Ash Wednesday and Lent Rules, Pope Francis’ Lenten Message and the Church Using Social Media to Promote the Faith

Some quick links about Ash Wednesday and season of Lent in the Catholic Church

In the season of Lent, Catholics must abstain form meat on Friday’s and on Ash Wednesday. Some quick service places offer good fish sandwiches or other alternatives.

What are the rules for fasting and abstinence in Lent? 

A big part of the Lenten season is receiving ashes on Ash Wednesday in mass. Why do we wear them? And what is the point? 

Pope Francis’ Lenten Message calls for interior renewal using three biblical citations.

A common complaint about the catholic church is that it doesn’t develop with the times. A common complaint is “they’re still stuck in the 1600’s”. Or “they can’t cater to young adults and stay relevant”. Well, one example f the the church using social media to further it’s cause took place on Wednesday.

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2 thoughts on “Ash Wednesday and Lent Rules, Pope Francis’ Lenten Message and the Church Using Social Media to Promote the Faith

  1. Logan, this is a great informative post regarding the background of lent and it’s meaning. I was not familiar with what the rules for fasting and abstinence during Lent are and your article touched on that all while offering alternative places to eat…I love it!

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