Lent Hasn’t Been the Same for Years: Bishop Malzaire

first_img                   His Lordship, Bishop of Roseau, Gabriel Malzaire His Lordship the Bishop of the Diocese of Roseau, Gabriel Malzaire, is saddened by what he sees as a change in the attitude towards the Lenten season which began on Wednesday, February 26th and ends on April 9th.Lent is a period of penitential preparation for Easter which begins on Ash Wednesday, six and a half weeks before Easter, and provides for a 40-day fast excluding Sundays.This is in imitation of Jesus Christ’s fasting in the wilderness before he began his public ministry.Bishop Malzaire both old and young are guilty.He says, “We have noted with deep sadness changes in the tone of our Lenten season over the past years, a tone which has become less conducive to reflection and introspection., Many Catholics today especially the young are not able to tell the difference between the season of Lent and ordinary time. The reason being that there is little change in the tenor of our observances that would speak to the special qualities of the season.”The Bishop elaborated, “This is evident in the type of music we entertain at home and on the airwaves. Our older folks would be quite aware that it was not so when they grew up. For them, Carnival Tuesday was the end of one modus operandi and Ash Wednesday ushered in a new. Every Catholic instinctively knew the difference. Sadly, today we cannot say the same.”He made suggestions to help observers properly celebrate this somber period on the Christian calendar.Those recommendations include moments of prayer, silence, and singing, bible reading and retreats.“One of the requirements of Lenten observance is to do some form of penance: fasting, abstinence, alms-giving, visits to the sick and shut-in and intense prayer for self and others.”His Lordship challenges, “Decide for yourselves what forms you wish to embrace to prepare for the glorious celebration of Easter. Going to the Sacrament of Reconciliation (that is Confession) is an obligation for every Catholic Christian in preparation for the celebration of Easter hence the term ‘making your Easter duty.’ Getting to Easter without reconciliation is akin to saying to our blessed Lord that he has died for nothing.“It has been said that the shortest road to heaven is through the confessional. It is indeed a narrow road- the road of humility and truth. Happy is the one who takes that route on a regular basis.”Listen to the Bishop’s full message here:Audio Playerhttps://www.dominicavibes.dm/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Bishops-2020-Lent-message.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Share Share 102 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! LifestyleLocalNews Lent Hasn’t Been the Same for Years: Bishop Malzaire by: – February 28, 2020 Sharelast_img read more


first_img20 CENT SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $229,500 INTO FRIDAY AT SANTA ANITA; FIRST POST TIME FOR EIGHT-RACE CARD IS AT 1 P.M.ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 9, 2020)–Live racing will resume at Santa Anita with a four-day week on Friday and fans will be greeted by a substantial 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot carryover of $229,500.With a carryover from Saturday of $197,331 to shoot at, $140,508 in new money was wagered today, creating a total Jackpot pool of $337,839.With no single ticket winner, there were 294 consolation tickets with six, each worth $255.30.With an eight-race card on Friday, approximate post time for the third race, leg one in the Rainbow Six, is at 2 p.m. PT.First post time Friday is at 1 p.m., with admission gates opening at 11 a.m.There will be special holiday racing on Monday, Presidents’ Day and it’s also Dollar Day at Santa Anita, with one dollar beers, sodas and two dollar hot dogs.Santa Anita will be open for simulcast wagering on Wednesday and Thursday in the Grandstand Paddock Room. Admission is free and the Paddock Room will open at 10 a.m.For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Knights overcome RK Ilagan, Stags to advance in NCAA stepladder semis

first_imgDuterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? The Knights will advance to the next step of the stepladder semis against the second-ranked Lyceum Pirates on Friday where the winner meets the defending champion San Beda Red Lions in a best-of-three titular showdown.In juniors action, Yukien Andrada completed a three-point play with 35.2 seconds remaining to lift the San Beda Red Cubs past the College of St. Benilde-La Salle Greenhills Greenies, 82-79, in their semifinal playoff.The Red Cubs will face either San Sebastian or Lyceum in a best-of-three championship. The Staglets remained in the hunt for a finals slot after defeating the twice-to-beat Junior Pirates, 84-75, in the other semis pairing.The scores:LETRAN 85—Balanza 15, Batiller 14, Mina 12, Muyang 11, Ular 10, Yu 10, Caralipio 9, Balagasay 4, Ambohot 0, Olivario 0, Reyson 0, Sangalang 0, Javillonar 0.ADVERTISEMENT SSC 80—Ilagan 36, Bulanadi 15, Villapando 8, Calahat 7, Capobres 5, Altamirano 5, Desoyo 2, Sumoda 1, Cosari 1, Calma 0, Isidro 0.Quarters: 23-20, 50-40, 69-59, 85-80 What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:53NCAA Season 93 Preview: San Sebastian Stags02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Rice industry paralysis Rafael Nadal returns to top of ATP rankingscenter_img But credit should mainly go to Bonbon Batiller, who restrained the high-scoring Allyn Bulanadi for majority of the second half that told heavily on San Sebastian’s offensive ploy.Bulanadi found no open look in the final half and muffed all of his five attempts in the closing quarter to finish with 15 points on five of 17 shooting.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceCrafty point guard RK Ilagan covered for Bulanadi and erupted with a career-high 36 points, including a long three that cut the Letran lead within 81-80.Graduating forward Jerrick Balanza led five other Knights in double figures with 15 points while Batiller, also playing on his final season, contributed 14, highlighted by back-to-back threes in the third that gave them a 14-point spread. Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines — King Caralipio and Fran Yu delivered the insurance baskets as the Letran Knights lived another day after booting out the San Sebastian Stags, 85-80, on Tuesday night in the NCAA Season 95 men’s basketball semifinals at Cuneta Astrodome.With the Stags pulling within a point and time winding down, Caralipio scored on the break before Yu sank his two free throws that sealed Letran’s win built strongly on its length and athleticism.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! Priority legislation in the 18th Congress View commentslast_img read more