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Lent

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Top Lent Articles

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  • Carnett: A true guiding light from the pulpit

    It was one of the most meaningful experiences of my youth. Between the ages of 10 and 13, I served as an acolyte at my church, and it was a duty I relished. I turned 8 in 1953, and my family began attending Newport Harbor Lutheran Church on Cliff...
  • Gay exclusion makes Boston, New York mayors skip St. Patrick's parade

    Amid the ongoing legal fights over same-sex marriage and the growing acceptance of homosexuals and their rights, there remains an area where gay participation remains controversial: the annual rite of spring known as the St. Patrick’s Day parade....
  • Commentary: Really think about the meaning of Lent

    Lent, a religious season that is about so much more than avoiding chocolate, is drawing near. For many in the Christian faith, Lent is a time to reflect on the awful journey toward death that led to Jesus' crucifixion. One question that arises often on...
  • Stephen Colbert wears his religion in his punch lines

    Stephen Colbert wears his religion in his punch lines
    Like everything Stephen Colbert does on television, it's set up as a joke. A nun and a television host walk into a studio. They discuss the recent papal censure of American nuns for "perpetrating a feminist agenda." The host takes a hard line. "The...
  • Celebrate Ash Wednesday, Lent on your mobile devices

    Celebrate Ash Wednesday, Lent on your mobile devices
    Christians around the world are celebrating Ash Wednesday and relinquishing some luxuries for Lent, but those not giving up their technology can use their mobile devices to follow the religious tradition. Officials at AT&T gathered these apps that Android...
  • A king of a cake

    A king of a cake
    King cake rules over New Orleans in the weeks before Mardi Gras, a beloved, edible symbol of the anything-goes vibe of Carnival in the Crescent City. Ring-shaped, gaudily decorated with golds, greens and purples, and always containing a hidden trinket of...
  • Books for Lent

    Books for Lent
    Lent's mortifications are getting a little, um, much right about now, aren't they? We're in 33 days, by the Western church's count, and those meatless Fridays, those extra prayers, and that seemingly fabulous idea at the time (one too many hurricanes on...
  • 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-...
  • ‘DJesus Uncrossed’: Most blasphemous skit in ‘SNL’ history?

     
    “DJesus Uncrossed” may have crossed the line, with some calling it the single most offensive skit in “Saturday Night Live” ......
  • Mardi Gras 2013 shifts into high gear with Fat Tuesday in New Orleans

     
    Overcast skies and the threat of rain couldn't dampen the revelry of Mardi Gras in New Orleans as parades took to the streets Tuesday, showering costumed merrymakers with trinkets of all kinds. The parades began around dawn, led by clarinetist Pete...