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Living Our Faith: Ash Wednesday

One way to prepare ourselves for Lent is to better understand the day that starts it all: Ash Wednesday. The words spoken while ashes are...

Help a neighbor, visit grandparents as part of Lent, Iowa pastor...

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Holy Cross-Blessed Sacrament sixth-graders started Lent on Valentine’s Day— sort of. Father Daniel Rupp, pastor of Blessed Sacrament Church in Sioux...

Relics of St. Padre Pio, St. Leopold arrive in Rome for...

Catholic News Service ROME — Thousands of people waited hours outside a Rome church to glimpse the mortal remains of St. Padre Pio and St....

Time flies on the church calendar: Lent begins in 27 days

Since it felt like spring on Christmas eve, maybe we shouldn't be surprised that Lent is less than a month away. Mark your calendar...

Return with tears to God’s loving embrace during Lent, pope says

Catholic News Service ROME — Lent is a journey of purification and penance, a movement that should bring one tearfully back to the loving arms...

Ash Wednesday at St. John the Beloved Church

Francis Markowski (left) receives ashes from Father Brian Lewis, associate pastor at St. John the Beloved Parish in Wilmington, on Wednesday. To the right...

Student and school news

St. Elizabeth student’s art impresses penitentiary staff A photograph by St. Elizabeth High School senior Hanna Kelleher of a hallway at Eastern State Penitentiary in...

Use Lent to snap out of apathy to sin, poverty, indifference...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Lent is a time to shed lazy, un-Christian habits and snap out of one’s apathy toward people harmed by...

Lent should be time of grace, defeating temptation, pope says

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The 40 days of Lent are a time of spiritual renewal in preparation for Easter, but they also are...

Season of repentance: Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22, is the first day...

  The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches us that the days of the season of Lent “are intense moments of the church’s penitential practice....

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