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Priests awakened by burglary, police arrest intruder at St. Mary Cathedral...

PORTLAND, Ore. -- On Ash Wednesday at 3:27 a.m., Portland police officers were dispatched on a report of a burglary in progress at St....

For Lent, Pope Francis says to ask if one’s life is...

VATICAN CITY -- Lent is a time to reconsider the path one is taking in life and to finally answer God's invitation to return...

Ash Wednesday in Diocese of Wilmington: Lenten season under way amid...

Ash Wednesday ushered in the 2021 Lenten season in the Diocese of Wilmington and around the world as pandemic regulations altered some of the...

Our Lenten Journey, Feb. 17, 2021

Welcome to The Dialog’s Lenten Journey for 2021, “Forty Days, Forty Deeds.” Throughout the season, we will be offering suggestions for acts of prayer, kindness...

Italian theologian Father Ermes Ronchi says ashes mark a beginning of...

VATICAN CITY — Ash Wednesday and Lent are a time to recall that new life emerges from the ashes and that spring blossoms from...

Ash Wednesday: Looking at Lent through the lens of St. Clare...

Last year's Lent felt as if it never ended. There was not the usual release and elation of Easter as I watched from my...

Philippine archdiocese to allow churchgoers to distribute ashes to family at...

MANILA, Philippines -- An archdiocese in the Philippines will allow churchgoers to distribute ashes among family members at home to mark the beginning of...

Pope Francis plans to pass on walk, ancient Rome tradition this...

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis will celebrate Ash Wednesday Mass Feb. 17 in St. Peter's Basilica rather than making the traditional walk from the...

Coronavirus pandemic brings new look to Ash Wednesday, but message remains...

WASHINGTON — Ash Wednesday, as with many other things right now, will have a different look at many Catholic parishes across the United States...

Ash Wednesday: Story of a death-row inmate who chose to emphasize...

I first met Glenn in the summer of 2000 after I had begun a weekly ministry on Ohio's death row. In early 2006 I...

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