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46 min ago | USA Today

It's 'Good' to be back in Mitford with Karon

Mitford, N.C., does not exist on any map of the United States - just in the gentle and warmhearted imagination of best-selling author Jan Karon.


Related Topix: Religion, Arts, Literature

13 hrs ago |

Robin Williams' suicide - what did he believe of death and the afterlife?

The world still mourns the loss of Robin Williams ' light in our lives and we miss the laughter he shared with us throughout his life.


Related Topix: Religion, Israel, World News, Middle East

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Erie Times News

140 years at St. James AME

You cannot begin to tell the story of St. James AME Church without mentioning the person from whom the very birth of the African Methodist Episcopal Church sprouted its initial roots.


Related Topix: Religion, Philadelphia, PA

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Chicago Sun-Times

Number of women as clergy jumps for some denominations

Some individual church denominations are reporting greater gains in the representation of women clergy and other ministers, but challenges remain.


Related Topix: Religion, Unitarian Universalist

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Steve Goddard's History Wire

FOCUS: A Potpourri -- LIncoln's Bishop / A Most Imperfect Union / Contested Frontiers

Lincoln's Bishop -- A President, A Priest, and the Fate of 300 Dakota Sioux Warriors by Gustav Niebuhr, HarperOne '14, $26.99, 210 pages, ASIN #0062097687.


Related Topix: Documentary Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Lincoln, Religion, Minnesota, Journalism, Syracuse University

Disaster News Network

Local churches work to stop Ebola spread

In Liberia and Sierra Leone, Episcopal Relief & Development's local Church partners are leveraging their widespread presence and trusted reputation to alleviate suffering and contain the Ebola outbreak that has killed 1,427 people in West Africa since March 2014.


Related Topix: Religion, Sierra Leone, Africa, World News, Anglican

Aug 28, 1774: St. Elizabeth Seton born in New York City

On this day in 1774, Elizabeth Ann Bayley is born in New York City. She went on to found the first Catholic school and the first female apostolic community in the United States.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion

The Times-Picayune

Rev. Edgar Taylor is new head of school at Trinity Episcopal in New Orleans

The Rev. Edgar G. Taylor has been named the seventh Head of School of Trinity Episcopal School in New Orleans.


Related Topix: Religion, Danbury, CT

Northern Michigan News

Ordination Liturgy today in Gaylord

The 66,000 Catholics living in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula will again have a bishop at the helm of the Diocese of Gaylord.


Related Topix: Gaylord, MI, Religion

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Catholic World News

Italian bishops' leader says Church should welcome 'unconventional couples' to sacraments

The secretary-general of the Italian bishops' conference has said that the Church must make efforts to welcome "unconventional couples."


Related Topix: Religion, Roman Catholic Church

Tue Aug 26, 2014


Bishop Gayle Harris to Visit St. Paul's Sept. 7

The Rt. Reverend Gayle E. Harris, Bishop Suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, will be visiting St. Paul's Episcopal Church at 61 Wood Street in Hopkinton on September 7. During her visitation Bishop Harris will be the principal celebrant at the 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist service, and will meet with the congregation at a lunch ... (more)


Related Topix: Religion, Hopkinton, MA

Uptown Messenger

Trinity Episcopal School recruits new school leader from Delaware

Trinity Episcopal School has recruited the chaplain of a school in Delaware to serve as its next Head of School, leading the Garden District institution's nearly 400 students into a new curriculum focused on technology, school officials announced Tuesday morning.


Related Topix: Religion, Danbury, CT


Town's first ever bishop announced

The town became an episcopal area when the new diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales was created in April.


Related Topix: Religion, West Yorkshire County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Merseyside County, England,

New bishop named for Roman Catholic Diocese of Toledo

Pope Francis, today, named the Most Reverend Daniel E. Thomas as the eighth Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Toledo in America.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Philadelphia, PA, Wynnewood, PA, Italy, World News, Aston, PA

Sun Aug 24, 2014



Making good on his pledge to get to know the faithful of western Massachusetts, newly installed Springfield Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski will celebrate the 11:30 a.m. liturgy at St. Joseph Church in Pittsfield on Sunday, Aug. 31. Following the Installation Mass held Aug. 12 at St. Michael's Cathedral in Springfield, Bishop Rozanski told reporters ... (more)


Related Topix: Massachusetts, Massachusetts Government, Religion, Roman Catholic Church

Sat Aug 23, 2014


Janet McKenzie: Sacred Art and the Feminine Spirit

First unveiled on NBC's Today Show in 2000, Janet McKenzie's painting, Jesus of the People was the first place winner of the National Catholic Reporter's global competition to identify an image of Jesus for the New Millennium.


Related Topix: Painting, Arts, US News, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, US Politics, Democrat, Patrick Leahy, Winooski, VT, Religion, Senator Bernie Sanders

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Erie Times News

Expanding faith: Erie-area churches adding services, sites

Ten minutes before the Sunday service on a warm sunny August morning and the old parking lot at St. Mark's Episcopal Church is almost full.


Related Topix: Erie, PA, Religion, Harborcreek, PA, McKean, PA, Girard, PA

Connecticut Post

Women priests are a gift to the church

The Rev. Dr. Joseph Krasinski, is the rector of St. James' Episcopal Church on West St. in Danbury.


Related Topix: Religion, Danbury, CT

Watertown Daily Times

Newly restored Episcopal church in Sackets sets open house Aug. 30

The newly renovated Christ Episcopal Church, 207 E. Main St., will hold an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 30 to celebrate the completion of its restoration project.


Related Topix: Religion


Bishops cancel service for Aetas

Manila Auxiliary Bishop Roderick Pabillo Archbishop Emeritus Paciano Aniceto Archbishop Emeritus Paciano Aniceto were advised by the Social Action Center of Pampanga on Thursday to cancel regular Eucharistic services for Aeta communities in Hacienda Dolores and Sapang Uwak as "their safety is not assured."


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion