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Washington Post: For Charlie Crist, dark days in the Sunshine State primary

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It was precisely the sort of event that Gov. Charlie Crist loves: a nonpartisan, non-ideological chance to boost Florida, its people and its weather. Yet it was also a moment rooted in partisanship: a news conference on Tuesday capping an effort by leaders from around Tampa Bay to persuade Republicans to bring their national convention here in 2012. With Crist in a tough Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat, this would have been the perfect occasion for tossing some…

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Ash Wednesday

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Just returned from Mass and taking part in Ash Wednesday. According to Wiki: Ash Wednesday gets its name from the practice of placing ashes on the foreheads of the faithful as a sign of repentance. The ashes used are gathered after the Palm Crosses from the previous year’s Palm Sunday are burned. In the liturgical practice of some churches, the ashes are mixed with the Oil of the Catechumens[1] (one of the sacred oils used to anoint those about to…

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Ash Wednesday

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Just returned from Mass and taking part in Ash Wednesday. According to Wiki: Ash Wednesday gets its name from the practice of placing ashes on the foreheads of the faithful as a sign of repentance. The ashes used are gathered after the Palm Crosses from the previous year’s Palm Sunday are burned. In the liturgical practice of some churches, the ashes are mixed with the Oil of the Catechumens[1] (one of the sacred oils used to anoint those about to…

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