Lent a reflection pool for diving into water usage issues

March 4, 2014
By Sharon Abercrombie
National Catholic Reporter

Diving deeply into prayer and making sacrifices are the primal stuff of Lent.

For many U.S. Catholics, participating in weekly parish faith sharing gatherings around Scriptural themes, foregoing those luscious squares of 72 percent dark chocolate, eating simple, meatless meals, donating the resulting grocery savings to Catholic Relief Services’ Rice Bowl program to feed hungry people in 100 countries – all these have become the spiritual staples of this penitential season.