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Lent 2012

Easter Brings the Promise of Life Renewed

Roma Downey | Posted 06.06.2012 | Impact
Roma Downey

My own kids have loved Easter and the thrill of the Easter egg hunt, but they have also learned lessons along the way. As parents, it is our job to instill morals and values into our children. When they see us treat each other with kindness and respect, it leaves an imprint on them.

This Lent, Aligning Our Hearts And Deeds

Richard Stearns | Posted 05.17.2012 | Religion
Richard Stearns

While Lent is a season of preparing our hearts, an effective way of doing so is not only by inward contemplation but also outward action.

Lenten Journey

Father Alberto Cutié | Posted 05.12.2012 | Religion
Father Alberto Cutié

I am convinced that when Lent moves from just "giving up" or fasting to "feasting" on good habits, the transformation can be truly amazing!

40 Days And 40 Nights: Christians Give Up Carbon For Lent

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 03.07.2012 | Religion

With the second week of Lent coming to an end, there's one thing Christians are giving up this year that's a bit different from typical comforts like ...

3 Simple Ways To Be Nicer To Others This Lent

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 04.28.2012 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

Instead of giving something up for Lent, do something positive: Be kind.

Lent Can Be A Season Of Action-Reflection

Bishop Prince Singh | Posted 04.22.2012 | Religion
Bishop Prince Singh

Every year, the church reminds us to observe an intentional season of introspection during the season of Lent. Ash Wednesday follows Fat Tuesday and launches this season, urging Christians to engage self-regulation.

Give It Up for Lent

Patricia McGuire | Posted 04.23.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

While Lent is traditionally about private sacrifice, with so much talk of religion in the public square, it seems like a good time to consider embracing some collective acts of atonement for the sorry state of human behavior.

Pope Benedict Marks Ash Wednesday

AP | Posted 04.23.2012 | Religion

ROME — Pope Benedict XVI rode on a motorized cart in an Ash Wednesday procession, forsaking the traditional short walk between two Rome churches...

Cardinal Feeds Hungry On Ash Wednesday

Posted 02.22.2012 | Religion

The Franciscans of Holy Name Province welcomed Cardinal Timothy Dolan to the more than 80-year-old St. Francis Breadline in New York City on Ash Wedne...

Fat Tuesday And Skinny Wednesday

Shane Claiborne | Posted 04.22.2012 | Religion
Shane Claiborne

In a world filled with clutter, noise and hustle, Lent is a good excuse to step back and rethink how we live. In a world of instant gratification, it's a chance to practice delayed gratification so that we can truly appreciate the blessings we have.

40 Days Of Lent - Join The HuffPost Community

Posted 02.23.2012 | Religion

The 40 days of Lent that lead to Easter are the most sacred and spiritually powerful in the Christian calendar. From the Ash Wednesday reminder to 'r...