Catholics all over the world observe today as Ash Wednesday by going to church and having ash placed on their foreheads to open the 40-day season of Lenten. In his Lenten message, Pope Benedict XVI urged the Catholic faithful to rekindle their faith in Jesus Christ and love their neighbors in concrete ways. “Lent invites [...]
A Church official on Tuesday reminded the Catholic faithful to fast and abstain from meat as the Christian world marks Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the season of Lent.
By Juan Mercado
Our hand froze, before twisting open the hospital room door knob. “No Visitors Allowed,” the sign read. The wife pushed me gently forward. We tiptoed in.
By Philip C. Tubeza
Here’s one way to lose weight while enriching one’s spirituality: Fast during the entire period of Lent and donate the money intended for your food to the hungry.
By Isabel baccay
Ash Wednesday always draws a packed house. Even here in my parish in Singapore, the attendees came in droves.
Catholics all over the world today begin observing the 40-day season of Lent with Ash Wednesday.
By Jocelyn R. Uy
As millions of Roman Catholics troop to churches today (February 22) to mark Ash Wednesday, the Church is reminding its faithful of a primary message from Christ: Be caring of others, even small acts of kindness help.
By Juan Mercado
Ashes will be traced in the form of a cross on foreheads in Wednesday rites that start off Lent. Slum dweller, walang ngipin at salawal, drug addict, jeepney driver to embattled Chief Justice will get the same reminder: “Remember, man, that you are dust. And unto dust you will return.”