| 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.
| Jan 11, 2013
| 3:25 PM
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...
| 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....
| Jan 31, 2013
| 6:13 PM
— 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...
| Feb 6, 2013
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...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 11:06 AM
I am the Realtor that was the agent for the seller of the land that was sold to the Chin Baptist Church. Shortly after this became public knowledge I was approached by a neighbor. He told me this had to be stopped because if you let one Korean into the...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 2:59 PM
Leta Dunham got her breakfast order to go at a Roland Avenue Starbucks Wednesday morning: a grande triple skim latte in her cup and, on her forehead, an ashen reminder that we are all destined to become dust.
Dunham was among Ash Wednesday observers who...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 8:42 AM
Christians around the world are celebrating Ash Wednesday and relinquishing some luxuries for Lent, but those not giving up their technology can use their mobile devices to follow the religious tradition. Officials at AT&T gathered these apps that Android...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 10:27 AM
In a new twist on a centuries-old tradition, the Rev. Sheila McJilton of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church offered Ashes to Go at the Laurel MARC station during the morning commute on Ash Wednesday.
"Ashes to Go is a way to bring the presence of God...
| Mar 3, 2013
Rev. Katharine Jefferts Shori, head of the Episcopal Church in the United States and 15 other countries, is visiting the Central Florida diocese for the first time since she became presiding bishop in 2006. Shori is scheduled to visit St. Gabriel's...
| Feb 25, 2013
Cardinal Roger M. Mahony, currently at the Vatican to help select a new pope, has spoken out on Twitter and his blog about forgiving enemies. Critics have slammed Mahony for going to Rome after new revelations that he worked to......