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Christ’s Easter gift to us: Sacrament of Reconciliation Print E-mail
Seeing with Jesus' Eyes
Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 -- 12:00 AM

Pope Francis encourages us Catholics to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation during Lent, the season of conversion.

Beginning with St. Peter, popes and bishops have taught that in the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Christ forgives our sins and helps us to grow spiritually as Peter did.

On Good Friday, Peter, who bragged that he would never deny Christ, denied him three times.

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Station to Station: An interview with Gary Jansen Print E-mail
Guest column
Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 -- 12:00 AM

Word on Fire
Brandon Vogt

Some people dismiss the Stations of the Cross as a devotional relic of a bygone generation. But not Gary Jansen. In his beautiful book, Station to Station: An Ignatian Journey through the Stations of the Cross, Gary recounts how the devotion has changed his life and opened him up to new spiritual depths.

Here, Word on Fire's Brandon Vogt interviews Gary about the Stations and his book.

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Lent: A journey from ashes to Easter Print E-mail
Seeing with Jesus' Eyes
Thursday, Feb. 08, 2018 -- 12:00 AM

On Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14 this year, we begin the season of Lent. The word Lent comes from an old English word meaning Spring time which is a season of new growth.

Lent is a season of the Church when we open ourselves to new spiritual growth so that at Easter, we can renew our baptismal promises with renewed committed faith and Christ-like joy and love.

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