Lent Begins

“Woe to me if I should prove myself but a halfhearted soldier in the service of my thorn-crowned Captain.”

And, last night on Twitter:

‏@BradBradsweet wrote:

I’ll be praying for all in my Twitter Parish during Lent /
Je prierai pour tous dans ma paroisse «Twitter» pendant ce temps de Carême

I replied:

Thank you! And let us all pray for priests and bishops. Lent is a battle and you guys are officers and on the front lines.

Pray much for priests and bishops!

UPDATE: Here’s an excellent article on Lent by Deacon Keith Fournier.

Support the Archbishop

…of Brussels, who was ambushed by a bunch of protestors, and prayed during it. The pictures are truly cringe-inducing. Here’s a good summary of the story, from Kathy Schiffer at Patheos, with some photos.

The folks at Catholic Vote have an open letter in support of the Archbishop. Here’s the link, http://www.catholicvote.org/cv-petition/ . I signed.

UPDATE: the excellent Diane at Te-Deum just posted on this also: http://te-deum.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-holy-spirit-is-coming-to-rest-on.html