Friends, on this feast of St. Joseph, our Gospel focuses on some powerful spiritual themes, all of which surround the birth of Jesus First we look at the sadness and the quandary of Joseph. He had become betrothed to Mary and then he finds that his betrothed is pregnant. So, the engagement has to be called off because of an irregular pregnancy. This must have pained him at the deepest emotional level: the feeling of betrayal by one he had loved. It is…
Your Guide To A Catholic Lent
Ideas and suggestions for observing a Catholic Lent personally and as a parish.
5 Tips for a Great Lent
“5 Tips for a Great Lent” by Brian Flanagan First Sunday of Lent So how long did you last on Ash Wednesday before you accidentally smudged your ashes? An hour? Twenty minutes? All day? Regardless of how you did, sooner or later those ashes are coming off on your hand, your pillow, or …
What is Lent?
CRS Global Fellow and Catholic author, Ron Hansen talks about Almsgiving and its role during the Lenten season. www.crsricebowl.org/what-is-lent/ Musi...
How not to read the Bible
If you're keen to break open holy Scripture, then whatever you do, don't do this.
How can I ‘do’ Lent better?
Dear Fr. Joe: Every year, Lent happens and I start off really hoping to make something of it. My intentions are the best, but it always seems like, the next thing I know, it's Easter and I’ve missed it. Can you help me do better this year? I believe I can help you! Let’s start with an important point: You are struggling with something that I think most people do – the inability to “get it right," no matter how good our intentions…
How to Get Ready for Lent
We're just one day away from Lent, the penitential season when we prepare ourselves for Christ's death and resurrection. Fr. Steve Grunow offers his advice on how best to ready ourselves.
What is Lent? Cardinal Dolan
What are the rules of Lent 2019
Students at Notre Dame Academy ask Fr. Bryan about Lent. This video was made with a paid Video Show App
101 Things To Do In Lent
Episode 635 (16:02) In this episode: Review some items on a list of "101 Things To Do In Lent" using the congregation to choose a number Related Web Sites: My Website Podcast Page All Previous Episodes
A Convert’s Guide to Lent
Your favorite convert comes to the rescue with the basics for Lenten newbies and some words of comfort for the journey.
Here’s why Lent was “created”
Lent wasn’t part of the liturgy of the Church in the very earliest years. The season and the practices associated with it have developed over time. However, this development did start very ea…
10 Moments for Lent
We’ve all been there; there’s no sense in being ashamed. Juan Ruiz, SJ on some common moments in Lent.
How to love Lent when Lent terrifies you
It boggled my mind when I came across someone who actually loved Lent -- now I think understand.
How do you recognize temptation? 1st Lent C 2019
By Fr. Bill Kempf How do you recognize temptation It would be easy, wouldn’t it, if all temptations came with some kind of tangible warning sign – perhaps flames of fire surrounding them, or a flashing neon light, or had a warning sound, blaring like a police siren, or even the vibration of a phone app to tell you “Stay away – this is dangerous stuff. Something, anything, would be helpful to give you the heads up that you are flirting with the…
How to Practice Lent
Want to delve deeper into your Catholicism and your faith this Lent? CRS has Lenten reflections to help!
A Jesuit guide to Lent
Reflections on the three pillars of Lent: prayer, fasting and almsgiving
How to Study the Bible For All It's Worth
Matthew Anders | Landmark Independent Baptist Church
How to pray the Angelus for Lent
It's an easy prayer that requires you to stop whatever you are doing for 20 seconds at 6 a.m., noon, and 6 p.m.
What Are the Most Misunderstood Stories in the Bible?
This summer it has been our privilege to have Mr. Drew Nix as a ministry intern. Drew is preparing to go to Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta to study for ordained ministry in the United Methodist Church. In addition to serving as Liturgist at the 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Traditions services, he has been a great support to several of our staff, attended several Sunday School classes, and participated in various church activities This coming Sunday, August 5, will…