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Lent - Latest News
Apr 26, 2019 - 03:18 am .- Chocolate bunnies and marshmallow Peeps have graced the shelves of U.S. stores for weeks in anticipation of Easter, but now that the actual Easter Season has begun, how should Catholics observe it?
Apr 19, 2019 - 04:48 pm .- While the Stations of the Cross are a worldwide Lenten devotion for Catholics, the faithful in Vietnam have an additional practice that blends ancient traditional chants with Catholic prayer and meditation on the Crucifixion.
Apr 17, 2019 - 02:09 pm .- Got Triduum questions? CNA has you covered:
Mar 29, 2019 - 02:09 pm .- Pope Francis called for the Sacrament of Confession to be elevated in the pastoral life of the Church during a Lenten penitential liturgy in St. Peter’s Basilica Friday.
Mar 24, 2019 - 07:09 am .- The mercy of God is not an invitation to “spiritual laziness,” but requires a sincere and prompt response from those who want to grow in holiness, Pope Francis said Sunday.
Mar 17, 2019 - 06:15 am .- Pope Francis called for gestures of peace to oppose hatred and violence Sunday in the wake of attacks on two mosques in New Zealand.
Mar 9, 2019 - 04:50 am .- A school district in Utah has issued an apology after a fourth-grade student was told by a teacher that he must remove the cross from his forehead on Ash Wednesday.
Mar 8, 2019 - 12:25 am .- With the Lenten season fully in swing, Catholics are immersing themselves in 40 days of abstaining from sweets, technology, alcohol and other luxuries.
Mar 6, 2019 - 03:10 am .- As Christians prepare to engage in the fasting and abstinence of Lent, they can find guidance in the words of Pope St. Leo the Great’s sermons.
Mar 5, 2019 - 02:42 pm .- What does the Church require in Lent, and why? Here are some answers from CNA.
Mar 4, 2019 - 04:11 pm .- Fat Tuesday celebrations have included parades, carnivals, and parties. But have you ever heard of a pancake race?  
Mar 2, 2019 - 03:03 pm .- “Remember you are dust and to dust you shall return.”
Feb 26, 2019 - 09:58 am .- The redemption of creation takes center stage in Pope Francis’ Lenten message this year, which connects man’s sinfulness to environmental issues.  
Feb 17, 2019 - 04:21 am .- Sunday, Feb. 17 is Septuagesima Sunday, followed by Sexagesima, and Quinquagesima Sundays. Sunday kicks off Carnival season, which comes right before Shrovetide, which culminates in Shrove Tuesday - more popularly known as Mardi Gras.
Mar 25, 2018 - 04:09 am .- Jesus was the first target of “fake news” spread by those who wanted spin and twist his message for their own benefit, Pope Francis said Palm Sunday, but stressed that despite the pride and skepticism of some, nothing can dampen the joy of Christ's message or his Resurrection.
Mar 23, 2018 - 12:39 am .- Through an annual initiative called “The light is on for you,” dioceses throughout the U.S. have opened their doors to welcome fallen away Catholics back to the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Feb 27, 2018 - 01:00 pm .- In a recent pastoral letter, a British bishop has encouraged Catholics to make the “awesome reality” of the Eucharist a central focus of their life and prayer during Lent.
Feb 25, 2018 - 11:05 am .- On Sunday Pope Francis said Jesus never leaves his followers alone, but always prepares them for the trials they will face, just as he during his transfiguration, which helped his disciples to understand and cope with his Passion and death.
Feb 23, 2018 - 03:02 am .- God commanded it, Jesus practiced it, Church Fathers have preached the importance of it – fasting is a powerful and fundamental part of the Christian life.
Feb 16, 2018 - 01:41 pm .- After some Filipino Catholics developed mysterious rashes on Ash Wednesday, the Diocese of Caloocan investigated to determine the cause of the skin irritant.