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  • No need for prayers, just do your job [Letter]

    No need for prayers, just do your job [Letter]
    I've been following the debate over the Carroll County commissioners opening their meetings with Christian prayer ("Carroll commissioners vote to halt sectarian prayers," April 8). For some reason, there are people who can't seem to get down to business...
  • Who bears the burden of America's social ills? [Letter]

    I am so impressed that there is a small group of representatives from city congregations working on how to alleviate poverty Baltimore City ("Where are the city's churches?" April 9). As one of my friends said, "there isn't just rage, there is no longer...
  • 'Vikings' creator on frightening, spiritual death

    'Vikings' creator on frightening, spiritual death
    If one thing is true in "Vikings," it's that you shouldn't cross Ragnar Lothbrok. (Spoilers ahead if you haven't seen Episode 207.) In "Blood Eagle," Thursday's episode of the History hit, Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) completed his revenge against Jarl Borg...
  • Catholic Reform Group Find Promise In Pope Francis

    HARTFORD — If he had been asked two years ago what the Roman Catholic Church needed, Voice of the Faithful President Mark Mullaney would have replied: a pope in the mold of reformer John XXIII. "John opened the windows, opened the doors, opened...
  • Many faiths join to celebrate Earth Day

    Many faiths join to celebrate Earth Day
    A coalition of religious groups will gather in West Boca on Saturday on an ambitious mission: to save the Earth. The groups say they are taking small steps toward a sustainable and socially just planet, starting with a performance on Saturday of...
  • Prayer in the secular republic

    Returning from a religious service (let's omit the denomination), I described it to my college roommate, who asked, "Why do those people bother to be there? What's their purpose?" I answered, "I believe that their purpose is to mean well."  I have the...
  • Asians at Sands Bethlehem casino 'ride bus to live'

    The endless hum of whirling slot machines washes over the food court at the Sands casino in Bethlehem, as Yuli Cui of Flushing, N.Y., reads a Chinese newspaper. Huddled at a table with her friends, Cui, 50, plucks a tangerine from the bagged lunch she...
  • Religion and restraint [Editorial]

    Religion and restraint  [Editorial]
    It's a shame Carroll County's board of commissioners felt it had to hold a formal vote in order to prevent members from violating a federal court order against sectarian or denominational prayers at the opening of its meetings. Is it too much to ask for...
  • Ministering to mudslide survivors takes many forms

    SEATTLE Enio Aguero had never been to Oso, Wash., before late last month. But he recognized the faces. "Faces of hopelessness, trying to find out why or how this could happen," said the 53-year-old chaplain from Northern Virginia, a veteran of disaster...
  • Private charity can't replace government social programs

    As often happens when the financial demands on government social programs rise, there's been a lot of talk lately about the need to return to the traditional American system of community and faith-based help for the needy: charity, not government...
  • Prayer — even by a citizen — shouldn't be allowed at Carroll meetings [Letter]

    Prayer — even by a citizen — shouldn't be allowed at Carroll meetings [Letter]
    David Holstein's letter accusing the American Humanist Association of suppressing free speech by filing a lawsuit against the Carol County commissioner's for allowing his brother to give a Christian prayer at their public meeting misses the whole point of...