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Palm (Passion) Sunday: 9 Things to Know and Share

March 19, 2016 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Holy Week, Passiontide


Palm (Passion) Sunday: 9 Things to Know and Share* Why is Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem so important? What’s going on here?   Palm Sunday–or is it Passion Sunday?–marks the beginning of Holy Week. This day commemorates not one but two very significant events in the life of Christ. Here are 9 things you need to know: 1. What is this day called? The day is called both “Palm... Read More

Ash Wednesday Fasting and Church Teaching

February 21, 2012 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Lent, Seasonal Meditations


Every year a bunch of questions come up concerning Lent and the details of the laws governing it. Sometimes these rules are misstated or not clearly stated in various places on the web, so let’s look at what the Church’s official documents say regarding the practice of fast and abstinence on Ash Wednesday. Before we do that, though, let me offer a few notes of caution: 1) The Church’s laws regarding... Read More

Jimmy Akin’s Interesting Guide to Lent

March 14, 2011 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Lent


Jimmy Akin’s Interesting Guide to Lent “Annual Lent Fight Update!” by Jimmy Akin Wednesday, March 09, 2011 12:34 AM Comments (3) (Published by permission from the National Catholic Register  In the years I have been maintaining my personal blog (, I have uploaded something over 4700 posts (according to current statistics). This makes it a bit hard to remember everything... Read More

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