The bishop and priests of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh were marking the beginning of Lent with “ashes to go,” in hopes of reaching people who cannot, or would not feel comfortable, attending an Ash Wednesday service at church.
Police in Vineland are searching for the suspects who vandalized two churches overnight.
New research reveals that a person’s attitude towards reproductive and sexual behaviors is far more predictive of how religious they are than their attitude towards things like lying, cheating or stealing.
Elizabeth Riordan, who is supervising the website for the Archdiocese, says one of the primary goals was to create a social and spiritual networking opportunity for users.
One of the churches caught in the midst of the mergers is Saint Leo the Great Parish in the Tacony section of Philadelphia.
In one of the most sweeping announcements in its long history, the Philadelphia Archdiocese has announced mergers or consolidations of parishes that will affect thousands of Catholics in the region.
Hundreds of people of all faiths will be walking through Philadelphia Sunday to promote peace and understanding of different beliefs.
When is it legally acceptable for a company to create a dress code policy if it forbids religious garb?
The holidays are almost here and for couples of different faiths raising children it can tricky navigating through this time as differing beliefs can drive a wedge between families.
No one can equate to God. And, it’s about time someone stood up to Jamie Foxx and his ilk to teach them that – or at least try to teach them that.
The survey was done by the Pew Research Center.
Rev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.
Chris discusses the opening of the new Barnes Foundation, the passing of Barry Gibb and Philadelphia Councilman Jim Kenney’s plan to use inmates to pick up litter. He talks to Michael Bronstein and Jeff Roe on the Monday Morning Matchup about how religion will be used in the Presidential Campaign, to Keegan Gibson, from Politics PA, about the case against Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin, and to Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel about getting kicked out of a game last week.
In the Roman Catholic Church, Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of a 40-day period in which church members are asked to engage in prayer, fasting and doing good works in preparation for Easter, commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
“That was Jesus that appeared on my verticals” on New Year’s Eve, says Patty Maiellano of South Philadelphia.