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Lent

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  • Beads, balls and Moon Pies: Mardi Gras in Mobile, Ala.

    Beads, balls and Moon Pies: Mardi Gras in Mobile, Ala.
    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...
  • Thursday's Calendar

    Thursday's Calendar
    THURSDAY Their Story The Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine presents "Our Jets & Sharks Story: Then and Now," an author lecture and book signing by cast members from the movie "West Side Story." The even is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Winifred...
  • Not so good a Friday for some Orioles fans

    Not so good a Friday for some Orioles fans
    Many fans have lost hope as the Orioles have posted a dismal record over the past 14 seasons. Now the team is starting its new season by testing the faith of some of them as well. Friday is Opening Day for the Baltimore Orioles, as well as for 17 other...
  • CTA pilgrimage of 143 stations

    CTA pilgrimage of 143 stations
    Like some Chicago Catholics, Aidan Gillespie of Pilsen performed the Stations of the Cross last week to prepare for Easter—except he did it using CTA stations. Gillespie, 24, said he traveled the length of the CTA rail system to visit 10 churches...
  • King cakes are a great way to indulge before Lent

    King cakes are a great way to indulge before Lent
    At first sight, it comes across as, well, a little unusual. A large wreath-shaped cake bedazzled in vibrant shades of purple, green and gold — there's nothing subtle about it. It might be flavored simply with a touch of cinnamon sugar, or maybe it's...
  • Anne Arundel County religion briefs

    'Soup and Study' The Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, 7606 Quarterfield Road in Glen Burnie,  will host "Lenten Soup and Study" on Wednesdays through March 28. Start time is 6 p.m. with a meal of soup, bread and dessert followed by the study video...
  • Pancakes are traditional Fat Tuesday fare

    Pancakes are traditional Fat Tuesday fare
    Come Tuesday, if you aren't marching in a parade or eating a King cake in celebration of Carnival or Mardi Gras, there's a good chance you'll be eating pancakes. That is the other traditional food of Fat Tuesday. Also known as Shrove Tuesday, the...
  • Ash Wednesday is today

    Ash Wednesday is today
    Christians in several traditions observe today as Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent. The season is a period of solemnity before Easter, the traditional observance of Jesus' resurrection, which will fall this year on April 8. Ash Wednesday takes its name...
  • Fish Fridays: More ideas for cooking salmon

    Fish Fridays: More ideas for cooking salmon
    Ash Wednesday is Feb. 22 this year, the start of the Lenten season in the Western church. Many will observe Lent by giving up meat as a mark of contrition but as my Good Eating story “Fish again? 5 strategies for serving salmon for Lenten meals&...
  • Devout mark start of Lent

    Devout mark start of Lent
    Christians crowded into local churches Wednesday, joining their counterparts around the world to mark the start of Lent with the traditional application of ashes to the forehead. The 40-day Lenten season is regarded by Roman Catholics and others as...
  • On Faith: The meaning of Lent

    This week some of us wore dark smudges on our foreheads. Maybe you were one of us. Smudge wearers grow less each decade. Even many of those who share Christ's name graciously decline to wear smudge marks. The smudge, of course, is ash from Ash...