The Week in Pa. religion news: Dec. 19, 2010

Bishop Joe McFadden lost a friendly wager with his counterpart in the Lehigh Valley when Allentown Central Catholic High School won the PIAA State Championship game Friday over Harrisburg’s Bishop McDevitt High School.
McFadden owes Bishop John Barres of the Allentown diocese some Hanover pretzels, Utz potato chips and Hershey kisses, according to their agreement.
In Philly, a fundamentalist Christian couple who relied on prayer instead of medicine to cure their dying toddler son was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment.
Parents in the Council Rock School District in Bucks County filed a complaint with the state Department of Education over the district’s two high schools showing R-rated movies to students.
An Orthodox Jewish congregation’s synagogue in Uptown Harrisburg is for sale as its can’t afford to maintain the building; it will move into smaller quarters.
In York County, a stolen baby Jesus was returned to one Nativity scene, while a camel was taken from another.
Cardinal Donald Wuerl of D.C. visited the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh, where he grew up and served as bishop, for a welcome-home Mass after his installation to the College of Cardinals in Rome last month.
And some people are writing “ethical wills” to pass on values to future generations of family members.

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One Response to The Week in Pa. religion news: Dec. 19, 2010

  1. Maureen says:

    Go ACCHS Vikings!

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