This week's clergy discuss how the message of the eight-day festival beginning Dec. 10, might generate light and hope in what is expected to be a dark winter.
God Squad: Hurts directed against you vs. hurts you direct at others
Q: Dear Sir, how will I not get angry at someone who betrays ... [me]. Thanks and Regards. — S ...
Janison: Trump loss sheds light on Barr-Giuliani rift
With the Trump White House about to disband, the long-developing split between attorney general and the president's private lawyer breaks wide open.
Janison: Fired Trump's best schemes are yet to come
Trump keeps his cronies busy in the final weeks while he has pardon power and his brand has political capital.
Janison: Trump gave the 'deep state' a good name
Trump and some of his allies overused the term as a far-fetched alibi and as a smear of professionals loyal to U.S. interests.
Asking the Clergy: Coping with holiday loneliness in a pandemic
Loneliness can be assuaged by developing a healthy routine, by making time not only for work but for exercise by, perhaps, taking a walk amid nature, writes Panna Shah.
Janison: Keep an eye on who and what go out the door
Disputes over the material props of the president's office would mark a fitting end to the Trump tenure.
Brown: On the road to budget Armageddon, or maybe not
Armageddon, defined, is a final destructive battle or conflict. In Suffolk, at least, the meaning could be stretched to, well, hoping to avoid all hell breaking loose.
Asking the Clergy: How Advent prepares Christians for Christmas
"This year, Advent will be felt more palpably than in years past because of what we are experiencing," writes the Rev. Kevin O'Hara.
Janison: Trump throws wrenches in the gears again
Trump allies keep helping him obstruct government operations from within the administration, now into his lame-duck period.
Janison: They commit reputational suicide for Trump
Appointees Trump has purged tend to emerge with their reputations intact, but once-prominent officials who prop up his fantastical claims squander their credibility.