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How to obtain a plenary indulgence during Holy Week 2022

Apr 11, 2022

By CNA Staff

A plenary indulgence is a grace granted by the Catholic Church through the merits of Jesus Christ, Mary and all... Read more

A priest holds palms on Palm Sunday.

These are the most popular FAQs about Palm Sunday… and their answers

Apr 9, 2022

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Here is a list of the most popular questions about Palm Sunday and their answers. Read more

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Mock-meatless Fridays? Catholic vegans share their Lenten sacrifices

Apr 9, 2022

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Have you ever wondered what vegans give up for Lent? Read more

Monstrance for adoration, stock photo.

There is still time to receive a plenary indulgence during Lent

Mar 31, 2022

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Did you know that there are several ways you can gain a plenary indulgence during Lent? It’s true! There are... Read more

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Good news! You can eat a cheeseburger on Friday, March 25. Here’s why

Mar 24, 2022

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

You probably already are well aware that Catholics are called to abstain from eating meat on all Fridays throughout Lent.... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Palm Sunday in St. Peter’s Square, April 14, 2019.

Pope Francis’ schedule for Holy Week 2022 at the Vatican unveiled

Mar 21, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope will once again preside over the Via Crucis at the Colosseum on Good Friday. Read more

Mother Angelica, foundress of EWTN.

Why the Stations of the Cross were a daily devotion for Mother Angelica

Mar 17, 2022

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

It is tradition for Catholics around the world to participate in the Stations of the Cross each Friday during Lent.... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin celebrates Mass at the Basilica of Santa Sabina on the Aventine Hill in Rome, Italy, March 2, 2022.

Pope Francis on Ash Wednesday: Lent is about eternal rewards, not appearances

Mar 2, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope’s homily was read by Cardinal Pietro Parolin. Read more

St. Peter’s Basilica.

Catholics invited to pray Stations of the Cross in St. Peter’s Basilica in Lent

Mar 2, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The devotions will be accompanied by paintings of Christ’s Passion by an Italian artist Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in Paul VI Hall on March 2, 2022.

Pope Francis on Ash Wednesday: Lent is a time for conversion and interior renewal

Mar 2, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope was speaking at his Wednesday general audience. Read more

Closeup shot of a woman holding her hands together and praying over an open Bible.

Ideas to help you have a fruitful Lent

Feb 28, 2022

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Lent is a time of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. We, as Catholics, are called to walk through the desert with... Read more

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Where do Ash Wednesday ashes come from?

Feb 27, 2022

By Mary Farrow

“Remember you are dust and to dust you shall return.” Read more

Mardi Gras celebration in Binche, Belgium.

How to pregame Lent: Septuagesima, Carnival, and Shrovetide

Feb 26, 2022

By Mary Farrow

Sunday, Feb. 27 is Septuagesima Sunday, followed by Sexagesima, and Quinquagesima Sundays. Sunday kicks off Carnival season, which comes right... Read more

Pope Francis during his general audience in Paul VI Hall on January 26, 2022.

Pope Francis’ Lenten message: Addiction to digital media can hurt human relationships

Feb 24, 2022

By Courtney Mares

"May the corporal fasting to which Lent calls us fortify our spirit for the battle against sin,” Pope Francis said. Read more

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Fasting and Abstinence at Lent: A CNA Explainer

Mar 5, 2019

By JD Flynn

What does the Church require in Lent, and why? Here are some answers from CNA Read more