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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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  • 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...
  • Celebrate the Ravens with a Big Easy-influenced Super Bowl party

    Celebrate the Ravens with a Big Easy-influenced Super Bowl party
    Are you ready for some gumbo? At 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 3, when the Ravens take on the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII, much of Baltimore will be watching, either from their stadium seats in New Orleans or here at home. Ravens fans not...
  • New Orleans hums with Super Bowl and Mardi Gras

    New Orleans hums with Super Bowl and Mardi Gras
    — In a city where even funerals turn into parties, New Orleans rarely lacks for an excuse to strike up the band, boil up some crayfish and swirl together a daiquiri. But with the Super Bowl and Mardi Gras landing this month, New Orleans never has...
  • Lenten rose: Hellebores one of nicest winter-flowering, ground-covering plants for shade garden

    Lenten rose: Hellebores one of nicest winter-flowering, ground-covering  plants for shade garden
    There is no earthly good reason to have a bare yard in the winter, especially if you grow Hellebores, sometimes called Christmas Rose or Lenten Rose, depending on their bloom time. Bill Kidd, a horticulturist with McDonald Garden Center and an avid...
  • Head of local Orthodox Church diocese resigns

    Head of local Orthodox Church diocese resigns
    Unable to overcome the disgrace of a sexual misconduct accusation, Bishop Matthias, head of the local diocese for the Orthodox Church of America, has announced he will step down Monday, leaving a vacancy in Chicago just weeks before Orthodox Christians...
  • Stephen Colbert wears his religion in his punch lines

    Stephen Colbert wears his religion in his punch lines
    Like everything Stephen Colbert does on television, it's set up as a joke. A nun and a television host walk into a studio. They discuss the recent papal censure of American nuns for "perpetrating a feminist agenda." The host takes a hard line. "The...
  • Commentary: On Easter, we should ask what we've sacrificed

    I spent the first two weeks of Lent in Antigua, Guatemala, where during the "Cuaresma" (Lent) everything changes. Purple banners hang on the outside of churches, shops and even homes. On Fridays, the people flock from all over to fill the churches eager...
  • Church forgoes new Easter outfits to assist prison re-entry

    Worshipers at a West Baltimore church donated more than 1,000 pieces of clothing to a prison re-entry program as part of their Easter Sunday services. Members of the Empowerment Temple Church were asked to forgo buying new outfits for Easter in favor...
  • The meaning of Easter

    Anglea Gismondi-Salbe's grandmother used to say it every year: "Natale con I tuoi, Pasqua con chi vuol." It means: "Christmas at home with your family, Easter with whomever you please." Many Italians consider the resurrection of Jesus Christ a more...
  • This Week's Picks: 5 Free Shows Around New Haven

    This Week's Picks: 5 Free Shows Around New Haven
    Enter the Haggis: March 14, 8 p.m., Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville, (888) 226-7711, mohegansun.com. Bach's Lunch: March 15, 12:10 p.m., Neighborhood Music School, 100 Audubon St., New Haven, (203) 624-5189,...
  • Hundreds join archbishop for Mass to celebrate Pope Francis

    Hundreds join archbishop for Mass to celebrate Pope Francis
    Three deer scurried past the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen as Steve Thomas and his wife, Debbie, arrived for Sunday Mass to celebrate the new spiritual leader for Roman Catholics worldwide, Pope Francis. The symbolism struck the Arbutus man, who said the...