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Lent

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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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ornamental one year, invasive the next

    Ornamental one year, invasive the next
    Needing a little inspiration to write my article this week, I went to visit Betty, a dear friend who has been an avid Master Gardener for many years. Betty often sends me interesting gardening articles from magazines and newspapers that would make good...
  • 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...
  • Counter Intelligence: Bizarra Capital, a dreamland Mexican-style gastropub

    Counter Intelligence: Bizarra Capital, a dreamland Mexican-style gastropub
    I'm not sure if it was the influence of some carne asada fries during a recent trip to San Diego or a dinner at Guelaguetza accompanied by a particularly potent dose of mezcal, but I had a dream about mole fries a few weeks ago. It was a rather vivid one,...
  • Brey's light touch key for Irish

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — During a timeout with 33 seconds left in regulation in Notre Dame's 82-78 overtime victory over DePaul on Wednesday night, coach Mike Brey noticed an unwelcome guest in the Irish huddle: self-pity. It took a seat between fatigue...
  • 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-...
  • ‘DJesus Uncrossed’: Most blasphemous skit in ‘SNL’ history?

     
    “DJesus Uncrossed” may have crossed the line, with some calling it the single most offensive skit in “Saturday Night Live” ......
  • As times change, will tolerance for tradition be tolerated?

    With the issue of same-sex marriage argued before the Supreme Court and raging elsewhere in America, a question: Is it possible to be a traditional Christian or Muslim or Orthodox Jew — and hold to one's faith on what constitutes marriage —...
  • Mardi Gras 2013 shifts into high gear with Fat Tuesday in New Orleans

     
    Overcast skies and the threat of rain couldn't dampen the revelry of Mardi Gras in New Orleans as parades took to the streets Tuesday, showering costumed merrymakers with trinkets of all kinds. The parades began around dawn, led by clarinetist Pete...