Reconciling oneself to God leads to healing, pope says in Lenten message
Pope Francis called for increased compassion and "personally participating in the building of a better world" in observing Lent, which begins on Feb. 26 for Latin-rite Catholics.
Four ways to find out if you’re ready for Lent
Author Gary Zimak takes a close look at Jesus' call to repent, and finds in it a several clues as to how the faithful can fully participate in this season of preparation.
Rice Bowl program blends global, local to create enough for all
Now in its 45th year, the annual Catholic Relief Services campaign -- which raises millions for domestic and international hunger relief efforts -- bridges cultures and hearts.
Rules for fasting and abstinence during Lent
Fasting and abstinence are central practices of our Lenten observance. Read the U.S. Bishops' regulations for both in the Latin Rite Catholic Church.