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January 12, 2018

NEW CASTLE, Pa. — They gathered for one last Shabbat service, one last reading from the Torah, one last sermon and one last luncheon preceded by a kiddush or prayer over bread and wine.

With that, Temple Hadar Israel in this Lawrence County city held its last weekly service, bringing an end…

Exchange-Synagogue’s Final Service

January 05, 2018

BERLIN — Take 20 liters of honey and boil it together with 2 liters of water. Add in cinnamon and nutmeg, a healthy amount of ginger and pepper, plus some aniseed and coriander. Mix it all together with rye flour and water.

The result? A perfect batch of 17th-century Lebkuchen —…

Germany Abbey's End

December 29, 2017

CASPER, Wyo. — On a Sunday in September, morning light drifted through stained glass as churchgoers in Rock Springs raised their eyes to God.

In Basin, a congregation joined voices to sing an opening hymn. In Thermopolis, they bowed their heads, opened their hearts and asked for mercy.


Suicide Prevention Funding-Church

December 22, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — Within hours of the news that a gunman had killed 26 people in a Texas church, the Rev. Carolyn Winfrey Gillette began what has become a sad ritual.

In the Monday morning quiet of the sunroom in her Philadelphia home, she sat down with a stray piece of computer paper and penned…

Exchange Hymns From Headlines

December 09, 2017

ST. JOSEPH, Minn. — Seven years ago, Patrick Norton changed.

The 55-year-old St. Joseph man was painting light posts near the grotto at the College of St. Benedict when a nun in a dated habit appeared and began talking with him.

When the conversation ended, he said, the nun turned and…

Exchange-Seeking Nun’s Canonization

December 08, 2017

The Lakeside Chancel Choir along with soloists, strings from the N.C. Symphony, harp and organ will perform Camille Saint Saens Christmas Oratorio at 11 a.m. Sunday at Lakeside Baptist Church.

Camille Saint Saens's Oratorio de Noel, also known as Christmas Oratorio, is a pastoral work, devotional…

December 08, 2017

The Master’s Training Wheel Inc. will sponsor the gospel production “And So He Came” at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Keihin Auditorium on the campus of Edgecombe Community College in Tarboro.

The production is an awesome presentation of aspects of the biblical Christmas story that…


December 01, 2017

ANN ARBOR TOWNSHIP, Mich. — The members of Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, silently filed into the chapel. Within minutes, they were singing — first in unison, then in a transfixing, layered harmony that reverberated off the marble floors, wood-paneled walls and…

Sisters in Song

November 24, 2017

DETROIT — A priest known for his steadfast devotion to the needy cleared a threshold on the way to possible sainthood Saturday as the Roman Catholic Church beatified Solanus Casey, who is credited with the miraculous cure of a woman with a chronic skin disease.

More than 60,000 people…

Detroit Priest Sainthood Candidate-2

November 17, 2017

When disaster strikes, houses of worship are often on the front lines, feeding and sheltering victims. Yet churches, synagogues and mosques are routinely denied aid by the Federal Emergency Management Agency when it comes time to repair or rebuild their damaged sanctuaries.

Pressure is mounting to…

Disasters FEMA and Faith
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