The Ash Wednesday Selfie

One of the phenomenons of modern Catholicism is the Ash Wednesday selfie. It’s objectively contrary to the gospel reading from today’s liturgy (a rare agreement between the old liturgy and the new). It’s also contrary to the traditional practice (for men) of receiving ashes on the crown of the head. Only women received ashes on the forehead (because they were veiled). Men, ask your priest for ashes “As Benedict would have them”.

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