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Lent: A Time to Joyfully Return to Christ

As Catholics, we sometimes enter the season of Lent with a sense of somberness and woe. After all, this is a time of fasting, prayer and giving alms as we reflect on the suffering and death of Christ.

Repentance in the early Church

The call to a change of heart and a change of life was a hallmark of the ministry of Jesus, of His forerunner, John the Baptist, and of His apostles.

Recognizing the feast of ashes, boredom and dull moments

Many people have morning rituals. Mine include stretching, prayer, a good cup of tea and catching up with on-line news I missed during the night.

Lenten grocery guide

The time to shop for the remaining Fridays in Lent is now.

Lent is time to notice God’s work, receive God’s mercy, pope...

ROME (CNS) — Lent is a time for Christians to get their hearts in sync with the heart of Jesus, Pope Francis said.

Soup dinner and no dessert? Valentine’s Day Ash Wednesday-style

The last time Ash Wednesday and Valentine's Day overlapped, in 1945, the Detroit Tigers won the World Series. The next time: six years.

Lent is time to become aware of false prophets, cold hearts,...

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Catholics should use the season of Lent to look for signs and symptoms of being under the spell of false prophets and of living with cold, selfish and hateful hearts, Pope Francis said.

Called: A Lenten reflection series [VIDEO]

Lenten alerts (emails, texts, social media feeds, bulletin ads) abound this time of year. We will bring you a more full resource guide in our February issue, but this is a start.

Lent: A Time to Grow in Faith and Love

Lent is upon us. Every year, we are given the gift of this 40-day period to prepare ourselves to fully celebrate the Easter Mystery and grow stronger on our Christian journey.

Paschal candles prepped for Easter [VIDEO]

Workers at an Ohio company find their Lenten center as they create paschal candles in time for Holy Week.