Letters to the Editor for April 1, 2012 Contraception mandate, juvenile justice, Friday abstinence, same-sex marriage

Meaning of fasting

Meaning of fasting Abstaining from food helps us to die unto ourselves and prepares us for heavenly banquet

Opening the Word: Dying unto ourselves

Opening the Word: Dying unto ourselves Through fasting, prayer, almsgiving and confession, we offer ourselves to the Father ...

Where did the markers of faith go?

Where did the markers of faith go? The U.S. bishops assumed that most Catholics would maintain the Friday abstinence. Wrong

Scrutinizing RCIA rites

Scrutinizing RCIA rites Scrutinies that take place during Lent are officially part of a little-understood rite ...

Letters to the Editor for October 9, 2011 Friday abstinence, Father Frank Pavone, social justice, and prayer