Results from Tag: 'fasting'

Duccio di Buoninsegna, “The Temptation of Christ on the Mountain,” between 1308 and 1311

Lent, Fasting and the Rise of the Occult (March 25)

How tough a Catholic are you? How would you have done with the Catholic Church’s practice of fasting if you lived 100 years ago? Today we discuss ‘Lent and Fasting (Now and Then)’ with Register staff writer Matthew McDonald. Then we turn to Register contributor Mary Frances Myler to discuss the troubling trend of interest in the occult and ways of ‘putting the devil on the run.’

‘Bread and Water’

The Joy of Fasting

“The interior penance of the Christian can be expressed in many and various ways. Scripture and the Fathers insist above all on three forms, fasting, prayer, and almsgiving, which express conversion in relation to oneself, to God, and to others.” (Catechism 1434)