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Holy Week Fasting, and Easter Feasting

Holy Week—feast or fast? Both. For Catholics, fasting means maintaining Lenten obligation to enjoy one normal meal a day. Fasting becomes more rigorous after the special Maundy Thursday dinner—the Last Supper—which for some replicates Christ’s last meal. That would be a Seder meal with wine, unleavened bread, and a lamb shank, plus other offerings. This […]

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New book pairs eating and edification, in a very Catholic pedagogy

ROME – Catholic history is a like a river fed by many currents, but one of the strongest and most perennial, undeniably and inextricably, is food. At the very heart of the sacramental system is a shared meal, and when we pray as Christ himself taught us, we ask for […]

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