Tag Archives: Lent

UK Health Minister Orders End To The Use Of Aborted Fetus Remains As Fuel For Hospital Waste To Energy Plants

What an awful headline. It’s like something that Charlton Heston was screaming in Soylent Green. It sounds like something from a classic English fairy tale meant to terrify children to bed. A pair of British hospitals this month acknowledged burning … Continue reading

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Lent And Holy Week (A Primer)

  First published on April 5, 2011, fast forward to the good parts. It’s Holy Week! We are officially past the half-way point of the Lenten Season.  Before you know it, it will be Holy Week. As a convert who … 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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Behold! The Holy Week Treasure Map

I’m not saying it’s perfect, but it is worth sharing. It would be neat, for example, if the Holy Thursday description noted that the Messiah, the new Moses, institutes the New Passover Feast, the Eucharist, so we can be led … Continue reading

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For Your Lenten Friday Night at the Movies V

This is the year of seeing films I have never seen before. Last week, we saw Richard Burton and Jean Simmons in The Robe. And in the weeks previously, we’ve watched St. Ralph, and The Mighty Macs too. So aside … Continue reading

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For Your Lenten Friday Night At The Movies IV

I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again. One of the best things I like about doing this Lenten movies series is seeing films that I’ve never seen before, but I should have. I never got around to it, … Continue reading

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For Your Lenten Friday Night At the Movies, III

One of the things I enjoy about sharing movies with you during Lent is…seeing movies that I missed when they came around the first time. This is one of those films, and it’s called Saint Ralph. Here’s the set up, which … Continue reading

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For Your Lenten Friday Night at the Movies II UPDATED

Today, movie fans, we have a first for the YIMCatholic Lenten movie series: a double feature. That’s because the two movies presented here tonight were really meant to be one movie, but it was just way too long. I don’t … Continue reading

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For Catholic Thoughts on Life and Death Brought About By Tragedy UPDATED

By the sweat of your brow you shall eat bread, Until you return to the ground, from which you were taken; For you are dust, and to dust you shall return.—Genesis 3:19 We’re almost a third of the way through … Continue reading

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Because Yes, You Can Go Without Food For A Day (Or Two)

The Season of Lent has begun and Catholics are required to fast today (Ash Wednesday) as well as on Good Friday. We are, however, allowed to break the Lenten fasts on Sundays throughout the season. And you don’t have to … Continue reading

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