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  • Christians gather at Jerusalem church for lighting of 'holy fire'

    JERUSALEM – Thousands of people gathered at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem’s Old City on Saturday for the lighting of the “holy fire,” an annual ritual marking the Christian belief in the resurrection of Jesus Christ...
  • Lacrosse: Ender scoring less but helping Moravian Academy win more

    About six years ago, Ashley Ender discovered lacrosse — and it didn't take long for her to get pretty good at it. However, she faced the prospect of not being able to play in high school, since Moravian Academy, the school she had attended since...
  • Forgiving is difficult but key in Christianity, faith leaders say

    Forgiving is difficult but key in Christianity, faith leaders say
    Forgiveness is the cornerstone of the Christian faith: to be forgiven, you must forgive. "All of the stories of Jesus, all the parables, are all about forgiveness," said Bishop John Noonan, head of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orlando. "This is exactly...
  • Miami's archbishop asks special prayers on Easter weekend for Cuban dissident

    MIAMI Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski has asked that masses at the Our Lady of Charity shrine say special prayers this weekend for Cuban dissident Sonia Garro and two others jailed without trial since shortly before a papal mass in Havana in 2012....
  • On L.A.'s skid row, the challenge of the Resurrection

    On L.A.'s skid row, the challenge of the Resurrection
    I go to Mass almost every Sunday, but I try to avoid the big holidays. Especially Easter. In most Christian churches, Easter is a kind of triumphalistic affirmation of Christian certainty. My sense is that the Resurrection is not a celebration; it is a...
  • Pope Good Friday service underscores plight of the suffering

    Pope Good Friday service underscores plight of the suffering
    ROME (Reuters) - The plight of immigrants, the poor, the sick, the elderly, unemployed and prisoners dominated Pope Francis' Good Friday service at Rome's Colosseum as he led Catholics around the world in commemorating the day Jesus died. The pope, in...
  • John Ostrowski, sausage maker

    John Ostrowski, sausage maker
    John Ostrowski, a renowned Southeast Baltimore sausage maker who refused to sell his product to supermarkets for wider distribution, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Wednesday at Somerford Place Assisted Living in Columbia. The Lutherville...
  • How Pope Francis, tolerant but rigorous, is winning hearts and minds

    How Pope Francis, tolerant but rigorous, is winning hearts and minds
    Fifteen months ago, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio had chosen his room in a home for elderly Argentine priests. Like other Roman Catholic bishops who turn 75, he had submitted his retirement letter to the Vatican. Then another abdication upended his...
  • Filipinos nailed to cross in Easter ritual frowned on by church

    Filipinos nailed to cross in Easter ritual frowned on by church
    CUTUD, Philippines (Reuters) - Nearly 20 Filipinos and a Danish filmmaker were nailed to crosses to re-enact the crucifixion of Christ on Good Friday, a practice the Roman Catholic Church frowns upon as a distortion of the Easter message. The annual...
  • Churches use Good Friday to teach nonviolence

    Churches use Good Friday to teach nonviolence
    Church leaders in the Little Village neighborhood reflected on violence in their community during a 2-mile-long Stations of the Cross procession to mark Good Friday. The ceremonies of six area churches were combined into one communitywide event, which...
  • Faith and Values: Spiritual and religious? The Easter possibility

    Sometimes people say, "I'm spiritual but not religious." This seems to open up a great divide between an affirmation of spiritual experience and a criticism that (institutional) religion has somehow failed to meet a spiritual need. Some who identify...