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Lent

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

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  • Mardi Gras events that focus on food

    Mardi Gras events that focus on food
    Mardi Gras may conjure Carnival celebrations with beads, masks and lots of drinking, but its roots are tied to indulging in food on the last day before fasting during Lent. While it’s celebrated in several cities, New Orleans seems as famous for its...
  • The fastnacht and the furious: Forget naysayers, some recipes are full of holes

    The fastnacht and the furious: Forget naysayers, some recipes <i>are</i> full of holes
    The Sergeant also works here, across the room in the features department, and often she writes about food. Naturally she wrote something about fastnachts, because Feb. 17 is fastnacht day — Shrove Tuesday, or Fat Tuesday, or whatever you prefer to...
  • Tell us about your fastnachts

    It's that time of year again. As we approach Lent, our thoughts turn to fastnachts, those delicious Pennsylvania Dutch doughnuts traditionally eaten in the days leading up to Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras. The word fastnacht means "the night before the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Cajun vs. Creole: Do you know the difference?

     Cajun vs. Creole: Do you know the difference?
    Mention "Cajun" or "Creole," and you're likely to think of gumbo or any of the other iconic dishes that have put Louisiana on the culinary map: jambalaya, red beans and rice or the decadent crawfish etouffee. While these dishes tend to fall collectively...
  • Let's shorten the football-baseball gap

    Welcome to the Get Serious! Special Super Bowl Sunday Edition! Guaranteed, as always, to be inflated to the proper pressure of ten pounds of hot air per column inch! Yes, sports fans, we are looking forward to tonight's telecast, which is certain to once...
  • Updated: Go meatless with these pepper and egg sandwiches

    Updated: Go meatless with these pepper and egg sandwiches
    I grew up Catholic, back in the days when that meant that every Friday was a meatless Friday (Catholic kids have it so easy these days). And my mom was an old-school Irish cook (killing germs was Job One) who did unspeakable things to fresh fish. And so I...
  • NASCAR needs force-field technology to protect Danica from alien intruders

     NASCAR needs force-field technology to protect Danica from alien intruders
    Running off at the typewriter … Because Danica Patrick seems to crash anytime Denny Hamlin (or anyone else, for that matter) gets close to her, I think NASCAR needs to begin work immediately on some form of high-tech force-field technology....
  • On Ash Wednesday, two deacons deliver on the streets of Beverly Hills

    On Ash Wednesday, two deacons deliver on the streets of Beverly Hills
    Two deacons, one Episcopal, one Catholic, were standing on a street in Beverly Hills, in front of Tiffany's, across from Louis Vuitton. It could have been the set-up for a joke — and some passersby thought it might be. Or maybe somebody was...
  • Wegmans-Bethlehem leads chain in fastnacht sales

    Fastnacht Day was a sweet day for the Valley's three Wegmans locations. Wegmans-Bethlehem sold the highest number of fastnachts out of the chain's 85 locations, followed by Wegmans-Allentown at second and Wegmans-Nazareth at third. "The Lehigh Valley...