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Pope Francis urges Christians to have joy over Cross

Mar 24, 2013 - 05:54 am .- Pope Francis declared on Palm Sunday that Christians must not be sad or discouraged but filled with joy because Jesus conquered evil and every sin “with the force of God’s love.”

Pope's retreat focuses on faces of God and man

Feb 18, 2013 - 07:54 am .- Along with the rest of the Roman Curia, Pope Benedict XVI began his second day of spiritual exercises by reflecting on Psalm 119 and the “light that breaks the darkness, especially in today's culture.”

Alligator OK to eat on Lenten Fridays, archbishop clarifies

Feb 15, 2013 - 04:05 pm .- Alligator is permissible to eat on Fridays of Lent, the archbishop of New Orleans assured a conscientious parishioner, and his approval has been backed by the national bishops' conference.

Benedictine abbot sees good reasons for moving Pope's Mass

Feb 13, 2013 - 04:05 pm .- Given the number of people that inevitably swarmed to the Holy Father’s last public Mass, Benedictine Abbot Nokter Wolf understands why his monastery did not host the Pope.

Pope's last Mass will be on Ash Wednesday in St. Peter's

Feb 12, 2013 - 08:28 am .- Amid the buzz created by the Pope’s announcement that he will retire, it could be easy to miss the fact that his last Mass will be on Ash Wednesday and not in the normal location for the first day of Lent.

Pope's Lent message: charity is extension of God's love

Feb 1, 2013 - 11:05 am .- Pope Benedict XVI's message for Lent is that when people are open to God’s love, then they can “love with him, in him and like him.”

CRS Rice Bowl program has new internet component

Oct 18, 2012 - 02:03 am .- Catholic Relief Services has revamped its traditional Lenten anti-hunger Operation Rice Bowl program to allow participants to register their rice bowls on the internet as part of the campaign to feed the hungry.

Papal preacher’s homily themes for Lent 2012 revealed

Mar 1, 2012 - 04:02 pm .- The Preacher to the Papal Household has revealed the topics for the four homilies he will preach to Pope Benedict XVI during Lent.

Pope says ashes symbolize austerity and resurrection

Feb 22, 2012 - 01:31 pm .- Like millions of Catholics around the world, Pope Benedict XVI received ashes on Ash Wednesday. He said that they become a “sacred symbol” of austerity which reflects both the “curse” of sin and the promise of the resurrection in a fallen world.

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December 17, 2014

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