There is something I find at Mass on Ash Wednesday that I don’t find elsewhere. Nowhere besides here do I step in line with old ladies in purple sweaters, fellow students, elderly widows, the nuns, the homeless, the workers on lunch hour, the priests, and the University president to face our shame, imperfections, and our transgressions, together.
Posts in Lent
Ash Wednesday is just one week away. Before you decide to give up candy or french fries or even Facebook, I encourage you to take some advice: do nothing.
It’s been a heavy Holy Week. What does that mean for Easter?
Let’s not confuse Tiger Woods’ win at the Masters for a redemption story. Let’s call it what it is: a comeback. As Holy Week teaches us, redemption is about healing and right relationships. This is a sports story. It’s a comeback.
Just as a poem transmits greater meaning in an audible reading than a theoretical analysis, Holy Week offers us a powerful and carnal memoir.
Lent should be a time of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Not 40 days of “Catholic Self-Help!” How are you preparing for Easter and the Resurrection?
Christ experiences the depth of human suffering, and he accompanies us in our own suffering. Check out this week’s One-Minute Homily by Fr. Michael Rossmann, SJ, based on the readings for Palm Sunday, 2018.
Is there value in being reminded that we are sinners? Billy Critchley-Menor, SJ, finds some comfort in church on Ash Wednesday.
Why do people flock to church on Ash Wednesday? Check out the special Ash Wednesday edition of the One-MInute Homily from Fr. Michael Rossmann, SJ. Based on the readings for Wednesday, February 14.
Word is mean people suck. Watch James Martin, S.J. explain how not to be one of them.