For my family and me, and most likely you, Christmas looked a lot different this year.
In the beginning, fasting was no big deal — or at least it shouldn't have been.
In college, I made Bluto Blutarsky from "Animal House" look like a choir boy.
When Father Angelo Bianchi, a wonderful Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions missionary, married my wife and me, he gave us some bad advice.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Ash Wednesday and Lent are a time to recall that new life emerges from the ashes and that spring blossoms from the bleakness of winter, said a noted Italian theologian.