07 February 2008

When in Rome. . .?

For those who are still insisting that ashes on the forehead is somehow Divinely Ordained Sacramental Tradition and Therefore Ashes MUST Be Worn ON THE FOREHEAD All Day. . .I give you the Roman Tradition on the matter. . .

One of you guys had better let the Pope know that he's doing it wrong!


  1. Anonymous8:48 PM

    In no way, shape, or form have I seen anyone, including myself, make the (straw) argument you're leading with.

    What I'm not getting is the obsession with washing a sacramental off.

  2. OK...it's true: humor doesn't translate well into Blogese...oh well.

  3. Anonymous11:00 PM

    Most of the nuances of language don't.

    That's why we should discuss this, after Easter, over a good steak, a few bottles of wine, and perhaps a cigar and some cognac, if you're so inclined.

    But until then, we fast and pray in secret.

  4. Anonymous12:58 AM

    I noticed that..is it just to the Priesthood that ashes are distributed that way??

  5. Jackie,

    It may have been at one time a special way to distribute to the clergy...not anymore.


    You're ON!

    Fr. Philip, OP