Screen shot 2014-03-06 at 9.37.14 AMAshes-to-go is soooo 2012.

This year, the hottest trend in Ash Wednesday observances was the Ash Wednesday selfie, popularized on social media with hashtags like #ashtag and #showyourash and #myashes. They were promoted by National Catholic Reporter, Busted Halo and even the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

The WSJ covers the debate here.

Here are some of the highlights:

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And, for the record, I’m still not sure I’m totally on board:

 

 

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