Fat Tuesday, which marks the end of the Carnival season, started before dawn in New Orleans and wrapped up with a ceremonial clearing of Bourbon Street at midnight. Lent — for many Christians a period of reflection or fasting ahead of Easter — begins Wednesday.
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This year’s event is expected to be the center’s biggest and the first-ever in a large venue. Performances Saturday night and Sunday afternoon will be staged at the Suncoast Showroom.
As cemetery groundskeepers received an “outpouring of support from across the United States” with people volunteering to help with repairs, a new wave of bomb threats were directed against Jewish Community Centers in multiple states.
Look out, Lady Gaga. The pope is joining the Super Bowl frenzy.
The Rev. Daniel Rolland brought his magic prowess to Sunday’s Mass and Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas, where the theme was “Magic with a Meaning.” The event was also a fundraiser for a new chapel at UNLV.
In the the wake of a deadly shooting at a mosque in Canada, Metropolitan Police have stepped up their outreach efforts toward mosques in Las Vegas.
Last summer, Israel’s religious authorities issued a ruling that raised doubts about Ivanka Trump’s conversion to Judaism. But after her father was elected president, they have changed their tune, raising eyebrows among activists who have long lobbied the rabbinical establishment to be more tolerant toward converts.
Joel Osteen’s hope for those who attend the Las Vegas event is that “they go away inspired in their faith, letting go of old mistakes and disappointment and just starting fresh and new.”
The sense of renewal a new year brings often leads to resolutions for change. Here are personal and congregational resolutions from clergy from the Las Vegas Valley.
While the event includes a prayer, it also presents an array of services and resources from both faith-based and secular organizations.
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