Monthly Archives: September 2010

The Week in Pa. religion news: Sept. 26, 2010

As Jews worldwide observed their High Holy Days, some communities raised money to pay for the inscription of kosher Torah scrolls designed for use in the military — where there’s a shortage of them. The Amish and experts who treat … Continue reading

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Sightings: Stephen Hawking and the Religion v. Science Debate

In the latest Sightings column (back after a summer break) looks at Stephen Hawking’s new book and why people are so interested in the religion versus science conflict. Read the column at the jump.

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McFadden makes first trip to York County

Bishop Joseph P. McFadden of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg will make his first official visit to York County when he visits St. Rose of Lima School in Jackson Township for a 10 a.m. Mass on Friday. Students will … Continue reading

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York College students interview Jewish elders

York College students studying gerontology plan to gather the oral histories of local Jewish elders during the month of October. Students were to meet with eight elders today for an orientation to the project. They will return to the college … Continue reading

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The Week in Pa. religion news: Sept. 12, 2010

Some 1,000 people, including Michelle Obama and Laura Bush, attended a ceremony on a hill overlooking the crash site of United Airlines Flight 93 in Shanksville on Saturday to mark the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Gov. Ed … Continue reading

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Diocesan Hispanic Mass at cathedral on Sunday

Bishop Joseph P. McFadden will preach at the annual diocesan Hispanic Mass at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Patrick Cathedral in Harrisburg.

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Local Muslims condemn church’s Quran burning

The community of Ahmadi Muslims in central Pennsylvania has condemned the plans of a Florida church to burn Qurans on Saturday, the anniversary of 9-11. “It’s regrettable that some fringe elements of the Christian faith plan to burn the Holy … Continue reading

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The Week in Pa. religion news: Sept. 5, 2010

The Berks County district attorney said his office won’t press charges against the Catholic priest accused of fathering a child with a high school student, after an investigation determined the relationship started when the girl was 18. In the meantime, … Continue reading

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