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New York, February 14, 2024 – As the season of Lent begins today, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York describes the reason for the weeks of increased prayer, self-denial and acts of charity that lead up to Holy Week and Easter through a video published on The Good NewsroomTM, the digital news outlet of the Archdiocese of New York.

“You are dust, and into dust you shall return,” Cardinal Dolan reminds viewers. “We are all born to live, and then to die, and then to live forever, thanks to Jesus.” The cardinal explains that it is hard to admit we are all sinners, but that is what the Lenten season allows us to do. Our sins are also like dust that blow away when we admit them to Jesus, the cardinal continued. You can watch the full video here:

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