A Deeper Lent

By |2021-02-19T13:50:09-06:00February 20th, 2021|Categories: Christianity, Glenn Arbery, Lent, Senior Contributors, Wyoming Catholic College|

The season of Lent is superimposed upon the life of work that we already lead, but here, more than ever, the pressing need is for silence, renunciation, and the leisure of deep work in prayer and spiritual reflection, achieved without deadlines or anxiety. Back before the students returned to Wyoming Catholic College this semester, I [...]

The World, the Flesh, and Cry Baby Craig

By |2021-02-13T10:01:07-06:00February 16th, 2021|Categories: Catholicism, Christianity, David Deavel, Lent, Senior Contributors|

The lack of any serious communal ascetical practices during Lent and throughout the year is one of the defining weaknesses of modern Christians. What the Catholic Church and various Protestants need is a return to real fasting that is accompanied by both almsgiving and attention to prayer. What are you giving up for Lent? This [...]

The Real Season of Giving

By |2020-02-26T16:17:05-06:00February 25th, 2020|Categories: Christian Living, Christianity, Culture, David Deavel, Lent, Senior Contributors|

The way to preach the greatness of what Christians call Lent is to preach the demanding side of it. Tell those around you to give things up until it hurts a bit, till they feel an ache inside that they now can’t pretend to fill with double-stuffed Oreos and beers and binge-watched television series. Then [...]

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