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Advent – A Penitential Season TOM PERNA - December 2, 2014 In Day 1 of Fr. Robert Barron's Advent Reflections – Our Tainted Offering , he says, "We all know that Lent is a penitential season, a time when Christians get in touch with their sins. But Advent has a penitential dimension, too. It is the season in which we prepare for the coming of the Savior, and we don't need a Savior unless we're deeply convinced there is something to be saved from." At work yesterday, one of my co-workers and I was talking ...http://tomperna.org/2014/12/02/advent-a-penitential-season/
Feeding a Large or Small Family on a Budget MEMORIES OF A CATHOLIC WIFE & MOTHER - November 15, 2014 ... if you write down your dinners, I'll write down mine for you ;) I am posting my response just in case other mothers find it helpful: A serving of meat should be no bigger than the palm of a person's hand. We eat a lot of chicken. I look through all of the ads that we get each week and I buy whole chickens when they are under $1.00 per pound (used to be under $0.70 per pound), stocking up on as many as I can. ...http://catholicmemories.blogspot.com/2014/11/feeding-large-or-small-family-on-budget.html
Nativity Fast: 40 Days of Fasting for Christmas A CATHOLIC LIFE - November 15, 2014 ... Eastern Rite Churches begins the Nativity Fast. This 40-day long period fasting is a preparation for the holy celebration of Christmas. Like Lent, the Eastern Churches observe a period of 40 days of fasting in preparation for the Nativity of the Lord. The Tradition of fasting in anticipation for the Nativity of the Lord is not unique to the Eastern Churches - the Latin Rite of the Church had observed this practice for centuries. Latin Rite Catholics today may certainly still ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/myST/~3/aQcoLraF4x0/nativity-fast-40-days-of-fasting-for.html
Syncretism and Other Nonsense. ST. WALBURGA'S BLOG - October 13, 2014 ... near rivers, the Mediterranean or other seas in which obtaining fish only cost time and ingenuity. Fish became a customary alternative to meat not only because the poor usually ate fish, when they could afford it (usually much more often than they could afford meat), but fish was not considered to be meat. Fish are cold blooded and that in itself made people think that their flesh was not the same as meat. ...http://stwalburgas.blogspot.com/2014/10/syncretism-and-other-nonsense.html
Guide for Examination of Conscience for Confession of Sins THE BLACK CORDELIAS - October 3, 2014 ... GOOD CONFESSION Examine your conscience – what sins have you committed since your last good confession. Be sincerely sorry for your sins. Confess your sins to the priest. Make certain that you confess all your mortal sins and the number of them. After your confession, do the penance the priest gives to you. Pray daily for the strength to avoid the occasion of sin, especially for those sins you were just absolved from. ...http://theblackcordelias.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/guide-for-examination-of-conscience-for-confession-of-sins-5/
Fasting COSMOS + SUN - September 5, 2014 And they said to him, "The disciples of John fast often and offer prayers, and the disciples of the Pharisees do the same; but yours eat and drink." (Luke 5:33) Ancient Jewish weddings went on for a week. Even venerable rabbis drank and danced at them. The Books of Moses enjoined one solemn day of fasting per year, the Day of Atonement. If this day fell during a wedding celebration, the wedding took precedence and the guests did not fast. On the other hand: During ...http://frmarkdwhite.wordpress.com/2014/09/05/fasting/