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Giving alms is not just a good idea, it’s our moral...

Lent is a time of sacrifice. We strive to unite ourselves with the suffering of Jesus, walking with him in the desert, agonizing with...

Being generous: Look beyond the financial aspects of almsgiving

A traditional way to approach the Lenten practice of almsgiving is to give from the excess that you create by fasting. For example, according to...

Prayer, almsgiving, fasting: How to approach Lent as a family

Incorporating children into our Lenten journey can be difficult for parents. I know it was for me, until one year, when I was at...

Ash Wednesday — a kick-start to holiness

When I was in college there was a group of students who didn't always practice their faith, but when Ash Wednesday rolled around all...

Lent provides opportunity for Catholics to focus attention on homeless

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON —Almsgiving is a Lenten tradition and Washington resident Ron Van Bellen says his volunteer work feeding the homeless honors his Catholic...

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