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Lent

Cancer, prayer, and faith

My first experience with cancer occurred more than 30 years ago when my paternal grandfather died. I remember seeing how frail he became and how my grandparents’ dining room became his new bedroom to accommodate his care. I also recall…

Lenten reading

There is no better time to develop a habit of reading Catholic authors than Lent. Consider these nonfiction options and one Catholic fiction selection. The Cries of Jesus from the Cross  An Anthology  by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen (Sophia…

Eastern rite Lent: Pray early and often

Today we will not be talking about a who but a what. Let’s get down with Lent! Literally. What Father is chanting in Old Slavonic is: You suffered greatly for us Jesus Christ, Son of God Have mercy on us Just as in the West,…

Movies for Lent

The best movie for Lent might be an hour at the Adoration chapel and no movie at all. But my family does like to use media to drive home lessons with our boys and our girls. During Lent we try to present movies about the story of salvation…

Daily devotionals for Lent

Daily spiritual reading during Lent is a fantastic way to grow in our relationship with Christ. Almost any Catholic book will do, starting with the Bible, a work of theology, a saint’s life — you name it — it will work. But you might…