Wait, it’s Lent Already?!

Yup, it’s THAT time of year again.  Lent.  It seems to be the season that people either fear or embrace.  I’ve seen it go from one extreme to the other. (Why not just have a second Advent?) Lent is a time for prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.  Lent is sacrifice.  It’s a time when people give up […]


Lenten Fast Masterpost: 70 Ideas To Give/Take Up

The penitential season of Lent is fast upon us, which means that the main question on everyone’s mind is what to give up for the next 40 days. This is a difficult decision for most Catholics because we are often tempted to give up things like chocolate or fast food. While those are good things […]

Pope Francis waves as he leaves at the end of his Wednesday general audience at St Peter's Square at the Vatican

Fasting for Syria?

One may well ask:  has Pope Francis lost his mind? Today, millions of Catholics the world over (myself included) are joining with Pope Francis in a day of prayer and fasting for peace in Syria.  Why?  Don’t you think if Syria wanted peace it would just… stop killing its own people?  Do they particularly care […]