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Lenten Sacrifices

Why I'm Committed to Lent

Mallory McDuff, Ph.D. | Posted 04.01.2014 | Religion
Mallory McDuff, Ph.D.

In Fairhope, Alabama, I grew up in a family of six where giving up something for Lent was an expectation, not a choice. A few days before Ash Wednesday, the dinner conversation revolved around one question: 'What you are giving up for Lent?'

Giving up God for Lent

Martin Poole | Posted 03.22.2014 | Religion
Martin Poole

We need to be clear that there is a difference between loss and abstinence. I choose to abstain for a purpose, but loss may be imposed on me by circumstance.

Forty Days in an Orange Jumpsuit: A Lawyer/Pastor Wears Prison Garb for Lent

Jeanne Bishop | Posted 03.10.2014 | Religion
Jeanne Bishop

Our faith is done a disservice by ministers who seek to have the most, rather than seek out those with the least. Kent's act does what ministry should: challenge, inform and enliven our faith lives.

Why Do We Give Up Things For Lent?

Megan Cottrell | Posted 04.16.2013 | Religion
Megan Cottrell

I may not be Catholic anymore, but I am going to go back to my roots this year and give up something for Lent. It's not really a sacrifice, but it will be hard.

Bothering to Love: One Priest's Modest Proposal for Lent

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

In the Gospels Jesus says, "It is mercy I desire, not sacrifice." Here's a novel idea for Lent: why not take Jesus at his word?