Lenten Rookie Mistakes

ash wednesday

[This post originally ran, in a slightly different form, in the National Catholic Register in February of 2013.]____________________________________________________________________________PIC ashes on forehead I feel like I can't walk ten feet without bumping into an enthusiastic new convert, which is delightful, and so encouraging!  Welcome, everybody!  We papists have a little saying:  Venite intus; horribilis est! Heh.  Anyway, you may be looking forward to your first … [Read more...]