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10 ways to engage your family with Lent

Lent is an important time in the liturgical year. Six and a half weeks of preparation through prayer, fasting and almsgiving sets us up...

Simcha Fisher: 10 ways to let the pandemic shape your Lent

Didn't we just have Lent? Aren't we going through it still? It comes as a shock every year when I look at the calendar and...

Receive the Grace to Go Make Disciples: A Lenten Companion

Looking ahead to the start of Lent on 17 February, the Archdiocese of Sydney has created a new resource for the faithful. Catholics in the...

Where is God in this pandemic? Where there is God, there...

"Out of the blue came this disease, a thing ... more frightening than any disaster whatever."

Simcha Fisher: Do women need ascesis?

I recently interviewed the developer of Exodus90, a spiritual exercise aimed at Catholic men who want to find spiritual freedom through prayer, ascesis, and...

Pope’s Lent message focus on conversion, Satan’s lies

By Hannah Brockhaus There is an urgent need for personal conversion, without which the temptations of Satan, and the presence of evil, create a “hell here...

Bankstown youth get a lesson in Lent

Young adults of St Felix de Valois, Bankstown, were delighted to receive inspiring tips on preparing for Easter at the first of regular catechesis...

Simcha Fisher: Be quiet this Lent

What to do for Lent? That question reminds me of that old joke about the two seminarians. One of them asks the bishop if...

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...
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