Lent is no doubt profitable to them. Employees who do their work better and seek perfection are more faithful to their professional obligations, instead of going on the internet, at last, they work! Bosses are asking Rome to extend Lent throughout the whole year!
From Philadelphia Cardinal Rigali's You Tube Video from the First Sunday of Lent:
From Denver's Archbishop Chaput, in an interview with Catholic News Agency:
CNA: From your pastoral experience, what do you think US Catholics need the most to make of Lent a fruitful time of conversion?
Arch. Chaput: We need silence, more than anything. If people can create some time every day -- even just an hour -- when they eliminate all the distracting noise of American life, their spirit will naturally begin to grow. Daily life in the United States is so filled with appetites and tensions stimulated by the mass media that turning the media off almost automatically results in deeper and clearer thinking. And that interior quiet can very easily lead us to God,