Violent crimes can be traumatic for neighbors as well as victims. To comfort and reach out to those who may be suffering, local police created PEACE Shield, which involves religious leaders going into such neighborhoods and talking to people face to face.
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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.
Pope Francis on Wednesday permanently removed a German bishop from his Limburg diocese after his 31 million-euro ($43-million) new residence complex caused an uproar among the faithful. Francis had temporarily expelled Monsignor Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst from Limburg in October pending a church inquiry.
An ancient relic that many Christians revere as Jesus Christ’s “Crown of Thorns” has made a special public appearance at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
The collapse of the economy in 2008 left a wide swath of destruction ranging from small businesses to homes and even churches. Christ Lutheran Church survived the downturn and, thanks to donations from the estates of two members of the congregation, the church is becoming debt-free.
It was a celebration filled with prayer, music, singing, blessings and, even handfuls of candy flung forward by members of the congregation.
The Ramakrishna-Vedanta Center, 10732 Balsam Creek Road, will have a lecture on “Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna” by Swami Atmavidyananda, arati, singing and meditation beginning at 5 p.m. Tuesday. A potluck will follow (702-646-4889).
A popular satirical musical about Mormon missionaries will play next year in Salt Lake City, just down the street from the worldwide headquarters of the faith it’s mocking.
Pope Francis confessed Thursday that he took the rosary cross of his late confessor from his casket and wears it to this day in a fabric pouch under his cassock. He said he did so telling the late priest, “Give me half your mercy.”