A child shoots a basketball surrounded by people on the court
Posted by Erin Butler on 02/28/2018
by Jay Fadden

Catholic Classroom: Why don't we eat meat on Fridays in Lent?
Posted by Erin Butler on 02/26/2018
Question: Why do Catholics abstain from meat on Fridays during Lent?

Perhaps the most commonly known Lenten practice for Catholics is abstinence from meat on Fridays. Though Catholics all over the world follow this practice faithfully, some are unsure about the reasoning behind it. There are two main questions to answer:

A miniature crown of thorns forms the shadow of a heart on the Bible
Posted by Erin Butler on 02/23/2018

A person holds the Bible open to the Psalms
Posted by Erin Butler on 02/16/2018

Why is Lent 40 Days?
Posted by Erin Butler on 02/16/2018
Question: Why is Lent 40 days?

We know that Lent is a season of preparation; a time to pray, fast, and give alms in order to ready our hearts for Easter. However, you might be wondering—why is Lent forty days?

A woman prays beside a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Posted by Erin Butler on 02/15/2018

Lord Jesus,
We ask you to bless and protect all those whose lives are at risk,
Especially the most vulnerable.

A woman looks at her reflection in the window on a bus
Posted by Erin Butler on 02/14/2018
by Jay Fadden

Catholic Classroom: Why do we wear ashes on Ash Wednesday?
Posted by Erin Butler on 02/12/2018
Question: Why do we put ashes on our foreheads on Ash Wednesday?

If you are Catholic, then you are probably accustomed to the practice of going to Mass and getting ashes put on your forehead on Ash Wednesday. But why ashes? What do they mean?

Crucifix hanging on the wall
Posted by Erin Butler on 02/9/2018

The Bible open on a desk
Posted by Erin Butler on 02/7/2018
by Jay Fadden

How-to books seem to be all the rage today. You can buy a how-to book or go online to learn how to lose weight, play a sport, play an instrument, raise a child, cook a meal, and so much more. There are also “Dummies’ Guide” books for everything. You can learn anything you want by buying a book and reading. If you have a problem, then there is a book for you!

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