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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 […]

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Ash Wednesday – Things I Need to Know

Here is you go-to list for things you need to know about Ash Wednesday. This much loved and feared day seems to come out of nowhere each year and leaves many Catholics saying, “Oh, man, is Lent already?” and others asking, “What should I be giving up for Lent?” We have already had a wonderful […]

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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 […]

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“If you wish, you can make me clean”

With Lent right around the corner, the talk of the (Catholic) town has centered on what to do or give up for Lent. I have always felt a bit uncomfortable with this whole concern with doing things for Lent or giving things up. It seems at times like people lose sight of what really matters. […]

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“Good” Friday?

Good Friday is a peculiar name. When I think about Good Friday, it doesn’t always feel “good.” This is the day on which our Lord was Crucified. When one looks from the perspective of salvation at the fact that without dying, Christ could not rise from the dead, then it is “good”, but when taken […]

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