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Ash Wednesday

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  • 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...
  • Tuesday is National Pancake Day at IHOP

    Tuesday is National Pancake Day at IHOP
    Tuesday is National Pancake Day at IHOP. Until 10 p.m., IHOP restaurants nationwide are offering guests a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes. In return for the free pancakes, guests are encouraged to make a voluntary donation to support the local...
  • Letter: Pleased with Ash Wednesday coverage

    Editor: Thank you very much for the excellent article, "A renewal of faith marked by ashes" that was published in the Feb. 22 issue of The Aegis. It was well written and reflected excellent insight into the meaning and history of this holy day. The...
  • Crime & Punishment: "Illegal immigrants are terrorists"

    Crime & Punishment: "Illegal immigrants are terrorists"
    “Illegal immigrants are terrorists,” shouted one of 30 or so counter-protestors to a rally in East Haven calling for unity in light of the police racial-profiling scandal. (Other heckles included, “Go home” and, of course, “...
  • German Chancellor gets a beer shower

    German Chancellor gets a beer shower
    You’ve heard of a dumb waiter, but what about a really dumb waiter? German chancellor Angela Merkel met up with 'stummer diener' while partying with party members on Ash Wednesday last week. Just as she sat down and got ready to get busy with a...
  • March snow? It usually happens

    Any hopes for (or dread of) any significant snowfall rest on March weather known for its unpredictability. Baltimore hasn't seen significant snowfall in the first month of spring since 2009, when a storm blanketed the region with 7 inches. Here is the...
  • Man Finds Image of Jesus on Tortilla

    Man Finds Image of Jesus on Tortilla
    ESPANOLA, New Mexico -- A miracle on a tortilla? That's what one New Mexico man claims! David Sandoval said he discovered an image of Jesus on a tortilla his mother baked for Ash Wednesday. He couldn't bring himself to eat the tortilla, so he posted a...
  • 50 years ago, Ocean City was washing away

    50 years ago, Ocean City was washing away
    On a snowy night 50 years ago, University of Maryland senior Janet Holland tuned in to the CBS Evening News not expecting to hear a report on her hometown of Ocean City. "Walter Cronkite basically indicated the city was washing away," she recalled. A...
  • So, what's the deal with lent?

    So, what's the deal with lent?
    You've probably heard about it. It begins on Ash Wednesday the day after fat Tuesday and continues for 40 days ending on Easter Sunday. The religious significance has to do preparing the believer for Easter through prayer, penance, and self-denial so many...
  • Ash Wednesday Storm: More memories

    Ash Wednesday Storm: More memories
    I received a piece of clarification on one of the photos used with yesterday's retrospective of the Ash Wednesday Storm that I found interesting. As one reader remembers it, the "motel" shown above was perhaps a forebear of the condominium towers that...
  • Be the Mardi Gras king and queen

    Be the Mardi Gras king and queen
     Mardi Gras Casino (831 N. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, 954-924-3200, MardiGrasCasino.com) has music, parties and promotions this week celebrating its raison d'etre: Fat Tuesday itself.   The celebration before Ash Wednesday comes a little early...