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Ash Wednesday

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  • 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...
  • Galactic's 'Carnivale Electricos' makes one big party

     
    Galactic’s 'Carnivale Electricos' combines New Orleans’ Mardi Gras tradition and Brazil’s Carnaval celebration....
  • Pastor Rick Warren on ‘This Week’; Cardinal Timothy Dolan on ‘Face the Nation’

     
    Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich visits "Fox News Sunday," which airs at 9 a.m. on WOFL-Channel 35. Other guests are Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., and Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis. The panel will be Brit Hume, Mara Liasson, Steve Hayes of The Weekly...
  • Head of Episcopal Church visits Orlando Diocese

     
    Rev. Katharine Jefferts Shori, head of the Episcopal Church in the United States and 15 other countries, is visiting the Central Florida diocese for the first time since she became presiding bishop in 2006. Shori is scheduled to visit St. Gabriel's...
  • Cardinal Mahony blogs about persecution and 'loving your enemies'

     
    Cardinal Roger M. Mahony, currently at the Vatican to help select a new pope, has spoken out on Twitter and his blog about forgiving enemies. Critics have slammed Mahony for going to Rome after new revelations that he worked to......
  • Pictures in the News | 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...
  • 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....