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Ash Wednesday
February 17, 2021
Our writers and others share their Lenten disciplines, experiences, or just their feelings about the whole thing. Some will surprise you. One watches comedy, because laughter is a sacrifice. Another is learning not to make rude jokes.
February 17, 2021
"Conversio forces me to change direction, forces me to look elsewhere, a wrenching action without which I cannot see or know the face of God, the God of justice and mercy, the God who is always waiting for me to convert." - Fr. Richard G. Cipolla
February 17, 2021
During the pandemic the air can feel as small and dry as the Eliot finds it at the outset of Ash Wednesday, and the will easily contracts, succumbing to a sort of lassitude that is neither care nor stillness.
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A daily guide to what's happening in the Catholic Church
February 11, 2018
Including the Florentine nobleman who led a life of uninterrupted charity
February 08, 2018
The feast of St Valentine coincides with Ash Wednesday – this conflict is an opportunity
February 02, 2018
Western-rite Catholics must fast and abstain from meat this Valentine's Day
January 29, 2018
The Archdiocese of Chicago said Catholics must follow the Ash Wednesday observance