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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.

Sydney launches Lenten app

Blogs, videos, comics and daily Gospel readings are some of the features of this year’s Lenten smartphone app launched by the Archdiocese of Sydney...

Mark Shea: The Strange Need for Ash Wednesday

One of the paradoxes of life in liturgical Churches is the odd popularity of Ash Wednesday.  People who resent the very idea of Holy...

Shrove Tuesday: a time for prayer … and pancakes

We thought we'd republish this article with a simple and yummy recipe for pancakes. Enjoy your Shrove Tuesday! Once a solemn reminder of the coming...

Joanna Howe: Lent minus lipstick

By Dr Joanna Howe I have worn make up every day for 17 years. Never in a Kardashian way, mind you, but to hide my...
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