In his Angelus address, Pope Francis encouraged people to read the Gospel during Lent and fast from gossip.
It’s the Catholic Kinship Initiative — Parishes United Across America, and it’s designed to match financially stable parishes with a poor parish in another part of the country.
In his meditation, Cardinal Raniero Cantalamessa talked about how the meaning of “conversion” changed in the New Testament.
Lent as a time of personal self-reflection and atonement is part of a greater realization of how the world has been crippled by sin, which only Jesus heals.
The Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land launched a virtual Way of the Cross project for pilgrims during Lent because the Holy Land is not accessible for a second year in a row due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lent is a time to reconsider the path one is taking in life and to finally answer God’s invitation to return to him with one’s whole heart, Pope Francis said.
Ash Wednesday and Lent are a time to recall that new life emerges from the ashes.
“The ashes weave many Scriptures to remind us of the faithful and redeeming love of the one who became dust and ashes with and for us, that we might become children of God.”