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To: NYer

Ash Wednesday is NOT a holy day of obligation. Catholics do not need to go church this day.

But strangely it is very very popular. A priest and I laughed about this years ago. It has to be about the ashes and demonstrating to others your faith.


5 posted on 02/08/2013 4:35:30 PM PST by RadiationRomeo (Step into my mind and glimpse the madness that is me)
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To: RadiationRomeo
"It has to be about the ashes and demonstrating to others your faith."
It's More about humbling yourself before God.
6 posted on 02/08/2013 4:53:35 PM PST by NewCenturions
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To: RadiationRomeo

After Christmas and Easter, Ash Wednesday is the most popular day in the Catholic Church.


12 posted on 02/08/2013 7:10:59 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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