Wednesday morning briefing: Lent, a special election and a blond moment

Good morning. Hope you’re ready for it. Here’s the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Test the waters New Mexico college students interested in gaining legislative or press relations experience can apply for internships in the Washington, D.C., office of U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M. There are two sessions for summer internships: May 29 through July […]

Sacrifices different for everybody

By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ Columnist Since I was a child, Lent has been that time of year that we pick something we really like and then torture ourselves, and those around us, going without it for 40 long days and nights. After all, if Jesus could survive in the desert for 40 days and nights […]

Self-sacrifice worthy for all beliefs

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist For persons who follow the liturgical calendar of the Christian tradition, the season of Lent will soon be upon us, a season which comes this year about as early as it possibly can. Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of that season, is Feb. 6 this year. For those to […]

Meaning of Easter needs resurrection

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers And then he bowed his head and died. John 19:30 sounds like a great ending to a dramatic story, but for billions of Christians worldwide, it marks a new beginning. The veil of the sanctuary was torn in two. The earth quaked, rocks were split, tombs were open and the […]

3/3 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. With Fat Tuesday’s Mardi Gras coming back to life in New Orleans this year, the Lenten season has taken on new prominence. This week, Amos recalls when he first learned about Ash Wednesday. the […]

Lenten sacrifices lend greater appreciation

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist The 40-day Lenten journey to Easter Sunday has begun. It’s during this time of year that I think of Grandma Emma, her Friday meals without meat and the stories she’d share with us. If you’re Catholic, you know meat is out on Fridays during Lent. But with Grandma Emma’s special […]

amos revisits his first lent

Gary Mitchell and Amos Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t work the shift keys and he shuns punctuation marks — except for hyphens and dashes. This week, Amos recalls when he first learned about Ash Wednesday. boss a lot of the big bugs […]