| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 3, 2011
| 5:20 PM
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...
| 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...
| Apr 21, 2011
Easter in Scandinavia, like many holiday celebrations in this part of the world, is a colorful patchwork of customs, including bits and pieces of a lot of things: Passover, the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Easter bunny, cute witches, huge...
| Apr 22, 2011
| 2:19 PM
Led by Bishop John Noonan, hundreds of Catholics from the Diocese of Orlando marked Good Friday at Lake Eola Park by participating in the Stations of the Cross, a 14-part ceremony that depicts Jesus' death.
Amid sunny skies and warm temperatures, the...
| Feb 7, 2011
Think Mardi Gras and your thoughts are apt to turn to New Orleans, where the celebration of the last day before Lent gives new meaning to the word "raucous." Fat Tuesday typically becomes a day of parades and revelry, the latter turning the French Quarter...