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S+L BLOG: Lent 2018,Lent and Easter



At 5:00 this afternoon in the Vatican Basilica, Pope Francis presided over the Rite of Reconciliation of several penitents with individual confession and absolution. Below is the homily pronounced by the Holy Father during the Liturgy of the Word of today’s Penitential celebration. ...read more
Every one of us, in a small way, can make a difference in someone else’s life. Read a short reflection on the importance of Almsgiving during the Lenten Season. ...read more
If you’re Catholic you do it all the time. If you’re not Catholic, you probably have noticed us making this sign: right hand to our forehead, then down to our chest, then over to the left shoulder and ending with the right shoulder as we say the words: “In the name of the Father, the ...read more
Join us in prayer for the intentions entrusted to us by Pope Francis. For March 2018, we join the Holy Father in praying for: Formation in Spiritual Discernment. ...read more
Emilie Callan talks to us about some basic themes of Lent in our short series, 'Lenten Minutes." The first episode '40 Days' explains the significance of the number '40' by using several biblical examples. ...read more
Prevain Devendran gives us a reflection of his experiences visiting Calcutta, and how Missionaries of Charity helped change his life, and help him experience the tenderness of God. ...read more
Recently, I had some Jehova’s Witnesses come to my door. I am usually nice and gracious to them. They read a passage of scripture to me (they are so courageous), something I think we should all do (read scripture, that is) and left two issues of their publication, The Watchtower, with me. One of the ...read more
Billy Chan gives a personal reflection on the Lenten Season, and the roles praying, fasting, and almsgiving play. He asks us questions about Easter. Is it a Milestone of our Path to Sainthood? ...read more
Read the Message of the Holy Father Pope Francis for the XXXIII World Youth Day, which will be taking place on Palm Sunday, March 25, 2018. ...read more
Blessed Paul VI will be canonized later this year. Pope Francis made the announcement to the pastors of the Diocese of Rome during a question-and-answer session, that he had with the priests on February 15th. ...read more