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Easter / Lent News

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



Lenten Reflection: A Barren Heart, God is in the Desert

Image of If God has chosen this desert for me for now, I will follow Him into it.  I don't believe I go there alone; He is leading me.

Though I hate the desert, may I wait for Him there.  Whether He speaks or not, I will pray.  If I feel nothing at all, I will ... continue reading


What is the color of Lent?

Image of Jesus was dressed in a purple robe prior to his crucifixion.

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

Image of Where can you eat corned beef and cabbage this Lenten St. Patrick's Day?

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


What is the first day of Lent?

Image of What is the first day of Lent? Ash Wednesday.

The first day of Lent is Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday is a day of prayer and fasting on which many Christians attend services to receive ... continue reading



Lent and the Path to Freedom: Doing Battle with the World, the Flesh and the Devil Watch

Image of Jesus being tempted in the Desert

When I was a young man I had a priest friend who I now recall every time we begin the Forty Day Observance of Lent. About a week before Ash ... continue reading


Seven Deadly Sins: Lust

Image of We should not be satisfied merely to keep the commandments of God, but should always be ready to do good deeds, even when they are not commanded.

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


What is the season of Lent?

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What is the season of Lent?The Lenten season is a time of prayer and fasting for Christians that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy ... continue reading


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

Image of Remember prayer time in the morning to set the right priorities. Start the day right and you will finish right.

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

Lent Event

Importance

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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Mardi Gras

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

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Easter / Lent News

What do we do AFTER Lent?

Image of Easter Sunday begins the liturgical season of Easter, which continues through the celebration of the Ascension to Pentecost Sunday.

Chocolate bunnies and marshmallow Peeps have graced the shelves of U.S. stores for weeks in anticipation of Easter, but now that the actual ... continue reading


Easter: We Have Been Raised with Christ. Easter is More Than a Day; it is a Way Watch

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Easter is more than a Day, it is a Way; A Way of living our lives differently now in Him. We are invited to do that by living them in His ... continue reading



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

Image of Rejoice! The beloved Easter Bunny has very Christian origins.

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

Image of Are Easter eggs a pagan symbol?

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


5 Beautiful scriptures to remind you what Easter is all about Watch

Image of Remember the reason we celebrate Easter.

This Easter, make sure to take a moment with your family to thank Jesus for his amazing sacrifice. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Turn ... continue reading


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