Ashes to Ashes

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent for many Christians, and the imposition of ashes can serve as a reminder of human frailty, a public sign of religious faith, and an expression of pastoral care. Watch excerpts about Ash Wednesday from interviews in the Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly archives with Rev. Steve Buechler, a Lutheran pastor in Maryland; John Danforth, an Episcopal priest and former Republican senator from Missouri; and Rev. Jerry Kramer, an Episcopal priest who served in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina.