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Ask Dr. Denton: It's Lent. Can You Explain the Effects of Fasting? Watch

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Fasting gives us, body and soul, a spring cleaning.   PORTSMOUTH, VA. (Catholic Online) - Dear Dr Denton: As the Lenten ... continue reading


God's Lenten message: 'Let's try that again'

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Quite some years ago, I was working as director of Christian formation at a Catholic high school, I remember that on Ash Wednesday while ... continue reading



Scripture Reflection: Living Water in the Lenten Desert

Image of A couple of weeks are behind us, but there are still several to go, and it is here that we begin to see the liturgical readings about the waters of refreshment.

As your Lent becomes dry and weary, draw from this well of Living Water flowing from the stricken Rock. Receive the Holy Spirit. NASHVILLE, ... continue reading


A Lenten Reflection On Repentance

Image of The most profound call to repentance is experienced as we go before the Cross this Lenten season, as we kneel there along with our Blessed Mother, as we gaze upon our loving Savior who gave entirely of himself for love of us-even though we are sinners.

St. Maximus the Confessor once wrote: 'God's will is to save us, and nothing please him more than our coming back to Him in true ... continue reading


Second Sunday of Lent: Living in the Transfiguration, Right Now Watch

Image of As we reflect on the Transfiguration of Jesus on this Second Sunday of Lent, let us enter more deeply into the mystery by living in the Transfiguration now.

The Lord Jesus has also shown us the way up the mountain, inviting us into a new way of living in Him through living within the ... continue reading


On the Fast Track: Approaching Lent with Living Faith

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Catechesis teaches us what to believe and how to behave, but Catholics also need down to earth advice for putting their faith into action. ... continue reading


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This Lent, remember the courageous words of Cardinal George!

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Lent brings the death and resurrection of the Lord more insistently into the horizon of our lives. Before the Lord, we are all weak and ... continue reading


When Did We See You Hungry? Lent and the Love of Preference for the Poor Watch

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The option or love of preference for the poor. This is an option or a special form of primacy in the exercise of Christian charity to ... continue reading


The one surprising secret few people know about Lent!

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There is a secret that few people know about sacrifice. Lent is a time to think about sacrifice and what it can do to you as a person. When ... continue reading


Lent as a Season of No Kidding: Where are We Behaving as the Crowd? Watch

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Do you want to accompany Jesus closely, very closely? Open the Holy Gospel and read the Passion of Our Lord. But don't just read it: live ... continue reading



More Lent & Easter

Easter 2020 / Lent 2020
Begins on February 26, 2020 ends on April 9, 2020

'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

February 26 to April 9, 2020

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Mardi Gras / Fat Tuesday

February 25, 2020

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Ash Wednesday

February 26, 2020

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Palm Sunday

April 5, 2020

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Holy Week

April 5-11, 2020

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Holy Thursday

April 9, 2020

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Good Friday

April 10, 2020

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Easter Sunday

April 12, 2020

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Ascension of Our Lord

May 21, 2020

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Pentecost

Sunday, May 31, 2020

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Fasting and Abstinence

Every Friday

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Easter Monday Mass (12 PM CT)

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Find the Easter Monday Mass here and streaming on Catholic Online Facebook. Jesus Christ has been raised! Happy Easter Monday!Easter is ... continue reading


Easter Sunday Mass (11 AM CT) Watch

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The video for Easter Sunday Mass with Bishop Strickland is available here.The video for Easter Sunday Mass with Fr. Hank Lanik is ... continue reading



Happy Easter: The Tomb is Empty! Love Has Triumphed Watch

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We find the purpose of eternity revealed in the temporal realities of every today. The real "stuff" of our mundane daily lives becomes ... continue reading


EASTER VIGIL (Saturday Evening) (8:30 pm CST) Watch

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The video for Easter Vigil will be available at 8:30 pm (CT). Dear Friends of Your Catholic Voice, Catholic Online and Students of the ... continue reading


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


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