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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...

Simcha Fisher: You’re supposed to fail at Lent

It's not meant to be a test of your own personal strength The dew is off the rose, now, Lent-wise. Whatever sacrifices we embraced or extra...

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.

Goodbye to all that

Reality, meeting his future wife and the Sacrament of Penance helped turn ‘Derek’ aside from a life of alcoholism. With the prevalence of hard drugs...

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...

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...

Q&A with Fr John Flader: Advent penances free us

“Dear Father, I was talking recently with a Maronite Catholic about how his Eastern Rite celebrates Advent and was surprised to learn how much...

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...

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...
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