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The Heart of Penance

“Repent, and believe in the Gospel” (Mk 1:15). These words rang out in Galilee when our Lord started his public preaching, and they were heard worldwide last week on Ash Wednesday. Repentance is a definitive turning away from sin, but it also involves ongoing action. Sin has long-lasting consequences, so penance has to be long-lasting too. In Lent we focus on this action, on “doing penance,” taking on unpleasant practices that express our […]

By | February 20, 2018|Lent, Penance|

Today’s Post

The Heart of Penance

“Repent, and believe in the Gospel” (Mk 1:15). These words rang out in Galilee when our Lord started his public preaching, and they were heard worldwide last week on Ash Wednesday. Repentance is a definitive turning away from sin, but it also involves ongoing action. Sin has long-lasting consequences, so penance has to be long-lasting too. In Lent we focus on this action, on “doing penance,” taking on unpleasant practices that express our sorrow for sin and address […]

By | February 20, 2018|Lent, Penance|

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