Daily Archives: March 6, 2019

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Ashes

LENT: A 40-day period of unity with “the mystery of Jesus in the desert” designed to prepare us for Easter.

By praying, fasting, giving to charity, sacrificing small things, and abstaining from meat on Ash Wednesday and all Fridays in Lent, we strengthen ourselves to resist Satan’s temptation and fulfill the missions God has given us.

Because every Sunday is a feast day to celebrate the Resurrection, the Sundays during Lent are not part of the 40 days of Lent.

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Life News

FRESNO STATE PROFESSOR LOSES: Nearly two years ago, Fresno State Professor Greg Thatcher and some of his students purposefully wiped away pro-life chalk messages written by the Fresno State Students for Life group.

The chalk messages were approved by the university, but Thatcher decided to censor the pro-life message claiming that “free speech is free speech in the free speech area” and that “college campuses are not free speech areas.” He said he and his students were exercising their own free speech as he proceeded to rub the chalk off the sidewalk with his shoe. Continue reading

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