Pope Francis, while celebrating Ash Wednesday at the Dominican-run Basilica of Santa Sabina in 2015, he described Lent as a journey of purification and penance – a movement that should bring one tearfully back to the loving arms of the merciful Father.
There could never have been a better time to preach this message but on Ash Wednesday, the day when all Christians walk around with the sign of the cross on their foreheads:
those two smudge-strokes of ash made by the fronds burned from the last Palm Sunday. It is to mark the beginning of Lent, which, some commentators argue, is equally, to mark the season of hypocrisy. Continue reading How Hypocrisy Has Overtaken Godliness During Lenten Season→
Last week on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, Catholics in Uganda, even around the world, observed Ash Wednesday which according to the Christian Calendar, always marks the beginning of a holy period of the year known as LENT.
President Yoweri Museveni has called upon Ugandans to be tolerant of each other’s religions.
The President who was speaking during an over night service held under the theme of ‘77 Days of Glory ’ at the Rubaga Miracle Centre Cathedral in Kampala last night cautioned the congregation about behaving like the Pharisees in the Bible who pretended to be very religious yet when they left the holy place, they were bad people at heart.