March 1, 2017

Ash Wednesday 2017

I. Introduction A. Welcome to the Season of Lent! I hope that that the forty days of Lent that lay before us will be a time of many blessings for you and for your loved ones. Forty days may seem like a long time to do repentance and we might imagine that the days of...
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Catholics begin Lent by receiving ashes

Many Catholics throughout the Archdiocese of Baltimore are heading to church March 1 to begin the 40-day preparation for Easter.
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Abuse survivor quits papal body, citing Vatican resistance to safeguarding

One of the founding members and the last remaining abuse survivor on the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors has quit over what she described as resistance coming from Vatican offices against implementing recommendations.
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To open a path toward the freedom of eternal life, the pope said, Jesus gave up the trappings of his glory, choosing humility and obedience.
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#Ashtags: When posting Ash Wednesday photos, use your head

The online posting of one’s ashes, often marked in the form of a cross on the forehead, thrills some people and disappoints others.
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Notre Dame Prep headmistress who ushered school into 21st Century dies at 87

Sister Christine Marie Mulcahy of the School Sisters of Notre Dame was remembered for both her leadership of Notre Dame Preparatory School and of her congregation.
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When Lent is already exceeding your expectations

Way back a thousand lifetimes ago, before we had children, I decided to go to daily Mass during Lent. I missed one day—when we were traveling—but otherwise I made it to Mass every morning.That was a really special Lent. That daily Mass, celebrated by a speedy priest on the Eastern
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