Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day share the same date this year, and the Twitterverse is confused

For the first time since 1945, Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day share the same date, and it’s posing a peculiar problem for some members of the Christian faith. The holy day, which marks the beginning of Lent, is typically observed by devout Catholics ...

Whitman: When Ash Wednesday coincides with Valentine’s Day, it’s introspection over indulgences

Not everyone indulged this Valentine’s Day. Feb. 14 also marked Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lenten season, a time of sacrifice within the Christian faith. It was the first time in 73 years the two days coincided. Each year Christians, most ...

Education roundup: Robotics team competition, Ash Wednesday participation, Catholic Schools Week and more

CHESTERTON — Earlier this month the Discovery Charter School's Robotics Team competed at the Viking Ringmaster Qualifier ES VEX IQ at Cooks Corner Elementary School in Valparaiso. Students in third through fifth grade applied to be on the team.