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March 1st, 2012
Go easy on yourself this Lent

…ff, ask forgiveness, and try to do better. How is your Lenten fasting going? Have you learned lessons from struggling with your Lenten fasting, this year or in the past, or with any other time when you failed to meet your own best intentions. Share…

February 27th, 2012

…m in order to do the will of God. They are prayer, giving, and fasting. We are to do these things without fanfare, mind you. “Our Father in heaven sees our good works,” so keep it quiet. I want to focus specifically on fasting, so for the moment, tru…

February 14th, 2012
Busted Halo's Lenten Calendar

Stay tuned! We’ll be back in February 2013 with an all new Busted Halo FAST PRAY GIVE Lenten Calendar! Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday ASH WEDNESDAY 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 MARCH 1 2 3…

September 2nd, 2011

the streets of Marrakech on the final night of Ramadan The streets of Marrakech, Morocco are the craziest I have ever walked and thank God I was able to do so in the company of friends and not alone. I flew in on Tuesday, my buddy Brendan and his w…

June 7th, 2011

…eriously! During the season of Lent, the practices of prayer, fasting and almsgiving are meant to help us turn away from whatever has derailed us along the way and turn back to God. By giving up dessert for Lent, you are fasting from something that…

June 2nd, 2011
Reviving an abstinence tradition that never really went away

…ers.) Meat abstinence is also grounded in the extensive use of fasting in ancient times, still practiced by many today, as an act of asceticism and ritual purification. From Yom Kippur to Jesus’ 40 days in the desert to Lent, fasting as purific…

March 10th, 2010

…back toward God. Hence the three pillars of Lent are prayer, fasting and almsgiving. These observances help us turn away from whatever has distracted or derailed us and to turn back to God. Giving up something for Lent is ultimately a form of fas…

March 2nd, 2010
No one's perfect... just start fresh today

I have something to confess… It was late, I was out, I was hungry, and nothing else was open, so I went into a pizza shop looking for some garlic knots, which they were out of, and found myself confronted with pizza (cue the lightening flash…

February 9th, 2010
O'Keefe arrest shows dangers of conservatives' love affair with Rules for Radicals

Conservatives have long criticized the lingering effects of the 1960s, and not without reason. The legacy of the “Love Generation” — or, as renamed by some disaffected ex-members, the “Destructive Generation” — i…

February 2nd, 2010
Busted Halo's 2010 FastPrayGive Lent calendar needs you!

Last year’s FastPrayGive Lent calendar was an enormous success.  The idea behind it was that we wanted people to look at the Lenten season as more than just a time to give up chocolate. Every day we offered readers a Daily Jolt moment of inspi…

August 17th, 2009
Catholic, Protestant, Jewish and Muslim leaders discuss the spiritual and religious challenges students face in college

One of the guiding principles behind Busted Halo has always been that the journey in search of deeper meaning—that countless young adults are already on—is an inherently spiritual one. The transition to college life can be particularly difficult;…

April 9th, 2009

…e practicing the ancient spiritual disciplines of Lent — fasting, prayer and almsgiving — in both big and small ways that challenge us in our daily lives. For this solemn day we ask you to try the biggest spiritual challenge of all, by fa…

March 23rd, 2009

Return to the Lent calendar. Lent Quotable There are many things that are essential to arriving at true peace of mind, and one of the most important is faith, which cannot be acquired without prayer. — John Wooden, UCLA Coach Fast from bre…

March 14th, 2009

Return to the Lent calendar. Lent Quotable I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had absolutely no other place to go.— Abraham Lincoln Fast from your daily habit completely. For example, avoid ord…

March 9th, 2009

Return to the Lent calendar. Lent Quotable We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. — Winston Churchill Fast from using seasoning on my food today. Pray for those who would be happy to simply have a taste of bre…

March 5th, 2009

Return to the Lent calendar. Lent Quotable Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us.— Socrates Fast from one meal today. Pray for people in your local community who have to struggle for a meal….

February 27th, 2009

Return to the Lent calendar. Lent Quotable The best of all medicines is resting and fasting.— Benjamin Franklin Fast from complaining about your job and all that weighs you down about hard work. Pray for those who are unemployed and pray i…

February 25th, 2009

Return to the Lent calendar. At the start of Lent, we take time to remind ourselves that life indeed is limited: that we will die. We place ashes on our foreheads as a visible reminder to others that we know that our bodies will turn to ash one da…

February 24th, 2009
Busted Halo's Ash Wednesday Challenge

It’s an experience that any Catholic will understand. You decide that you’d like to stop by church on Ash Wednesday to get the obligatory ashes on your forehead and you get in line with everyone else who has had the same idea. While wai…

February 24th, 2009
besides giving up chocolate

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, the 40 days of preparation for the Easter season when Christians are called to renew their commitments to spiritual practices like Fasting, Prayer, and Almsgiving. The season is intended as a time for per…

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