No. 13, Part 1: Forgiveness for the ‘stiff-necked,’ and for (and from) us all
Worshippers join hands during the Our Father. Sunday Mass offers us several reminders on the importance of forgiveness, such as during the Our Father. (CNS photo/Jim West) See FAITH-ALIVE 13 Feb. 20, 2020.

No. 13, Part 1: Forgiveness for the ‘stiff-necked,’ and for (and from) us all

https://youtu.be/fzp9mr5rKkw Forgiveness -- both seeking and offering it -- is one of the great challenges of our Catholic faith. But it is also among its greatest treasures. In some respects,…

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No. 13, Part 2: The healing power of forgiveness
An image of Jesus in death is seen behind a crown of thorns and a crucifix in a display on the Shroud of Turin in the Church of San Lorenzo in Turin, Italy. This Lent, seek new opportunities to remove old thorns from past wounds. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See FAITH-ALIVE 13 Feb. 20, 2020.

No. 13, Part 2: The healing power of forgiveness

https://youtu.be/fzp9mr5rKkw When I was 17 years old, I bumped into a bush and lodged a thorn in my elbow muscle. I pulled the thorn out, cleaned the wound with alcohol…

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No. 12, Part 1: Almsgiving’s call to generosity beyond dollar signs
Volunteers serve breakfast to the needy at a shelter in Mount Clemens, Mich. Almsgiving does not have to take the form of financial alms. There are many ways to be generous toward others that do not require excess in your bank account. (CNS photo/Jim West) See FAITH-ALIVE 12 Feb. 13, 2020.

No. 12, Part 1: Almsgiving’s call to generosity beyond dollar signs

https://youtu.be/LlP8Gm7vNsU A traditional way to approach the Lenten practice of almsgiving is to give from the excess that you create by fasting. For example, according to Catholic Relief Services, you…

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No. 12, Part 2: Why give alms?
St. Basil the Great said, "The bread you do not use is the bread of the hungry. The garment hanging in your wardrobe is the garment of the person who is naked. The shoes you do not wear are the shoes of the one who is barefoot." (CNS photo/Gene Plaisted, Crosiers) See FAITH-ALIVE 12 Feb. 13, 2020.

No. 12, Part 2: Why give alms?

https://youtu.be/LlP8Gm7vNsU Lent is a time of sacrifice. We strive to unite ourselves with the suffering of Jesus, walking with him in the desert, agonizing with him in the garden, dying…

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No. 11, Part 1: Fasting to be the person God is calling
The corporal works of mercy are posted on a classroom door during Lent at St. Peter Indian Mission School in Bapchule, Ariz. Instead of giving something up for Lent, try taking up one of the corporal works of mercy. (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec) See FAITH-ALIVE 11 Feb. 6, 2020. Editor's note: For editorial use only.

No. 11, Part 1: Fasting to be the person God is calling

https://youtu.be/pf_7ejzYcrQ "We must love with our eyes open," Canterbury’s Archbishop Justin Welby said last October. Saints, the Anglican leader advised, are people who are able to face and to confront…

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No. 11, Part 2: The right Lenten fast for you
A family prays before eating a meatless meal of baked potatoes and salad at their home. As Catholics, we undertake the Lenten practices of prayer, fasting and almsgiving seeking spiritual conversion as we journey to the cross with Christ. (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec) See FAITH-ALIVE 11 Feb. 6, 2020.

No. 11, Part 2: The right Lenten fast for you

https://youtu.be/pf_7ejzYcrQ Each year in the days before Lent, my husband and I share a list of what we plan to give up that year. Last year, it took just a…

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El cardenal de Nueva York recuerda su viaje a Cuba con fe y esperanza
New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan talks to a community of cloistered Discalced Carmelite nuns at the monastery of St. Teresa and St. Joseph in Havana Feb. 12, 2020. It was the last day of the archbishop of New York's six-day mission tour of the island expressing admiration for the Cuban church. (CNS photo/Rhina Guidos) See DOLAN-END-CUBA Feb. 14, 2020.

El cardenal de Nueva York recuerda su viaje a Cuba con fe y esperanza

El cardenal de Nueva York Timothy M. Dolan habla con una comunidad de monjas Carmelitas Descalzas en el Monasterio de Santa Teresa y San José en La Habana, el 12…

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Papa: nuevas leyes, normas de finanzas del Vaticano están funcionando
Pope Francis listens as Gian Piero Milano, promoter of justice at the Vatican City state court, speaks during the opening of the 91st judicial year of the court during an audience in the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican Feb. 15, 2020. (CNS photo/Vatican Media) See VATICAN-FINANCE-PERLASCA Feb. 18, 2020.

Papa: nuevas leyes, normas de finanzas del Vaticano están funcionando

El papa Francisco escucha a Gian Piero Milano, promotor de justicia en la corte estatal de la Ciudad del Vaticano, mientras habla durante la apertura del 91 año judicial de…

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Papa: Ser manso no significa ser cobarde
A man kisses Pope Francis during his general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican Feb. 19, 2020. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-AUDIENCE-MEEK Feb. 19, 2020.

Papa: Ser manso no significa ser cobarde

Un hombre besa al papa Francisco durante su audiencia general en el aula Pablo VI en el Vaticano el 19 de febrero de 2020. Los que son mansos son pacientes,…

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Venezolanos hambrientos visitan diariamente despensa de comida en Colombia
A Venezuelan migrant and her child receive a meal at the Divine Providence Food Pantry in Cucuta, Colombia, Jan. 31, 2020. The food pantry serves up to 6,000 people per day, mostly Venezuelan migrants. (CNS photo/Manuel Rueda) See PANTRY-COLOMBIA-VENEZUELA-HUNGER Feb. 18, 2020.

Venezolanos hambrientos visitan diariamente despensa de comida en Colombia

Una migrante venezolana y su hijo reciben una comida en la despensa de alimentos de la Divina Providencia en Cúcuta, Colombia, el 31 de enero de 2020. La despensa de…

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