Lent

During general audience, Pope Benedict XVI explains the meaning of placing ashes on one’s forehead

Newman says that ‘the very notion of being religious implies self-denial’: true, maybe, but not easy

An American blogger has promised to follow the tradition of Bavarian monks who drank only strong beer during Lent

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Looking back at my New Year’s resolutions is profoundly disheartening. At least I get another chance at self-discipline

Bishop Kieran Conry says wearing of ashes is a ‘wonderful’ chance for people to show their commitment to Christ

Or should it be left up to individual Catholics to observe?