Fasting and Abstinence at Lent: A CNA Explainer

Posted March 5, 2019 5:08 pm by Editor

Fasting and Abstinence at Lent: A CNA Explainer

Denver, Colo., Mar 5, 2019 / 02:42 pm (CNA).- Most Catholics, even those who don’t often go to Mass, know that Lent is a time for Friday Fish Fries and “giving something up.” But many Catholics wonder what exactly the Church requires during Lent, and why. Here are a few points that might help you have a great Lent this year:What is Lent?

At the beginning of his public life, Jesus was baptized by his cousin John the Baptist in the Jordan River. John was a prophet and a preacher, and he urged people to be baptized as a sign of

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