By Joseph Kenny | email@example.com | twitter: @josephkenny2
The topic of racial justice is one that a group focused on Marian spirituality might have been inclined to skip.
But Mary led them to it, and the result is a Lenten program being held at St. Mary's High School on Wednesday evenings with a theme of "With Mary Toward Racial Justice." The weekly presentations on Marian spirituality and racial justice are open to the public.
By Dave Luecking | firstname.lastname@example.org | twitter: @legacyCatholic
Editor's note: Updated Friday, March 3, at 10 a.m. with clarification on dispensation.
It's late afternoon on a Friday in Lent, and you're famished.
It's almost dinner time, so where do you go and what do you eat to satisfy the Lenten abstinence from meat for dinner?
The first option, of course, is a fish fry at either your parish or another in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. (Check out the St. Louis Review's map of parish fish fries to find one of the many from which to choose.)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — One of the biggest challenges of Lent, for many people who are caught up in the demands of everyday life, is to set aside meaningful time during the penitent season to forge a deeper connection with Christ.
"Despite our busy-ness, we need to find a way to pay attention to God" during Lent, said Father Ed Steiner, rector of the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Nashville.
The best Lent of my life involved getting up every day at 5:30 a.m., hiking for miles through ankle-twisting, cobblestoned city streets, dodging drivers for whom traffic laws were traffic suggestions, avoiding the chaos of transit strikes and other civic disturbances and battling bureaucracies civil and ecclesiastical — all while 3,500 miles from home sweet home.