Open up for Lent with some spiritual reading
Make the most of your Lent this year with daily reflections, answers to theological questions, and advice on how to deepen your spirituality.
If Lent is 40 days, why are there 46 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter?
"The 40 days of Lent" has always been more of a metaphor than a literal count. Over the course of history the season of preparation for Easter Sunday has ranged from one day (in the first century) to 44 (today in the Roman church). [Read more.]
Ten ways to put new life into Lent
Have you lost track of Lent in recent years? Has it lost substance and grit? Here are a few ideas you might consider to help you get more traction along your spiritual path. [Read more.]
I could stop eating for a week and never come close to the terror of truly not knowing where my or my family’s next meal will come from—or if it will come at all. Between my bank account and the restaurants within a block of my home, a full belly is never far away. [Read more.]
Every so often at work, a pop-up will appear on my screen and tell me that an upgrade of some program is available. I’m prompted to click “Upgrade now” or “Remind me later.” In my company, “No, thanks” is not an option. [Read more.]
Start spreading the Good News
I've never really figured out just how to explain my faith to my unchurched peers. I am often left feeling like I've missed an opportunity to give an account of Catholicism that isn't focused on the media darlings of celibacy, abortion, sex abuse, or homosexuality. [Read more.]