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  • Joseph Sciame
    February 12, 2018 Reply

    Great message Cardinal! For one day and one time of coincidence of the two dates, people camaje it work. Where is the sacrifice!

  • Alice Hahn
    February 12, 2018 Reply

    Your Eminence: St. Valentine is also one of the patron saints for people with epilepsy.We are not Catholic, but we admire you and Pope Francis.Please pray for my twin sister, Margie, who has epilepsy and for our feral cats we are trying to get adopted . God bless you!

  • Patrick O. Ryan
    February 13, 2018 Reply

    Thank you for clearing this so eloquently Cardinal. Many friends and family, “non-Catholics”, have asked me this very question.
    By the way, thank you so much for the personal note you wrote me. My mother and I dropped the “Wisconsin CARE Package” off at your residence the first week of January.
    In Gottes Namen,
    Patrick O. Ryan
    Delavan, WI

  • Naveed Anjum
    February 13, 2018 Reply

    Greetings of peace and joy from Pakistan
    No issue Valentine’s Day fall on Ash Wednesday this year because we are already bond the Scared Heart of the Jesus.

  • Kelechi Ebirim
    February 13, 2018 Reply

    This is beautiful, beyond words.
    Thank you for taking the time to write this; God bless you more!

  • Kathleen Schroeder
    February 13, 2018 Reply

    Thank you for the beautiful explanation of what
    our priority should be on the co-mingling of these special days.

    Kathleen Dolan Schroeder, Ballwin

  • Diane
    February 13, 2018 Reply

    Well, Ash Wednesday, is a sign to begin Lent, so we must know that Jesus received 5480 blows on His Body! We must do something, a sacrifice, to imitate His Divine Sacrifice of Love, for all of us! Thank You, Holy One, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One!! Then we must all remember the Holy Masacre, of all the people, who died! Thanks, to all of you, who died,! God bless you, all! Amen!

  • Patricia K Anderson
    February 13, 2018 Reply

    Dear Your Eminence Cardinal Dolan.
    I agree with you on your comment of Ash Wednesday vs Valentine’s Day. It’s logical. And I like u from afar on tv. I wish i did not live in such a rural area away from the mainstream, but I do. So if u ever come north this way I would like to meet u because I do not really travel much.

  • Jon Erickson
    February 13, 2018 Reply

    Thank you for the beautiful answer that so many Catholics were questioning.

  • Caroline McCoy-Hansen
    February 13, 2018 Reply

    We are celebrating Fat Tuesday today, and tomorrow Valentine’s Day will be dedicated to our blessed Lord.

  • Marie Freitas
    February 13, 2018 Reply

    What’s the conflict, it’s a sacrifice we offer to our Lord. What better day of the year could we offer a sacrifice to our Lord than on Valentine’s Day to show our true love.

  • Chris Dumas
    February 14, 2018 Reply

    God bless you Cardinal and well said. Please
    bless everyone to be better people and to help one another as much as possible. Thank you

 

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