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Create marbled Easter eggs this Easter with an amazingly easy technique Watch

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One of the most popular traditions during the Lenten Season is the Easter Egg Hunt. The Easter egg symbolizes the resurrection of Jesus ... continue reading


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


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


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


Seven Deadly Sins: Gluttony

Image of Temperance is the cardinal virtue that moderates and provides balance in the use of created goods (Catechism #1809). It rightly orders the vital powers in light of their proper goals -- physical, social and spiritual. This includes food.

Gluttony is a disordered appetite -- a relationship with food that is obsessive, either by excess or defect. WICHITA, Kansas (Catholic ... continue reading



More Lent & Easter

'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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Ash Wednesday

March 6, 2019

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Palm Sunday

April 14, 2019

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Holy Week

April 14-20, 2019

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Holy Thursday

April 18, 2019

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Good Friday

April 19, 2019

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Easter Sunday

April 21, 2019

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Stations of the Cross

Every Friday

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Fasting and Abstinence

Every Friday

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Ascension of Our Lord

Thursday, May 30, 2019

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Pentecost

Sunday, June 9, 2019

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

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Holy Thursday: He Loves to the End Watch

Image of Jesus Christ has loved us to the very end. There is great spiritual profit to be found in meditating on those words.

Jesus Christ has loved us to the very end. There is great spiritual profit to be found in meditating on those words. They might give the ... continue reading


Footwashing, the Holy Thursday Mandatum: God is Love and Love is a Verb Watch

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As we enter into these three days, the one day, we make this mystery our own. No mere spectators in this Act of Love we become ... continue reading



Where do the palms for Palm Sunday come from? Watch

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With Palm Sunday right around the corner, Catholics across the globe will soon be handed leaves as they walk into church. Some might fold ... continue reading


Palm Sunday: Coming Face to Face with Jesus Watch

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When we encounter Jesus and the Gospel, we immediately sense that we are dealing with something that is not of this world.  To be a ... continue reading


Facing Palm Sunday With Dread and Joyful Anticipation

Image of Author Alex Basile serves at the Religion Department Chair at Kellenberg Memorial High School in Uniondale, NY. He has published nine books with Saint Pauls/Alba House. www.alexbasile.net

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


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