What is a Long Lent?


#1

What is a Long Lent? I got this from our diocesan newspaper. It began, “When the U.S. cardinals came to Rome to discuss the Long Lent of 2002…”


#2

In this case, the diocesan newspaper was using the term Long Lent metaphorically, as a reference to the months-long public penance of the Catholic Church in America over the clergy sex-abuse scandal during 2002.

Recommended reading:

A Crisis of Saints by Fr. Roger Landry
Problems in the Church by Jimmy Akin


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