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  • Review: 'The Exorcist' falls short of a devilishly good time

     Review: 'The Exorcist' falls short of a devilishly good time
    Two questions immediately presented themselves when it was announced that "The Exorcist" was going to be done onstage: How? And why? At the show's premiere Wednesday at the Geffen Playhouse, the creators seemed to be searching for answers to these...
  • It's Fat Tuesday: Carbo loading, partying begins ahead of Lent

    It's Fat Tuesday: Carbo loading, partying begins ahead of Lent
    Fat Tuesday is your last hurrah, folks, so let the carbo loading begin. Fat Tuesday will give way to a more solemn occasion -- Ash Wednesday -- and then a 40-day period of self-sacrifice known as Lent. Fat Tuesday, the English translation of the French...
  • 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...
  • Add Pounds With Paczki On Fat Tuesday

    Add Pounds With Paczki On Fat Tuesday
    Tuesday, February 21 is Paczki Day! Go ahead...eat up...the fasting season of Lent starts tomorrow with Ash Wednesday. So what is this inFATuation with Paczki and where did it all come from? Paczki is Polish and defined as a deep fried piece of dough...
  • 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&...
  • Get the Skinny on Adding a Positive Habit for Lent

    Get the Skinny on Adding a Positive Habit for Lent
     Ash Wednesday marks the first day of the Lenten season, and in these next 40 days leading up to Easter, the question is often, “what are you giving up for Lent this year?”  In today’s Get the Skinny with Molly, however, instead of...
  • Clerics offer on-the-go ashen crosses at Monument Circle

    Clerics offer on-the-go ashen crosses at Monument Circle
    It is a new, time-sensitive twist on Ash Wednesday. For the first time, people were able to get blessings and ashen crosses while on-the-go. Clerics from Christ Church Cathedral have been out on Monument Circle on Wednesday for the first day of Lent,...
  • Cardinal Dolan Talks Baseball And The Basics Of Faith

    Cardinal Dolan Talks Baseball And The Basics Of Faith
    "Welcome everyone to Ash Wednesday Mass here at St. Patrick's Cathedral... You're off to a great start," and so was Timothy Cardinal Dolan. Fresh off his ascent in Rome, Cardinal Dolan reached the lunch hour crowd at St. Patrick's Cathedral with a...
  • 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 Ash Wednesday, Archbishop Asks For Fasting Against Murder

    On Ash Wednesday, Archbishop Asks For Fasting Against Murder
    After all the intensive partying and celebrating leading up the Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday arrived and Catholics and other Christians received ashes on their forehead. In the French Quarter at St. Louis Cathedral, Archbishop Gregory Aymond told...