Displaying Our Faith
Sometimes, a person might seem to want to ask what the ashes on your forehead mean, but are too shy or don’t want to offend you by asking.
The Undimmed Power of the Gospel
Francis took a literal approach to the Gospel. He began with the most basic interpretation of a text, but he didn’t stop there.
Sharing the Word for February 22, 2023
Ash Wednesday February 22, 2023Daily Reading from the USCCB: Joel 2:12-18 Today is the first day of Lent, the Church’s season of repentance. The prophet Joel gives us two insights into what repentance involves. First, repentance is an affair of …
Lent with St. Clare: Ash Wednesday
Today is the start of our Lenten journey. On our foreheads we wear ashes, a sign that we are made of dust and to dust we shall return. Such an outward sign conveys a message that words do not.
Pope marks anniversary of Russia’s ‘absurd, cruel’ war on Ukraine
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A year after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Pope Francis asked, “Can the Lord forgive so many crimes and so much violence? He is the God of peace.” At the end of his weekly general audience Feb. …