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Ash Wednesday

Pope Francis  leads the vespers at the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls (San Paolo Basilica) in Rome on January 25, 2015.  (credit: Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images)

Group Of LI Jewish High School Students Greeted By Pope

A group of Jewish high school students from Long Island got a special meeting with Pope Francis.

02/21/2015

FILE -- John McCann, a layman at Trinity Church, draws a cross using ash on a woman's forehead to symbolize Ash Wednesday,  on March 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Christians Mark Start Of Lent With Ash Wednesday

Worshipers from all over the world filed into St. Patrick’s Cathedral to mark the start of the Season of Lent with ashes — a symbol of penance made sacramental by the blessing of the church.

02/18/2015

"Ashes To Go" location at Dyckman & Broadway outside downtown A station. (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Cardinal Dolan: Christians Feel ‘A Tug To The Divine’ On Ash Wednesday

It’s the first day of the season of Lent, a 40-day period when Christians prepare for Easter through fasting, repentance and prayer.

03/05/2014

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NYC’s 5 Best Mardi Gras Parties & Celebrations

Cajun cuisine, strong cocktails (and of course beads) make for a Mardi Gras celebration to remember. Fat Tuesday is kicking off a seasonal celebration — party at one of these NYC bars and restaurants hosting wild, New Orleans-style events.

02/27/2014

Cardinal Timothy Dolan distributes food at a breadline at St. Francis Assisi on Ash Wednesday on Feb. 13, 2013. (credit: Rich Lamb/WCBS 880)

Cardinal Dolan Says He’s Focusing On The Responsibility Of Picking A New Pope

Ash Wednesday is the day when many Christians begin a 40-day period in preparation for Easter. Cardinal Timothy Dolan is also preparing — to travel to Rome, following the historic resignation of the pope.

02/13/2013

Bourbon Street - New York, NY - Feb 21, 2012 (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

NYC’s 5 Best Restaurants For Mardi Gras Dinner

Bring Bourbon Street to the Big Apple by booking your Mardi Gras dinner at one of these five venues, serving up everything from collard greens to jambalaya.

02/12/2013

Cardinal Timothy Dolan passes out food to the homeless in NYC on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012 (credit: CBS 2)

Cardinal Dolan Hands Out Food To Homeless, Leads Mass On Ash Wednesday

Newly appointed Cardinal Timothy Dolan got right back to it on Wednesday, celebrating his first Mass in New York since returning from the Vatican.

02/22/2012

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Tri-State Area Christians Mark Ash Wednesday

Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Lent – the 40 days of prayer observed by Christians.

03/09/2011