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Latest Ash Wednesday Items
Standing across the street from the governor's home on Ash Wednesday, the head of North Carolina's NAACP told protesters that the Duke Energy coal ash spill that coated 70 miles of the Dan River with toxic sludge is not merely an ecological disaster but also a sin.
Cardinal Aurelio Poli of Buenos Aires invited Catholics during Lent to "have a more tender heart" toward the difficult situations of daily life.
A campus minister at Northern Illinois University and another from a nearby church are hitting the streets to bring Ash Wednesday to those can't or don't make it to a service.
The merriment of Mardi Gras has ended and the solemn season of Lent has begun Wednesday.
Ash Wednesday is making an impact on society and social culture. But why do people find it to be so important?
The bishop and priests of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh were marking the beginning of Lent with "ashes to go" at several nontraditional locations, in hopes of reaching people who cannot, or would not feel comfortable, attending an Ash Wednesday service at church.
Ash Wednesday and mud season? New Hampshire's Episcopal bishop sees a connection.
During his general audience on Ash Wednesday, Pope Francis called Lent a moment of renewal which allows us to look at the needs of others with "new eyes," and to grow in love.
The Mount Vernon Ministerial Association members are offering a modern-day twist on an old tradition.