Giving back on a budget

Dear Kianna: I know almsgiving is one of the “pillars” of Lent, but I don’t have a lot of money. What should I do?

– Strapped for Cash

Bryant relied on Catholic faith to see him through tough personal times

CALABASAS, Calif. – As the world mourned the loss of basketball great Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others killed in a tragic helicopter crash January 26, many recalled how Bryant gave much credit to his Catholic faith for seeing him through the bad times and strengthening his marriage and family.

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Orar sin cesar a través de los Salmos

Cuando San Pablo dice: “orar sin cesar”, pienso para mis adentros, “Es loable y bueno para ti, San Pablo, pero yo no soy más que una persona común y corriente”. Tengo “carpool” y Costco, y un calendario llenísimo. Y, además, a veces estoy demasiado enojada como para orar. Otras veces estoy demasiado sola para orar. Y otras, seamos sinceros, soy demasiado terca como para orar.

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