Many Catholics return to church during Lent, so Paul Jarzembowski, Associate Director for the Laity at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, ex-officio member of the Board of Directors of this Institute, and author of the recently published book, “Hope From the Ashes: Insights and Resources for Welcoming Lenten Visitors," had an on-air conversation with Fr. Dave Dwyer, CSP from Busted Halo about how to foster a spirit of welcome during Lent.

“Lent is the ultimate social experiment,” Paul explains. “We’re all on this journey together, and we’re even journeying with people who don’t practice the faith that much. I think we don’t even realize it. Lent is actually an incredibly social season for being so inwardly focused. It’s quite an outward kind of experience, but we don’t always treat it as such.”

Click here to listen in on this short dialogue on the evangelizing power and pastoral opportunities of the Lenten season.