Pope Francis’ Guide to Lent: What You Should Give Up This Year. Christopher Hale is executive director at Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good and the co-founder of Millennial.
Christians around the world mark the beginning of Lent with the celebration of Ash Wednesday. This ancient day and season has a surprising modern appeal. Priests and pastors often tell you that outside of Christmas, more people show up to church on Ash Wednesday than any other day of the year—including Easter. Je Suis Charlie et Ahmed: Teaching and Learning About the Charlie Hebdo Attacks. Video Overview | Three days of bloodshed last week shook France, a nation struggling with Islamic extremists, and sent shock waves through Europe and beyond.
On Jan. 7, a terrorist attack by masked gunmen on the newspaper Charlie Hebdo left 12 people dead.