Tag Archives: Lent

The Fourth Sunday in Lent

A reflection” Readings: 1 Samuel 16:1, 6-7, 10-13;Psalm 23:1-6;Ephesians 5:8-14;John 9:1-41 Today the Church celebrates the second Scrutiny for those who will be baptized at the Easter Vigil. We pray that the Elect  will be able to see the light … Continue reading

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Second Sunday in Lent

Readings: Genesis 12:1-4,Psalm 33:4-5,18-20, 22;2 Timothy 1:8-10;Matthew 17:1-9 A reflection. In the first reading, the elderly Abram (who will become Abraham) is called by God to leave his country and everything he knows for an unknown and far off land.  … Continue reading

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How is your Lent going?

As we prepare for Easter, reflect on the promises that we made, or our parents and God Parents made on our behalf, at Baptism. How will we reject Satan, and all his works, and all his empty promises?  What can … Continue reading

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How would Satan Tempt Jesus in 2011?

Cardinal Mahony, shortly before his retirement, wrote a terrific article on temptation. He relates the three temptations of Jesus to how satan uses the internet in three significant ways. H/T Michael Barber at The Sacred Page. He calls it ” … Continue reading

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Getting ashes on the fly

Many airports around the world offer religious services. Via the Denver Post: “Lent begins. The first of 40 days of sacrifice and reflection preceding the holiest day of the Christian calendar came Wednesday, even in the middle of a thrumming … Continue reading

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Weird Lenten Fast

Filed under Don’t try this at home.    My favorite deacon often quips that an Irishman’s idea of a seven course meal is a six pack of beer and a potato.  But I am fairly certain that he would think … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday. We are but dust.

We begin the long 40 days of lent. Forty days spent in the desert of our hearts. Dark ashes are smeared on our foreheads, the very place that we were anointed with oil at our baptism and confirmation, to remind … Continue reading

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Lent: Got Questions?

Then get thou over to Jimmy Akin’s place. He has done the research so I don’t have to. His Annual Lent Fight post is a treasure trove!

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Happy Fat Tuesday

The day before Lent begins is often called fat Tuesday. The name comes from a time in the Church when the Lenten fast was much stricter. All of the meat, eggs, dairy and fat had to be used up before … Continue reading

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Are you ready for Lent?

I can’t believe that Lent is only a week away. It is later this year than it has been in years, yet it seems as if Christmas was yesterday. Lent is the time in the Church year when the Church … Continue reading

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