Tag Archives: prayer

A Goal for Lent

Lent starts March 6 this year. It’s a time for abstinence, prayer and penance, among other things, which is why we’ve got rules about Fridays and fish. Following “fish” rules to the letter, I could splurge on lobster thermidor each … Continue reading

Posted in being Catholic | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Rejoicing Anyway

If I thought my faith depended on feeling cheerful, I’d be worried. Since I’m a Catholic, I think faith is willingly and consciously embracing “the whole truth that God has revealed.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 142–150) Faith is easier … Continue reading

Posted in being Catholic | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

Prayer Routine: Month Eight

Jesus said we should always pray. Our Lord gave us pointers about prayer, too: the parable of the persistent widow and another about the pharisee and the tax collector. That’s in Luke 18:1–14. Maybe someone’s taken those verses and decided … Continue reading

Posted in being Catholic | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Second Collections

The neighborhood parish took a second collection again today. This week’s was to help folks hit by Hurricane Irma. The one before that was for those affected by Harvey. Folks in the Caribbean, Gulf Coast, and Florida weren’t the only … Continue reading

Posted in being Catholic | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment