Spirituality

Embrace trust in a thirsting, divided world, pastor urges congress

2017 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress: "That's why we are here today — this congress is different from any other. We've never been in a time where we feel so divided in conflict with one another," Msgr. Raymond G. East told the crowd. "People apart, different ideas and ideologies, expressions of faith and political realities. But today I hope that we can deal with God's politics."

Lent is time to relive exodus from slavery to freedom, pope says

Like the people of Israel freed from the bondage of slavery, Christians are called to experience the path toward hope and new life during the Lenten season, Pope Francis said.

Through his passion, death and resurrection, Jesus "has opened up for us a way that leads to a full, eternal and blessed life," the pope said at his weekly general audience March 1, Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent for Latin-rite Catholics.

"Lent lives within this dynamic: Christ precedes us with his exodus and we cross the desert, thanks to him and behind him," he said.

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