Lenten regulations 2017

Lenten regulations 2017

All adults, from the completion of their 18th year to the beginning of their 60th year, are expected to fast. All who have completed their 14th year are bound by abstinence. All Fridays in the season of Lent are days of abstinence. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are...
Lenten regulations 2017

Almsgiving as an act of mercy

By Paul Senz | Catholic News Service We all recognize Lent as a time of sacrifice, a time to prepare ourselves for the commemoration of Jesus Christ’s passion, death, and resurrection. Traditionally, there are three pillars of this intensely spiritual and...
Lenten regulations 2017

Ways to pray during Lent

By Effie Caldarola | Catholic News Service “Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.” These words are from Scripture, in 1 Samuel, Chapter 3. The young boy Samuel, the future prophet, awakens the aged Eli because he thinks he has been called by...
Ash Wednesday:  Rituals and symbols

Ash Wednesday: Rituals and symbols

By Paul Senz | Catholic News Service Our society is not one that readily embraces the idea of sacrifice. There is little recognition of the profound benefits of self-denial and of giving completely of oneself to others — and to God. All the more reason,...

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