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Easter

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  • Brother, sister, both four, die in New York house fire on Easter morning

    Brother, sister, both four, die in New York house fire on Easter morning
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A house fire that left two young children dead early Easter Sunday in New York City was sparked accidentally, possibly by a child playing with a lighter or matches, emergency officials said. The 4-year-old half-siblings, a boy and...
  • Southern Californians celebrate Easter Sunday

    Southern Californians celebrate Easter Sunday
    Tens of thousands of Southern Californians on Sunday flocked to Easter sunrises services, musical celebrations and scores of other events to celebrate the Holy Day. In Hermosa Beach, dozens of Catholic parishioners gathered on the beach to pray as the...
  • Lake County flower shops busy with orders for Easter lilies

    Lake County flower shops busy with orders for Easter lilies
    MOUNT DORA — What would Easter be without Easter lilies? The pretty plants, which symbolize Jesus' resurrection, will adorn homes and churches today throughout Lake. It was hectic at flower shops everywhere last week leading up to Easter including...
  • Easter Sunrise Service held in Newport News

    Easter Sunrise Service held in Newport News
    The 33rd Annual Ecumenical Resurrection Sunday Sunrise Service was held at King-Lincoln Park in Newport News, Va., Sunday, April 20, 2014.
  • 'Captain America' Scores Third Straight Win; Auds Believe in 'Heaven Is for Real,' Dismiss Johnny Depp's 'Transcencence'

    Even Johnny Depp couldn't save Warner Bros.-Alcon Entertainment's pricey sci-fi blunder "Transcendence" from a dismal $11.2 million domestic start, with Sony's faith-based miracle "Heaven Is for Real" amassing an estimated $21.5 million in three days,...
  • Pope denounces 'wastefullness' in Easter address

    Pope denounces 'wastefullness' in Easter address
    Pope Francis, in his Easter address before a huge crowd, on Sunday denounced the "immense wastefulness" in the world while many go hungry and called for an end to conflicts in Syria, Ukraine and Africa. "We ask you, Lord Jesus, to put an end to all...
  • Thousands ditch Easter plans to get muddy, test endurance

    Matt Pierson of Havertown usually spends Easter Sundays relaxing at his grandmother's house — picking candy from Easter baskets and chowing down a ham dinner. "It's usually pretty chill," Pierson said. "It's the total opposite of today." While...
  • Church re-energized under Pope Francis, Peninsula Catholics say | With Video

    Church re-energized under Pope Francis, Peninsula Catholics say | <span style="color:#ff0000"><b>With Video</b></span>
    For Alise Larder, the decision to become a Catholic is a long time coming. The Williamsburg resident, who was raised Baptist, said she started the formal process to become a Catholic about three years ago. However, before completing the process, she...
  • An Allentown church plans a saintly display

    An Allentown church plans a saintly display
    As Christians around the world celebrate Easter — the faith's most important holiday, marking the resurrection of Christ — Catholics are looking ahead a week to another joyous event. Next Sunday, two of the most popular and influential popes...
  • Stillaguamish Valley pastors believe Easter message especially relevant for Oso mudslide communities

    ARLINGTON, Wash. Churches in the Stillaguamish Valley will celebrate Easter like they normally do. Pastors will deliver the message of Christ's resurrection from the grave, a triumph over sin, death and the devil. For Christians, the resurrection is a...
  • 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....