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Lent 2021, Lent - Latest News

Feb 27, 2021 - 03:48 am .- As pandemic restrictions continue to affect in-person events, a pair of ministries for people with same-sex attraction and their loved ones is hosting a free, virtual Lenten reflection to foster spiritual growth and community. 
Feb 22, 2021 - 07:00 am .- For nearly 100 years, popes have set aside time for an annual retreat and meditation on spiritual exercises. 
Feb 22, 2021 - 05:30 am .- The penance called for in the Christian life, and accentuated during Lent, can help us make sense of the sacrifices we have been called on to make during the coronavirus pandemic, a Vatican cardinal has said.
Feb 21, 2021 - 05:35 am .- Like Jesus was tempted by Satan in the desert, Christians must be prepared to battle evil, knowing that “with faith, prayer, and penance,” the victory is assured, Pope Francis said Sunday.
Feb 19, 2021 - 03:02 pm .- God commanded it, Jesus practiced it, Church Fathers have preached the importance of it – fasting is a powerful and fundamental part of the Christian life.
Feb 19, 2021 - 12:30 pm .- CNA's 2021 review of Lenten fast food fish sandwich offerings.   
Feb 19, 2021 - 05:00 am .- Pope Francis has given each member of the Roman Curia a book to include in their spiritual reading for their Lenten retreat this year.
Feb 18, 2021 - 01:07 pm .- Bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville announced Thursday via Twitter that he is granting a dispensation from abstinence from meat for tomorrow, the Friday after Ash Wednesday.
Feb 17, 2021 - 01:00 pm .- Pope Francis encouraged Brazil’s Christians on Wednesday to confront the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic together this Lent.
Feb 17, 2021 - 03:15 am .- The 40 days of Lent are an opportunity to turn from the slavery of sin to the freedom found in reconciliation with God, Pope Francis said on Ash Wednesday.
Feb 12, 2021 - 07:00 am .- Pope Francis has encouraged Catholics to practice charity in Lent this year by caring for those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Feb 12, 2021 - 12:57 am .- Catholic Relief Services is asking Catholics this Lent to remember those affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic by participating in the annual CRS Rice Bowl campaign.
Jan 20, 2021 - 06:30 am .- Pope Francis has asked members of the Roman Curia to make their own arrangements for a private retreat at the beginning of Lent this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. 
Jan 12, 2021 - 09:00 am .- The Vatican gave guidance Tuesday about how priests can distribute ashes on Ash Wednesday 2021 amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Mar 27, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- Several dioceses across the United States have dispensed Catholics from the canonical requirement to abstain from meat on Fridays during Lent, as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in certain food items becoming difficult to acquire.
Mar 9, 2020 - 05:18 am .- Pope Francis’ daily morning Mass, offered in the chapel of Casa Santa Marta, the Vatican guesthouse where he lives, is being livestreamed this week so people from around the world may join in prayer for those sick with coronavirus.
Mar 1, 2020 - 07:08 am .- Pope Francis said Sunday to follow Christ’s example when dealing with the temptation to sin: send the devil away or answer with the Word of God, but never engage in debate.
Mar 1, 2020 - 04:59 am .- Pope Francis said Sunday he will not take part in his annual Lenten retreat with the Roman Curia in Ariccia this week due to a cold he has had for several days.
Feb 26, 2020 - 02:55 am .- Pope Francis urged Catholics Wednesday to use the season of Lent to spend less time immersed in the chatter and noise of the world through television and their phones, and to spend more time in silence and in conversation with God.
Feb 24, 2020 - 04:41 pm .- In a pastoral letter anticipating the beginning of Lent on Wednesday, Archbishop Socrates Villegas of Lingayen-Dagupan has asked that the faithful not clap in church, either during or after Mass.