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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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  • Ash Wednesday starts Lent today

    Ash Wednesday starts Lent today
    Orlando Catholic Diocese Bishop John Noonan will distribute ashes today during the 12:10 p.m. mass at St. James Cathedral in downtown Orlando. The ashes replicateĀ an ancient penitential practice and symbolizes the dependence upon God's mercy and...
  • Mardi Gras in New Orleans: glitzy balls, then the parades

    Revelers danced into the wee hours Tuesday at glitzy balls, kicking off the annual Mardi Gras bash that spills costumed merrymakers into the streets of New Orleans for partying, parades and trinkets tossed from passing floats. Al Johnson, singer of the...
  • Mardi Gras: Last tipsy revelers sent home, trash swept up

    Mardi Gras 2015 is officially over and the last tipsy revelers in New Orleans have been cleared from city streets. At the stroke of midnight, New Orleans police on horseback rode down the French Quarter's main tourist thoroughfare, Bourbon Street,...
  • German archdiocese of Cologne reveals $3.8 billion fortune

    The Roman Catholic archdiocese of Cologne published financial accounts Wednesday, showing for the first time the full extent of its worldly wealth. The archdiocese has long been considered Germany's richest, but exact figures weren't known because the...
  • 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...
  • Churches offer drive-by ashes on Ash Wednesday

    Too busy to stop in for an Ash Wednesday service? Some churches are offering drive-by ashes. Clergy at Advent Evangelical Lutheran Church in Upper Arlington, Ohio, applied ash to the foreheads of anyone who stopped in the parking lot of the church for...
  • Churches Offer Drive-By Ashes On Ash Wednesday

    Churches Offer Drive-By Ashes On Ash Wednesday
    UPPER ARLINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Too busy to stop in for an Ash Wednesday service? Some churches are offering drive-by ashes. Clergy at Advent Evangelical Lutheran Church in Upper Arlington, Ohio, applied ash to the foreheads of anyone who stopped...
  • Pope walks in Ash Wednesday procession between Rome churches

    Pope Francis walked in a solemn Ash Wednesday procession between churches on Rome's ancient Aventine Hill, calling on people to humbly remember their human limits as faithful began their annual penitential Lenten period. Francis, carrying his pastoral...
  • 'Ashes To Go' offers Lenten ritual on the streets

    'Ashes To Go' offers Lenten ritual on the streets
    Armed with two pairs of socks, woolen vestments, a glove worn on one hand and heat packs in the other, Father Rev. Ken Saunders, was ready to perform the Ash Wednesday ritual. The Trinity Episcopal Church priest has spent now four Ash Wednesdays...
  • Haiti cancels carnival after at least 16 die in float tragedy

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti Carnival festivities throughout Haiti were canceled Tuesday after at least 16 people were killed in an accident earlier in the day on the Champ de Mars near downtown Port-au-Prince. Prime Minister Evans Paul declared a national...
  • For Hampton Roads Christians, Lent is a time for prayer, reflection

     For Hampton Roads Christians, Lent is a time for prayer, reflection
    With so many distractions and obligations in the modern world, Bert Pearce-Marshall, the senior warden at St. Mark's Episcopal Church of Hampton, sees Lent as an opportunity to quiet down and listen to God. Year after year, the church kicks off Lent,...