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Confessions of Sixth-Grade Catechist: The Q&A Session DARWINCATHOLIC - April 26, 2015 ... Why is Jesus' name Jesus Christ? Why did Joseph name Jesus "Jesus" if the angel told him to call him Emmanuel? "Emmanuel" means "the Messiah" or "Savior", and so does the Greek word "Christ" (CCC 436) which is why the first followers of Jesus were called "Christians" by Greek speakers (Acts 11:26 ). In Hebrew, the name Jesus means "God saves" (CCC 430). Catholicism Are Catholics Christians? Yes! Catholics are the original Christians. The name ...http://darwincatholic.blogspot.com/2015/04/confessions-of-sixth-grade-catechist-q.html

Good Friday, Fasting, Abstaining, and You FR. Z'S BLOG - April 3, 2015 Two days of the year Catholics are asked both to fast and to abstain from meat. According to the 1983 Code of Canon Law for the Latin Church, Latin Church Catholics are bound to observe fasting and abstinence on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Here are some details. I have posted them before, and I am sure you know them already, but they are good to review. FASTING: Catholics who are 18 year old and up, until their 59th birthday ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/wdtprs/DhFa/~3/hCN-zAU3R14/

Did We Ever Meat? A FOLLOWER OF FRANCIS - March 13, 2015 Salami. So it's Friday, during Lent. Bacon. And as a good Catholic boy, I don't eat meat on Fridays during Lent. Kielbasa. Haggis. Bratwurst. Of course, being a vegetarian, I don't eat meat on any Friday. Or any other day for that matter. Ham. Italian Sausage. Bologna. Jerky (various). I wasn't always a vegetarian. When I was ...http://paxchristirochester.blogspot.com/2015/03/did-we-ever-meat.html

"Lord, Who Throughout These Forty Days ..." MAN WITH BLACK HAT - March 11, 2015 ithout warning, we here at man with black hat went on hiatus, for reasons to be explained herein. So much has happened in the Church and in the world during this time, much of which in the former realm of a most contentious nature, to the extent that this writer was at a loss to know where or how to begin. And yet, this period of reflection (not to mention several spirited discussions in social media) has allowed for some conclusions. + + + Brethren: We are ambassadors for ...http://manwithblackhat.blogspot.com/2015/03/lord-who-throughout-these-forty-days.html

On Lent BACK BAY VIEW - March 5, 2015 A good part of the US may be huddled before fireplaces still, but we are two weeks into Lent, and it looks like spring in California. The orange blossoms smell sweet, and freesia is blooming, and some landscape plant - sweet olive? photinia? - is flowering and perfuming the air with an scent reminiscent of hyacinths. That is the beauty of spring that only those who suffer winter get to rejoice in. I miss the bulb flowers of spring in the Midwest - daffodils and tulips ...http://backbayview.blogspot.com/2015/03/on-lent.html

No Fish on Fridays: A Remembrance of God's Mercy and the Promise of the Resurrection of the Body SERVANT AND STEWARD - February 25, 2015 Although Catholics are not required to eat fish on every Friday, it has long been customary to do so. Indeed, the custom of eating fish on Fridays and not meat earned Catholics in some parts of the world the disparaging title of "fisheaters." In the United States of America, such has practice has not been customary since November 27, 1966 when the then-National Conference of Catholic Bishops removed the penalty of sin from the eating ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/OhEL/~3/W2_t9Jg21LI/no-fish-on-fridays-remembrance-of-gods.html

This Is What Faith Looks Like - Homily - 22 February 2015 SERVANT AND STEWARD - February 21, 2015 The First Sunday of Lent (Year B) Dear brothers and sisters, We now find ourselves within this sacred season of Lent and – since it comes by each year and lasts for some forty days – we might be tempted to think, "Here we go again." A few days ago, we let someone put ashes on our foreheads. Friday we did not eat meat. Today, we have come again to the altar of God. Has anything really changed in ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/OhEL/~3/7LNW_jDYw0g/this-is-what-faith-looks-like-homily-22.html

Fish Sticks Friday! ASSOCIATION OF CATHOLIC WOMEN BLOGGERS - February 20, 2015 When I was a kid, Lent was one of my favorite seasons in the Church. Of course, at that time, you had to abstain from meat during the entire season of Lent. It took some creative cooking for that to happen. I remember eating a lot of beans and cheese sandwiches for supper. I attended Catholic school, so my mother never worried about what was served in the cafeteria as it would always be in compliance with ...http://associationofcatholicwomenbloggers.blogspot.com/2015/02/fish-sticks-friday.html

ASK FATHER: Friday Fish and Chips Cooked in Beef Fat? POLL: "Meatless Fridays" FR. Z'S BLOG - February 20, 2015 ... favorite Friday dishes and I assume that it's cooked in vegetable oil of some kind. But, if I am at a restaurant, how could I know if they don't state something on the menu (pretty common in California where I live). If it doesn't say anything and I order and eat the fish & chips cooked in beef fat on a Friday in Lent have I broken the abstinence rules? Or is the fat merely the method of cooking, sort of like boiling pasta ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/wdtprs/DhFa/~3/Rpjdt7cM46s/

