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Lent

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  • John Kass: Cardinal Francis George, the intellectual rock of American Catholicism

    Cardinal Francis George of Chicago -- the intellectual rock of the Roman Catholic Church in America -- died in his bed the other day. "I expect to die in my bed," George said years ago. These are the first few words of a controversial quote that set out...
  • Cardinal Francis George, the intellectual rock of American Catholicism

    Cardinal Francis George, the intellectual rock of American Catholicism
    Cardinal Francis George of Chicago — the intellectual rock of the Roman Catholic Church in America — died in his bed the other day. "I expect to die in my bed," George said years ago. These are the first few words of a controversial...
  • Buffalo gears up for Polish Dyngus Day celebration

    Polish pride will be on full display during Buffalo's annual Dyngus (DING-guhs) Day celebration. The post-Lenten party will feature a parade, polka bands, pierogi and pussy willows. The latter are used for flirting, with boys and girls tapping each other...
  • Philippine storm fizzles, displaces Lenten vacationers

    Tropical Storm Maysak weakened before hitting the Philippines' northeastern coast Sunday, driving away thousands of Lenten holiday vacationers and tourists from beach and surfing resorts. Alexander Pama, who heads the country's disaster-response agency,...
  • Orthodox Christians mark Easter this weekend

    Orthodox Christians mark Easter this weekend
    They've been abstaining from meat, dairy and egg products for weeks, and this weekend they'll dive into a feast like no other on their religious calendar. Orthodox Christians observe Easter this Sunday, a week later than most of their fellow...
  • At Easter, Hampton Roads residents undergo spiritual rebirth through baptism

     At Easter, Hampton Roads residents undergo spiritual rebirth through baptism
    While Easter today is often associated with brightly colored eggs, bunny rabbits and new spring outfits, for Christians in the early church, the holiday was traditionally associated with baptism. The practice of baptism at Easter may go back as early as...
  • Religion News for April 11 to 18

    Saturday Mimes in Ministry Mount Calvary United Methodist Church, 1236 Jones Station Road, Arnold, will host area mime groups for a Mimes in Ministry program at 5 p.m. For information, call 410-757-7140. Sunday Mass Epiphany Community will...
  • A believer but not in Catholicism

    News item: A new study by the University of Chicago found that the percentage of Americans describing themselves as religious has declined from 62 percent to 54 percent since 2006, while the number of people who pray is on the rise. I had never felt...
  • Candlelight vigil marks the start of Easter season

    In the dark of a church, filled with a crowd of hushed worshippers, a flame is lit. A fire blazes to gently illuminate a spot in the darkness. Then slowly, as candle meets candle, the light spreads throughout the congregation, small but bright pools of...
  • Egg tree a tradition for Geneva woman

    Egg tree a tradition for Geneva woman
    Liz Haythorne of Geneva has had an Easter egg tree ever since she was a young girl. "In all the years the house has been in the family we have missed only a couple of years. Regardless of the weather it always seems to get done," she said. Haythorne...
  • Church news in the region

    CHESTERTON Liberty Bible Church: 824 N. Calumet Ave. — Good Friday Tenebrae worship will be at 6 and 8 p.m. April 3. Child care will be provided for the 6 p.m. service. Easter Sunday worship is at: 7:45 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m....