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An Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day Dilemma

Eat, Pray, Love: An Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day Dilemma: 

"Ah, steak and chocolate, the indulgent mainstays of Valentine’s Day dinners. And exactly the kind of extravagances that observers of Lent, which also starts on Wednesday with Ash Wednesday, are asked to avoid.
The confluence of the events — occurring for the first time since 1945 — has created a dilemma for Roman Catholics and followers of other Christian denominations who observe Ash Wednesday. How can one simultaneously mark a solemn day when foreheads are tapped with a symbol of mortality as a call to humility and repentance while celebrating one that glorifies the kisses and champagne of romantic love?" [Full Article].




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