Happy Ash Wednesday! Today Gus talked about all things Ash Wednesday and Lent, including the rules for fasting for Catholics. Gus also read Pope Francis’ Lenten Message for 2015. If you’d like to read this beautiful message, click here.
Gus welcomed Fr. Mike Van Sloun, pastor of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church in Wayzata, MN to talk about why Catholics put ashes on their foreheads on Ash Wednesday.
Finally, Gus asked listeners if they keep the ashes on their forehead throughout the day after they receive them at Mass, and whether that has sparked conversation with people.