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Shrove Tuesday occurs every year the day before the season of Lent begins. It can mean different things to different faith communities. For some believers, it is a solemn event that involves confession and being shriven ...

Category: Holidays and Observances Religion Christianity

Every year, liturgical congregations observe Lent. This season begins with Ash Wednesday and lasts 40 days, ending on Easter Sunday. Overall, it is generally understood as a time of repentance and reflection and often in ...

Category: Holidays and Observances Religion

Catholics are an interesting group to watch during election season as they are a very diverse group with very liberal and very conservative members. What are Catholics thinking heading into the election?

Category: Politics

As more people move away from religion, you might think that the Catholic Church sees the least number of converts each year due to its oftentimes backwards beliefs, corrupt leadership and strict rules. However, though i ...

Category: Religion Christianity

Lent comes with a lot of rules, especially if you’re a devout Catholic. One such rule is that you may not eat meat on Fridays. However, you can replace the meat in your diet with fish, but why is that? The rules may se ...

Category: Holidays and Observances Religion

For many people, the final days of lent are excruciating. Regardless of how devout of a follower you are, abstaining, fasting and doing for 40 days and in the name of Jesus Christ can be downright tiring. As the end of L ...

Category: Holidays and Observances Jesus Christ

For the majority of the world, the 46 days leading up to Easter are just like any other. For devout Christians and Catholics, however, the period is characterized by little indulgence and unwilling sacrifice. It is the p ...

Category: Holidays and Observances Christianity

Whether you’re exploring a new religion or just curious as to why half your coworkers and acquaintances decide to fast at the same time every year, you may want to learn more about Lent. What is it, what is Ash Wednesd ...

Category: Holidays and Observances Christianity

Over the past two decades, tens of thousands of survivors have come forward with their stories of sexual abuse at the hands of Catholic clergymen. Though the pervasiveness of the problem suggests that it is intricately a ...

Category: Morality Christianity

If you’re totally tired of Christmas music, it’s completely understandable. Many stores start piping Christmas music through their speakers right after Halloween. The song “The 12 Days of Christmas&rdqu ...

Category: Holidays and Observances Christianity