Lenten Season


Links of Love: Little bracelets make big difference
Apr 04 2015
As siblings Sophia and Sam Crowell learned this Lent, sometimes the smallest of efforts can make the biggest of differences.

Lenten dinners bring family closer together
Mar 18 2015
It’s “no parents allowed” this Lent in the Smolka family kitchen.

Hearing confession is source of grace, conversion for priest, pope says
Mar 12 2015
Hearing a Catholic’s confession should be awe-inspiring for a priest, Pope Francis said.

New books provide spiritual reading during Lent or all year
Mar 01 2015
Here is a selection of recent releases that might be suitable for your spiritual reading during Lent or throughout the year.

During Lent, pope offers handy tips for preparing for confession
Feb 27 2015
Pope Francis offeres some quick tips to help people prepare for the sacrament of penance.

What the saints say about confession
Feb 19 2015
Lent is a time when Catholics are especially encouraged to take advantage of the sacrament of reconciliation.

Concert to celebrate 40th anniversary of CRS Rice Bowl
Feb 18 2015
In honor of the 40th anniversary of CRS Rice Bowl, the largest and oldest Lenten program used by millions of Catholics across the United States, St. John the Evangelist in Columbia will host a special Feb. 20 concert.

Return with tears to God’s loving embrace during Lent, pope says
Feb 18 2015
Pope: We are limited creatures, sinners always in need of repentance and conversion.

Become islands of mercy in the sea of world’s indifference, pope says
Jan 27 2015
Through prayer, charity and humility before God, people receive a heart “which is firm and merciful, attentive and generous," pope says.

Deviled eggs recipe
Apr 17 2014
What should you do with leftover eggs from Easter? Try this deviled eggs recipe, with a slightly sweet twist.