There was a terrible tragedy in Las Vegas on Sunday night, right on the heels of three terrible hurricanes that have devastated the lives of thousands of our citizens. How do we talk with children about these things?
The following link has an excellent article about just this. While it focuses on teens, most of the suggestions would be good for smaller children and adults as well. We believe it is worth a read.
Abstinence: Catholics from age 14 are obliged to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all Fridays during Lent.
Fasting: Catholics ages 18-59 are obliged to fast from food on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. The fast requires that a person eat the equivalent of less-than-two meals in place of the typical three meals eaten during a day.
Taken from “Fast and Abstinence” from the USCCB.
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