The Web site americancatholic.org offers has an extensive Frequently Asked Questions section focusing on Lent.
Why do Catholics fast and give things up during Lent? Why are there ashes on Ash Wednesday and palms on Palm Sunday? When does Lent end? Find the answers to these and other frequently asked questions here.Follow the links to get answers to the following questions:
- Why ashes on Ash Wednesday?
- What are the official rules for fasting and abstinence?
- Why do we give things up for Lent?
- What are the Scrutinies?
- Should I go to Confession during Lent?
- What are the "three pillars of Lent"?
- Why Stations of the Cross?
- Why Palms on Palm Sunday?
- When does Lent end?
- What is the Triduum?
- How are Lent and Baptism connected?
- Why meatless Fridays?
- Are Sundays part of Lent?
- Are chicken and fish considered meat?
- What feasts are celebrated during Lent?
- What determines the date Easter Sunday falls on or when Lent begins?
- What does the word Lent mean?