Monthly Archives: November 2010

Bottle caps won’t help chemo patients

Update: A fun holiday craft for your plastic bottle caps. The claim that plastic bottle caps can be reclaimed to help uninsured cancer patients receive chemotherapy treatments is unfounded. In recent months, I’ve heard from several congregations collecting caps for … Continue reading

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Sightings: Celebrating 400 Years of the King James Bible

Next year is the 400th anniversary of the King James Version of the Bible. While there’s much to celebrate, religion scholar Martin Marty expects “debates all anniversary year over whether the authorizer of the KJV — King James I — … Continue reading

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The Week in Pa. religion news: Nov. 28, 2010

More details this week on the Roman Catholic priest in Philly who was suspended after federal agents seized a computer from his rectory. The AP says the Rev. Geraldo Pinero endorsed several so-called “multilevel marketing companies” on Facebook, blogs and … Continue reading

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The Givers

I’m sorry I missed wishing all a Happy Thanksgiving! Here’s some inspirational reading for you. In honor of the holiday, YDR photographer Jason Plotkin found examples of givers in the community: – Jeanne Hoffman who initiated a Thanksgiving meal for … Continue reading

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The Week in Pa. religion news: Nov. 21, 2010

On Saturday, the former bishop of Pittsburgh, Donald Wuerl of Washington, was elevated to cardinal along with 23 others in Rome. On Thursday, he celebrated Mass for the 400 friends and family who traveled with him to Rome for the … Continue reading

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McFadden elected head of bishops’ committee

Bishop Joseph P. McFadden of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg was elected to chair the U.S. bishops’ committee on Catholic education today. The bishops voted 120-118 for McFadden, who has served on the committee since 2006, over Bishop David … Continue reading

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Sightings: Global Warming and American Christianity

Religion scholar Martin Marty on the Tea Party’s take on global warming. Read his column at the jump.

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The Week in Pa. religion news: Nov. 14, 2010

The Episcopal diocese in Philadelphia voted 341-134 to urge its bishop, who was accused of ignoring his brother’s sex abuse of a teen, to “resign immediately.” The resolution said Bishop Charles Bennison Jr. “does not have the trust of the … Continue reading

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Opening celebration for Jewish American museum

The opening gala for the new $150 million National Museum of American Jewish History was a star-studded affair Saturday with Jerry Seinfeld, Barbra Streisand and Bette Midler in attendance, among others. U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter told the Inquirer that the … Continue reading

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York firm designing A/C chillers for Grand Mosque

Here’s a “cool” story out of York in time for Muslims’ hajj pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia next week … A local arm of Johnson Controls has secured a contract to craft 27 huge chillers to pump cold air … Continue reading

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