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  • President Obama on Ash Wednesday: time to reflect on ‘sacrifice and redemption’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    February 22, 2012 | 10:01 am

    If you are wondering about that smudge on your co-worker’s forehead, today is Ash Wednesday. Here’s what President Obama had to say about the beginning of Lent:

    Today, Michelle and I honor Ash Wednesday with Christians around the country and across the world. This is at once a...

  • ‘Passion’ Response Dos and Don’ts

    By J. Shawn Landres

    February 12, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    "The Passion of the Christ" opens Feb. 25, Ash Wednesday on the Christian liturgical calendar. Despite -- or perhaps because of -- the controversy over the film's portrayal of Jews, we have an unusual opportunity to be recognized and heard in the public sphere.

    Moreover, we have...