Lent, Coronavirus, and the Spirituality of Suffering

A devout Christian is ready for anything, including coronavirus. And I don’t mean by that statement that he has a stockpile of toilet paper and tuna fish. What I do mean is that the Christian is spiritually prepared. And Lent is a season of preparation. Many say that it is a preparation for Easter, and […]

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Novena For Cardinal Pell Begins Tonight!

A novena for Cardinal Pell starts tonight in preparation for his court appeal, which is set to start March 11th. Please join your prayers to fellow Catholics around the world in praying for a fair trial and justice for Cardinal Pell. See the novena below:

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Taking Lent Seriously

[Above photo: Kylemore Benedictine Abbey] Prayer, Fasting, & Almsgiving From the beginning of the NewWalden project, it was always my intention to create a space that could serve as a virtual spiritual retreat. Hence, the name Walden, the famous retreat spot of a quite famous American. Hence, also, the large banners depicting idyllic, pastoral water […]

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Two Assaults on Trump Voters in a Single Week

Fox News is reporting the arrest of 34-year-old Patrick Bradley of Windham, New Hampshire, who is accused of assaulting a 15-year-old Trump supporter at a polling place during the state’s presidential primary on Tuesday. According to Fox, the teenager was working at a Trump tent when Bradley exited the polling place, approached the tent, screamed […]

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New Apostolic Exhortation on Amazon Synod Released Today

The much anticipated papal document on the Amazon Synod was published today. Early reports are saying that the document stays away from the controversies that were raised during the synod this past October. The document does not grant permission to the Amazon region to ordain married men, nor does it open a pathway to a […]

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