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Ash Wednesday

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  • Pictures in the News | March 6, 2014

    In Thursday's Pictures in the News, a NASA-funded sounding rocket launches into an aurora over Venetie, Alaska, in the early morning. Pretoria, South Africa: Olympian Oscar Pistorius listens to evidence from a witness speaking about the morning of the shooting
  • Pictures in the News | March 5, 2014

    Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in the Big Easy, as revelers throw beads in the rain to crowds below from the balcony during Mardi Gras festivities in the French Quarter in New Orleans. Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash...

    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.

    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...