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Is it appropriate to share pictures of your ashes on Ash Wednesday? Watch

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Each year a viral trend resurfaces on Ash Wednesday. Catholics post pictures of themselves with ashes on their foreheads after Mass. Should ... continue reading


'Our Lady of Fatima is guiding our family' - Focus on Fatima this Lenten season Watch

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Fatima authority Father Andrew Apostoli, of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, believes this Lenten season should be spent with an eye ... continue reading


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The one reason why what you're giving up for Lent isn't enough. Make Lent great again by taking this ancient challenge! Watch

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Are you ready for a real Lenten challenge? Pope Francis has one for you. LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) -- Every Lent, Catholics give ... continue reading


Cultrure of Encounter: A special Lenten operation Watch

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Through its annual rice bowl initiative, Catholic Relief Services has announced it will be promoting a "culture of encounter" in its Lenten ... continue reading


Pope Francis delivers special Lenten message (FULL TEXT: ENGLISH) Watch

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Pope Francis released a beautiful Lenten message titled "The Word." LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Lent begins Wednesday, March 1 and ... continue reading


Did you know the Catholic Church has a birthday? Watch

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Happy birthday to the Catholic Church! Happy birthday to you, who are the body of the Church! LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - We're all ... continue reading



Good Friday Reflection on the Nature of Sin Watch

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The Passion of Christ represents the most atrocious miscarriage of justice in all of human history. So when we come face to face with the ... continue reading


'The Easter message of the risen Christ': Listen to Pope Francis' Easter Mass Watch

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On Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016, Pope Francis stood before pilgrims gathered at St. Peter's Square for the traditional Urbi et Orbi ... continue reading


Missing The Point of Easter Watch

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


HOLY CHRISM MASS: Pope Francis' Holy Thursday Homily (FULL TEXT: English) Watch

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After hearing Jesus read from the Prophet Isaiah and say: "Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing" (Lk 4:21), the ... continue reading



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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

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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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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


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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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