What is Ash Wednesday
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March 14, 2019

What is Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday. — The Wednesday after Quinquagesima Sunday, which is the first day of the Lenten fast. The name dies cinerum (day of ashes) which it bears in the Roman…
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April 20, 2017

Almost 900 churches across the world to celebrate Mass in honour of Archbishop Fulton Sheen

Catholics in New Jersey want Archbishop Sheen's birthday to be celebrated around the world Almost 900 churches across the world have pledged to celebrate Masses to mark the birthday of…
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ArticlesExhortations
March 1, 2017

5 prayers you should say this Lenten Season

A Prayer for Lent O gracious Master, infuse in our hearts the spotless light of Your Divine Wisdom and open the eyes of our mind that we may understand the…
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Articles
March 1, 2017

5 little-known facts about Lent you need to learn

Everyone knows that Mardi Gras kicks off the upcoming 40-day Lent, which honors the time Jesus fasted in the wilderness, but did you know there is more to it? Recently…
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Exhortations
March 1, 2017

Lent isn’t just about penance – it’s also a time of hope, Pope Francis says

On Ash Wednesday Pope Francis said that while Lent is certainly a time of mortification, it’s also a journey of hope that leads to the joy of Christ’s Resurrection –…
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Articles
February 28, 2017

Here are the answers to the Ash Wednesday quiz. How did you do?

Can you pass this Ash Wednesday quiz? Your goal is to answer all the questions correctly on the first try. Good luck! Ash Wednesday 1. What is Ash Wednesday A)…
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February 28, 2017

Priest shares Living Rosary on Mardi Gras to bring people back to God

Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is a time to celebrate with feasting before the start of Lent. Popular culture has turned the religious festivity to a time of debauchery and…
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February 11, 2016

Full video of Pope Francis' Ash Wednesday Mass

After the Ash Wednesday Mass, Pope Francis commissioned Missionaries of Mercy and urged them to become instruments of God's forgiveness...Watch as it all happened... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSBew288DA4
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February 19, 2015

FAQs About Lent

* Why do some refer to Easter as Easter and others use Lent or Pentecost and what is the significance of each? * Why do we put ash on our…
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February 18, 2015

Why do Catholics practice fasting and abstinence during Lent?

Full Question Every year during Lent I'm asked why Catholics fast and abstain. How can I explain our Lenten practice? Answer Explain that Lent is the 40 days before Easter…
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