Many things could be said about the season of Lent which we began this Ash Wednesday, March 1st.
Several years ago, the Pew Research group reported on Google search trends for the word ‘Church.’
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics.
Only recently, it seems, we have left behind the beauties of the Christmas mystery,
Wednesday, Catholics will line up in their parishes and other close-by churches to receive ashes on their foreheads: the external sign of an interior commitment. Various formulas or words are still used. The first choice listed in the ritual is “Turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel.” A suitable second is “Remember, […]