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  • People downtown asking: Got Ashes?

    February 18, 2015 5:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of the First United Methodist Church hit the streets of Baton Rouge to commemorate Ash Wednesday by bringing ashes to people in the downtown area. Part of an outreach called "Got Ashes?", church members marked interested people with the sign of the cross on their... more »
  • Mardi Gras revelers trade beads for ashes check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 18, 2015 7:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Today marks the beginning of the Lenten season. Faithful Mardi Gras revelers are hanging up their beads and heading to church . The ashes come from blessed palm branches from the last Palm Sunday. Hundreds of faithful will fill churches to receive the ashes in the... more »
  • Mardi Gras ends: Last revelers sent home, trash swept up

    February 18, 2015 3:19 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Mardi Gras 2015 is officially over. At the stroke of midnight, New Orleans police on horseback cleared out the French Quarter's last tipsy revelers, closing out "Carnival" season. After the last Mardi Gras parade, city crews were sweeping up mounds of trash and plastic beads strewn across... more »
  • Fat Tuesday gives way to solemn Ash Wednesday check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 5, 2014 11:32 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The merriment of Mardi Gras has ended and the solemn season of Lent begins. New Orleans police swept through Bourbon Street at midnight in the city's annual ritual of letting Carnival revelers know the party is over - until next year. New Orleans resident Jim... more »
  • Carnival season gives way to penance check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 5, 2014 8:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Another Mardi Gras is in the books, but the Lenten season is just beginning. Watch the video to find out when and where you can celebrate this Ash Wednesday. We will have more on WBRZ News2 at Noon. more »
  • Lent, seafood seasons officially begin check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 13, 2013 5:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Today marks the start of Lent, a time when those who observe will cutting back on meat. As a result, places like Tony's Seafood are prepared with additional orders. "It's going to be busy through the whole Lenten season," said co-owner of Tony's Seafood, Bill... more »
  • Cleanup begins in New Orleans after Mardi Gras

    February 13, 2013 12:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The crowds and music of Mardi Gras gave way to street sweepers and push brooms in New Orleans' French Quarter this morning. Business owners hosed off sidewalks outside bars, restaurants, strip joins and souvenir shops. A few tourists dodged the Ash Wednesday cleanup, many with smudged... more »
  • BRHS choir gets Ash Wednesday papal audience check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 13, 2013 10:48 AM

    VATICAN CITY - Students from Baton Rouge performed for Pope Benedict XVI during an Ash Wednesday papal audience today at the Vatican. Members of the Baton Rouge High School Festival Singers performed a Papal address. Faculty members said they were in Italy for a choral tour when they... more »
  • Judge calls off execution scheduled on Ash Wednesday

    February 7, 2013 11:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The execution for a Desoto Parish man convicted in the death of his stepson has been put on hold by a federal judge in Baton Rouge. U.S. District Judge James Brady ruled Thursday that state corrections officials have given Christopher Sepulvado too little information about the... more »
  • Pope marks Ash Wednesday

    February 22, 2012 11:56 AM

    ROME- Pope Benedict XVI has led a solemn service to mark the start of the Lenten season of penitence, including the placement of ashes on the forehead of faithful. Benedict wore purple-colored vestments as he celebrated Mass in the Basilica of Santa Sabina, an ancient church on Rome's Aventine Hill.... more »

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