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Why Almsgiving?

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   Advent, the season in which we prepare for Christmas, is a penitential season.  One of the key acts of penance that the Church recommends is almsgiving.  But why?  Citing the Old and New Testaments, the Catechism, and his own engaging personal stories, professor and author, Dr. Michael Barber explains the inner logic of almsgiving, and how this often misunderstood aspect of our faith is a critically important good work, related to our own unmerited redemption in Jesus Christ.

       "As any Catholic growing up, I'm sure you heard things like almsgiving preached

       from the pulpit regularly.  But what I often didn't really see growing up was how the 

       various parts of our faith fit together."