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Lent

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Top Lent Articles

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  • Commentary: A truly fascinating exploration: the Gospels

    In the church we have liturgical seasons. We begin our year with the season of Advent. We celebrate Christmas and Epiphany, move into a bit of Ordinary Time, and then it's on to Ash Wednesday and the Lenten season. We celebrate Easter and its season....
  • Phil Vettel recommends: Pepper and egg sandwiches

    Phil Vettel recommends: Pepper and egg sandwiches
    As a kid growing up Catholic, my meatless-Friday options included canned tuna, grilled cheese, tomato soup and whatever nasty fish my mom would slap in a fry pan. Mind you, I grew up Old School Catholic. Back then, we still had limbo, purgatory was...
  • Gay exclusion makes Boston, New York mayors skip St. Patrick's parade

    Gay exclusion makes Boston, New York mayors skip St. Patrick's parade
    Amid the ongoing legal fights over same-sex marriage and the growing acceptance of homosexuals and their rights, there remains an area where gay participation remains controversial: the annual rite of spring known as the St. Patrick’s Day parade....
  • Pepper and egg sandwich with a twist

    Pepper and egg sandwich with a twist
    When is a twist on something so different that it doesn't resemble the original at all? This might be one of those times. When Lenten observances demand a meatless meal, the pepper and egg sandwich is a favorite for its fat strips of sauteed green...
  • Bringing bold flavors to Lenten fish dinners

    Bringing bold flavors to Lenten fish dinners
    Lent is a time when less can mean more, especially in the kitchen. Going without need not be faced with a frown. Let dietary restrictions spur creativity and boost flavor, however modest the meal. Fish, for those whose faith traditions permit it, can...
  • Commentary: Really think about the meaning of Lent

    Lent, a religious season that is about so much more than avoiding chocolate, is drawing near. For many in the Christian faith, Lent is a time to reflect on the awful journey toward death that led to Jesus' crucifixion. One question that arises often on...
  • Russia and Ukraine mobilize, raising tensions in Crimea

    Russia and Ukraine mobilize, raising tensions in Crimea
    MOSCOW -- Russian gunmen on the Crimean peninsula and the embattled new Ukrainian government in Kiev continued to escalate a dangerous confrontation Sunday, with both sides mobilizing armed forces and warning that the other was provoking war. Hundreds...
  • Mardi Gras: 5 things you need to know to 'Let the good times roll'

    For those of you who think Mardi Gras is just about free pancakes and colorful beads, think again. Mardi Gras, which literally means Fat Tuesday, is deeply embedded in the Christian ethos, with a rich tradition of carefree, excessive pleasure and acting...
  • Ashes to Go a means to connect beyond church walls for Timonium cleric

    With a smudge of ash on his forehead and a friendly smile lighting up his face, the Rev. Kristofer Lindh-Payne will be spending Ash Wednesday greeting morning and evening commuters at the Ridgely Road light rail station. After a hearty "Good morning,"...
  • Carnett: A true guiding light from the pulpit

    It was one of the most meaningful experiences of my youth. Between the ages of 10 and 13, I served as an acolyte at my church, and it was a duty I relished. I turned 8 in 1953, and my family began attending Newport Harbor Lutheran Church on Cliff...
  • Winter can make gardening more interesting

    Winter can make gardening more interesting
    Gardeners attack the spring with energy and enthusiasm, adding lots of color, bulbs, perennials, flowering trees and shrubs. We wilt in the summer heat, and by fall we barely have the spirit for a pot of mums. Winter, we think, is for catalogs by the...