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ICYMI: Here is Bishop Olmsted's homily from Feb. 22, the first Sunday of Lent.

These 40 days prior to Easter are a time for Christians to sit with the messiness of life and then transform it through the three pillars of Lent: prayer, fasting and almsgiving.

Need some ideas for praying or acting through Lent? Here is what has passed through our inboxes and news feeds lately.

Catholics are now well into the holy season of Lent and challenging themselves to draw closer to Christ through prayer and action.

It’s not a holy day of obligation, but Catholics showed up in droves on Ash Wednesday to be marked with blessed ashes.

ROME (CNS) — Lent is meant to wake up Christians and help them see that God can give them the strength to change their...

Lent is a time to shed lazy, un-Christian habits and snap out of one's apathy toward people harmed by violence, poverty and not having God in their lives, Pope Francis said. Lent is time to "change course, to recover the ability to respond to the reality of evil that always challenges us."

The Chicago-Detroit Jesuit province is teaming up with Loyola Productions' online IN Network for a seven-part Lenten film series to make its debut on seven Wednesdays in Lent, starting with Ash Wednesday. The episodes will highlight Lenten themes and foster reflection and conversation. Questions for reflection and commentary are also offered.

The worldwide Church is about to embark on its annual 40-day retreat. The season of Lent, with its ashes, palms and purple vestments intermingled...

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