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Ash Wednesday

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  • 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...
  • Oregon's same-sex marriage battle divides people of faith

    PORTLAND, Ore. — When Jackie Yerby and a small band of devout Catholics go to the cathedral for Mass this Ash Wednesday, they will be sending an unmistakable message. Pinned to their lapels will be big white buttons that proclaim, "Catholic...
  • Highland Park communities celebrate Easter

    Highland Park communities celebrate Easter
    Easter, said the Rev. Thomas Baldonieri, pastor at St. James Parish in Highwood, "is truly a joyful time of the year, especially after participating in the Lenten practices of prayer, fasting and alms-giving." Capping Holy Week, area churches are...
  • 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...
  • Mardi Gras: 5 things you need to know to 'Let the good times roll'

    For those of you who think Mardi Gras is just about free pancakes and colorful beads, think again. Mardi Gras, which literally means Fat Tuesday, is deeply embedded in the Christian ethos, with a rich tradition of carefree, excessive pleasure and acting...
  • 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...
  • Ashes to Go a means to connect beyond church walls for Timonium cleric

    With a smudge of ash on his forehead and a friendly smile lighting up his face, the Rev. Kristofer Lindh-Payne will be spending Ash Wednesday greeting morning and evening commuters at the Ridgely Road light rail station. After a hearty "Good morning,"...
  • 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...
  • As Lent approaches, watching for 'the Francis effect'

    As Lent approaches, watching for 'the Francis effect'
    Given all the excitement his papacy has generated, the approach of the first full Lenten season under Pope Francis resonates particularly with Catholics — even fallen-off Catholics — who prefer to see faith as social activism and not as Sunday...
  • Principal charged with arson at North Dakota Catholic high school

    A North Dakota Catholic high school principal has been charged with setting fire to the building, forcing classes to be canceled for the week and rendering the half-century-old schoolhouse unusable until at least summer. Thomas Joseph Sander, 30, is...
  • Pictures in the News | March 5, 2014

     
    Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in the Big Easy, as revelers throw beads in the rain to crowds below from the balcony during Mardi Gras festivities in the French Quarter in New Orleans. Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash...