| Feb 13, 2013
Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in Japan, where vocational students raise their fists during a rally to start off job-hunting in Tokyo. The Japanese government announced 10.3 trillion yen in spending last month, which it predicts will increase...
| Feb 11, 2013
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-...
| Feb 18, 2013
“DJesus Uncrossed” may have crossed the line, with some calling it the single most offensive skit in “Saturday Night Live” ......
| Feb 12, 2013
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...
| Feb 13, 2013
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. “...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 10:41 AM
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...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 2:36 PM
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...
| Mar 9, 2011
| 4:43 PM
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,"...
| Mar 9, 2011
| 3:58 PM
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...
| May 28, 2012
| 8:25 AM
2251 West Lawrence Avenue
Lenten Fish Fry
April 15 and April 22
To read more about the restaurant:
vegetable oil, for frying
1 1/2 to 2 pounds fresh cod and...
| Apr 19, 2011
| 5:08 PM
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...