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Notes from the Newsroom
John I. Carney

Lent

Posted Monday, February 20, 2012, at 5:22 PM
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  • Good point John. There are a lot of things I do not know about other religions and making uninformed assumptions can be harmful to everyone.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Feb 21, 2012, at 8:10 AM
  • Hi John, former Methodist now Catholic here...Lent gets a bum rap when it is viewed as a time to "give up" something. In practice, lent is a time to prepare ourselves for the sacrifice God made for us in the death and rebirth of his Son at Easter. It is not neccessary to give up anything. Some choose other ways to celebrate lent such as adding 15-30 mins of prayer time to their day or performing additional charity work, etc. Most importantly, anything you choose to do as your lenten obligation should help keep your mind focused on the Easter miracle.

    The fasting regulations for Lent are not difficult to observe. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday should be observed by taking just one meatless meal or two very small meals(if age and health allow). Additionally, each Friday should be observed with meatless meals (fish is ok).

    -- Posted by BadgerCat on Sat, Feb 25, 2012, at 3:31 PM
  • Where is all this documented in the Bible? I'd like to read up on it... Thanks!

    -- Posted by onenamil on Mon, Feb 27, 2012, at 1:49 PM
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