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Ash Wednesday

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,"...
  • Berlin Film Review: 'The Turning'

    With its interlocking non-linear narratives and obliquely recurring characters, Australian author Tim Winton's 2005 short story collection "The Turning" is already something of an artistic tangram; brought to the screen by 18 different filmmakers who...
  • Pictures in the News | March 6, 2014

     
    In Thursday's Pictures in the News, a NASA-funded sounding rocket launches into an aurora over Venetie, Alaska, in the early morning. Pretoria, South Africa: Olympian Oscar Pistorius listens to evidence from a witness speaking about the morning of the...
  • 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...
  • Biblioracle: On celebrity writers

    Biblioracle: On celebrity writers
    Who has published more novels: Harper Lee or Snooki, of MTV's at-long-last-finished "Jersey Shore"? Writing under her full name, Nicole Polizzi, Snooki has published as many novels ("A Shore Thing" and "Gorilla Beach") as she's reportedly read ("Dear...
  • 2012 a wild year in weather for Maryland

    2012 a wild year in weather for Maryland
    2012 will rank among the top five warmest years on record in Baltimore, and it was memorable for many other weather events -- from a mild winter to tornadoes to a "derecho" to Superstorm Sandy. Here are some highlights: - Extremes included a 13-degree...
  • New Orleans hums with Super Bowl and Mardi Gras

    New Orleans hums with Super Bowl and Mardi Gras
    — In a city where even funerals turn into parties, New Orleans rarely lacks for an excuse to strike up the band, boil up some crayfish and swirl together a daiquiri. But with the Super Bowl and Mardi Gras landing this month, New Orleans never has...
  • A king of a cake

    A king of a cake
    King cake rules over New Orleans in the weeks before Mardi Gras, a beloved, edible symbol of the anything-goes vibe of Carnival in the Crescent City. Ring-shaped, gaudily decorated with golds, greens and purples, and always containing a hidden trinket of...