Observing Ash Wednesday
Significance of the holiday
- Duration 3:45
- Date Feb 22, 2012
Significance of the holiday
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-- the newly elected an elevated cardinal Timothy Dolan just returned home to New York from Rome yesterday and he's already getting back to work moments ago.
He distributed breakfast at a bread line run by in local -- stories right now is Fox News religion correspondent.
Father Jonathan Morris.
-- I think today is Ash Wednesday.
-- repeat what I just got back from Roman -- -- I -- huge I was with -- sufficient but when milk cartons -- -- -- brought you guys back a little gift.
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But -- that when when you see Dolan next time cardinal Dolan you can tell him this would be -- -- -- -- -- -- stuff.
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That -- -- -- you can't don't.
But it's a sign that the dead.
Cardinals make a promise that they're willing to defend their faith and be a -- even two point death.
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It was two hours talk protocol with regard to this.
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Yet I don't think I don't think cardinal Dolan would be -- -- -- -- you know OK I saw I saw the cardinal put put his current.
Some of the kids over there and so did you ever yeah.
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Yes rockets that -- let's talk a little bit but about Ash Wednesday.
One of the holiest days of the religious year it's been.
For Catholics look at him this is one of those days when you're supposed to fast -- -- -- -- not only not only Catholics celebrate.
No match Wednesday many Methodist many -- some some at southern baptists even fit.
The idea of the vast -- is very simple it's a reminder.
That from dust we came in other words god created us.
-- and that we're temporal and to -- We will return edwards' life is short.
And so when the minister of the -- places the ashes over partner foreheads or in Europe often on that time church here it's a reminder of repentance.
Of asking forgiveness starting over right in the prophet Jeremiah Daon used to say go in repent put on sack cloth in -- Right it's also as you mentioned Steve a time for fasting.
Some traditions and good and Ash Wednesday Good Friday normally eat no meat on Fridays during -- -- me -- 11 major -- exactly.
So today will you be at your church here.
In new York and well you know and and we had we had two extra services and data fueled cathedral -- in lower Manhattan and it's.
It's a wonderful thing that people who perhaps are even away from their faith they still want to get their ashe's.
And we welcome them what does and -- you if it means that sometimes even though it's tough to move -- your faith.
People recognize symbols and signs are very good for us they help us to say.
You know I can start over.
One of the paramedics -- said to me just a few minutes -- it does it's never too late -- Jesus that's right and I think original and come back to make sacrifices and.
And that such a good message -- -- they don't check ID to see if you're Catholic at the weren't an absolutely nuts.
-- -- -- -- -- -- Thank you very much for the beautiful gift -- maybe -- should give it to.
So -- like Warren Peterson heard just coming in my responsible people in better -- and right yes it might be in better hands I'm I'm a little -- -- -- -- -- -- and I try to cut line in the Vatican with one.
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All right father thinks similar to say welcome back -- room.