Facing the second Lenten season still fighting the COVID pandemic, Catholics are longing to return to communal worship and are doing so, albeit with thoughtful restrictions and guidelines. Many are wondering in a world where so much has been forsaken over the last year, what else they can “give up” for Lent that has already been taken away. Fortunately, there are resources available: The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops offers details on traditional Lenten practices, as well as the rules and regulations for fasting and abstinence. The Catholic Climate Covenant offers a variety of ideas including sustainable suppers, prayers and webinars to reflect on care for our common home. With Virginia recently eliminating the death penalty, the Catholic Mobilizing Network to End the Death Penalty continues to focus on a dwindling number of states that still use the punishment, including California. The ministry offers reflections for every day of Lent on their website. Forty Days for Life is a non-denominational ministry that prays in front of abortion clinics. Outside, people can safely socially distance. Events are held year-round and some are held during Lent. Read more at this profile of the ministry.