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February 28, 2012

Desert companions                    


We're now a full week into Lent, and the reality of the work that comes with fasting, prayer, and charity has probably begun to set in. Are you prepared for the next six weeks on the journey to Easter?

Daily reflections and Lenten reading can help you get to where you're going, acting as a road map on your way to Easter. Fortunately, we've got an entire special section devoted to such guides. Read a piece of wisdom each day from people such as Henri Nouwen, Joan Chittister, and, of course, Jesus. Learn why Lent isn't the 46 calendar days between Ash Wednesday and Easter. And shape up spiritually with the three desert practices Robert Barron says are the key to moving through Lent.   


This week on

Life: Go ahead, be a burden   

Asking for help is never easy, but letting your kids lend a hand when age slows you down can be a blessing in disguise, writes Patrick Lynch.      

Pride and prejudice 

Gays and lesbians have made big strides toward acceptance in society at large, but as Kristen Hannum reports, many struggle to be at home in a church still unsure about their place at the table.       


Culture: For your consideration
While the red carpet was rolled up and put away after the curtain closed on Sunday's Oscar celebrations, you can still catch up on the award-winning movies you may have missed. We've got reviews of nearly all the films that were up for best picture, including the night's big winner, The Artist.         blogs


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The Examined Life: Keep political messages out of the pulpit  

Well, I suppose it was inevitable--this weekend I joined the many Catholics around the country who have received a lecture on the HHS mandate during Mass.

Margin Notes: A seven-letter word that starts with "I"
One of the things that earns praise for the New York Times crossword, under the editorial oversight of Will Shortz, is its clever use of common phrases and pop culture for clues.

The Examined Life: Competing moral interests in the contraception controversy 
You may have heard about the distinct lack of women's voices at last week's House committee hearing on the contraception mandate, in particular the case of one woman who was denied an opportunity to testify.  


Margin Notes: Thoughts from an indoctrinated graduate on Santorum and higher education
My grandfather passed away before I was born, but I've come to know him over time through his favorite phrases and sayings that my mom now repeats. One that she quotes most often is: "Education is something no one can take away from you."  


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