Sun coverage: Religion in the news

Sun coverage of stories pertaining to religion, including the appointment of Edwin F. O'Brien as the replacement for Cardinal William H. Keeler.

May 18, 2009

Rally promotes idea of Sabbath

For Yoel Benyowitz, setting aside work at sundown on Friday, lighting the shabbos candles and spending the next 24 hours in prayer and fellowship with family and friends "recharges our batteries, both physically and spiritually."

May 6, 2009

Wrapping patients in comfort

Vivian Haughee draped the bright green prayer shawl over her shoulders and wrapped it around her body. Then she clutched her arms together over the shawl in a warm embrace. Whatever healing powers the knitted garment possessed, they weren't about to escape.

April 10, 2009

One priest ministers to 6 W. Md. parishes

On Palm Sunday morning, the Rev. Jim Hannon awoke at 5:30, prayed and then exercised on a treadmill for 20 minutes. By 7:30, the priest was set for a day of ministry in Western Maryland.

April 7, 2009

Before Passover, a rare sun blessing

On Wednesday, Jews will observe Passover, remembering the escape of the Hebrews from slavery in Egypt. But well before their Seders, many will mark a rare event: The sun's return to the position it held on the fourth day of creation, at the time that God made a light to rule the day, according to Genesis.

April 5, 2009

Surge in converts to Catholicism

A police officer assigned to watch over a church nursery during Mass overhears the homily and becomes intrigued. A retail manager struggling with the loss of hours at work is inspired by the faith of his fiancee. A married mother of two looks for answers after two siblings are stricken with cancer.

June 28, 2008

The mark of a leader

Archbishop Edwin F. O'Brien will receive his pallium at St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican tomorrow, a capstone event marking his connection to the Catholic hierarchy and to the church worldwide.

March 29, 2008

Catholic bicentennial

The Archdiocese of Baltimore will celebrate its bicentennial starting next month with work on a new prayer garden near downtown, musical performances in the Basilica of the Assumption and an exhibit of the Catholic community's history at St. Mary's Seminary.

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