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Lent: March 5th

Tuesday of the Third Week of Lent

The point at which we most quickly become Pharisees is in refusing forgiveness. Failing often in greater or lesser ways, everyone must constantly ask forgiveness of God and men. Besides, the duty of forgiveness is binding upon all... More

Lent: March 4th

Monday of the Third Week of Lent; Optional Memorial of Saint Casimir

The Liturgy today is concerned with Baptism. Water by itself cannot cleanse leprosy; but God can use it to do so. If God can cleanse the leprosy of the body with water there is no reason why he cannot use it to wash leprosy of soul.... More

Lent: March 3rd

Third Sunday of Lent

Jesus answered and said to her, "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again; but whoever drinks the water I shall give will never thirst; the water I shall give will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal... More

Lent: March 2nd

Saturday of the Second Week of Lent

The Roman Martyrology commemorates Blessed Charles the Good (1083-1127), the Danish prince, son of the holy King Canuto IV, gained the crown of the Count of Flanders from his maternal lineage. After an initial brief... More

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Lent: March 1st

Friday of the Second Week of Lent

Today’s first reading and Gospel draw a parallel between Joseph, sold into slavery by his brothers and Jesus, the well-beloved Son of the Father, put to death by the religious leaders of the Jews. Together with the prediction of the... More

Lent: February 29th

Thursday of the Second Week of Lent

Today's Station Church is St. Mary in Trastevere, rebuilt in the twelfth century. After St. Mary Major, it is considered the most beautiful church dedicated to Our Lady in Rome. The thought expressed in today’s first... More

Lent: February 28th

Wednesday of the Second Week of Lent

The Stational Church today is St. Cecilia in Trastevere where the body of the illustrious martyr is preserved. The Gospel reminds us of the necessity of sharing in the sufferings of Christ, to “drink of His chalice” in... More

Lent: February 27th

Tuesday of the Second Week of Lent; Opt. Mem. of St. Gregory of Narek, Abbot & Doctor of the Church

Jesus’ condemnation of religious externalism, hypocrisy and vanity is not meant to correct only the Pharisees of his time. It is also directed at us. We should look into our Lenten practices of piety and works of charity and see... More

Lent: February 26th

Monday of the Second Week of Lent

The greatest proof of Christ's charity was given on the Cross. With Christ our gift of ourselves will be given to God as an expression of our love. Communion will lift our human activities up to God's level, not only in will and... More

Lent: February 25th

Second Sunday of Lent

Between Moses and Elias Jesus shows forth His divine glory, thus foreshadowing His resurrection. He is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end of all things. Today's Mass places before us the transfigured Lord and the model... More

Lent: February 24th

Saturday of the First Week of Lent; Ember Saturday

It is Ember Saturday of Lent or Spring Embertide. See Contemporary Observation of Ember Days and Lenten... More

It's the weekend! Catch up on the news and commentary from the week, or check out this selection from our Resources library for your weekend reading.