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Lent

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  • Faithful wear ashes as symbol of penance

    Faithful wear ashes as symbol of penance
    Christians across the area observed Ash Wednesday on Wednesday, marking the beginning of the 40-day Lenten season and its tradition of prayer, fasting and giving as a prelude to Easter. At Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Winfield, the Rev. Thomas...
  • Bishop apologizes for oversights in Cook case

    Bishop apologizes for oversights in Cook case
    The head of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland apologized Wednesday for failing to recognize "warning signs" that Bishop Heather Elizabeth Cook — now facing drunken-driving and other charges in connection with a crash that killed a bicyclist —...
  • 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...
  • 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

    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...
  • '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...
  • 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,...
  • Fat Tuesday treat brings 'biggest day' for bakery

    Fat Tuesday treat brings 'biggest day' for bakery
    Tom Adams looked over the bakery cases filled with paczki Tuesday at Beck's Crown Bakery, calling out flavors he wanted added to his boxes of pastry. "Well, I am Polish," Adams said of his annual Paczki Day pilgrimage for the Polish pastry that...
  • Where to find meatless meals in the south suburbs

    Where to find meatless meals in the south suburbs
    Bent on Lent? You don't have to travel far to find a decent fish fry, pepper and egg sandwich and other meatless specialties now through Easter, April 5, and in some cases, year-round. In addition to VFW posts and churches, many restaurants — both...
  • Contestants pack in paczki to raise cash for cancer group

    Contestants pack in paczki to raise cash for cancer group
    They're pronounced POONCH-key but good luck trying to sound out "paczki" when your cheeks are packed with pastry. On Feb. 14, during the five-minutes of the sixth annual Paczki Eating Contest at Evanston Bennison's Bakery, contestants were less...
  • Paczki rush in full swing at Orland Park Bakery

    Paczki rush in full swing at Orland Park Bakery
    There were more than a dozen people lined up outside Orland Park Bakery by 5 a.m. Tuesday, hungrily eyeing rack after rack of paczki -- rich, flavorful pastries the bakery sells between Fat Tuesday and Easter. “We’re just trying to beat...