We want to remind you of what AmericanCatholic.org offers this Lent to link to on your parish Web site. First, of course, is our annual feature, “Lent: Call to Conversion,” which has been active since just before Ash Wednesday. As in the past, we offer suggested daily activities, weekly radio homilies, news and inspiration. This year, Father Greg Friedman, O.F.M., has added a warm welcome message that you can check out on YouTube, along with other seasonal videos. Link to it from your site using our attractive link button.
A highlight of our Lent program has become Lenten Radio Retreat, a Catholic Communication Campaign project that features audio homilies by U.S. bishops—six in English, six in Spanish. It’s available at FranciscanRadio.org in both streaming audio and podcasts. We present bishops from all over the country—a very talented group of radio preachers “from the heart of the Church.”
There are two new features in development that you’ll hear more about next month. One focuses on the upcoming elections, specifically on how our faith informs key themes in our national political debate. This will surely be on everyone’s mind between now and November. Also, we’re making plans for a special news section covering the papal visit to Washington, D.C. and to New York, April 15-20. We will have correspondents at both events and good backgrounders in March.
Meanwhile, let’s pray that this Lent be a season of renewal, of deepening faith, for all of us in Web ministry and for the people we serve.