Has Your Lent Been “Life Changing”?

How could you not fall in love with these faces?

As I reflect back on the season of Lent this year, I marvel at the beautiful bounty the 40 days have reaped in my life this year. In the last week of January, I stood in the farm fields of Tanzania alongside men and women whose families are served by Catholic Relief Services‘ amazing Rice [Read More...]

University of Notre Dame Invites Us to Pray During Holy Week

Image credit: "NDU-Goldkuppel" by Tobias Rad, Cornelia Rad - 35mm Photograph taken by Tobias Rad, Digitalized by FUJI, Modified by Cornelia Rad. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

I always enjoy my regular mailings from the Alumni Association at my alma mater, the University of Notre Dame. This week, I was happy to learn of the plans on campus for alums to visit virtually during Holy Week (from the Alumni Association‘s newsletter): To prepare for the celebration of Easter, the Notre Dame community [Read More...]

Ron Hansen Answers “What Is Lent?”

CRS Rice Bowl - Image used with permission of Catholic Relief Services

Catholic Relief Services and the CRS Rice Bowl program have created a compelling Lenten video series that asks “What is Lent?”. For eight days, I am sharing each of the videos here at the blog. I hope you’ll join me in this brief retreat. I believe you’ll find, as I have, that these videos lead [Read More...]

Archbishop Paul Coakley Answers “What is Lent?”

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Catholic Relief Services and the CRS Rice Bowl program have created a compelling Lenten video series that asks “What is Lent?”. For eight days, I am sharing each of the videos here at the blog. I hope you’ll join me in this brief retreat. I believe you’ll find, as I have, that these videos lead [Read More...]

Eavesdrop on Four Catholic Bloggers Getting “Real” about the Challenges and Blessings of Lent

In case you missed it, I wanted to share this very fun video of the recent “Hangout” hosted by Catholic Relief Services and CRS Rice Bowl. The event featured some of my favorite online friends: Lisa Schmidt, Jared Dees, Sarah Reinhard and me. Our conversation related to how Lent is celebrated in each of our [Read More...]

Kerry Weber Answers “What Is Lent?”

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Catholic Relief Services and the CRS Rice Bowl program have created a compelling Lenten video series that asks “What is Lent?”. For eight days, I am sharing each of the videos here at the blog. I hope you’ll join me in this brief retreat. I believe you’ll find, as I have, that these videos lead [Read More...]

Archbishop José Gomez Answers “What is Lent?”

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Catholic Relief Services and the CRS Rice Bowl program have created a compelling Lenten video series that asks “What is Lent?”. For eight days, I am sharing each of the videos here at the blog. I hope you’ll join me in this brief retreat. I believe you’ll find, as I have, that these videos lead [Read More...]

Father James Martin, SJ Answers “What is Lent?”

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Catholic Relief Services and the CRS Rice Bowl program have created a compelling Lenten video series that asks “What is Lent?”. For the next eight days, I am going to share each of the videos here at the blog. I hope you’ll join me in this brief retreat. I believe you’ll find, as I have, [Read More...]

Dr. Carolyn Woo Answers “What is Lent?”

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Catholic Relief Services and the CRS Rice Bowl program have created a compelling Lenten video series that asks “What is Lent?”. For the next eight days, I am going to share each of the videos here at the blog. I hope you’ll join me in this brief retreat. I believe you’ll find, as I have, [Read More...]

Christopher West Answers “What Is Lent?”

Catholic Relief Services and the CRS Rice Bowl program have created a compelling Lenten video series that asks “What is Lent?”. For the next eight days, I am going to share each of the videos here at the blog. I hope you’ll join me in this brief retreat. I believe you’ll find, as I have, [Read More...]


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