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Topic: Lent

‘Beer has something to teach Christians’

Anna Arco talks to J Wilson, the beer enthusiast who is following the example of Bavarian friars by consuming nothing but alcohol in Lent

Lent does not consist in a lonely struggle to do better

Second Sunday of Lent: Gn 12:1-4; 2 Tim 1:8-10; Mt 17: 1-9

My suggestion for Lent is to give up beef

Our addiction to beef does great damage to the environment. Time to wean ourselves off it

Benedict XVI begins spiritual retreat in the Vatican

Pope Benedict oversaw the opening of his spiritual retreat at the Redemptoris Mater Chapel in the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace

Lent challenges us to ask: are we truly alive as God intended?

First Sunday of Lent: Gn 2:7-9 & 3:1-7; Rm 5:12-19; Mt 4:1-11

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Pope receives ashes at the Basilica of Santa Sabina

Cardinal Jozef Tomko places ashes on Benedict XVI’s forehead at the start of Lent

Pope: Lenten fasting and almsgiving open hearts to Christ

At his general audience Benedict XVI says that fasting and almsgiving ‘prepare our hearts to take flight and seek the things of heaven’

Ash Wednesday: Pope explains Lent

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

Here comes Lent again: but what, oh what, shall I give up?

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