Daily Archives: 10 February 2016

ASK FATHER: Young children receiving ashes on #AshWednesday

This comes up each year in my ASK FATHER email, so I will repost an oldie. From a reader: I have a three year old girl. She loves the material aspects of Catholicism (holy cards, holy water, lighting candles, relics etc) … Continue reading

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POLL: #AshWednesday Ashes and You

Some people are under the impression that Ash Wednesday is a Holy Day of Obligation. It is not. Lent is an important season in the yearly cycle of a Catholic Christian’s life.  The inclination toward a feeling of obligation is … Continue reading

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MADISON, WI – #AshWednesday – TLM 6:30 PM

There will be a Missa Cantata in the traditional Form of the Roman Rite this evening at 6:30PM at St. Mary’s, Pine Bluff.  Fr. Z is the celebrant. Music The Ordinary will be Kyrie XVI, Sanctus XVIII, and Agnus Dei … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Lent, #AshWednesday and the ol’ aligator on Friday question!

I have posted on this in the past, but repetita iuvant as we say in Latin. ORIGINAL: Someone sent me a copy of a letter written by the Archbishop of New Orleans to a member of his flock about eating alligator … Continue reading

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Remember! #AshWednesday Fast and abstinence! What’s your plan?

What are you all having for your meals today? I had a slice of toast this morning.  Later, probably a bowl of vegetable soup. For supper, after Mass… we’ll see.  Probably nothing. According to the 1983 Code of Canon Law for the … Continue reading

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