Mark Wahlberg Posts Ash Wednesday Message with His Wife on Social Media

Mark Wahlberg, Facebook

Actor Mark Wahlberg posted a picture of himself and wife with ashes on their foreheads on his social media accounts on Ash Wednesday. The picture included the message: “Wishing all who celebrate a blessed #AshWednesday”.

Here’s his post on Facebook:

Mark Wahlberg, Facebook

He posted the same thing on Instagram:

markwahlberg, Instagram

Wahlberg was raised Catholic and has been public about his Catholic faith in recent years. He was the M.C. of one of Pope Francis’ events in Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families in September 2015, and in October 2016 he recorded a video about the importance of good priests for the National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors in Boston.

His wife, Rhea Durham, is a successful model and converted to Catholicism in 2009 just before their wedding. Together they have four children.

Nonetheless, Wahlberg has been criticized for recently starring in the raunchy comedy film series Ted and appearing to support same-sex marriage.

[See also: Mark Wahlberg Calls for Priestly Vocations, Says Catholic Faith’s “My Anchor”]

[See also: Tom Cruise Was Almost a Catholic Priest, Until He Got Kicked Out of Seminary]

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