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Monday, February 12, 2018

A Spiritually Meaningful Lent After Mardi Gras

Pope Francis and the Cardinal Mindszenty Treatment in China

Paul Kengor
 

Cardinal Jozsef Mindszenty was a hero of the Cold War, persecuted by communists and ultimately abandoned by his Church. Beginning in 1956, after Red Army tanks rolled into Hungary, Mindszenty spent 15 years in voluntary confinement at the U.S. embassy in Budapest. He spurned repeated requests to leave Hungary and his flock. In 1971, he […]

A Spiritually Meaningful Lent After Mardi Gras

Mary Cuff
 

When I was a kid, my siblings and I always felt short-changed on Fat Tuesday. Lent loomed on the horizon, with no sweets for forty days until we got a motherlode of chocolate eggs for Easter. It seemed like we should be able to pig out on Fat Tuesday, since, obviously, it was our last […]

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