Traditionally, Lent was a time for personal conversion leading up to Easter, during which Christians practiced the spiritual disciplines of fasting, praying and almsgiving to strip away all that is unnecessary and become more mindful of their ultimate dependence on God. Let’s recapture the true meaning of Lent in ways that are actually relevant to your life. Each day throughout Lent, starting on Ash Wednesday, the calendar’s link for that day will become active, revealing a Daily Jolt for spiritual contemplation relating to Lent, and new and practical ideas for fasting, prayer and almsgiving.read more
You sent us your ash photos and you voted for your favorites!
So, after 112 photos and hundreds of votes, without further ado, check out the winning 2013 Best Ash, as voted by you, and a slide show of the other prize categories awarded by the editors of Busted Halo.read more
It’s good to clarify that Mary herself does not perform miracles; all miracles are an act of God. That said, Catholics do believe that Mary…read more
In Captain America: Civil War, it’s hero against hero as moral lines are drawn and crossed– friends become enemies, enemies become friends, and some of…read more
I often run into people who, upon finding out that I’m a lay minister in the Catholic Church, inform me that they’ve been away from…read more
My first reaction? I looked at the date to make sure it was not April 1. My second reaction? Good for him.read more