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Ash Wednesday

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  • 2013 Rio Carnival

     
    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-...
  • Retired nun 'sad' that Cardinal Mahony will vote on next pope

     
    As surprise washed over Catholic parishioners Monday after the resignation announcement by Pope Benedict XVI, retired nun Mary Dispenza was left saddened that Cardinal Roger M. Mahony will have a hand in picking the pontiff's successor. Mahony, who was...
  • Cardinal Mahony says Vatican told him to attend papal conclave

     
    Responding to protests over his attendance at the conclave in Rome to elect a new pope, Cardinal Roger Mahony told Catholic News Service this week that the Vatican told him to come to Rome and participate....
  • 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. “...
  • Windermere Union Church celebrates Ash Wednesday on Feb. 13

     
    Windermere Union Church, United Church of Christ, 10710 Park Ridge-Gotha Road, will hold an inspirational Ash Wednesday service in the sanctuary at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13.   Rev. Barton Buchanan, the church minister, will officiate.  Ash Wednesday is...
  • Catholics observe Ash Wednesday on Feb. 13

     
    Orlando Catholic Diocese Bishop John Noonan mark the start of Lent by drawing the sign of the cross with ash on the foreheads of parishioners attending mass on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 12:10 p.m., at St. James Cathedral, 215 North Orange Ave., Orlando....
  • 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...
  • Interfaith Airport Chapels

    Interfaith Airport Chapels
    Airports may be the last places you'd expect to find peace and quiet, but they do exist. In fact, the airport chapel at O'Hare is celebrating 50 years! Religious holidays are a busy time for airport chapels. And as WGN's Micah Materre reports, these...
  • 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...
  • 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...