Charity in Truth

Operation Rice Bowl speaker series
begins March 4

By Christie L. ChicoineCS&T Staff Writer PHILADELPHIA – Egypt. The Philippines. West Philadelphia. Ghana. Honduras. Outreach to the poor abroad and at home is the subject of an upcoming Lenten series of talks sponsored by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) of the Philadelphia Archdiocese. The five-week series – held each Wednesday of Lent excluding Ash Wednesday […]

Regulations for fasting and abstinence during Lent

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON – Here are the Church regulations for fasting and abstinence during Lent: Everyone 14 years of age or older is bound to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, all the Fridays of Lent and Good Friday. Everyone 18 or older, and under 59 years of age, is bound to fast […]

Message of Pope Benedict XVI for Lent 2009

“He fasted for forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was hungry.” (Mt. 4:1-2) Dear Brothers and Sisters! At the beginning of Lent, which constitutes an itinerary of more intense spiritual training, the Liturgy sets before us again three penitential practices that are very dear to the biblical and Christian tradition – prayer, almsgiving, […]

Journey with St. Paul Through Lent

First week of LentNow is the acceptable timeBy Most reverend Daniel E. Thomas The Catholic Standard & Times presents the first of a six-part series authored by the auxiliary bishops of Philadelphia to aid readers in their Lenten preparation during this year of St. Paul. “Now is the time.” As we continue to celebrate with […]