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As Lent approaches, watching for 'the Francis effect' - Baltimore Sun

Posted: 03 Mar 2014 02:44 PM PST


As Lent approaches, watching for 'the Francis effect'
Baltimore Sun
His calling out of corrupt financial systems that foster economic disparity has been ringing bells around the world, and not only among Catholics. His first Lenten message is about poverty and the Christian imperatives of ... "care for the Earth ...

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Last year's race winner Demarest drops out of Pancake race - Leader and Times

Posted: 03 Mar 2014 12:38 PM PST


Last year's race winner Demarest drops out of Pancake race
Leader and Times
In Olney, the Pancake Race tradition dates back more than 500 years to 1445. A woman engrossed in using up cooking fats (forbidden during Lent) was making pancakes. Hearing the church bells ring calling everyone to the shriving service, she grabbed her ...

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Bell choir concert goes 'around the world' - Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Posted: 03 Mar 2014 11:48 AM PST


Bell choir concert goes 'around the world'
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Ring Sarasota, an ensemble of skilled hand bell ringers, will present a program of "Music from Around the World," showcasing compositions from Russian, Japan, the Caribbean, Africa, England and the United States, in a concert at 8 p.m. March 7 at the ...

Halubian bell ringers ward off evil spirits in Croatian village parade - Daily Mail

Posted: 03 Mar 2014 07:33 AM PST


Daily Mail

Halubian bell ringers ward off evil spirits in Croatian village parade
Daily Mail
Scores of people in Croatia have donned terrifying sheepskins - with horned cartoonish faces to match - and paraded noisily through remote villages to scare away the spirits of winter. The annual march by Zvončari ('bell-ringers') in the north-west ...
In Croatia, bell ringers try to scare away winter and jump-start spring Baltimore Sun
Carnival kicks off around world Bayoubuzz

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Grandfather saves clock with timely intervention - Yorkshire Post

Posted: 03 Mar 2014 05:12 AM PST


Grandfather saves clock with timely intervention
Yorkshire Post
A grandfather sprang into action after health and safety threatened to call time on a church clock by which villagers had set their watches for 150 years. Clock winder Godfrey Allanson had made a 20ft climb every week for 43 years to ensure the antique ...

Building a lot of support for tower repair - Hebdenbridge Today

Posted: 03 Mar 2014 01:22 AM PST


Building a lot of support for tower repair
Hebdenbridge Today
Church warden Eric Alston said: “The problem is we have had a five yearly inspection called the quin quenial inspection and it would appear that the top of the tower and practically all the spire are in a dangerous condition. “Our architect has ...

Carole Owens The rich will always be with us - Berkshire Eagle

Posted: 02 Mar 2014 10:24 PM PST


Carole Owens The rich will always be with us
Berkshire Eagle
Might not the majority rise up in protest? Yet they do not and rarely have. Why not? First and foremost we believe in American ... With the aid of minister and master orator Henry Ward Beecher, Social Darwinism was married to the Church. The new ...

Andra Bryan Stefanoni: Pancakes part of Shrove Tuesday tradition - Joplin Globe

Posted: 02 Mar 2014 06:51 PM PST


The Guardian

Andra Bryan Stefanoni: Pancakes part of Shrove Tuesday tradition
Joplin Globe
Most historical references say the tradition began when a woman from Olney, Buckinghamshire, England, was busy making pancakes and lost track of time. When she heard church bells ringing for service, she raced out of the house to church still carrying ...
Pancake Day Coming to Rye! HamletHub

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Horton in Ribblesdale, N Yorks

Posted: 02 Mar 2014 04:00 PM PST

In process of being augmented to 6

From Brazil to Macedonia: Carnival Ignites Colorful Celebrations - NBCNews.com

Posted: 02 Mar 2014 09:21 AM PST


From Brazil to Macedonia: Carnival Ignites Colorful Celebrations
NBCNews.com
According to traditional customs, the bell ringers would walk through different villages and create huge amounts of noise to scare away evil spirits of winter and welcome spring. Their costumes consist of white trousers and striped shirts, including a ...

WARD SIX: Feb. 28, 2014 - Houma Courier

Posted: 28 Feb 2014 07:14 AM PST


WARD SIX: Feb. 28, 2014
Houma Courier
TOPS LA 0430: Chackbay TOPS, a weight loss group, meets at 6 p.m. Thursdays at the Ward 6 Senior Citizens Center on La. 20. Weigh-in begins at 5 ... The St. Lawrence the Martyr Catholic Church Bell Tower is having a look-over. Classes for St. Lawrence ...

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