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Lent

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  • 2013 Rio Carnival

     
    Rio Carnival is a wild 4 day celebration, 40 days before Easter. It officially starts on Saturday and finishes on Fat Tuesday with the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday. There are carnival celebrations in virtually every corner of Brazil, the best-...
  • ‘DJesus Uncrossed’: Most blasphemous skit in ‘SNL’ history?

     
    “DJesus Uncrossed” may have crossed the line, with some calling it the single most offensive skit in “Saturday Night Live” ......
  • Mardi Gras 2013 shifts into high gear with Fat Tuesday in New Orleans

     
    Overcast skies and the threat of rain couldn't dampen the revelry of Mardi Gras in New Orleans as parades took to the streets Tuesday, showering costumed merrymakers with trinkets of all kinds. The parades began around dawn, led by clarinetist Pete...
  • Orlando Bishop Noonan joins Twitter

     
    Following in the footsteps of the soon-to-be-retired Pope Benedict XVI, Bishop John Noonan of the Orlando Catholic Diocese has joined the social network Twitter. Noonan is set to begin tweeting today, Ash Wednesday, using the handle @BishopNoonan. “...
  • Cruise Port Spotlight: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Cruise Port Spotlight: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    The word "Rio" instantly evokes exotic panoramas of mountains, bays, sexy beaches, samba music, joy and laughter -- not to mention a certain "girl from Ipanema." A popular stop on voyages to South America and World Cruise itineraries originating in...
  • Mardi Gras Dictionary

    Mardi Gras Dictionary
    Ball - A masked dance and party held by a krewe to celebrate Mardi Gras and introduce their royalty for the season. Some krewes have short variety performances based on that year's theme. Boeuf Gras - Literally "fat bull" in French. Since Fat Tuesday...
  • Briefly In Religion

    Lenten groups at Presbyterian Church For Lent, Laguna Presbyterian Church is launching "The Ultimate Social Network: 40 Days Face to Face with Jesus," a small group weekly discussion of portions of the Gospel of Mark. The five-week series of meetings...
  • Ashes to Go: Priests take to the streets on Ash Wednesday

    Ashes to Go: Priests take to the streets on Ash Wednesday
    Priests from Chicago's Episcopal Diocese fanned out to Metra and CTA stations, college campuses, nursing homes, even coffee houses today to perform Ash Wednesday rites marking the beginning of Lent. The diocese said the initiative, called "Ashes to Go,"...
  • Lent a reminder of sacrifice, humility

    Lent a reminder of sacrifice, humility
    Local Christians on Wednesday joined their counterparts around the world in marking the beginning of Lent with the traditional distribution of ashes. Ash Wednesday is recognized by Roman Catholics and other Christians as the official start to the holiest...
  • April 12: Lunchbreak - Fish Fry

    April 12: Lunchbreak - Fish Fry
    Pizza D.O.C. 2251 West Lawrence Avenue Chicago (773) 784-8777 www.mypizzadoc.com Lenten Fish Fry April 15 and April 22 To read more about the restaurant: metromix.com Fish Fry Ingredients: vegetable oil, for frying 1 1/2 to 2 pounds fresh cod and...
  • Low-Fat Dishes For Easter Sunday Meal

    Low-Fat Dishes For Easter Sunday Meal
    We're in the midst of Holy Week which culminates with Easter Sunday, the celebration of Christ's resurrection from the dead. Christians here and around the world commemorate Easter with tremendous joy and thanksgiving. In Western Christianity, Easter...