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Lent

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  • Locals showcase their work to benefit OLPH in Garden Walk

    Locals showcase their work to benefit OLPH in Garden Walk
    Snowdrops and monkshood. Liatris and Meyer lemons. Heirloom tomatoes and peppers. Bonsai, blueberries, and heirloom daylilies. Lenten roses, star-shaped phlox, and Montauk daisies. Ceramic fish and fairy statues. Such are the bountiful garden...
  • Gardening: Reader worried about gypsy moth droppings

    Gardening: Reader worried about gypsy moth droppings
    Q: My inquiry concerns gypsy moth droppings. I live in a wooded area of Moore Township about 2 miles north of Bath and just off Route 512. Many of the trees on my property are oak. This year we apparently have gypsy moth caterpillars again. However,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Colorful plants in the Winter Landscape

     
    Looking for plants that will add intresting color to the winter landscape? I got this note from my colleague Tom Butzler in Clinton County: There are a few ornamentals that flower or bloom in the winter. Witch hazels come in......
  • Faithful wear ashes as symbol of penance

    Faithful wear ashes as symbol of penance
    Christians across the area observed Ash Wednesday on Wednesday, marking the beginning of the 40-day Lenten season and its tradition of prayer, fasting and giving as a prelude to Easter. At Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Winfield, the Rev. Thomas...
  • Bishop apologizes for oversights in Cook case

    Bishop apologizes for oversights in Cook case
    The head of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland apologized Wednesday for failing to recognize "warning signs" that Bishop Heather Elizabeth Cook — now facing drunken-driving and other charges in connection with a crash that killed a bicyclist —...
  • 'Ashes To Go' offers Lenten ritual on the streets

    'Ashes To Go' offers Lenten ritual on the streets
    Armed with two pairs of socks, woolen vestments, a glove worn on one hand and heat packs in the other, Father Rev. Ken Saunders, was ready to perform the Ash Wednesday ritual. The Trinity Episcopal Church priest has spent now four Ash Wednesdays...
  • Mardi Gras events that focus on food

    Mardi Gras events that focus on food
    Mardi Gras may conjure Carnival celebrations with beads, masks and lots of drinking, but its roots are tied to indulging in food on the last day before fasting during Lent. While it’s celebrated in several cities, New Orleans seems as famous for its...