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Catholicism March 2012 Archive

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Praying Our Way Through Lent

Saturday March 31, 2012
Over the past several weeks, most Catholics have probably sung "These 40 Days of Lent" at least once. This beautiful hymn compares our Lenten fast to Jesus' 40 days of ... Read More

Best Catholic Media Winners Announced in the 2012 About.com Catholicism Readers' Choice Awards

Friday March 30, 2012
Two and a half months ago, nominations opened in the 2012 About.com Catholicism Readers' Choice Awards. When nominations closed four weeks later, over 1,200 nominations had been made across all ... Read More

Lent Recipes: Mexican Food

Friday March 30, 2012
As Lent draws to a close, our Lenten abstinence does as well. We have only two more Fridays (today and Good Friday) before Easter 2012. But if you have enjoyed ... Read More

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday: Dashed Upon the Rocks

Wednesday March 28, 2012
(Photo © Scott P. Richert) In 2004, my family and I took the Lake Michigan Circle Tour—2,200 miles in 12 days, camping all the way. Having grown up on Lake Michigan, ... Read More

Thought of the Day: Our Neighbor's Reputation

Tuesday March 27, 2012
Every year, many people give up gossiping for Lent--or at least they try. Gossiping and backbiting (detraction, or the revealing of another person's secret faults, as opposed to calumny, which ... Read More

Novena of the Week: Offering of Oneself to Christ in the Eucharist

Tuesday March 27, 2012
Holy Thursday or Maundy Thursday, the day on which we celebrate the institution of the Mass, the priesthood, and the Sacrament of Holy Communion, is just nine days away. So ... Read More

The Fifth Week of Lent: Passiontide

Sunday March 25, 2012
Easter 2012 is only two weeks away. Until the introduction of the new liturgical calendar in 1969, these final two weeks of Lent were known as Passiontide, and they commemorated ... Read More

Lent Recipes: Low-Carb Foods for Lent

Friday March 23, 2012
Many of the staple foods of Lent are chock full of carbohydrates—pasta, bread, potatoes. Abstinence from meat can present a real challenge to those (myself included) who find that more ... Read More

Pope Benedict Makes Three Interesting Appointments

Wednesday March 21, 2012
March 20, 2012, was a banner day for the Catholic Church in the United States, as Pope Benedict XVI made three important episcopal appointments. The first, and most prestigious, was the ... Read More

Voting Ends Today in the 2012 About.com Catholicism Readers' Choice Awards!

Wednesday March 21, 2012
Sign up for our free Catholicism newsletter to be notified automatically when the winners are announced on March 30, 2012. We've run the good race; we've fought the good fight; ... Read More

Vote for the Best Catholic Facebook Page!

Wednesday March 21, 2012
Sign up for our free Catholicism newsletter to be notified automatically when the winners are announced on March 30, 2012. Today is the final day of voting in the 2012 ... Read More

Novena of the Week: The Angelus

Tuesday March 20, 2012
Next Monday is the Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord, when the Angel Gabriel came to the Virgin Mary to declare that God had chosen her to be the ... Read More

Vote for the Best Catholic to Follow on Twitter!

Tuesday March 20, 2012
Sign up for our free Catholicism newsletter to be notified automatically when the winners are announced on March 30, 2012. Only 40 hours until voting closes in the 2012 About.com ... Read More

The Fourth Week of Lent: Rejoice, O Jerusalem!

Sunday March 18, 2012
Today is Laetare Sunday, the Fourth Sunday in Lent. We've passed the midpoint of Lent, and the Church offers us a little break today, substituting rose vestments for the penitential ... Read More

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Saturday March 17, 2012
I may be half-Polish and half-German, but my middle name is Patrick. So when March 17 rolls around, you'll find me celebrating the feast day of one of my patron ... Read More

Vote for the Best Catholic Radio Show!

Friday March 16, 2012
Sign up for our free Catholicism newsletter to be notified automatically when the winners are announced on March 30, 2012. Another day, another 4,000 votes across all ten categories in ... Read More

Stand By for an Important Announcement

Thursday March 15, 2012
On March 26, 2012, Catholics will observe the Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord, the celebration of the angel Gabriel's announcement to the Virgin Mary that she had been ... Read More

Vote for the Best Catholic iOS App!

Thursday March 15, 2012
Sign up for our free Catholicism newsletter to be notified automatically when the winners are announced on March 30, 2012. There are only seven days--including today--left to vote in the ... Read More

Vote for the Best Catholic Newspaper!

Tuesday March 13, 2012
Sign up for our free Catholicism newsletter to be notified automatically when the winners are announced on March 30, 2012. Tick, tock, tick, tock. That's the sound of the minutes ... Read More

Vote for the Best Catholic Magazine!

Friday March 9, 2012
Sign up for our free Catholicism newsletter to be notified automatically when the winners are announced on March 30, 2012. With 13 days left to go in the voting for ... Read More

Vote for the Best Catholic Podcast!

Wednesday March 7, 2012
Sign up for our free Catholicism newsletter to be notified automatically when the winners are announced on March 30, 2012. Two weeks in, and we're up to a whopping 27,000 ... Read More

Novena of the Week: The Breastplate of Saint Patrick

Wednesday March 7, 2012
On Saint Patrick's Day, throughout the United States and Britain, many Catholics (and quite a few non-Catholics) will celebrate the life of the great apostle to Ireland by eating a ... Read More

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