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(Priests place ashes on the foreheads of churchgoers at the Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul.  2013 file photo by KYW's Pat Loeb)

Delaware Valley Christians Mark Start of Somber Lenten Season

Archbishop Charles Chaput, the spiritual leader of more than one million Catholics in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, was principal celebrant of a mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, on Logan Circle.

03/05/2014

Photo Credit: Bethany Clarke/Getty Images

Website Offers ‘Daily Sacrifice’ To Tech-Savvy Christians During Lent

Lent – or 40 days of prayer, purification and sacrifice many Christians undertake in preparation for Easter – has begun, and if you were thinking about going cold-turkey with social media, this might change your mind.

03/05/2014

Monsignor Michael Magee (credit: Dan Wing/KYW)

For Catholics, Tuesday Marks Last Day Before Official Start Of Lent

Tomorrow marks Shrove Tuesday for members of the Catholic faith, the last day before the official start of Lent.

03/03/2014

(Catholics anointed with ashes leave the Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul, on Logan Circle.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Philadelphia Area Catholics Mark Ash Wednesday With Prayer, Ashes

Hundreds of people took part in the lunch hour ceremony on Ash Wednesday, being reminded of their own mortality.

02/13/2013

(Credit: Pat Loeb)

A Philadelphia Church Carries Its Sacramental Ashes To Center City Commuters

One local Episcopal church knows many people are too busy to go to church to get ashes, so they came up with an unusual way to help.

02/22/2012

(Credit: Cherri Gregg Mincey)

Rigali Asks Parishioners To Pray For Both Accused Priests And Victims

To celebrate the first Friday of Lent, the Archbishop of Philadelphia held a special service at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Center City.

03/12/2011

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