A Sobering Surprise on Fifth Avenue

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People began to enter the downtown New York City building at 7:30 in the morning, but by 11:30 a massive snake-like-line of people was so large, some got a bit frustrated and wondered if it was worth the wait, yet none left their spot. I overheard one very worldly and irritated looking businesswoman comment to … Read more

Lent Historically and Practically

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Lent is a 40-day preparation for Easter, a period reminiscent of the 40 years the Israelites wandered in the desert, and of the 40 days Our Lord Jesus Christ prayed and fasted in the wilderness. On both accounts, and in view of the Lord’s redemptive passion and death, Lent is a period marked by a … Read more

How Ashes Improve You Spiritually

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Catholics proclaim their Faith in the public square as they go about marked with a black cross on their forehead. This is how we begin Lent, starting with the beautiful traditions of Ash Wednesday . As praiseworthy as it is for Catholics to uphold the feast of Ash Wednesday by making a point of receiving … Read more