioners for God's favor, Cain presumed that God would treat their offerings the same. Blinded by his envy, he missed his chance to bring forth his best and instead killed his competitor, his brother.

The Kingdom of God is not a zero-sum game in which we compete for limited love and respect. Each member of the Body of Christ is of ... continue reading


Dr Denton on Lent: Fast, Fluid, and Perfect for Touch

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When we fast, we live largely on fluids. In doing so we are given the cleansing, perfect touch of God. In our separation from the ... continue reading


Seven Deadly Sins: Anger or Wrath

Image of Hot or cold, passive or aggressive, anger usually desires to punish or hurt others in some way. But anger can also turn inward, particularly when the angry person feels he/she is a powerless victim of his situation. Depression and even suicide is sometimes connected to repressed anger.

What drives anger? All the deadly sins work together, and anger, pride and envy form a particularly unholy alliance. WICHITA, Kansas ... continue reading


Seven Deadly Sins: Sloth or 'Acedia'

Image of The darkest side of sloth, however, is its distaste for worship and prayer.  Sometimes this aversion strikes at a very advanced stage of the spiritual life, but for most of us, it shows itself early on, after the euphoria of conversion or the sweetness of prayer wears off.  We avoid God, just when we need Him most.

A sin that believes in nothing, cares for nothing, seeks to know nothing, interferes with nothing, enjoys nothing, hates nothing, finds ... continue reading


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A Lenten Must Read: Interview With Fr Dwight Longenecker on The Gargoyle Code

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Following C.S.Lewis' idea of letters from a senior demon to his trainee, Fr. Longenecker has added a few twists. The Gargoyle Code is ... continue reading


Seven Deadly Sins: Greed or Avarice

Image of Like all the deadly sins, greed or avarice is a temptation for every person, not just the wealthy. It is possible for the poor to be slaves of avarice, if they are filled with a grasping desire for money or if they store up possessions (however inexpensive) beyond their actual need.

Our culture worships 'success', often defined in avaricious terms. If gluttony is a socially acceptable sin, greed or avarice seems to be ... continue reading


What is the color of Lent?

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Purple is the color of Lent. What is the color of Lent? Purple is the color of Lent and it symbolizes repentance as well as the royalty of ... continue reading


Will YOU eat corned beef and cabbage this St. Patrick's Day? Don't forget Lent! Where is it okay to eat? Watch

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If you're an Irish Catholic (or any Catholic) living in the United States, you will need to check with your local diocese before indulging ... continue reading



More Lent & Easter

Easter 2022 / Lent 2022
Begins on March 2, 2022 ends on April 16, 2022

'So it is written that the Christ would suffer and on the third day rise from the dead'
Luke 24:46

Lent Event

Importance

Stations of the Cross

Every Friday

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Living Lent

March 2 to April 16, 2022

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Mardi Gras / Fat Tuesday

March 1, 2022

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Ash Wednesday

March 2, 2022

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Palm Sunday

April 10, 2022

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Holy Week

April 10 - 16, 2022

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Holy Thursday

April 14, 2022

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Good Friday

April 15, 2022

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Easter Sunday

April 17, 2022

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Ascension of Our Lord

May 26, 2022

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Pentecost

Sunday, June 5, 2022

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Fasting and Abstinence

Every Friday

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Easter / Lent News

The surprising origins of the Easter Bunny -- it's not what you think! Watch

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The Easter Bunny is a symbol of Easter that is popular in western culture, especially with children. According to folklore, the Easter ... continue reading


Are Easter eggs pagan? Watch

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Easter eggs are a traditional part of modern Easter celebrations, but their origins are shrouded in history, raising questions about their ... continue reading



The Cross' Indispensable Invitation

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In his book, The Passion and the Cross, columnist and author Fr. Ron Rolheiser writes, "The cross of Jesus doesn't just reveal God as ... continue reading


It's Lent - an 'Outward Bound' for the Soul Watch

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By the 1960's a movement of outdoor education and character formation called Outward Bound began transforming lives through exposure to ... continue reading


Almsgiving, Prayer, and Fasting: The Three Pillars of Lent Watch

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'Give alms...Pray to your Father...Fast without a gloomy face...' (Matthew 6:1-18) LOS ANGELES, CA - Giving alms, Jesus teaches, means ... continue reading


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