Lent is time to notice God’s work, receive God’s mercy

Pope Francis imposed ashes on the head of Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, at Ash Wednesday Mass Feb. 14 at the Basilica of Santa Sabina in Rome.

ROME — Lent is a time for Christians to get their hearts in sync with the heart of Jesus, Pope Francis said.

"Let the Lord heal the wounds of sin and fulfill the prophecy made to our fathers: 'A new heart I will give you, and a new spirit I will put within you; and I will take out of your flesh the heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh,'" the pope said Feb. 14, celebrating Mass and distributing ashes at the beginning of Lent.

Editorial | Celebrate our differences in the universal Church

The Nicene Creed.

Catholics succinctly express the profession of faith and Catholic belief in every city, in every state, in every country, hemisphere and continent on the planet.

Regardless of language and culture, the creed is the same worldwide, just as Mass and sacraments are the same between customs and traditions.

Life’s changes got you down? Get fuel at the Stations

When you're tired and afraid and struggle to get back up again after falling or failing, look to the Stations of the Cross for motivation.

FRENTE A LA CRUZ | La gloria celestial hace que el sacrificio y la disciplina de la Cuaresma valgan la pena

¿Está siguiendo los Juegos Olímpicos?

Los medallistas olímpicos a menudo nos dicen que su éxito hace que sus sacrificios valgan la pena. A medida que entramos en la segunda semana de Cuaresma esta reflexión nos hace plantearnos una pregunta. La gloria del cielo no puede ser menor que la gloria de una medalla olímpica. ¿Qué sacrificios está dispuesto a hacer para llegar hasta allá?

Time for the Lenten brush-up

Visiting the sick or homebound is an art of virtue that deepens your Lenten experience.

It's just one of the many ways we can use Lent to refocus and brush away what may have been preventing us from following Jesus. It's neither easy to hear the message of discipleship nor to experience a Christian life amid the clamor of consumerism and the duties of daily life.

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