• Lent

    Why Practice Lent?

    “Rend your hearts not your garments” the prophet Joel long ago directed. The same theme is directed to us this Ash Wednesday: “Open up your hearts.” Let’s not waste our time on superficial Lenten practices that fail to touch our hearts. Let’s take on and carry out those practices, penances, and deeds in a way that opens up our hearts in three directions – to ourselves, to one another and to our God. The script: pray, sacrifice and help. Why those three? They open our hearts in three ways: prayer – to God; sacrifice – to ourselves; helping – to others. The script is tried and true, and at least…

  • Commentary

    JustLove Ash Wednesday, 2015

    Today’s Jeopardy answer is: Marc Anthony Cardinal Dolan 400 homeless men Jenny McCarthy Treadmill The MARC Hotel Burnt old palm Bread & wine All of the above The question is: What made up my Ash Wednesday, February 18, 2015? Here are your clues: