See photos from St. Ignatius Loyola parish's feast before the fast.
Ash Wednesday can be a little bit like New Year's Day -- a place to clearly begin something new that we know we need to do.
Is it necessary to put people down and make disparaging personal remarks about others because they disagree?
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The tendency to de-personalize others, which starts in one's own heart, at home, grows and grows and it will become violence worldwide.
The survey also found that Jews and Christians tended to rate each other warmly while atheists and evangelicals viewed each other negatively.