Monthly Archives: April 2012

Faith in diversity

I went to an interesting church service yesterday: “cultural diversity Sunday” at Faith UCC. See the story and video here. It was interesting to see Faith UCC, a predominantly white church, share its pews with Mount Zion Community Fellowship Church, … Continue reading

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My visit to Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine

Took a tour Saturday of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine on Amsterdam Street in New York City. The church takes up a whole city block and totals 121,000 square feet inside. It felt … big. No, enormous. … Continue reading

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Vatican vs. the nuns

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Vatican devalues Catholic women

The Catholic Church has a new controversy regarding the standing of women within the church. This comes on the heels of the contraception debate. In that issue, various polls claimed that 92 to 98 percent of Catholic women use birth … Continue reading

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Church plans Thailand program/meal

Kreutz Creek Presbyterian Church, 85 Old Church Lane, Hellam, plans a Thailand meal and presentation at 3 p.m. Sunday. A donation ($8 suggested) will be accepted to cover the cost of the meal. Sarah Kneier seminary intern at Kreutz Creek, … Continue reading

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My day crawling under First Presbyterian Church

I’m not normally claustrophobic, or at least I don’t think I am. But as I crawled on my hands and knees under First Presbyterian Church in York two weeks ago, all I could think of was how much did this … Continue reading

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Russell Crowe to play “Noah”; Hollywood embraces religion

The story of Noah and his Ark is about the get the Hollywood treatment. And none other than big-time A-lister Russell Crowe has signed on the play the lead in the Darren Aronofsky movie, being titled, “Noah.” For those who … Continue reading

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Vatican cracks down on woman’s group

I thought this was a pretty fascinating blog post from the Washington Post about a pair of recent decisions from the Vatican. Their crackdown on the main leadership organization for women religious continues to generate wide interest, and sympathy for … Continue reading

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Bishops say Paul Ryan can’t claim Catholic principles

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan received a lesson on the dangers of invoking religion in political matters last week. Ryan, the GOP rising star and author of the now-famous “Ryan budget,” said his Catholic faith inspired the plan. The … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict not influential enough?

Time is out with its list of the 100 Most Influential People. The list includes four religious figures — two of them from the world of sports, QB Tim Tebow and New York Knick Jeremy Lin. OK, I can buy … Continue reading

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