Southern Africa's National Catholic Weekly

3 Pillars of Lent

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Let’s Be Careful: The Single-Issue Church

Recently I received an e-mail from one of the many Catholic mailing lists I belong to. The mail asked me to pray for US President Donald Trump, and went on to tell me how profound this man was as a president of the United States because he had spoken at the March for Life

5 Ways to Balance Out Ash Wednesday/Valentine’s Day

For the first time since 1945, Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day are falling together on the same day. This may be a cause for panic among those who were looking forward to getting chocolate boxes, cards and flowers but will have to swap them out for abstinence, ashes and almsgiving.

What Ash Wednesday Is All About

The central meaning of Ash Wednesday relates to our humanness, mortality, weakness and fallenness. Ash Wednesday signals the beginning of Lent, a period of reflection and sentience.

What Would Jesus Do?

In the Pontifical Bible Commission’s book, “The Bible and Morality” they state that in judging the Christian morality of an action, the fundamental question is: To what extent is this action “inspired by the example of Jesus?”