I’ve been a Catholic for over 20 years and it’s just been recently that I’ve heard of Ember Days. I’m not sure if it’s because the Catholic circle I’ve been traveling in has become more “traditional” or if it’s a reawakening for all faithful Catholics … Continue readingWhat Are Ember Days?
When you enter into Lent on Ash Wednesday, tradition sees us going into the church, and exiting in a solemn way with having done away with the “Alleluia” and a physical manifestation of the inward penances that we will practice with a visible mark … Continue readingFeasting During Lent
Lent comes early this year–February 10th is Ash Wednesday! That’s just three weeks away, folks. So instead of waiting until the last minute and grasping at your old standbys (giving up chocolate or God forbid, coffee), why not plan ahead using our convenient list of resources below? Make … Continue readingYour 2016 Handy-Dandy List of Lenten Resources
We are living in some crazy times. The headlines can be very discouraging to the devout. Suddenly, it seems we are living in a parallel universe where all reality is subjective and objective truth is passé. If it seems like I am talking gibberish, it’s … Continue readingThe Happy Catholic: A Summer Resource Guide