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WDTPRS 27th Ordinary Sunday: Ashes, idiots, soap and you.

When we pray with the right attitude, particularly kneeling before the altar of Sacrifice, joined in heart and mind with the our mediator, the priest, Christ Himself makes up for what we are incapable of accomplishing on our own.
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ASK FATHER: If there is no other priest, does Father put ashes on himself? #ashtag

From a priest comes a good #ashtag question…
QUAERITUR:
A couple priests have asked me today, and I have no good answer – when a priest is offering Mass on Ash Wednesday without another priest present, or a deacon, does he impose … Continue reading

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POLL: 2017 #AshWednesday Ashes and You

Lent is an important season in the yearly cycle of a Catholic Christian’s life.  The inclination toward a feeling of obligation is laudable. The desire to begin the spiritual war of Lent by marking it with ashes is good.
Nevertheless, people are … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 27th Ordinary Sunday: Ashes, Holy Soap and You

When we pray with the right attitude, particularly kneeling before the altar of Sacrifice, joined in heart and mind with the our mediator, the priest, Christ Himself makes up for what we are incapable of accomplishing on our own.
St. Augustine … Continue reading

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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) and has … 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 laudable. The desire … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Children and ashes

From a reader:
Are children of any age able to receive ashes on Ash Wednesday or is First Communion/Confirmation required first? My son is almost 2.
Yes, children of any age can receive ashes.  That’s up to you parents and, I suppose, … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 27th Ordinary Sunday: soap was made from ashes

When we pray with the right attitude, particularly kneeling before the altar of Sacrifice, joined in heart and mind with the our mediator, the priest, Christ Himself makes up for what we are incapable of accomplishing on our own.
St. Augustine … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday glimpses and papal liturgical music observations

First, lunch was a cup of soup and a grilled cheese sandwich.

This was consumed while viewing the Holy Father’s Mass at Santa Sabina, the Roman Station.  The day began at the nearby San’tAnselmo on the Aventine Hill for the collect.  There … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Ashes, Very Small Children, and You – An annual discussion.

From a priest:
Reverend and Dear Father,
Ash Wednesday is soon to be upon us, and I am faced with the situation I am often faced with: whether to impose ashes on cute, angel-faced infants.
It never fails that, as the faithful come … Continue reading

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