Lenten Resources: Apps, Links, Music and More – UPDATED

Lent at ephesus

The sun is beginning to set. We're just a few hours away from quietening down for Lent and it's odd, but all day I have felt -- alone in my office, as I am -- a sense of party. I've nibbled at chocolate all day, even though I shouldn't, because it's Fat Tuesday and a worldly sort of day. Even so, I've been collecting some interesting resources to share with you all -- things to help you achieve at least a small measure of interior calm, to start; things to put some heart into your Lenten … [Read more...]

Pope Francis’ Marginalized Ones: You and Everyone You Dismiss, Too

you do not belong here

Back on Wednesday, Pope Francis gave a particularly passionate and energetic sermon that got a lot of notice: Turning to the Letter to the Romans, the Pope then affirmed that this feast is a “feast of unity.” He underlined the fact that all are invited, “the good and the bad.” And the first to be invited are the marginalized: The Church is not the Church only for good people. Do we want to describe who belongs to the Church, to this feast? The sinners. All of us sinners are … [Read more...]


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