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Penance
June 01, 2021
At this time of year, many of our young people receive the sacraments of Holy Communion, Penance and Confirmation. These are happy occasions. But what is evident is that the preparation that children receive for the sacraments is far less rigorous than it once was, even taking remote learning into account. Whereas previous generations would
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
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.
December 20, 2017
Ember days are a particularly ancient and rich part of the Church’s liturgical patrimony
March 01, 2017
At his general audience, the Pope invited the faithful to renew their hope in Christ
March 04, 2014
There was a time when the concept of penance was widely understood but society has changed
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