In two days, millions of Christians around the world will observe Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of Lent. It falls 46 days before Easter, including Sundays. Christians will observe Lent by fasting or abstaining from a type of food they like. It’s a way of repenting their sins, and as a way to recognize how Jesus fasted in the desert for 40 days and 40 nights.
A Detroit-area pastor is looking to help the hungry in a big way. The Rev. Brad Powell wants 10,000 volunteers to assist him in packing 2 million meals over a three-day period next month.
A silver bell rang inside the Basilica of Saint Mary as part of a mass to celebrate the installation of Pope Francis.
The city of Woonsocket has raised $15,000 for a fund established to defend against a potential lawsuit over a monument topped with a cross that has drawn a complaint from an atheist group.