(RNS) Ash Wednesday reminds us we are dead in our sins and, soon enough, dead in fact. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust.
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(RNS) “There was just time for a last minute prayer before the machinery tore in,” a British charity reported. “The pastor stood by in dignified silence, clutching the remaining cross from the Church roof.”
BERLIN (Reuters) “The more we talked about it, the more parallels we discovered between Christian traditions and the Star Wars movies,” said Ulrike Garve. “We wanted to make churchgoers aware of these analogies.”
(RNS) Church at Christmastime is not just about pageants and parties and family. Jesus makes the difference in drawing crowds — including many unbelievers, a new survey finds.
Jesus Delgado was the biographer and personal secretary of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was shot by a right-wing death squad while saying Mass in 1980.
When news of the plan to house 50 refugees in the church and suspend Sunday services spread through the town, angry residents pressed church and city officials to reconsider. But nearly a month on, the uproar has died down and residents are beginning to warm to the refugees.
ST. LOUIS — The Shrine of St. Joseph on the outskirts of downtown is not a black church. It was a predominantly white and Roman Catholic church, dating back to 1843.
(RNS) Police charged 12 women under Sudan’s 1991 Criminal Act, but two were released. The rest are to appear in court in the coming days. If convicted, each will face 40 lashes.
A gun range owner says he trains church-goers so they can defend themselves from attacks such at the killings at Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church.