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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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LENTCAzT 01: Ash Wednesday

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Today is Ash Wednesday.  Spiritual war begins.  “Discipline” begins.
GO TO CONFESSION!
Today is a day of fast and of abstinence for most of us.

With this audio offering, I continue a series of daily podcasts for Lent.  … 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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Concerning ashes.

Today is Sexagesimus Sunday.  Ash Wednesday is but a week and a half away.
“Remember man that thou art dust and unto dust thou shalt return.”
I am sure you are making your plans for your Lenten practices.  No, really… I’m sure … Continue reading

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Questions about keeping the ashes on out in public

Questions… questions…
From The Catholic League:
JOE BIDEN RIDICULED FOR WEARING ASHES
Fox News analyst Bob Beckel today criticized Vice President Joe Biden for wearing ashes on TV; today is Ash Wednesday and Biden is Catholic.
In the middle of a discussion on … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI and Ash Wednesday – live

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The Holy Father has begun his journey from Sant’Anselmo to Santa Sabina for the Ash Wednesday Roman Station Mass.
The Mass to be heard on Vatican Radio … Continue reading

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