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What Are You Giving Up For Lent?

People give up all kinds of things for Lent, but alcohol is a fairly common one. (jenny-pics/Flickr)
People give up all kinds of things for Lent, but alcohol is a fairly common one. (jenny-pics/Flickr)

Today is Ash Wednesday, the first day in the Christian season of Lent – the 40 days before Easter. Lent is about a lot of things, but the one everyone talks about is sacrifice: giving up something you really like.

The Rev. James Martin, a Jesuit priest and editor-at-large of America magazine, discusses Lent, why it’s important and what he’s giving up this year, with Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson.

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