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Easter, West and East by Laura Shannon

Western Easter has come and gone, and I missed it this year, by design. I went to Athens for the weekend, where Easter this year won’t come until May 1. In the Greek Orthodox Church, Easter is reckoned differently, so that…

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Good Friday: A Call to Abolish Capital Punishment

Yes. If we have truly evolved as a species,if we wish to call ourselves civilized, and people of faith, we should have long ago abolished the death penalty. It is barbaric. How can we express horror at beheadings in faraway

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Lent: Letting in Light and Beauty

Lent: a time of abstinence and fasting; small penances amidst our everyday abundance that remind us to savor the sweetness of life. Lent invites us to pare our lives down to essentials. It does not require us to dwell in

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Passover Seder to Easter: Letting Go of Odious Orthodoxy

It was my first Passover Seder. Our host, Karen Kahn said it would be a celebration of liberation, not of religious orthodoxy. She and her wife, Patricia Gozemba have been warriors for many causes, from LGBT rights to clean air,

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“As I have loved you”

“No individual or group will be provided space and opportunity to promote information and/or opinion that is contrary to Catholic belief and practice.” The new set of guidelines on who may or may not speak in Catholic institutions in Hawaii

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Maundy Thursday. Good Friday. Easter

We call these holy days by names now so familiar their meaning recedes. We troop to service on Maundy Thursday, knowing we will witness the reenactment of the washing of the feet of the apostles by Jesus at the Last

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