SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Lent
March 29, 2021
The disciplines of Lent feel different to the depressed than the happy
March 22, 2021
Some Catholics hate Lent, loathe Lent, because it was taught to them as a reason to hate themselves for being so bad.
February 17, 2021
Our writers and others share their Lenten disciplines, experiences, or just their feelings about the whole thing. Some will surprise you. One watches comedy, because laughter is a sacrifice. Another is learning not to make rude jokes.
February 17, 2021
During the pandemic the air can feel as small and dry as the Eliot finds it at the outset of Ash Wednesday, and the will easily contracts, succumbing to a sort of lassitude that is neither care nor stillness.
February 11, 2021
The Bishops of England and Wales have called for society to "cultivate kindness" in its treatment of the sick after a year of pain and suffering.
March 15, 2018
Pope Benedict XIV wrote that the observance of Lent is the 'very badge of Christian warfare'
February 16, 2018
Those who need guidance praying the rosary should try Fr Dwight Longenecker's book
February 14, 2018
The Maronite Catholic Church asks for daily fasting from midnight to noon