Tag Archives: Ash Wednesday

As Lent begins

Many things could be said about the season of Lent which we began this Ash Wednesday, March 1st.

The Graces of Frequent Confession

Several years ago, the Pew Research group reported on Google search trends for the word ‘Church.’

Fast and Abstinence for Lent

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics.

Lent is time to walk toward Jesus with a greater fidelity

Only recently, it seems, we have left behind the beauties of the Christmas mystery,

Ash Wednesday: Christ Calls us to a New Life

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, […]

December 11, 2019
Newspaper of the Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph