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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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  • Religion News: Holy Saturday services, Easter vigils, Easter services, Taize prayer and more

    Religion News: Holy Saturday services, Easter vigils, Easter services, Taize prayer and more
    Saturday Holy Saturday St. Mary's Parish, 109 Duke of Gloucester St., will hold a morning prayer at 8 a.m. followed by Sacrament of Reconciliation from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. A bilingual Easter vigil will take place at 7:30 p.m. at St. John Neumann Church,...
  • Easy-to-make sweet rolls perfect for Easter morning

     Easy-to-make sweet rolls perfect for Easter morning
    There's a reason fresh-baked sweet yeast breads are beloved. The fresh-from-the-oven aroma is comforting and a warm roll filled with a sweet filling is a superb way to start a special day. Perhaps that's why the Easter season features an abundance of...
  • Church news in the region

    CHESTERTON Liberty Bible Church: 824 N. Calumet Ave. — Good Friday Tenebrae worship will be at 6 and 8 p.m. April 3. Child care will be provided for the 6 p.m. service. Easter Sunday worship is at: 7:45 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m....
  • Church briefs: Feb. 13

    CHESTERTON Liberty Bible Church: 824 N. Calumet — Faithful Fitness for women of all ages and fitness levels will be from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Classes are $2.50 each....
  • Scratching Post for Feb. 12, 2015

    St. Mary Church in Crown Point is preparing for its 150th anniversary. Plans are under way for a new directory. Diane Reimer is looking for pictures of a lighted field that was dedicated at St. Mary's in 1935. They found the newspaper story about the...
  • Letter to the editor: Lent a good time to adopt meat-free diet

    Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period before Easter when many Christians abstain from animal foods in remembrance of Jesus' 40 days of fasting in the desert before launching his ministry. But meat-free Lent is much more than a...
  • Chicago archbishop distributes ashes, extends invitation

    Chicago archbishop distributes ashes, extends invitation
    Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich on Ash Wednesday extended an invitation to people across the city to participate in the Festival of Forgiveness during the second weekend of Lent. Two dozen Roman Catholic parishes, shrines and campus ministry sites in...
  • At Easter, Hampton Roads residents undergo spiritual rebirth through baptism

     At Easter, Hampton Roads residents undergo spiritual rebirth through baptism
    While Easter today is often associated with brightly colored eggs, bunny rabbits and new spring outfits, for Christians in the early church, the holiday was traditionally associated with baptism. The practice of baptism at Easter may go back as early as...
  • A believer but not in Catholicism

    News item: A new study by the University of Chicago found that the percentage of Americans describing themselves as religious has declined from 62 percent to 54 percent since 2006, while the number of people who pray is on the rise. I had never felt...
  • A holiday Mexican bread pudding comes off the secret menu

    A holiday Mexican bread pudding comes off the secret menu
    The title of Arizona poet laureate Alberto Álvaro Ríos’ memoir is "Capirotada," the name of the anything-goes bread pudding from Mexico that typically shows up on menus around Los Angeles during Lent. “Mexican cooking’s version of...
  • Churchgoers urging higher minimum wage march into Logan Square McDonald's

    Churchgoers urging higher minimum wage march into Logan Square McDonald's
    In commemoration of Palm Sunday, dozens of churchgoers marched into a Logan Square McDonald's singing, chanting and demanding a $15 minimum wage for the workers behind the counter. About 80 congregants had gathered at the Logan Square Monument moments...