ash wednesday

Bishop Bans Ashes in His Diocese!

February 26, 2009

Dateline: February 25, 2009 Today Bishop Eniman made the startling announcement that Ashes would no longer be permitted in his diocese. His Vicar General issued the following statement: Every year on Ash Wednesday we subject the general Catholic populace to Ashes. It's even worse for those Catholics who think that Ash Wednesday, like Christmas and […]

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Is It Too Much To Ask...

February 6, 2008

That we get through ONE ASH WEDNESDAY WITHOUT BEING SUBJECTED TO "ASHES"?

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Are You Spiritually Prepared for Lent? Ash Wednesday is February 6.

January 15, 2008

“Dust thou art, and into dust thou shalt return” - Book of Genesis 3:19     "Remember that thou art dust, and unto dust thou shalt return." The traditional rite of the imposition of ashes, repeated today, is always very eloquent and the words that accompany it are very indicative. In its simplicity, it evokes […]

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Does Lent Seem Early to You?

January 10, 2008

It should. This is the earliest date for Ash Wednesday since 1856 1913. A little more information on determining the date of Easter (and therefore, the date of Ash Wednesday which falls 46 days before Easter). The basic rule for determining the date for Easter is that it is on the first Sunday after the […]

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