One of the most familiar and moving works of the holiday season is George Friedrich Handel’s “The Messiah.” Green Valley Presbyterian Church is presenting the music in concert Dec. 3 with help from the harpsichord and a rousing chorus that includes the audience.
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What seemed like fun to some — spending a night sleeping in a cardboard box — is reality to others. Family Promise of Las Vegas promoted awareness of the plight of the homeless families it assists with an event called Cardboard City 2014.
For more than 50 years, Raymonde Fiol had locked away her childhood memories. She never talked about her childhood in Nazi-occupied Paris, not even to her two children. The memories of being separated from her Jewish parents and hidden by a Christian family of Resistance fighters were just too painful.
A Nevada inmate who says he practices Satanism is accusing county jailers of violating his constitutional rights by denying him meals consistent with the strict diet of his pagan religion, including ice cream.
A new era in how we handle The End has begun. Figures from the Cremation Association of North America show a 9 percent leap in people choosing that option from 2007 to 2012. The group estimates that by 2016 a majority of Americans — 55 percent — will select cremation over traditional burial.
Bishop Gene Robinson announced the end of his marriage to Mark Andrew in an email sent to the Diocese of New Hampshire, where he served for nine years before retiring in 2012.
The parking lot of Holy Spirit Lutheran Church is a testament to the amazing things that can happen when discarded cardboard boxes meet the minds of dedicated people armed with duct tape, staple guns and scads of enthusiastic creativity.
“Never Again,” agreed the audience, nodding assertively to the words of Rabbi Felipe Goodman.
Pope Francis declared Popes John XXIII and John Paul II saints before some 800,000 people on Sunday in an unprecedented ceremony made even more historic by the presence of emeritus Pope Benedict XVI in St. Peter’s Square.
Retired pontiff Benedict XVI will help Pope Francis celebrate the sainthood ceremony Sunday for John Paul II and John XXIII, setting the stage for an unprecedented occurrence of two living popes canonizing two of their predecessors. About 1 million pilgrims are expected at the event and many were flooding into Rome on Saturday.
Some students aspire to entrepreneurship. Others dream of becoming shamanic healers, or Taoist and Buddhist priests. HyeYoung Seok, 19, is reaching for it all.
After years of struggling with sexual, physical and substance abuse, Annie Lobert found her calling. She founded Hookers for Jesus, a nonprofit that ministers to anyone in the sex industry.
While scientists believe the universe began with a Big Bang, most Americans put a big question mark on the concept, an Associated Press-GfK poll found.
Marking Christianity’s most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the hungry and neediest close to home.
Christmas is easy. December 25th. This year. Last year. Every year.
“First, you gotta get a sign,” Catholic street evangelist Ed Graveline says. In this case, a sandwich board that proclaims: “Catholic Truth.”
Move over, “The Poseidon Adventure.” Fat chance, “Earthquake.” Don’t even try, “Armageddon.”
Parish-sponsored fish fries during Lent are a tradition in many parts of the country. In Las Vegas, not so much. But St. Viator’s fish fry is as much about fellowship and parish bonding as it is a cheap meal.
Christ Lutheran Church has been born again. It celebrated paying off its $755,000 mortgage with a Burn the Mortgage ceremony March 23.
If it’s Torah, commercials and the bubbliest rabbi in town, it must be between 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday mornings on KDWN-AM 720, aka “The Rabbi Show.”
Talk about your Holy Trinity. An Alaska priest was charged with driving under the influence and misdemeanor weapons and drug charges Monday after being stopped for speeding and weaving on a highway near Fairbanks.
Paulette McDonald, 58, is a St. Andrew’s parishioner in Boulder City, and a lifelong Catholic. For her and others, the religious season of Lent and its 40 days leading up to Easter are an opportunity for self-transformation. And, it has nothing to do with giving up chocolate.
Religious leaders say Pope Francis has quietly started a new era in relations between the Roman Catholic Church and rival Pentecostals. And he did it with just an iPhone and a video greeting.