Tag Archives: Liturgical Calendar

From the Treasure Chest: “The Little Guide for Lent,” circa 1808

What? You weren’t up for an early Lent this year? Too bad. We can’t even blame this on Punxsutawney Phil, either, as whether a groundhog sees his shadow (or not) has no bearing on the liturgical calendar. So what have I … Continue reading

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A Sign You Don’t See Very Often These Days…

But you can go eat at Zook’s BBQ Barn tomorrow. I found this though, so check with your parish.

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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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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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