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...]

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...]

Friday Lenten Meditation

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

Living Lent…

…in the Fast Lane. Wherein Yr. Obdt. Svt begins with a confession: I’m pretty lousy at doing Lent. So I’m a natural for yakking about it since (just between you and me) you’re pretty lousy at it too, no? Seriously, who says, “I am the most awesome penitent of all time!” We all do a [Read More...]

It’s the Annual Lenten Mega Post!

Over at Mary’s Aggies. [Read more...]

Hey Fans of Verbum Catholic Software!

The wonderful Sisters of St Paul have agreed to team up with Verbum Catholic to help people study the Gospel readings this Lent. They’re hosting a Verbum Lenten Journey, and people who sign up get the daily readings and commentary from Lenten Grace: Daily Gospel Reflections delivered straight to their inbox all through Lent for free. (Also, anyone [Read More...]

The Irrepressible Brandon Vogt writes…

This morning, Fr. Robert Barron and I launched something we’re really excited about, and I’m wondering if you could help spread the word. Each day during Lent, from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, he’ll be sending out short, powerful reflections via email. He’ll also share exclusive videos, offer discounts on new resources, and giveaway lots [Read More...]

Better Than a Hair Shirt For Lent

is the Humiliating Old Photo: I think this was taken at the “Catholic Trekker Conference” in 2001. As I recall, my  first talk was titled “They’re Just Jealous: Why Cool Kids, Football Players and Cheerleaders Will Never Match the +5 I Rolled in Charisma”.  It was followed by my second discourse, titled “Catholic Social Teaching [Read More...]

Abbey Roads is just such a fine blog

I have so much respect for Terry Nelson, the author of the blog. He is an authentic disciple of Jesus and a far better man than I am. I always profit from reading him. You should check him out. Two things on his blog stick out for me today, and one of them helps crystallize [Read More...]

A Special Lenten Confession Aid

If you have trouble preparing for the sacrament of reconciliation, may I recommend LIAM NEESON STARING INTO YOUR SOUL FOR 10 HOURS!!! By the time this video is over, you will be ready to confess it all, THE WHOLE SORDID THING! [Read more...]

Loving Lent

In which Yr. Obdt. Svt confesses his guilty love of Lent. [Read more...]

First Friday in Lent!

And yes: You may have that second helping of alligator: Thank God for the Magisterium! HT: Rod Dreher [Read more...]


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