Tag Archives: Fasting

To Break My Fast From Being Merciful

I came across some wise words of a Doctor of the Church I had never heard of the other day. The subject? The importance of being merciful. For the longest time, and long before I became a Catholic, I thought … Continue reading

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Want To Hear Christian Joy? Listen To The Singing In Kirkuk Cathedral…

The little video below comes via Natalia Trouiller’s Facebook page. She is accompanying the delegation of French bishops that is visiting Iraq right now. Here are the people we are praying and fasting for tomorrow. Roll clip!

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Attention To Orders! Prayer And Fasting Tonight To Thwart The Black Mass Being Held At Harvard

Catholic Advocate sends, An official group at Harvard will hold a Satanic “Black Mass” tonight where they will mock the Catholic Church. The Archdiocese of Boston will hold a Eucharistic Hour of prayer in response. Let us join our voices … Continue reading

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I Have No Idea Where Pope Francis Gets These Ideas About Lent

Lent is a fitting time for self-denial; we would do well to ask ourselves what we can give up in order to help and enrich others by our own poverty. Let us not forget that real poverty hurts: no self-denial … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Calls the Faithful to Pray and Fast for Peace in Syria, the Middle East, and the World

It will happen this Saturday, September 7th, on the vigil of the birth of Mary. The Holy Father has called for the Church to buck the tide of self-righteous indignation, fed by the wishful thinking that an act of war … Continue reading

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Thoughts On Lenten Sacrifice (A Modest Proposal)

I may be a newbie Catholic, but I have an idea about Lenten fasting that might alarm you. Ordinarily, see, we “give up” something pleasant for Lent. Then, at the end of the season, we once again indulge in whatever … Continue reading

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Ember Days: What They Are And Where They Went

Today is the first Ember Day of autumn, the week after the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. A long time ago, in a world that seems so very far away, Christian traditions rooted in simple faith thrived … Continue reading

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