Ash Wednesday One-Stop Shopping


Why? Fulton Sheen on Reparation; Jimmy Akin on the connection between Ash Wednesday and the Old Testament; plus lenten apologetics.

What? Fast & abstinence rules in the U.S.; the USCCB's lenten resources; Confession made easy. Plus an examination of conscience.

Not just Catholics.

Lenten reading/meditation: St. Bernard of Clairvaux's 12 Degrees of Humility & Pride; Cardinal Ratzinger's 2005 Stations of the Cross.

Lenten eating
: meatless meals and bread for lent.

Plus: NCR's guide to Lent;

T.S. Eliot's "Ash Wednesday"