The Catholic tradition of abstaining from meat on Fridays during Lent is a common practice that some say should continue all year.
Teens Forgoing Social Media For Lent to Get Closer to God
Adriana Dorner admits that she checks her phone at least 50 times a day, mostly to look at her social media accounts like Instagram, Snapchat, and TikTok. But Adriana, a senior at Midwood High School, is saying goodbye to all three for a while. She wants to give up social media for Lent.
First Steps of Synod-Inspired Lenten Pilgrimage Taken on Ash Wednesday
People from across the Diocese of Brooklyn came to Cathedral Basilica of St. James for an Ash Wednesday service that served as the first stop on a journey for Lent designed to draw Catholics back to the Church.
Only In Print: How to Make a Palm Cross
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to make a cross with your palms from Palm Sunday.
Solemn Chrism Mass Slated for Tonight at Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph
The Chrism Mass, one of the most solemn services of the liturgical calendar, is tonight at 7:30 p.m. It is expected to bring more than 650 Catholic clergy, laity, and other faithful tonight to the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph.
Brooklyn Faithful Celebrate Palm Sunday With A Triumphant Street Procession
For Jessica Figueroa, there was only one way to get into the spirit of Holy Week: being among the scores of Catholics from the Diocese of Brooklyn’s large and vibrant Hispanic community who celebrated Palm Sunday in a procession led by Bishop Robert Brennan.
The Proper Way to Dispose of Palms
Many Catholics wonder what to do with old palms after the memories of Palm Sunday fade into the distant past.
Breaking the Sonic Barrier During Lent
I really wanted the Sonic drink. But it was the first Friday of Lent, and I gave up Sonic for Lent. So there I was sitting at the stoplight, fighting myself on whether or not I would turn left to Sonic or right to get home.
Pope Francis Asks Families to Write 2022 Way of the Cross Meditations
Pope Francis has asked several families to write the prayers and meditations for his Stations of the Cross service at Rome’s Colosseum on Good Friday.
Across Brooklyn and the U.S., Catholics are Being Urged to Donate to Good Friday Collection for Holy Land
In an economy hit hard by the pandemic and the lack of pilgrimages and other tourism for two years, Christians in the Holy Land “are in desperate need of support,” said an April 5 news release about the 2022 Good Friday Collection that continues to support the work of the Franciscans of the Holy Land.