Something for the Last Friday in Lent

Catholics! Remember that today you cannot eat this! Don’t give any further thought to this delicious, tempting, scrumptious image. Put right out of your mind the heavenly aroma, the sumptuous taste, and the wonderful awesome goodness. You’re welcome! A little humor to lighten the burden: A Jew, a Catholic, and an Episcopalian died and went [Read More...]

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Measured Pain

My friend Andy Simons has a nifty Lenten piece on mortification over at Commonweal. [Read more...]

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The Temptation of Christ…

…is under discussion over at the Register. [Read more...]

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The Wacky World of Postmodernism

Postmodern culture is, among other things, all about the subjectivization of everything.  It is, like all heretical impulses, based on part of the truth, but (like heresies) it ignores other truths inconvenient to the heretic to focus on the things it likes. In this case, the truth can be roughly stated this way: when you [Read More...]

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A Chance to Do a Lenten Work of Mercy

A reader passes this along: My family is asking for assistance in obtaining appropriate care for our 2 adopted sons, J.P & S.L.  They both have been diagnosed with Reactive Attachment Disorder, RAD.  The type of care we feel the boys need now is a residential treatment facility.  These types of treatment facilities cost $5,000.00 [Read More...]

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It’s Marcel LeJeune’s Annual Big Ol’ Lenten Megapost

…with TONS of information, links, videos, and suggestions for Lent. [Read more...]

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The Intolerable Compliment of God…

…is trouble. We talk about it over at the Register. [Read more...]

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Tom Kreitzberg is always so beautifully pithy

Sez he: In this year’s Lenten message, Pope Francis writes: “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich” (2 Cor 8:9)… Lent is a fitting time for self-denial; we would do well [Read More...]

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Fr. Michael Sweeney, OP…

…one of my favorite priests in the world (I dedicated By What Authority? to him) is offering Lenten reflections.  Here he is on yesterday’s readings: Love this man. I am particularly gobsmacked by his observation that the most sinister temptation Jesus faced was to abandon us by acting in his divinity. I’ve never seen that [Read More...]

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Friday Lenten Meditation

“I AM THE GREATEST PENITENT OF ALL TIME!!!” said no one, ever. [Read more...]

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