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Easter

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  • Rev. Robert Farrar Capon on Thanksgiving

    "THANKSGIVING IS indeed the nearest thing we have to a national liturgy. From sea to shining sea, it calls forth a grand harmony of groaning boards. ... Yet, what must we think of a nation that, as the central motif of this gustatory concerto, insists...
  • Greg Schwem: Church saving time is an idea worth praying for

    I must wait until March 9 before timepieces in my part of the hemisphere are pushed forward one hour, signaling the return of daylight saving time. Until then, I would like to propose an additional clock shift: Church saving time. I'm calling on all...
  • Holiday displays offer a lesson on signs vs. symbols

    Q: Your recent answer about displaying religious holiday decorations was a little confusing. You said it's all right to display a Christmas tree, but not a manger? Easter bunnies, but not a cross? If you're in favor of every faith having equal billing and...
  • Advocates remember victims on anniversary of Sandy Hook tragedy

    Advocates remember victims on anniversary of Sandy Hook tragedy
    On the anniversary of the Newtown schoolhouse massacre, dozens of people stood in a Baltimore church Saturday and solemnly shook bells, an audible symbol of their enduring concern about gun violence in America. A year ago, 20 children and six adults...
  • 1920s church organ is moved across town, brought back to life

    1920s church organ is moved across town, brought back to life
    Hundreds of people filed into a West Town church to hear a once-silent 19-ton organ roar back to life. There were Methodists from Chicago's South Side, Roman Catholics from across the city and suburbs and musicians from around the world. As the 87-year-...
  • Cesar Chavez National Historic Park is in the works

    Cesar Chavez National Historic Park is in the works
    The mission of America's 400 national parks is to reflect the country's history — no matter how uncomfortable or unflattering — which is why some contain depictions of slavery, the fight for women's suffrage, Japanese internment and the...
  • Despite its pagan past, Halloween is about fun!

    NOTE FROM MG I have received many questions lately from religious parents of all faiths who are not completely comfortable with allowing their children to celebrate Halloween. The holiday's pagan past disturbs them and they feel somehow that a victory...
  • The God Squad: Halloween is fun and unifying

    I have received many questions lately from religious parents of all faiths who are not completely comfortable with allowing their children to celebrate Halloween. The holiday's pagan past disturbs them, and they feel somehow that a victory for Halloween...
  • Neighbors saw early flashes of anger in man who shot Phoenix family

    Neighbors and the ex-wife of Michael Dante Guzzo, who police said shot down four members of a Phoenix family and then took his own life, believe that the victims' barking dogs were just a flash point in the life of a deeply disturbed man who had...
  • 'The Simpsons: The Sixteenth Season'

    'The Simpsons: The Sixteenth Season'
    By now, you know whether you're "in" or "out" when it comes to Springfield's most famous family, the stars of television's longest-running scripted series ... with no end in immediate sight. If you're "in," you know what to do regarding this round of...
  • Separating prayer and state

    On Wednesday, a lawyer for Greece, N.Y., will ask the Supreme Court to uphold the town's practice of opening its monthly meetings with prayers that usually invoke the name of Jesus Christ. The court should decline the invitation. Citizens seeking to do...