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Ash Wednesday

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  • Religious Roots, Secular Festivities: Halloween Takes A Hit In Schools

    Religious Roots, Secular Festivities: Halloween Takes A Hit In Schools
    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...
  • 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' recap, 'There Will Be Bloodwork'

    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...
  • 40 lazy Lent ideas for those who don't want to try too hard

    40 lazy Lent ideas for those who don't want to try too hard
    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...
  • Mardi Gras: Celebrate with king cake and 16 additional recipes!

    Mardi Gras: Celebrate with king cake and 16 additional recipes!
    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...
  • Ash Wednesday's rituals and symbols [Commentary]

    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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Audacious engineering paved the way for 1964 opening of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel

    Audacious engineering paved the way for 1964 opening of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel
    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...
  • Church of Nativity to host Easter Mass at Towson U.

    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...
  • No need for prayers, just do your job [Letter]

    No need for prayers, just do your job [Letter]
    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...
  • Audacious engineering forged the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel 50 years ago

    Audacious engineering forged the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel 50 years ago
    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...