On today’s Conversation with Cardinal Dolan, Monsignor Vlaun and I discussed the many names (and foods!) of Mardi Gras, as well as Ash Wednesday traditions, fasting, and Lent.
On today’s Conversation with Cardinal Dolan, Father Dave Dwyer and I talk about Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday, and Lent. Giving up things for Lent help us understand the suffering of Jesus and is an important reminder that the only thing that truly satisfies is the Lord.
It’s Mardi Gras on Conversation with Cardinal Dolan! Father Dave Dwyer and I talk about fasting, Fat Tuesday, and my recent pilgrimage with my brother priests to Malta and Sicily.
Today on “Conversation with Cardinal Dolan,” Monsignor Jim Vlaun and I discuss preparations for Lent, my visit to Rome, and the food of Fat Tuesday.
George Weigel writes in the Wall Street Journal about a wonderful tradition in Rome…that is undertaken by Americans! (It was begun by seminarians and student-priests from the Pontifical North American College…where I used to be stationed.) As we prepare to begin Lent, I thought you’d enjoy this piece:
“On March 5, Ash Wednesday, hundreds of residents of Rome will begin a six-and-a-half-week long pilgrimage to the Roman station churches of Lent—a tradition that began in the earliest days of legalized Christianity but, until recently, had lain fallow…
The station churches themselves, especially those off the tourist track, often astonish. The apse…