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From the Pulpit

When Ash Wednesday meets Valentine’s Day

Fr. Nathaniel Dreyer, IVEAsh Wednesday February 1945, Bliealf, Germany. U.S. Soldiers receive the Eucharist at Mass in a bombed out church from the hands of Assistant Division Chaplain Father Sullivan. As some of you might know, this year is the first year since 1945 that Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday have coincided. At first, it might seem that the two celebrations couldn’t be any more different, since Valentine’s Day has become the rather worldly, sentimental, and saccha […]

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