Once upon a time, people gave up food for Lent -- usually something they needed to cut back on like sweets.
These days, people are vowing to give up Facebook.
It makes sense, says Lisa Hendey, webmaster at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Fresno's largest Roman Catholic congregation.
"In the past, it might have been giving up the extras, like chocolate or TV, but Facebook has become such a big part of people's daily lives they're contemplating giving it up, praying about it and discussing it."
Hendey, who also has her own website lisahendey.com that appeals to Catholic moms and provides links to her Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter pages, says she's thought about giving up social media but isn't ready to take the plunge.
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