Story | Mar 5, 2014 | 3:15 AM
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Column | Mar 4, 2014 | 2:00 AMGiven 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 pageant. Since he became pope last March, Francis has repeatedly called for a church of service and justice, and not one that is insular and obsessed with doctrine.
Story | Mar 4, 2014 | 10:21 AM
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...
Story | Mar 4, 2014 | 10:38 AM
Story | Mar 3, 2014
Buckwheat pancakes are not found on every Shrove Tuesday menu. But at Zion United Methodist, the yeasty cakes are a mainstay. "We had a couple requests for it," said Barbara Bollinger, as she mixed flour and sugar in preparation for the annual feast...