USCCB offers multimedia online resources For Lent

WASHINGTON—The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is offering a variety of multimedia resources to help Catholics reflect during the 2008 season of Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday, February 6. Resources include a new series of “radio retreats” in English and Spanish featuring bishops as retreat leaders, and several versions of the Stations of the Cross, including a new audio version available for download, which is from the 2007 USCCB publication, Catholic Household Blessings & Prayers.

Resources on the special Web site ( are organized around four pillars of the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults: What we believe, what we celebrate, how we live, and how we pray. The site includes information on fasting and abstinence, examinations of conscience to aid preparation for the Sacrament of Penance, and a section on Holy Week observances. Resources are also structured to assist different user groups including families, parishes and youth.

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