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The right Lenten fast for you

Each year in the days before Lent, my husband and I share a list of what we plan to give up that year. Last...

Fasting to be the person God is calling

"We must love with our eyes open," Canterbury's Archbishop Justin Welby said last October. Saints, the Anglican leader advised, are people who are able...

“Eat, Fast, Feast” book offers helpful guides for Lenten disciplines

"Eat, Fast, Feast: Heal Your Body While Feeding Your Soul -- A Christian Guide to Fasting" by Jay W. Richards. HarperOne (San Francisco, 2020)....

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...

Fasting traditions observed in non-Catholic religions

The Dialog Fasting from food is one thing, but in Austria people once fasted from entertainment during Lent, according to Father Michael Witczak. “In past times,...

Baton Rouge bishop calls for a week of prayer after police...

BATON ROUGE, La. — Baton Rouge Bishop Robert W. Muench renewed a call for a diocesan-wide week of prayer, fasting and reflection after the...

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