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Partial Flurries BACK BAY VIEW - March 15, 2016 ... some collaborative opportunities online, but they feel forced and artificial. On the other hand, I am also being forced to be more intentional and direct about goals and why I am having them do certain things, which is helpful. Here's hoping all goes smoothly! Finally, a number of social events have been keeping us busy: the biggest event was hosting our college son and the ND rugby team for a pasta supper. They were on this side of the country for some games over spring ...http://backbayview.blogspot.com/2016/03/partial-flurries.html

Why We Eat Fish and Muskrat on Lenten Fridays THE FIFTH COLUMN - March 5, 2016 ... Lent is to revisit medieval arguments about the edible appropriatness of land versus aquatic mammals. Wanna know why fewer people are going to church? What gave rise to his mirth? Why, the discovery that the Church classifies animals in a different way than modernity does: Many Catholics abstain from eating meat on Fridays in observance of Lent, the season of penance between Ash Wednesday and Easter. The ...http://skellmeyer.blogspot.com/2016/03/why-we-eat-fish-and-muskrat-on-lenten.html

Meat and Mortal Sin MT CATHOLIC - February 14, 2016 ... why the Church has us abstain from meat on Fridays, so I did my best to relay my understanding. I told her that we abstain from meat on Fridays first and foremost to remember Jesus Christ's sacrifice that he made for us. His flesh and bone was whipped, beaten, spit on and finally hung on a cross until his body gave its last breath. In our abstaining from meat on Fridays during Lent we are ...http://mtcatholic.blogspot.com/2016/02/meat-and-mortal-sin.html

Friday After Ash Wednesday Καθολικός διάκονος - February 12, 2016 ... parishioners. And so, on this Friday after Ash Wednesday, I preached. Below is my homily. As with all things I post here, it is offered with a prayer that, through the intercession of the patron of Καθολικός διάκονος, St. Stephen, it will be of some spiritual benefit to someone. Readings: Isa 58:1-9a; Ps 51:3-6a; Matt 9:14-15 Throughout the history of the Church Friday has been ...http://scottdodge.blogspot.com/2016/02/friday-after-ash-wednesday.html

Ash Wednesday FOUNTAIN OF ELIAS - February 10, 2016 Remember, man, that you are dust, and unto dust you shall return. Our forty days of penance commence with the reception of blessed ashes. The words from the book of Genesis (3:19) help us to think of the shortness of life, of our last end, and of that moment when each shall come before God to be judged. "Remember," wrote Saint Teresa of Avila, "that you have only one life, which is short and has to be lived by you alone; ...http://fountainofelias.blogspot.com/2016/02/ash-wednesday.html

Ironing and Lent NEW HORIZONS - February 9, 2016 Happy Ash Wednesday. Today is Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent. The Church decrees that Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fasting and abstinence for all adult Catholics from 14-65 years. It is only a minimum requirement laid down by the Church, but fasting, prayer and almsgiving are essential tools in our journey of conversion of heart in this season of penance. For health reasons, the Church does not expect the sick and infirm ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/pGvP/~3/bnB3OHy2Kec/ironing-and-lent.html

Intro to Fast and Abstinence 101 A CONCORD PASTOR COMMENTS - February 9, 2016 It's not unusual, in our fast-paced lives, for folks to miss the first day of fast and abstinence in Lent - which comes this week, Ash Wednesday , February 10! This post is an Intro to Fast and Abstinence 101 . Hope you won't skip the background material but if you're really in a hurry, the rules and regs are at the bottom of the post! Isn't this all just a lot of rules? Like many rules, those below are rather detailed in their wording ...http://concordpastor.blogspot.com/2016/02/intro-to-fast-and-abstinence-101.html

Ash Wednesday - With Apologies to the Property Brothers FATHER JIM CHERN'S BLOG - February 9, 2016 ... Blessed Lent to you and yours... Fr. Jim HOMILY: Anyone who's been to Newman Catholic knows that we're blessed to have two beautiful houses that make up our center – but two very old houses... both are over 100 years old. Over the years we've done a bunch of renovations and updates to make it comfortable, efficient and clean... attempting to do a few projects each year: A new porch one year; finishing the basement; painting, and so on. One area that for ...http://chernjam.blogspot.com/2016/02/ash-wednesday-with-apologies-to.html

Fish, a Sign of God's Mercy SERVANT AND STEWARD - February 8, 2016 If you are a Catholic who lives your faith in public (as every Catholic should), you are likely to be asked this week a question along these lines: Why do you eat fish but not meat? Or, perhaps, you may be asked this question: Isn't fish a kind of meat? Unfortunately, many Catholics do not know how to adequately answer these questions. This is a topic ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/OhEL/~3/e5grXSNxeJo/fish-sign-of-gods-mercy.html

The Ten Commandments of Lent for Moms AND SOMETIMES TEA - February 8, 2016 Hard as it is to believe, Lent is nearly upon us. Ash Wednesday is the day after tomorrow. For those of you who just put away the last of your Christmas decorations on Candlemas it may seem particularly weird when Lent comes so early. I've seen a few "Lenten preparation" posts out there, and many of them are full of good resources, food for reflection, and so forth. They are also (many of them) written by Catholics who have ...http://redcardigan.blogspot.com/2016/02/the-ten-commandments-of-lent-for-moms.html