Ignatius Insight provides a substantial summary of the Lenten season an excerpt from the book “Evangelical is Not Enough,” by Thomas Howard.
The Continuum presents a reflection on the spiritual implications of Ash Wednesday and the Lenten season.
John Faherty reports on the rise of young people interested in ancient rituals such as Ash Wednesday.
An editorial in The Guardian observes how Ash Wednesday subverts our culture’s avoidance of death by confronting all our fears about death: “believers are marked on the forehead with the ashes of their own mortality and reminded by the priest: “Know that you are dust and to dust you shall return.”
Jane Tooher lists eight ways to become more humble during this Lenten season, using C.S. Lewis to remind us that “Humility is not thinking less of yourself but thinking of yourself less.”