Tag: Lent

Poll: How is your Lent going?

We have just passed the half way mark in Lent, and Catholic News Agency wants to know how you are feeling. Pope Francis has recently encouraged the Church to seek the true light of Christ, especially in our interactions with other people. He has also urged for a greater removal of “objects” or “false lights” which […]

The Catholic origins of McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish

With sales reaching around 300 million per year, the Filet-O-Fish is one of McDonald’s most popular sandwiches. But what many customers may not realize is that the sandwich was created by Catholics and for Catholics nearly 50 years ago. In 1962, a man named Lou Groen had opened the first McDonald’s franchise in Cincinnati, Ohio. […]

Poll: Would you have been able to handle Lent a hundred years ago?

The basic requirements for the Lenten sacrifice used to be a lot more difficult. Guidelines from a 1906 article showed that meat was allowed once a day during the only meal of the day. This was required everyday beside Sunday. In your opinion, would you have been able to handle Lent a hundred years ago? […]

Poll: What type of Lenten sacrifice will you participate in?

Lent can be a spiritual jump start, and there is an endless array of possible mortifications. Some people fast from food, technology, or alcohol – while some monks fast for 40 days from solid food and survive off the carbs they receive from hearty beer. What type of Lenten sacrifice will you participate in? Lent can […]