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Director | Edward Burns

At multiple points throughout his career, Edward Burns has been a disappointment. He’s not currently a disappointment–in fact, his now five-year absence from feature filmmaking is distressing, given his last film’s success; … 4,304 more words

Edward Burns


“[…] Against the Word the unstilled world still whirled
About the centre of the silent Word.

O my people, what have I done unto thee. 571 more words



ASH WEDNESDAY 2017,  Mark Wahlberg and his wife sharing their selfies and blessing everyone.

The ashes symbolize the dust from which God made us. As the priest applies the ashes to a person’s forehead, he speaks the words: “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” (Genesis 3:19)



Every year, I am approached by someone who asks the question, what is Lent? or what is the meaning or purpose of Lent? The interesting part of that loaded question is the people usually asking the question are practicing Catholics, and every time I’m asked, I am surprised, as though it were the first time. 1,033 more words

The Cross Smudged on My Forehead

By the time I reached the car, rain drops had already began their assault.  I quickly started the car, opened my phone to detect GPS’ best route home, and set out down the block.   594 more words


Are You Really Fasting?

Is it really Lent already? Yep! Ash Wednesday has come and gone. Gone also is our ashy forehead smudge. Ashes remind us that we are sinners and have a need to repent. 217 more words

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