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S+L BLOG: Ash Wednesday



We begin in Rome today where Pope Francis marked Ash Wednesday by inviting the faithful to renew their hope in Christ’s promises and their commitment to follow Him ever more closely. Don’t forget, you can watch the Pope’s entire address tomorrow night at 7:05pm Easter Standard Time right after tomorrows edition of Perspectives Daily. Now to the ...read more
It is indeed that time of year again. For those of you who partied-hard over the past two days, (Pancake Tuesday, Fat Tuesday, Mardi-Gras etc…) to prepare for the next 40 days, and are now just wondering what to give up for lent, you’ve come to the right place. Here is a great article that’ll help you think about ...read more
‘I HAVE SET BEFORE YOU LIFE AND DEATH’ Message for Lent 2016 by the Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, O.M.I., President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops My brothers and sisters in Christ, The readings of the liturgy for the opening days of Lent invite us to focus on some basic questions as we begin ...read more
Ambassadors for Christ and Ministers of God’s Justice A Biblical Reflection for Ash Wednesday, Year C Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB Ash Wednesday makes one’s faith very visible and public.  Not offensively, but also not easy to miss, the sign of our faith shows up in the office, at school, on buses and subways, in lines ...read more
I wanted to start out not just “deaconstructing” Lent but more so with a reflection on Lent, in order to help us understand the meaning of Lent. But in the last week I’ve had so many questions about fasting and abstinence and about what we can do and can’t do in Lent that I would ...read more
This week was big in many ways: Pope Francis made some significant appointments, including naming his personal secretary to the number two position at the newly created Secretariat for the Economy. Wednesday was the beginning of Lent and Pope Francis’ first Ash Wednesday liturgy as pontiff. It was also the day one the Italian newspaper ...read more