7 Quick Takes {Take 70} Lenten Friday Stresses & Wild Goose Chases, but Also Birthday Week Continues! Edition LIFE OF A CATHOLIC LIBRARIAN - February 20, 2015 What's going on in my part of the tundra on this Friday after Ash Wednesday? Do read on! -1- Worried about my little button! I'm worried about Anne. :- I noticed when I checked on her last night prior to heading to bed that she was snoring and seemed restless and congested. Sure enough, she woke several times last night, seeming stuffy, uncomfortable and out of sorts. This morning she was a bit chilled. :( :( :( My babe! I'm very worried that she picked up whatever ...http://lifeofacatholiclibrarian.blogspot.com/2015/02/7-quick-takes-take-70-lenten-friday.html

Because You Ashed... ARE WE THERE YET? - February 19, 2015 All About Ashes * Lent has been observed by the Church from the very earliest days, but the tradition of using ashes on the first day of Lent only showed up some time in the 10th century. In 1091, at the council of Benevento, Pope Urban II ordered the local custom extended to the church in Rome, and soon thereafter we find liturgical writers of the time generally referring to the day as "Feria Quarta Cinerum" (Ash Wednesday) * "Why ...http://arewethereyet-davisfarmmom.blogspot.com/2015/02/because-you-ashed.html

Ash Wednesday, Fasting, Abstaining, and You FR. Z'S BLOG - February 18, 2015 ... Church, Latin Church Catholics are bound to observe fasting and abstinence on Ash Wednesday. Here are some details. I am sure you know them already, but they are good to review. FASTING: Catholics who are 18 year old and up, until their 59th birthday (when you begin your 60th year), are bound to fast (1 full meal and perhaps some food at a couple points during the day, call it 2 "snacks", according to local custom or law – call it, two ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/wdtprs/DhFa/~3/nZKuhcuKSdY/

Lent: Why the Christian Must Deny Himself INSIGHT SCOOP THE IGNATIUS PRESS BLOG - February 18, 2015 Lent: Why the Christian Must Deny Himself Brother Austin G. Murphy, O.S.B. IgnatiusInsight.com We still ask ourselves as Ash Wednesday approaches, "What am I doing for Lent? What am I giving up for Lent?" We can be grateful that the customs of giving up something for Lent and abstaining from meat on Fridays during Lent have survived in our secular society. ...http://insightscoop.typepad.com/2004/2015/02/-lent-why-the-christian-must-deny-himself.html

CCM's Big Fat Lenten Post 2015 SOUTHERN FRIED CATHOLICISM BLOG - February 17, 2015 As all of you know, Lent begins tomorrow on Ash Wednesday. Let's tackle some of the common questions folks have about Lent and Ash Wednesday: What is Lent? Lent is a time when all throughout the Church prepare to celebrate Easter through penance, prayer, fasting and alms-giving. Traditionally, the season of Lent lasts forty days (not counting the Sundays of Lent), from ...http://southernfriedcatholicism.blogspot.com/2015/02/ccms-big-fat-lenten-post-2015.html

Intro to Fast and Abstinence 101 A CONCORD PASTOR COMMENTS - February 17, 2015 It's not unusual, in our fast-paced lives, for folks to miss the first day of fast and abstinence in Lent - which is tomorrow, Ash Wednesday , February 18! This post is an Intro to Fast and Abstinence 101 . Isn't this all just a lot of rules? Like many rules, those below are rather detailed in their wording and that's at least in part to answer ahead of time the many questions that such rules often occasion. More important than the details of rules, however, is the spirit ...http://concordpastor.blogspot.com/2015/02/intro-to-fast-and-abstinence-101.html

Lent 2015 AGGIE CATHOLIC BLOG - February 16, 2015 ... the comments. Thanks for reading about Lent 2015. Sections of the post you will find below include: LENT FAQ MORE QUESTIONS ON LENT LENTEN SUGGESTIONS LENT LINKS LENT FAQ When Does Lent Start in 2015? Lent starts on Ash Wed, Feb 18 and ends with the start of the Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday, which is the beginning of the Triduum. Easter Sunday is ...http://www.aggiecatholicblog.org/2015/02/lent-2015/

The Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY: SET THE WORLD ABLAZE - February 11, 2015 ... Blow the trumpet in Zion and proclaim a fast. Thursday : (Deuteronomy 30) Moses said, "I set before you life and prosperity, death and doom. Follow the commandments and choose life." Friday : (Isaiah 58) This is the fasting the Lord requires: release the unjustly bound, set free the oppressed, feed the hungry, take in the homeless, and clothe the naked. Saturday : (Isaiah 58) Honor the commandments and treat others with mercy, as if they are your neighbor, and ...http://predmore.blogspot.com/2015/02/the-sixth-sunday-of-ordinary-time.html