"Not to enable the poor to share in our goods is to steal from them and deprive them of life. The goods we possess are not ours, but theirs." (Catechism of the Catholic Church, No. 2446) For 40 days each year, we come together to share in the penitential acts of the Lenten season. During this time we are called to a true conversion of heart as ...
“Giving alms” is a powerful concept with a rich history, but even the phrase itself can sound mysterious to our modern ears. What does it mean to give alms? Why is almsgiving a central pillar of Lenten ... Read More
Italy was one of Europe’s worst-hit nations at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. When the coronavirus lockdown forced the clergy to suspend all liturgical celebrations with the faithful, we had to ... Read More
There are many ways in which our lives may feel like a desert—especially as many of us are currently isolating in our homes and most public activities are canceled. Our Lenten journey has been unique and ... Read More