(The following blog, “An airport encounter,” written by Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan, appeared March 18 on the Archdiocese of New York website: blog.archny.org. It is reprinted here with permission.) It was only the third time it had happened to me in my nearly 35 happy years as a priest, all three times over the last […]
Most of the time, at least I hope, I try to write you about matters I know a little something about, like prayer, the sacraments, or pastoral issues in the archdiocese, for instance.
Today I’m writing you on a topic I’m not too good at, or that knowledgeable about at all … fasting!
Not that I am unaware of the necessity of fasting, penance, and mortification in my spiritual life. One can hardly read a page in the Gospel, or study the life of any saint, without knowing that self-denial when it comes to food is an essential of genuine Christian discipleship.