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Evelyn Waugh, Ronald Knox and the ‘Great Brotherhood’ of Ash Wednesday

Arun SankarA priest distributes ashes Feb. 22 during Ash Wednesday Mass in New Delhi, India.

COMMENTARY: ‘The little black smudge on the forehead,’ says Evelyn Waugh, seals Catholics as ‘members of a great brotherhood who can both rejoice and recognize the limits of rejoicing’