Tag Archives: works of mercy

ASK FATHER: Friday penance, abstinence during the Octave of Christmas

From a reader… already…
Is Friday, December 30, a Meat Friday since it falls within the Octave of Christmas?
It is good to see that someone is planning ahead.  As I write we are a fortnight from the day in question.  Ergo, … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday, Fasting, Abstaining, and You

According to the 1983 Code of Canon Law for the Latin Church, Latin Church Catholics are bound to observe fasting and abstinence on Ash Wednesday.
Here are some details. I am sure you know them already, but they are good to … Continue reading

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Lent begins in one week! Have you made your plan.

Updated:
Lent begins in a week, 22 February this year.
It is time to make your plans for Lent.
You should start thinking about one or more mortifications (and consider something other than chocolate) as well as some corporal and/or spiritual work of mercy … Continue reading

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A suggestion before Christmas: fast and abstain and perform works of mercy

It is a Christian custom that we fast before our feasts.
Our friends at Rorate remind us that before 1965, 23 and 24 December were days of fasting and abstinence.
May I suggest to you good readers that you do something along … Continue reading

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