| Oct 26, 2014
| 5:06 AM
Newington officials caused a stir recently by eliminating all remaining Halloween celebrations from elementary schools.
The justification for the decision — that Halloween parties and costume parades exclude children whose religion prohibits...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 7:59 AM
It’s still wintertime in New Jersey and the Garden State ladies can’t wait to escape to Florida. But first, drama must happen before they go to paradise.
As always, Teresa G. is staying strong for her girls during this difficult time and...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 12:19 PM
Today is Ash Wednesday and people all over the world are giving up things for Lent.
If you haven't decided or are having second thoughts on what you will be sacrificing for the next 40 days, here's some easy and down right lazy ideas that can still...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 8:50 AM
Mardi Gras is Tuesday -- do you have your king cake?
At first sight, it may come 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...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 10:21 AM
In our religious relationships there are frequently rituals and symbols: the sign of the cross, prayers, special embraces, a kiss. These customs are expressions of our humility, love and heartfelt needs.
Many people who seldom go to church make a...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 1:04 PM
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....
| Sep 12, 2013
| 12:00 PM
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.
| Apr 14, 2014
| 5:19 PM
Fifty years after mesmerized motorists made their first wide-eyed trip across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel on April 15, 1964, the seemingly endless, 17.6-mile expanse of elevated trestles, high-level bridges and underwater tunnels once hailed as an...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 2:17 PM
For many Christians, Easter morning is a time when churchgoers flock to their places of worship to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. One church in Timonium, however, is sending its parishioners away — specifically, 3 miles south along York...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 6:00 AM
I've been following the debate over the Carroll County commissioners opening their meetings with Christian prayer ("Carroll commissioners vote to halt sectarian prayers," April 8).
For some reason, there are people who can't seem to get down to business...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 2:46 PM
Fifty years after mesmerized motorists made their first wide-eyed trip across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, the seemingly endless, 17.6-mile expanse of elevated trestles, high-level bridges and deep underwater tunnels once hailed as an engineering...