Lent is a Gift

It’s easy for us to think of Lent as something we do “for” God, or as something we “have” to do as Catholic Christians.  And one of the reasons is that we think in principle, we are supposed to do everything by ourselves – including our Lenten observances, whatever they may happen to be this year.

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Ash Wednesday Reflection

“Turn away from sin and be faithful to the gospel.” ~ An excerpt from the late Bishop Brian Leo Hennessey, CR’s homily for Ash Wednesday

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Is your longing stronger than fear?

The man from today’s Gospel was conscious of the risk of rejection he faced. Fully aware that his actions were crossing established lines, the man afflicted with leprosy chose to confront this risk.

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