Archive | March, 2014

Give me a Drink! The Third Sunday of Lent

You know we are “picking up steam” in the season of Lent when the Lectionary starts turning to the long readings from the Gospel of John (John 4, 9, 11).  The Church turns to these texts from John at this point in the liturgical calendar, because John is, in so many ways, a mystagogical document,

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Feast of St. Cyril of Jerusalem

Listen to Mike Aquilina discuss this Great Saint, Bishop and Doctor of the Church. On Confession: “Now Lent] is the season of confession. Confess what you have done in word or deed, by night or day. Confess in an acceptable time, and in the day of salvation receive the heavenly treasure…” ~ St. Cyril of

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Fasting on Fridays and the Passion of Jesus the Bridegroom

Have you ever wondered? Why do Catholics fast on Good Friday? Moreover, why is it traditional to fast on the Fridays of Lent? There are, of course, various historical and liturgical reasons for the custom of fasting. But there’s also a biblical foundation for fasting on Fridays that’s directly tied to the topic of my

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Forty Days

This Lent, let us prepare our hearts for the revelation of Mercy that comes to us in the Paschal Mystery.

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The Greatness of Lent by Scott Hahn

We enter the season of Mercy — the season that Eastern Christians call “Great Lent.” We in the West are fond of brevity, and so we call it simply “Lent.” But we should not forget its greatness. For believing Catholics, it is a defining moment in the year. It gives a distinctive and necessary contour

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