February 18, 2020

How to prepare for the best Lent yet

In these days before Lent begins, you—like me—might be trying to figure out what to give up or take on for the 40 days that lie ahead. I still haven’t decided, but these are some questions I am considering.
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Flannery O’Connor and friends, revisited

At the end, that is the deepest impression her letters leave: here is a woman of extraordinary courage whose configuration of her life to the Cross was a source of both personal strength and literary genius.
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Local Catholics are ready to ‘unfriend’ social media for Lent

More Americans are embracing the concept of a “digital detox” as social media becomes more ubiquitous and at times more harmful; however, others are disconnecting with a distinctly Catholic twist.
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Why we should care about the beloved Amazon

The plight of the Amazon is a wicked problem demanding enormous resources and focus from a variety of countries, yet without certainty of the results nor the avoidance of unintended consequences.
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Mom with her hands happily full among Mother Lange honorees

The 23rd annual Mother Mary Lange, O.S.P., awards banquet was held at Martin’s West Feb. 14. Sponsored by the Office of Black Catholic Ministries in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, the event is a local staple of Black History Month.
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Raphael’s tapestries briefly return to Sistine Chapel

An artistic masterpiece conceived by the Renaissance master Raphael was on display for one week in the Sistine Chapel to help celebrate the 500th anniversary of the artist's death.
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