Powerful eruptions at a volcano in southern Japan spewed ash thousands of metres into the air Wednesday, as authorities warned locals not to approach the mountain.
Last week I posted some excerpts from William Durandus’ Rationale Divinorum Officiorum, the parts of his treatise on Ash Wednesday which explains the general Lenten customs which begin on that day. (Book 6, chapter 27) In that section,...Show More Summary
And that's just for the last three months of 2017: Electric Utilities and Infrastructure recognized fourth quarter 2017 segment income of $826 million, compared to $483 million in the fourth quarter of 2016. In addition to the drivers...Show More Summary
Kaleb Havens could have given up candy, pizza or tacos for the 46 days of Lent. That would have been reasonable, right? Instead the 30-year-old Catholic Worker activist gave up all food last week, on Ash Wednesday, and began a hunger strike. Havens also chained himself to a fence on skid row, at...
Yesterday I began telling you about Lent the only way I know how: with an embarrassing and self deprecating story. Today, on the Friday after Ash Wednesday, we’re going to have a look at the prescribed reading from Isaiah, because I keep running into people who think Lent is their pre-Easter candy diet. Show More Summary
Pastor Eddie Bevill is still trying to find the right words for his sermon Sunday — the right message to help make sense of the devastation that unfolded just blocks from his church.
The following selections are taken from William Durandus’ important liturgical commentary, the Rationale Divinorum Officiorum, book 6, chapter 27, which treats specifically of Ash Wednesday, but also of Lent in general. Some of the elisions...Show More Summary
Ash Wednesdays back. Check out Asher Roth’s latest, “18,” below (he went in). Previously: Asher Roth – No More Parties in LA Freestyle The post Asher Roth – 18 appeared first on Nah Right.
"When Christ died, he died for all people—not just for some.”
It's Valentine's Day! Hearts and flowers and candy and blah, blah, blah. BUT, it's also Ash Wednesday for those of the Catholic faith (and maybe other religions too? I don't know. I'm barely even a failed Catholic.) So here's a...
Let us amend for the better the sins we have committed in ignorance; lest suddenly seized by the day of death, we seek time for penance and be not able to find it. Harken, o Lord, and have mercy, for we have sinned against Thee. V. Help us, o God our salvation, and for the honor of Thy name, o Lord, deliver us. Show More Summary
Father Fabian Arias gathered with fellow clergy members outside Federal Plaza Wednesday afternoon to offer ashes to Lent observers
Ashes or Chocolate?
The video was made to help Christians enter into the penitential season of Lent, which begins today on Ash Wednesday.
Ash Wednesday and Valentine's Day coincide for the first time since 1945.
When you have yet to clean up your mess, but still want to go outside and play: A Duke Energy lawyer told a trio of judges on the state Court of Appeals the lawsuit filed by the state's environmental protection agency and joined by conservation groups should be dismissed. Show More Summary
Lent is the time of year when Christians are meant to examine their sins and contemplate sacrifice.
Carl Spitzweg, Ash Wednesdayvia Wikimedia Commons
Happy Valentine's Day! Happy Ash Wednesday! And happy 59th birthday soprano Renée Fleming!