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Easter / Lent News

Facing Palm Sunday With Dread and Joyful Anticipation

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In a crazy world, a holy time like Lent can zip by like the rest of the year. Author Alex Basile ponders if he is ready for the most sacred ... continue reading


3rd Sunday of Lent: A Whole World Thirsting for Living Water

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Each day we pass many who, like the woman of Samaria, decorate time. Their lives may look adorned and abundant, but this is merely a ... continue reading


This Christmas, Light your Free Prayer Candle!

Wholly Fire and Light: Clean Week, Lent and Living the Transfiguration Watch

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The Christian vocation is "participation in the Divine Nature." (2 Peter 1:4). We are transfigured in Christ as we ... continue reading


Seven Deadly Sins: Lust

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Lust offers a beguiling counterfeit, a way to have the illusion of "love" without the surrender of real love. WICHITA, Kansas (Catholic ... continue reading


On Fasting, Refreshing the Routine and Living Lent Watch

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Ash Wednesday began us on a forty day pilgrimage. We began with cleansing the soul, the mind, and - let us not forget - the body. All three ... 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



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


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


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


Still unsure what to give up for Lent? Pope Francis has an idea! Watch

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For Catholics who are unsure what to give up for Lent, Pope Francis has a suggestion. Give up gossip and internet trolling.  LOS ... continue reading



More Lent & Easter

Easter 2022 / Lent 2022
Begins on March 2, 2022 ends on April 14, 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 14, 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


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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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