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Pope Francis: All Men are Called to the Joy of Fatherhood.- Whether spiritual or physical, fatherhood is the calling of all men, Pope Francis said at his homily for daily Mass at the Saint Martha House in the Vatican.
National Prayer Service, in the Shadow of the White House, to Pray for President and Call Him to Repentance on Abortion
Season of Lent
"The annual observance of Lent is the special season for the ascent to the holy mountain of Easter. Through its twofold theme of repentance and baptism, the season of Lent disposes both the catechumens and the faithful to celebrate the paschal mystery. Catechument are led to the sacraments of initiation by means of the rite of election, the scrutinies, and catechesis.
The faithful, listening more intently to the word of God and devoting themselves to prayer, are prepared through a spirit of repentance to renew their baptismal promises."
Lent runs from Ash Wednesday until the Mass of the Lord's Supper exclusive on Holy Thursday.
Lenten weekdays are not commemorated on Solemnities and Feasts. Ash Wednesday and the days of Holy Week take precedence over all Solemnities and Feasts.
If marriages are to take place during Lent, couples are reminded that wedding plans must respect the special nature of this liturgical season; they should refrain from too much pomp or display.