Articles on this issue "Ash Wednesday"
This afternoon –Ash Wednesday, day of the beginning of Lent – an assembly of prayer took place in the form of the Roman “Stations,” presided over by Pope Francis. At 4:30 pm, in the church of …read more
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. *** Q1: During Ash Wednesday Masses, ashes are placed …read more
Before delivering his catechesis today, the Holy Father said the following to the faithful present: "Dear Brothers and Sisters, As you know, I have decided [applause] Thank you for your …read more
Here is a translation of the homily Benedict XVI delivered Ash Wednesday, during a Mass he presided over in the Roman Basilica of St. Sabina. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, We begin today …read more
Lent is a spiritual retreat lasting 40 days, which offers the faithful the means to attain the true joy that comes from friendship with God, Benedict XVI said on Ash Wednesday. The Pope said …read more
The cardinal who administered ashes to Benedict XVI today says the exhortations that accompany the rite are not easy to say to a Pope. Cardinal Jozef Tomko, cardinal-priest of the Basilica of …read more