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Lent

A collection of news and information related to Lent published by this site and its partners.

Top Lent Articles

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  • Catholic politicians must vote with the church?

    Catholic politicians must vote with the church?
    How many of you remember the Pope for a Day controversy? Pennsylvania Gov. Robert Casey once stirred strong negative feelings within the Democratic Party by advocating strongly for his pro-life views, even fighting to express them at the 1992 Democratic...
  • Phil Vettel recommends: Pepper and egg sandwiches

    Phil Vettel recommends: Pepper and egg sandwiches
    As a kid growing up Catholic, my meatless-Friday options included canned tuna, grilled cheese, tomato soup and whatever nasty fish my mom would slap in a fry pan. Mind you, I grew up Old School Catholic. Back then, we still had limbo, purgatory was...
  • As Lent approaches, watching for 'the Francis effect'

    As Lent approaches, watching for 'the Francis effect'
    Given all the excitement his papacy has generated, the approach of the first full Lenten season under Pope Francis resonates particularly with Catholics — even fallen-off Catholics — who prefer to see faith as social activism and not as Sunday...
  • Fall training means you can join the ranks of green-thumb master gardeners

    Fall training means you can join the ranks of green-thumb master gardeners
    This year marks the 100th anniversary of the national cooperative extension system — a fitting time to spotlight the master gardeners who play a large role in the organization's goals to assist and educate gardeners everywhere, especially in...
  • Brand X Files: Happy Fat Tuesday, Fastnacht Day, Packzi Day (or whatever it is you call it)

     
    Good morning Los Angeles. Mardi Gras is here (well, not exactly here, it's in New Orleans) and so Happy Fat Tuesday, Merry Paczki Day or Fastnacht Day or Fausnaught Day or whatever you want to call it, to you! Ash Wednesday is coming up, so be sure to...
  • Orlando Diocese Light of Faith Award Winners

     
    More than 40 Central Florida parishes, schools and diocesan entities were honored at the Light of Faith Awards Ceremony on May 17 at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church.  “This first annual Light of Faith Awards Ceremony was an opportunity to recogn...
  • When you give up religion, what do you give up for Lent?

     
    Religion News Service reporter Kimberly Winston writes about atheists who have left religion, but still observe Lent: What would an “atheist Lent” look like? A group of young nonbelievers are finding out, observing the Christian practice minus...
  • Orlando Philharmonic presents Handel’s ‘Messiah’

     
    Maestro Christopher Wilkins will lead the Orlando Philharmonic in all three parts of Handel's choral masterpiece “Messiah” this Monday. One of the most popular works in Western choral literature thanks to the ringing Hallelujah chorus, “...
  • Gifts inspired by Lent (or Mardi Gras): Gluttony

     
    Lent, the Christian season of sacrifice and spiritual self-examination, is right around the corner -- preceded, of course by everyone's favorite festival of indulgence, Mardi Gras! It seems like a good time to repent -- or indulge in -- your......
  • Gifts inspired by Lent (or Mardi Gras): Sloth

     
    Through Mardi Gras on March 8, we're giving you gift ideas inspired by the seven deadly sins you'll be regretting come Lent. Calling all slobs. Honey, we’re talking to you! Have a slob you'd like to shape up -- discreetly?......
  • Catholic Reconciliation Weekend Starts Friday

     
    Reconciliation Weekend, which in the Catholic Church is an integral part of Lent, begins Friday in parishes across Central Florida. According to Bishop Thomas Wenski, “The 40 days of Lent, which evoke the time that Jesus spent fasting in the...