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THE BENEFITS OF FASTING

Posted by Fr. Anthony Craig

No, the primary benefits wouldn’t include losing weight, although that may happen. Fasting for a Catholic has a spiritual meaning and not merely bodily. Fasting is encouraged by coaches for physical benefits. Of course, spiritual gurus of different faiths offer this as a practice as well. Yet, we Catholics have ... Read More »

The Beginning of Lent

Posted by Fr. Anthony Craig

“We are at the beginning of Lent: a time of penance, purification and conversion. It is not an easy program, but then Christianity is not an easy way of life. It is not enough just to be in the Church, letting the years roll by. In our life, in the ... Read More »

Prepare Yourself for Lent

Posted by Fr. Anthony Craig

In a week and a half we will already be at Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent! We can take time now to consider what to begin to do or what to give up in order to become holier and closer to our Lord. What’s more important is to ... Read More »

What if the Resurrection of Jesus, “Easter”, had not taken place?

Posted by Joshua Milani

What would it mean if Jesus had not resurrected? The story of Jesus would have ended with Good Friday and his body would have decayed. He would have remained an interesting figure for many, but the uniqueness of his person would have been obscured… “But that would mean that ... Read More »

Draw Near to Jesus Christ this Lent

Posted by Fr. Anthony Craig

We advance through the joyful season of Lent, which is a time of retreat for Catholics. That means a retreat from the sins or distractions that keep us from drawing nearer to the One we love. Jesus grants three of his apostles in this Sunday’s Mass a vision of ... Read More »

Beginning of Lent

Posted by Fr. Anthony Craig

“We are at the beginning of Lent: a time of penance, purification and conversion. It is not an easy program, but then Christianity is not an easy way of life. It is not enough just to be in the Church, letting the years roll by. In our life, in ... Read More »

Prepare for Lent, A Joyful Season!

Posted by Fr. Anthony Craig

This Wednesday is already Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent! We must anticipate the beginning with thoughts of what to give up or what to begin to do to become holier/saintly. Often we begin these thoughts, thinking, “what are my plans for Lent. However, this Lent, let’s ask, “Lord, ... Read More »

Do We Really Know What’s Best for Us? -By Msgr. Charles Pope

Posted by Fr. Anthony Craig

  "All of us struggle with the great mystery of God’s providence and will. Sometimes it is our own struggle and sometimes we must commiserate with others who are in distress. One friend is losing her young daughter to cancer, another is struggling to find work, still another has ... Read More »

How Can God Heal My Wounds?

Posted by Fr. Anthony Craig

Sometimes we feel powerless to do what we want to do? Sometimes it’s deeper or sometimes it’s physical limitation where we feel powerless. Maybe there’s an habitual sin where we feel so weak and powerless. We think, “if only God will take this thing (insert obstacle) away, then I’ll ... Read More »

Three Encouragements for your Marriage

Posted by Fr. Anthony Craig

It is always fascinating to speak with people who have been married 50 years or more. I always ask them how they would encourage younger couples to stick to each other in good times and in bad. After asking many couples, these three points found below emerge as some nice ... Read More »