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The evolution of Lent

“Dear Father, I know that the last two weeks of Lent are special and was wondering how this came about. I can understand Holy...

Sleepout raised $100k for Maronite mission

Almost 80 young people braved a cool autumn night to raise funds for homelessness services.

Simcha Fisher: When mankind has a tantrum

Someone asked, once again, how we can believe God is good when there's so much evil in the world. There are lots of ways to...

Q&A with Fr John Flader: The quarantine of Lent

“Dear Father, in the scriptures we sometimes read about people putting on “sackcloth and ashes”. What was the meaning of this practice and was...

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...

Q&A with Fr John Flader: Fast and be generous

“Dear Father, Some people I know are doing penances in Lent that I find quite extraordinary and others are doing very little. They say...

Karl Schmude: Lent’s subversive signs

In the tributes paid to the legendary broadcaster Mike Willesee on his recent death, there were many references to the recovery of his Catholic...

Youth focus on Lenten path

Lent is an important time for us Christians to prepare our hearts for Christ’s resurrection at Easter. But for those who are journeying through the...

Simcha Fisher: Is Christmas alive in your heart?

Yes, I know it's the middle of Lent. That's why I'm asking, "Are you keeping Christmas alive in your heart?" It was only a few...

‘Unbearable’ pain will purify Church

The clerical abuse scandal has caused "pain and unbearable suffering" the Pope told priests.
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