'Lent 2017 is a time for us to pray for dramatic missionary growth in the Diocese of Rockville Centre.'
While he assures his disciples that those who have given up everything for the sake of the Gospel will be rewarded a hundredfold, Jesus also says those who follow him will endure persecution.
Locally, Bishop Barres has given a dispensation from the obligation of abstaining from meat on Saint Patrick's Day, with another day of abstaining or another form of penance substituted.
Ash Wednesday can be a little bit like New Year's Day -- a place to clearly begin something new that we know we need to do.
Is it necessary to put people down and make disparaging personal remarks about others because they disagree?
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