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Lent

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  • 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...
  • Critic's Pick: The Pacific Symphony and Chorale's production of Handel's 'Judas Maccabaeus'

    "Judas Maccabaeus" is the Hanukkah "Messiah." Or it would be if choral groups had an equal-oratorio policy with Handel. Such a policy, in addition, would give us regular airings of another 23 Handel oratorios, all late works (the composer turned to...
  • Join in the festival fun

    Join in the festival fun
    I was in the Tuscan town of Orvieto, doing my best to stay in my hotel room and finish some writing. But there was a Pentecost festival going on outside -- I could hear it out my window. I couldn't resist, so I joined the multitude that had gathered on...
  • A celebration of Ramadan

    Happy Ramadan! I confess that, directed by your letters, I do not write enough about Islam or about Muslim spiritual life. To help to correct my lacuna, I've decided not to let the holy Muslim month of Ramadan pass this year without sending along to...
  • Therapy gardens at homes and hospitals sprout up as their healing qualities are understood

    Therapy gardens at homes and hospitals sprout up as their healing qualities are understood
    Virginia Thorndike strolls through the garden in front of her Monkton home each morning, carefully observing the ways the flowers have changed from the previous day. She sums up the feeling that overcomes her: "Gratitude." Thorndike designed her...
  • The God Squad: From a non-Muslim, praise of Ramadan

    Happy Ramadan! I confess that, directed by your letters, I do not write enough about Islam or Muslim spiritual life. To help to correct my lacuna, I've decided not to let the holy Muslim month of Ramadan pass this year without sending along to all of you...
  • A season of faith in Harford [Editorial]

    Like Passover and Easter, it is a cornerstone religious holiday and a movable feast based on the phases of the moon. Like Passover and Easter, the people who celebrate it identify themselves as the spiritual children of Abraham. The religious observance...
  • 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....
  • Catholic politicians must vote with the church?

    Catholic politicians must vote with the church?
    How many of you remember the Pope for a Day controversy? Pennsylvania Gov. Robert Casey once stirred strong negative feelings within the Democratic Party by advocating strongly for his pro-life views, even fighting to express them at the 1992 Democratic...
  • Stephen Colbert wears his religion in his punch lines

    Stephen Colbert wears his religion in his punch lines
    Like everything Stephen Colbert does on television, it's set up as a joke. A nun and a television host walk into a studio. They discuss the recent papal censure of American nuns for "perpetrating a feminist agenda." The host takes a hard line. "The...