Lenten Fast and Abstinence Norms
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence. For members of the Latin Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal. Two smaller meals may also be taken, but not to equal a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Latin Catholic Church from age 14 onwards.
Lenten Resources - click here to begin your Lenten Journey.
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Catholic Apologetics Academy, May 1-4. Learn the art of apologetics from Patrick Madrid, Dr. Peter Kreeft and Kanneth Hensley. This is training in apologetics for Catholic adults who desire to live out more effectively those biblical precepts which call us to defend the faith. Download the flyer here.
Digital Church Conference, June 19. For all Catholics who live and work in a digital world - a one-day bootcamp on how to use social media and websites in ministry. Only $50 for a full day of education. And, it's day one of a Symposium on Catholic Hospitality. Register for the Digital Church Conference and attend the second day on hospitality as a ministry for free!
Watch Archbishop Naumann on 'newsmakers'
Archbishop Naumann discusses Pope Francis and the upcoming Extraordinary Synod on the Family. Watch here.
Pope Francis' first Apostolic Exhortation, On the Proclamation of the Gospel has been released by the Vatican. Read it here.
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Friday fast and abstinence
The U.S. bishops are encouraging Catholics to set Friday as a day of fast and abstinence for peace in the world, and for the protection of religious liberties here in the United States. Please watch this video for more information.
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