Fasting and Abstinence. Are they important? Are they necessary? The Church, as a caring mother, is providing us a specific means and season for completing acts of penance, such as fasting and abstinence. Her goal is to see to it that her children attain eternal life. Her precept on fasting, then, is for our spiritual benefit.
Archives for February 2021
Lent, Fasting, and Abstinence Part 2: The Benefits of Fasting According to St. Thomas Aquinas
The spiritual benefits of fasting are many. Not only is it an excellent means of engaging in penance, as Christians are required to do, but it confers other benefits such as helping to build self-mastery, the control of the soul over the desires of the flesh.
The Twenty-First Century War Against Judgment
Within Christendom today, the necessity of proper judgment is misunderstood, misrepresented, and often roundly rejected, in contradiction to the words of Jesus Christ and the context of divine revelation as a whole.
The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass Is Sublime Worship
The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is the greatest way of providing worship to God; and He deserves worship in the way that He established it.
Lent, Fasting, and Abstinence Part 1
It’s the sacred season of Lent. The three disciplines of Lent are prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. One of the questions people frequently have about Lent pertains to fasting.