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Ash Wednesday

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  • Top 10 list of Winter festivals from Cheapflights.com

     
    Fave Winter festivals? Take a gander at this Top 10 list compiled by Cheapflights.com. The options range from a party in Rio or snow sculptures in Canada. Whatever. Sign me up! Here's the list: • Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights...
  • Watch Out! IHOP Free Pancake Day Tomorrow

     
    Prepare yourself. Tomorrow this could be you, your friend, or an annoying stranger eating breakfast at a nearby table. Shrove Tuesday - aka the day before Ash Wednesday, aka "Pancake Day" - isn't until next week but the friendly marketers at the...
  • Bishop Noonan observes Ash Wednesday at noon mass today

     
    Orlando Catholic Diocese Bishop John Noonan will preside over an Ash Wednesday mass today, March 9, at 12:10 p.m., at  St. James Cathedral, 215 N. Orange Ave., Orlando. Noonan will participate in the distribution of ashes, which replicates an ancient ...
  • Why do so many people have smudges on their faces?

     
    If you're paying attention today, you may notice that quite a few of the people around you have what look to be smudges on their faces. It's not your imagination. Today is Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of the 40-day season of Lent for Catholics...
  • Confession: There’s an app for that

     
    With the advent of Lent comes an app for Catholics that allows them to prepare for confession anywhere, any time, any how with their iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches. “Designed to be used in the confessional, this app is the perfect aid for every...
  • About (Late) Last Night: On 'Conan,' Pee-wee Herman and the story of Lent [video]

     
    Pee-wee Herman drops by Conan to tell the story of Lent on Ash Wednesday....
  • Lots of familiar faces at Coca-Cola Park on Opening Night

     
    One of the things I like to do whenever I am at Coca-Cola Park is walk around the place. The whole place. I like to do at least one lap around the concourse level to see who's there, what's new, what smells good, and so on. Even though this wasn't the...
  • 'Survivor' recap: Ash Wednesday

     
    Andrea heads to Redemption Island, where Ralph gleefully treats her as poorly as her tribe treated his during the game. She has to sleep on......
  • Taking down lights before 2/2 is too too early

     
    I'm happy to see the Tribune editorial board, in its wisdom, agreeing with me about the proper time to take down Christmas/winter holiday lights: The prevailing rule is that such lights should be put in storage in the first part......
  • Ash Wednesday kicks off the “40 Ways in 40 Days” for Lent

     
    Ash Wednesday marks the first day of the season of Lent and Catholics are called to prayer, fasting and almsgiving during this holy season. With that in mind, Catholic Charities of Central Florida has developed a new Lenten program, “40 Ways in 40...
  • Ash Wednesday on the go

     
    Religion News Service reporter Piet Levy writes about Episcopalians administering Ash Wednesday at train stations, bus stops and subways across the country:  Five years ago, the Rev. Teresa K.M. Danieley had an epiphany of sorts. If people can grab...