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Lent

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Windermere Union Church celebrates Ash Wednesday on Feb. 13

     
    Windermere Union Church, United Church of Christ, 10710 Park Ridge-Gotha Road, will hold an inspirational Ash Wednesday service in the sanctuary at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13.   Rev. Barton Buchanan, the church minister, will officiate.  Ash Wednesday is...
  • Catholics observe Ash Wednesday on Feb. 13

     
    Orlando Catholic Diocese Bishop John Noonan mark the start of Lent by drawing the sign of the cross with ash on the foreheads of parishioners attending mass on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 12:10 p.m., at St. James Cathedral, 215 North Orange Ave., Orlando....
  • Windermere Union hosts Lenten pot luck suppers on Sundays

     
    Windermere Union Church, United Church of Christ, 10710 Park Ridge-Gotha Road, will have Lenten pot luck suppers every Sunday at 5:30 p.m. until Easter.  Following the supper a program called, “The Stations of the Cross” will be presented by ...
  • When you give up religion, what do you give up for Lent?

     
    Religion News Service reporter Kimberly Winston writes about atheists who have left religion, but still observe Lent: What would an “atheist Lent” look like? A group of young nonbelievers are finding out, observing the Christian practice minus...
  • Cardinal Mahony blogs about persecution and 'loving your enemies'

     
    Cardinal Roger M. Mahony, currently at the Vatican to help select a new pope, has spoken out on Twitter and his blog about forgiving enemies. Critics have slammed Mahony for going to Rome after new revelations that he worked to......
  • Pictures in the News | Feb. 13, 2013

     
    Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in Japan, where vocational students raise their fists during a rally to start off job-hunting in Tokyo. The Japanese government announced 10.3 trillion yen in spending last month, which it predicts will increase...
  • 2013 Rio Carnival

     
    Rio Carnival is a wild 4 day celebration, 40 days before Easter. It officially starts on Saturday and finishes on Fat Tuesday with the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday. There are carnival celebrations in virtually every corner of Brazil, the best-...