Day: February 10, 2016

President Obama’s statement on Ash Wednesday

President Obama’s statement on Ash Wednesday

The White House has released a greeting from President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama on Ash Wednesday: Today, Michelle and I join our fellow Christians in marking Ash Wednesday.  Lent is a season of reflection, repentance and renewal, a time to rededicate ourselves to God and one another.  We remember the sacrifice and suffering […]

The Pope: Keeping Lent, with a new app

The Pope: Keeping Lent, with a new app

Pope Francis has switched social media platforms for his daily “Keep Lent” messages this year, a project in conjunction with the Pompeii parish in Italy. The old app: WhatsApp – this year, he’s using Telegraph. Vatican Radio includes a transcript of today’s message on its site. It is the first contribution in the “Keep Lent” […]

Where do you go for your ashes?

Where do you go for your ashes?

Episcopal News Service has published a story on this year’s incarnations of the Ashes to Go practice that has been growing among churches of all denominations and worship spaces, including airports: The Rev. Donna S. Mote, Episcopal chaplain at the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, says she will offer “Ashes on the Fly” to domestic and […]