Editorials & Commentary
Ask just about any Catholic – actually almost any Christian in general – the meaning of the season of Lent, and we will hear some rather consistent descriptors: penance, sacrifice, self-denial, “giving something up.”
A fair share of people in Daviess County, Ky., believe that Mary Carrico, the namesake for Mary Carrico Catholic School, is an official Catholic saint.
On Jan. 28, 2024, St. Mary Magdalene celebrated 75 years in the stone church which was built in 1948 and dedicated on Jan. 27, 1949.
Si preguntamos a cualquier católico –en realidad, a casi cualquier cristiano en general– el significado del tiempo de Cuaresma, y escucharemos algunas descripciones bastante consistentes: penitencia, sacrificio, abnegación, “renunciar a algo”.
If your parish has people who are seeking baptism at the Easter Vigil this year, you will probably here the Gospel passage from John regarding the raising of Lazarus from the dead during the fifth week of Lent.
Each year ASALH (Association for the Study of African American Life and History), the founding organization of Black History Month, dedicates a Black history theme.
St. John Paul II said, “There is a profound analogy between the Fiat which Mary said in reply to the angel and the Amen, which every believer says when receiving the body of the Lord.”
Lent comes early this year. It is February 14 – Valentines Day – so if that is an important day for you to celebrate with a loved one or open a heart-shaped box of chocolates maybe you should find an alternative date now!
La Cuaresma llega temprano este año. Comienza el 14 de febrero, el Día de San Valentín, así que, si ese es un día importante para celebrar con un ser querido o abrir una caja de chocolates en forma de corazón, ¡tal vez deberían buscar una fecha alternativa ahora! El Miércoles de Ceniza, que marca el primero de los cuarenta días de Cuaresma, no se presta a cambios de fecha.
The sacred season of Lent holds immense significance in the Catholic faith. It is a time when believers are called to engage in acts of penance, reflection, and preparation, as they strive to strengthen their relationship with God.