St. Joseph’s Day, on March 19, is on a Friday in Lent, a day Catholics are required to abstain from meat.
“The beatitudes are the self-portrait of Jesus. He teaches by what he does,” the cardinal said March 5 during his Lenten meditation.
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.