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NOVI, Mich. (AP) — Some people in the Detroit area are marking the first day of Lent with a drive-thru stop at church. The Detroit News reports (http://bit.ly/WJ3feM ) the Rev. June Marshall Smith of the Novi United Methodist Church took ashes...
Tags: Religious Festivals, Ash Wednesday
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The party is still going and won't stop until midnight in New Orleans. It's Mardi Gras. Bourbon Street is packed with revelers and more are lining up across the city for the parades that begin when the sun rises and go until the...
The Hartford CourantThere's an iPhone app for confession. Password protected, of course. You can't tell it your sins, receive forgiveness, and fulfill the Roman Catholic sacrament of penance, or reconciliation. But the Confession app — billed as "the perfect aid for...
Parents and caregivers of children with special needs can now get a free break, thanks to a new kids program at First Presbyterian Church of Eustis through a partnership with Nathaniel's Hope, an Orlando-based outreach organization. The church, at 117...
SouthingtonWhen asked to collect flip flops as a Lenten project for the children living on the rural sugar cane villages of the Dominican Republic, the students at Saint Dominic's School answered with a resounding YES. Collection boxes were placed in each...
Tags: Southington, Dominican Republic
An anonymous tipster clued me in to a downtown Allentown curiosity — a Hungarian church making Catholic pizza. Catholic pizza? What's Catholic pizza? Regular pizza shaped like a cross? Or, because of the Hungarian twist, could it be strudel filled...
Tags: Tomatoes, Pizzas, Allentown, Religion and Belief, Ed Pawlowski
Tribune reporterUnable to overcome the disgrace of a sexual misconduct accusation, Bishop Matthias, head of the local diocese for the Orthodox Church of America, has announced he will step down Monday, leaving a vacancy in Chicago just weeks before Orthodox Christians...
firstname.lastname@example.orgWith Catherine “Katie” Stevens’ 99th birthday behind her, the calendar is closing in on her centennial birthday. March 13 marked the last birthday Stevens’s age could be counted in double digits. She said she received many floral...
The Religion WorldReligion News Service reporter Kimberly Winston writes about atheists who have left religion, but still observe Lent: What would an “atheist Lent” look like? A group of young nonbelievers are finding out, observing the Christian practice minus...
Worshipers at a West Baltimore church donated more than 1,000 pieces of clothing to a prison re-entry program as part of their Easter Sunday services. Members of the Empowerment Temple Church were asked to forgo buying new outfits for Easter in favor...
Tags: Prisons, Easter, Empowerment Temple
I spent the first two weeks of Lent in Antigua, Guatemala, where during the "Cuaresma" (Lent) everything changes. Purple banners hang on the outside of churches, shops and even homes. On Fridays, the people flock from all over to fill the churches eager...
email@example.comEaster is seen as a children's holiday. Kids dye eggs, munch chocolate bunnies and scramble to grab the most plastic eggs at the community egg hunt. It's a happy, simple day of candy and bunnies. Easter can be uplifting. Coming in early spring, it...
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