The Good Death: How Do Christians Learn to Die?

Americans rarely think about the end of life, but Lent gives Christians the chance to contemplate death and dying – and their history is full of spiritual resources to aid such meditation. [Read more…]

Lenten Confessions: The App

It was bound to happen.  As apps proliferate for all kinds of purposes, it was probably just a matter of time before one was invented to probe the recesses of conscience for sin.  With version 1.0 appearing in 2011, “Confession: A Roman Catholic App” was released several months ago in its 2.0 version.  2.0 not [Read More…]

LENT AND FASTING

We have just entered the season of Lent. Thinking about the history of this time tells us a lot about the church’s changing attitudes to those very Biblical ideas of fasting and penance. To understand where this time came from, it’s helpful – oddly – to look first at Muslim practice. Muslims today have a [Read More…]