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Amid call for boycott of Lenten appeals, some see harm to poor, needy

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Mar 14, 2019 2:55 PM 1+ week ago

Lent is a penitent season -- a time for sincere reflection on one's mistakes and a time to make amends for one's life before the joy of the Easter season.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Lent is a penitent season -- a time for sincere reflection on one's mistakes and a time to make amends for one's life before the joy of the Easter season.

And some say that the Catholic bishops need to be compelled by the laity during this season into recognizing their own faults especially in light of addressing the sex abuse crisis and questions about the results of the Vatican's recent summit on the issue.

In a time of anger and frustration, some Catholics might be tempted to withhold donations to the Church -- especially when urged to do so in a recent column by Marc Thiessen in The Washington Post. But others say that taking that kind of action will only hurt those the Church helps ...

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