They’re calling it a “conflict” for Catholics, leaving many wondering what to do.
I’m referring to the fact that Ash Wednesday and St. Valentine’s Day both occur on the same time this year, and that’s this Wednesday.
What’s a Catholic to do, many wonder. Both are significant days in our Catholic calendar. The conflict comes because Ash Wednesday is a somber day of prayer and penance – – no meat, light meals, no snacking between meals – – and St. Valentine’s Day is a festive occasion – – chocolates, going out, and usually a nice meal with drinks.
The answer is that…