Monday, March 15, 2010

How I Know It's Lent

Something happens every year at this time to remind me that we are officially in the season of Lent and fast (no pun intended) approaching the Church's holiest feast of Easter.

It's not the ashes Father smeared on my forehead a few weeks ago. It's not the purple vestments and altar cloth. It's not even the ubiquitous fish fries hosted every Friday by various local councils of the Knights of Columbus or Ancient Order of Hibernians.

No, the liturgical season is announced with fanfare each and every year by the appearance of sensationalist stories like this.

(Hat tip: Cranky Con)

Previous Pro Ecclesia posts on this story:
The Easter "Hit" Parade

Discovery Channel Cancels Jesus Tomb Mockumentary

A Dominican Priest's Take on the Jesus Burial Site Mockumentary

Humor and the Mockumentary

Archaeologist Who Discovered Jerusalem Gravesite Casts Doubt on Jesus Mockumentary

Jesus Seminar Relic Lends His "Credibility" to Purported Jesus Relics

I'm Sorta Shocked ...

BREAKING: Jesus’ Burial Site Found - Film Claims

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