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Prayers rise for peace in Holy Land as conflict worsens

Sydney’s Catholics answered Pope Francis’s call for a special day of fasting and prayer for peace on 27 October as death and destruction continued to rage in the Holy Land.

Simcha Fisher: I won’t ask how your Lent has gone… Just...

Whether you've taken on a heavy burden or picked something at random this Lent, don't forget the reason you've done it in the first place!

Mark Shea: So what’s the point of fasting?

Part 4 of Mark's series of reflections on Lent We now move on in our Lenten series to discuss the third of the Jewish acts...

Forgive like Jesus

At the outset of this Lenten series, I remarked on the truly cosmic dimension of what our Faith teaches about the nature of the...

Lenten fasting, the Maronite way

In Lent we fast to deny ourselves and draw closer to God. Fasting from food is just one way we can do that …

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Marie Kondo your life this Lent

Lent is an opportunity to drop habits that don't serve God In the Maronite Church, Lent is a nautical expedition. It begins on Cana Sunday...

New guide offers a truly deeper Lent

A beautiful and prayerful Lenten Companion has been released by the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney to journey with you through the season of Lent.

Plenary voices: Fr Anthony Walsh OP

In 1966 Pope St Paul VI changed the way we understand penance in the Latin Church, particularly with concern to fasting.  He said that...

US governor calls for prayer and fasting

Catholic politician invites an entire US state to take up spiritual practice amid COVID-19.

Joanne Howe: The t-shirt made me do it, but I’m getting...

Now just over the halfway mark, it’s a good time to take stock of our Lenten journey. As Catholic Weekly readers may recall, this Lent...
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