Back in November, I made two changes to my daily routine. I had just gotten the results from my annual physical. My cholesterol numbers were poor, again. At first I planned to ignore them, again. I was not about to give up cheese and red meats. But then I went back and dug out past blood test results. As I …
Why do Catholics fast and abstain during Lent? Whatever you do, don’t eat from the bacon tree.
The Magi respond to God’s love with their own gifts of love. At Christmas we receive God’s gift of love; at Epiphany we give back our own gift of love. Let us open our treasures and give God the gift of almsgiving, prayer, and sacrifice. [AUDIO]
Not really. The first Pope was actually a fisherman. But back then meat wasn’t a staple food. For most ancient peoples, “flesh meat” (birds and mamals) was a luxury enjoyed by the rich. The rest of the people only ate meat on special occasions. Abstinence from meat meant everyone had to eat like the poor.
Lent 1 – Jesus fasts for 40 days and is tempted by the three great human fears: 1) Fear of being Empty. 2) Fear of being Alone. 3) Fear of being Powerless. These fears are why Adam and Even fell. Will we stand with Jesus and trust the Father?