By Msgr. Charles Pope - Gluttony is eating or drinking inordinately, contrary to reason. It is a sin opposed to the virtue of temperance because it is the immoderate indulgence in the delights of food or drink. Gluttony can involve more than merely eating too much. Drunkenness is also a type of gluttony because it is excessive indulgence in intoxicating drink... A person can be excessive in what, when, how, and how much he eats. St. Thomas Aquinas and others have distinguished five ways gluttony can be manifested.
By Dr. Maike Hickson, LifeSiteNews - Cardinal Robert Sarah said that Catholics have a "duty" to evangelize and that bringing the unbaptized to Christ is an "urgent task" for the Church. The prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments made these comments when asked how Catholics should convert others without resorting to "proselytism as denounced just recently by Pope Francis."
By Shawn Carney, LifeNews - This is it! With one week to go, we now know of…374 babies spared from abortion because you answered the call to pray atyour local 40 Days for Life vigil!... Haven’t made it out yet? It’s not too late.... A pro-lifer in Worcester, Massachusetts couldn’t stay for an entire hour. But when she found herself with 15 minutes in between work meetings, she met her friend at the 40 Days for Life vigil to pray.
By Patti Armstrong, National Catholic Register - Is your Lent stalling a bit in these final days? A sloppy fasting day, a forgotten sacrifice, or a moment of oh-well-no-big-deal with a later hangover of regret, can leave us feeling guilty. Or like that halo is passing us by... Regardless, there’s still enough Lent remaining to shift into higher gear. Passiontide — the last two weeks of Lent — is all about diving deeper. For starters, it’s good to reevaluate if we are covering the basics well—the three pillars of Lent: prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. “Give alms...Pray to your Father...Fast without a gloomy face...”