02 February 2018, The Tablet

Valentine's Day falls on the same day as Ash Wednesday. What does this mean for Catholics?


St Valentine’s Day is a day for romantic love. Ash Wednesday also celebrates great love, sacrificial love

Valentine's Day falls on the same day as Ash Wednesday. What does this mean for Catholics?
 
For the first time since 1945, Valentine's Day and Ash Wednesday fall on the same day this year. So some Catholics are wondering whether they should mark them both, and if so how.

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