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Bingo at church is as bad for society as card games at casinos, argues Beth Haile in this month's Sounding Board. Tell us whether your parish could do without wagers by taking our survey for the July 2011 issue of U.S. Catholic.

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April 19, 2011

Happy holy days


With Easter so late this year, Good Friday coincides with Earth Day (as well as the anniversary of the Gulf oil spill), but we don't have to skip Earth Day while commemorating Christ's passion and death. In fact, contemplating the suffering of both the earth and Jesus can give us a new perspective on Christ. "Christ encompasses the whole cosmos," Sister Ilia Delio, O.S.F. explains in "Universal Savior."
Our reflections on Lent are sure to give you a new view of Holy Week traditions, but it's also worth looking into our Earth Day special section and asking how we should understand environmental issues in the midst of Christ's death and resurrection.
May these holiest days of the year bring us all closer to the mysteries we celebrate.
Baby's first Holy WeekThis week on


Life: Baby's first Holy Week

Ginny Kubitz Moyer had to give up the Holy Week services that she loved so much when her first child was born, but with motherhood she gained a new appreciation for the Good Friday mystery.


Culture: Don't be crude: It's time to end our addiction to oil

One year ago, oil started leaking into the Gulf of Mexico, bringing the dangers of our oil addiction closer to home. Have we changed our ways since then? The first step is admitting we have a problem, Dan Misleh writes in Sounding Board.


Church: Universal Savior

Christ is evolution's spiritual side, says Sister Ilia Delio, O.S.F. in Expert Witness, and we all have a part to play in bringing his presence to fullness. blogs


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Lent: Time for forgiveness 

It'd be nice to think that reconciliation is just between us and God, but the sacrament is important to our Catholic faith. 


The Examined Life: Where were the pro-lifers when the budget ax fell?

What kind of country balances its budget by taking milk from children or peanut butter from poor pregnant women? 


Faithful women: From the Department of Duh: Catholic women use birth control 

Does the Guttmacher Institutes's report that 98 percent of sexually active Catholic women have used some form of birth control surprise anyone?


Margin Notes: Here comes the sun 

Events out of Japan persist in an irradiated gloom as another Earth Day approaches.


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