Monthly Archives: January 2010

Pope to priests: Get online already

Is your pastor on Twitter? How about YouTube? Pope Benedict this week urged Catholic priests to join the digital world and spread the Gospel by blog, tweet and video. “The spread of multimedia communications and its rich ‘menu of options’ … Continue reading

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Sightings: True Stories

The two most recent Sightings columns discuss Pat Robertson, who last week credited the earthquake in Haiti to “true story” of the Haitians having “made a pact with the devil” (a phrase that he did not get from the Bible, … Continue reading

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Retired Episcopal bishop dies in York

The Rt. Rev. Robert D. Rowley Jr., retired bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania, died Monday at York Hospital. He was 68. Prior to his ordination, Rowley was a lawyer for more than 26 years as a judge … Continue reading

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Relief groups, charities reorganize in Haiti

For the last week, my inbox has been overrun with e-mails from faith-based charities and relief groups who are sending aid and helpers to earthquake-ravaged Haiti. Many congregations and missionary groups await word that their local representatives had survived. Sadly, … Continue reading

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Rhoades to be installed in Indiana today

The Rt. Rev. Kevin C. Rhoades, bishop of the Diocese of Harrisburg in central Pennsylvania since 2004, will be installed today as the ninth bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend during a 2 p.m. Mass in Fort … Continue reading

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Pastor’s plea brings in $2.4 million for deficit

Last week, megachurch pastor Rick Warren asked his flock for $900,000 to cover a deficit resulting from hard economic times. In response, he got $2.4 million. The money will go toward the California church’s food pantry, homeless ministry and counseling … Continue reading

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