Archbishop Dolan and Sr. Joan Chittister on Lent

Ash Wednesday hits the web.  AOL users were probably surprised to find Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York on AOL's "You've Got" series.  Here is the archbishop talking about the significance of Ash Wednesday, and the season of Lent in his typically animated, inviting and accessible way.  And on Huffpo, Joan Chittister, OSB, has an equally fine piece on Lent as a summons to "live anew."

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James Martin, SJ

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6 years 8 months ago
Thank you, Fr. Martin, you are a terrific resource.  I especially like Sr. Joan Chittister's piece on  Lent, as  a summon  to "live anew".
6 years 8 months ago
I don't know, I realize that we're all busy and it's hard to find time to contemplate the various rituals and traditions of our Church, but I've never found sports analogies to be appropriate or effective in conveying spiritual messages.  Spring training for Easter?  Ah, yes, now it all makes sense to me. 

I suspect the the goal is to make the Church and its rituals seem less threatening and superstitious to secularists and non-Catholics; at least I hope that's the point.  There are already enough Catholics out there who think communion is a light Continental breakfast and happy hour at the same time. 
6 years 8 months ago
"Lent is not about penance".-SR. CHITTISTER OSB

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