Let’s Skip the Pizza Tonight and Provide Emergency Shelter in Nepal

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal and India on April 25, 2015. CRS, Caritas and its local partners are responding with much needed relief in the affected areas. Photo by Jake Lyell for Catholic Relief Services, used with permission

For the last week, we’ve been watching heartbreaking images coming out of Nepal. Immediately after the quake hit, I thought of my friends at CRS, certain that they were already mobilizing immediate relief into the area. I was right, and on their Newswire website they have been giving frequent updates like this one, posted yesterday: [Read More...]

Prayers for #NepalEarthquake

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As news comes out this morning about the 7.9 earthquake in Nepal today, I ask you to join me in praying for the families impacted by this tragedy and for the aid workers who are rushing to provide relief. Catholic Relief Services has provided this prayer: Loving God, We pray for all those affected by [Read More...]

Ron Hansen 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 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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