Why Ash Wednesday belongs out of the church and out on the streets

The priests who offer ashes in public on Ash Wednesday are not doing something for the sake of convenience or expediency; Rather, we will be in public, with our prayers and our crosses of ash, to meet the Christ who died in a public place. By Lauren Winner.

Lauren Winner tackles doubt, divorce and the priesthood

DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) Lauren Winner is a jumble of contradictions: A Jew who found Jesus and recently the priesthood, an accomplished historian who rides an oversized tricycle to work — and a memoir writer who wants to keep some details of her private life private. By Yonat Shimron.