Tag: Ash Wednesday

Lent is time to notice God’s work, receive God’s mercy, pope says

ROME | Lent is a time for Christians to get their hearts in sync with the heart of Jesus, Pope Francis said. “Let the Lord heal the wounds of sin and fulfill the prophecy made to our fathers: ‘A new heart I will give you, and a new spirit I will put within you; and… Read more »

Soup dinner and no dessert? Valentine’s Day Ash Wednesday-style

WASHINGTON | Many people looking at their February calendars are doing a double-take with Ash Wednesday falling on Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day. The two days, steeped in tradition, don’t have too much in common beyond their religious roots. Valentine’s Day, named after St. Valentine, a third-century martyr, is all about romance with its emphasis on… Read more »