Tag Archives: Mass Media

Fasting, Media & Mind Manipulation: Brand-name Lifestyles

Fasting, Media &  Mind Games New patterns of behaviour are emerging as a result of over-exposure to the mass media … As a result, the negative aspects of the media and entertainment industries are threatening traditional values … [Pope Francis, The Joy … Continue reading

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Pride and the Fasting Ego: “What’s in It for Me?”

Pride and the Fasting Ego Abba Isidore said, “If you fast regularly, do not be inflated with pride; if you think highly of yourself because of it, then you had better eat meat. It is better for a man to … Continue reading

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High-tech Lent: Filling Up on Apps Can Break Your Fast

Filling Up on Apps It seems abundantly clear that fasting represents an important ascetical practice, a spiritual arm to do battle against every possible disordered attachment to ourselves. Freely chosen detachment from the pleasure of food and other material goods helps … Continue reading

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