| Apr 21, 2011
Easter in Scandinavia, like many holiday celebrations in this part of the world, is a colorful patchwork of customs, including bits and pieces of a lot of things: Passover, the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Easter bunny, cute witches, huge...
| Apr 22, 2011
| 2:19 PM
Led by Bishop John Noonan, hundreds of Catholics from the Diocese of Orlando marked Good Friday at Lake Eola Park by participating in the Stations of the Cross, a 14-part ceremony that depicts Jesus' death.
Amid sunny skies and warm temperatures, the...
| Apr 24, 2011
| 5:24 PM
Approximately 3,000 of the faithful here and from across the country packed St. Patrick's Cathedral for Easter Sunday Mass.
Archbishop Timothy Dolan reminded worshippers that "God has the last word," saying the joy of Easter will forever trump the evil...
| Feb 7, 2011
Think Mardi Gras and your thoughts are apt to turn to New Orleans, where the celebration of the last day before Lent gives new meaning to the word "raucous." Fat Tuesday typically becomes a day of parades and revelry, the latter turning the French Quarter...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 8:46 PM
The Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine presents "Our Jets & Sharks Story: Then and Now," an author lecture and book signing by cast members from the movie "West Side Story." The even is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Winifred...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 7:30 PM
Many fans have lost hope as the Orioles have posted a dismal record over the past 14 seasons. Now the team is starting its new season by testing the faith of some of them as well.
Friday is Opening Day for the Baltimore Orioles, as well as for 17 other...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 9:31 PM
For believers who may not be as regular with their attendance as their pastors would like, this is one of the two weekends of the year they most definitely show up.
So is a big stunt the right thing to encourage a quicker return trip or is it just in bad...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 11:30 AM
Like some Chicago Catholics, Aidan Gillespie of Pilsen performed the Stations of the Cross last week to prepare for Easter—except he did it using CTA stations.
Gillespie, 24, said he traveled the length of the CTA rail system to visit 10 churches...
| Feb 16, 2012
At first sight, it comes across as, well, a little unusual. A large wreath-shaped cake bedazzled in vibrant shades of purple, green and gold — there's nothing subtle about it. It might be flavored simply with a touch of cinnamon sugar, or maybe it's...
| Feb 24, 2012
'Soup and Study'
The Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, 7606 Quarterfield Road in Glen Burnie, will host "Lenten Soup and Study" on Wednesdays through March 28. Start time is 6 p.m. with a meal of soup, bread and dessert followed by the study video...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 7:21 AM
Come Tuesday, if you aren't marching in a parade or eating a King cake in celebration of Carnival or Mardi Gras, there's a good chance you'll be eating pancakes.
That is the other traditional food of Fat Tuesday.
Also known as Shrove Tuesday, the...