Valentine’s Ash Wednesday: Death-to-Self for Love

Posted February 13, 2018 6:34 pm by Anthony S. Layne

Valentine’s Ash Wednesday: Death-to-Self for Love

What are your plans for Valentine’s Ash Wednesday?
Sex and Death
The combination was bound to happen eventually; it will happen again in 2024 and 2029, then not again until the 22nd century. Most people I know personally or through social media have taken it fairly well. One person did wonder if, since some bishops lift the meat ban on St. Patrick’s Day when it falls on a Friday, maybe they’d lift the fasting and abstinence requirements for Valentine’s Day?
Oddly enough (for social media), no one tried to make the person feel stupid for asking. Politeness occasionally occurs on the Internet.
Of course,

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