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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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  • ‘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...
  • 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...
  • Foods at the heart of Easter celebrations in Scandinavia

    Foods at the heart of Easter celebrations  in Scandinavia
    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...
  • Catholics observe Good Friday at Lake Eola

    Catholics observe Good Friday at Lake Eola
    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...