Posts Tagged ‘Lent’

The radical call of Lent Comments 0

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Imagine you’re sitting in front of your doctor, and he says that your health definitely needs to improve. He then looks you square in the eyes and says, “If you wish to live a healthy long life, you must stop eating junk food and living a sedentary lifestyle, and start eating plenty of healthy foods Read more

Apology after teacher makes student remove Ash Wednesday cross Comments 0

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

A fourth-grade student says he wasn’t allowed to wear the ash cross on his forehead on Ash Wednesday His teacher gave him a wipe and told him to take it off Read more Related Posts:Another mountain-top Easter Cross disappearsGovt told to honour promise to investigate student…US seminarian who carried cross at Pope’s Easter Mass diesParents angry Read more

No food, only beer: Fast like a 17th-century monk Comments 0

Thursday, March 14th, 2019
Lent beer

Lent kick off last week, launching a season of penance and spiritual reflection during which time Catholics the world over immerse themselves in a 40-day period of abstinence and fasting. In our time, some of the most popular luxuries to give up include social media, sweets, electronic devices, and caffeine. Some of the more die-hard Read more

Lent, a time for a little less hypocrisy Comments 0

Monday, March 11th, 2019
Lent hypocracy Pope Francis

Lent is a time to ask for God’s grace to chip away at hypocrisy, which is seen in the natural human attempt to appear “worthier than we are,” Pope Francis said. “I must appear to be what I am, and that is our work in Lent,” the pope said March 8 during his early morning Read more

Lent: What if? Comments 0

Monday, March 11th, 2019

As we move into Lent, the Church draws us inexorably towards Jesus’ last days. It is a solemn  journey. I used to see the passion as  dramatic crime involving evil plotting against an innocent man. Pharisees, Sadducees, Judas,  Pilate, Herod, a hysterical crowd, they were all villains. There were a few goodies amongst the baddies Read more

The first McDonald’s Filet-o-Fish response to Lent Comments 0

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

Nearly one-quarter of McDonald’s Filet-of-Fish sandwich sales take place during Lent when many fast-food customers are abstaining from meat. That’s exactly what the McDonald’s operator who first put the cheese-topped sandwich on his menu had in mind back in 1962. According to an account in Reader’s Digest, when Cincinnati McDonald’s franchise owner Lou Groen noticed that Read more

2018 InstaLent photo challenge Comments 0

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Need a creative way to add some spiritual reflection to your day-to-day this Lent? Try Busted Halo’s InstaLent photo challenge is here to help. You’re invited to join the Busted Halo InstaLent Photo Challenge throughout the Season of Lent (until Easter). Lent is a time to reflect and draw closer to God, so we hope Read more

Spending Lent with Alexa Comments 0

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

A Catholic priest should not have a woman in his bedroom at night, but I have become quite dependent on Alexa. She turns the light on when I come into my room, and she turns it off after I am in bed. When I have to get up in the middle of the night, she Read more

Jews, Muslims invited to join Christians in German Karneval Comments 0

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

This year, Jews and Muslims have been invited to join in the German Karneval celebrations in Germany. Traditionally, in the days leading up to Ash Wednesday, Catholic cities in Germany hold huge street celebrations. Parades and parties provide revellers with a last binge of drinking, dancing and singing before the 40 days of fasting in Read more

In the image of God Comments 1

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

There is a saying, “Pray as you can, not as you can’t,” and I’m one of those people who can’t pray some of the words in the changed liturgy. The problem is not ‘consubstantiation’ and a sprinkling of clumsy English, but a couple of statements that have no meaning for me. For example, I can’t Read more