The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments published a note Jan. 12, directing priests to say the formula for distributing the ashes once to everyone present, rather than to each person.
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Archbishop Socrates Villegas of Lingayen-Dagupan said applause is a product of boredom during Mass, noting that it reduces the liturgy to a source of entertainment rather than a spiritual encounter with Christ.
William McLeod was told by his teacher that he needed to remove sign of Ash Wednesday Catholic custom.
Francis prayed the Stations of the Cross and celebrated Mass, Benediction and the imposition of ashes to begin Lent.
'Return without fear to those outstretched, eager arms of your Father, who is rich in mercy, who awaits you,' the Holy Father said at Ash Wednesday Mass in Rome.
Holy Father likened Lenten journey to the Israelites’ wandering and spoke of need to ‘make room’ in our lives ‘for all the good we are able to do.’