“Pass over to renewal” – A Holy Week message

Blessed Holy Week! I won’t be hosting 7 Quick Takes this Friday in honor of Good Friday, but I lo forward to seeing you all again next week. Also, you know what’s great? Cardinal Timothy Dolan. You know what’s even better? Cardinal Timothy Dolan ivering a powerful Holy Week message in less than a minute… [Continue Reading]

Tell me about your plans for Lent!

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What are your plans for Lent? (If you’re not familiar with this season, which starts Wednesday, Marcel Lejeune has the answers to all your questions here.) I know that some people don’t like discussing this publicly, since it can sometimes degenerate into a one-upsmanship contest in which the final commenter triumphs with her announcement that… [Continue Reading]

Recommended reading for Lent

Ash Wednesday is just around the corner (March 9), so I wanted to share my suggestions for great Lenten reads, and get your suggestions as well. Also, based on some es I’ve been getting with questions about Lent, I wanted to say: If you’re considering observing Lent but aren’t familiar with it, I strongly encourage… [Continue Reading]

Status in the sight of God

I went to confession tonight; well, I tried, anyway. It was one of those big pre-Easter sessions where there were hundreds of people and about a dozen priests. By the time I got in one of the s there were at least 30 people in front of me, and after waiting a while I decided… [Continue Reading]

And to dust you shall return

We had a great time on Fat Tuesday. To do some feasting before the start of our first Lent as Catholics, my husband and I went to the the Darwins‘ house. When I first arrived I felt the wind pick up and loed to see some threatening clouds on the horizon, so I hurried to… [Continue Reading]