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Sharing the Word for April 3, 2017 – Fifth Week of Lent – Year 1

We all need God’s mercy for ourselves and for the community in which we live.

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Sharing the Word for March 27, 2017 – Fourth Week of Lent – Year 1

God promises His people a new beginning. After our cleansing, after the self-gift of Jesus, comes new life.

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Six Lenten Pitfalls

By focusing too much on Lent, we can lose sight of Easter’s true meaning. By Patricia M. Robertson

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St. Anthony Messenger

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Sharing the Word for March 20, 2017 – Third Week of Lent – Year 1

As patron of the universal Church, Saint Joseph is still active in God's plans, still looking out for all of us.

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Pope Francis leads a Lenten penance service in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican March 17. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pope presides over Lenten penance service at Vatican

A few hours after urging priests to be generously available for the sacrament of penance, Pope Francis went to confession, then offered the sacrament to seven Catholics.

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Volunteers with Catholic Charities' St. Maria's meals program in Washington serve dinner March 8 to the homeless. (CNS photo/Chaz Muth)

Lent provides opportunity for Catholics to focus attention on homeless

Almsgiving is a Lenten tradition and Washington resident Ron Van Bellen says his volunteer work feeding the homeless honors his Catholic faith as he prepares for Easter.

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Sharing the Word for March 13, 2017 – Second Week of Lent – Year 1

We, too, are sinful. We, too, have rebelled against God. Yet He remains ready to forgive even us.

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Lent in a New Light

Lent in a New Light

The lens of mercy helps us to see the season in a fresh way. By Marcellino D’Ambrosio

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St. Anthony Messenger

A look at Lent with Friar Jim

A Friar Reflects on the Hope of Lent

Lent is a time to take stock of our lives and show God that we are grateful for the gift of faith. By Jim Van Vurst, OFM

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Sharing the Word for March 6, 2017 – First Week of Lent – Year 1

One of the basics of Christian spirituality is the willingness to accept the holiness God offers us.

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