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Mormon leaders call for measures protecting gay rights

January 31, 2015 SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormon church leaders are calling for a “balanced approach” in the clash between gay rights and religious freedom. more »»

In my church

January 31, 2015 Caleb Cochran, right, won the People’s Choice Award during last Sunday’s Chili Cook-Off at the Fleming Center, St. Joseph the Worker Parish. more »»

Pope leaves Manila, overwhelmed by millions who cheered him

January 24, 2015 MANILA, Philippines — Pope Francis flew home Monday after a weeklong trip to Asia, where he called for unity in Sri Lanka after a civil war and asked Filipinos to be “missionaries of the faith” in... more »»

Pope’s climate-change stand deepens conservatives’ distrust

January 24, 2015 NEW YORK — Conservative distrust of Pope Francis, which has been building in the U.S. more »»

Come and see

January 24, 2015 Most of us have a set route that we take to go places. When I turn on certain roads my internal navigation kicks in and I almost operate on autopilot. more »»

Walking with God

January 24, 2015 Institutional services The following institutional services are arranged for and reported by United Churches of Lycoming County: Sunday: County Prison, 1:45 and 3:15 p.m., the Rev. Dr. more »»

Pope praises big families after ‘like rabbits’ remark

January 24, 2015 VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis praised big families on Wednesday as a gift from God, after his comments that Catholics don’t have to breed “like rabbits” made headlines this week. more »»

Rabbit breeders criticize pope’s comments

January 24, 2015 BERLIN (AP) — The pope’s comment that Catholics don’t have to breed “like rabbits” has caused offense — among Germany’s rabbit breeders. more »»

Senators file bill critic says permits teaching creationism

January 24, 2015 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two Republican state senators have introduced a bill that a critic says would allow the teaching of creationism in Indiana’s public schools. The bill sponsored by Sen. more »»

Area church briefs

January 24, 2015 SUNDAY Celebration service The Christian Church on Diamond Street, 822 Diamond St., pastored by Belton B. Mobley Jr., will hold a celebration service at 11:30 a.m. more »»

Laundry Love

January 17, 2015 Over the long months that Victoria Mitchell lived in her car with her infant daughter, there was one bright spot in her life: doing laundr. more »»

Call for change

January 17, 2015 My beloved Son — our beloved community. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was the one who immortalized these words anew, when he placed them into the context of a people, a struggle and a community. more »»

Walking with God

January 17, 2015 Institutional services The following institutional services are arranged for and reported by United Churches of Lycoming County: Sunday: County Prison, 1:45 and 3:15 p.m., the Rev. more »»

Focus on the Family with JIM DALY

January 17, 2015 Question: I’ve had a problem with alcohol for years, and now it’s severely impacting my family and even my work. I doubt that I’ll be able to stop drinking without professional assistance. more »»

Justices appear to favor small Arizona church over sign law

January 17, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday appeared likely to side with a small church in its fight with a Phoenix suburb over limits on roadside signs directing people to Sunday service. more »»

Area church briefs

January 17, 2015 SUNDAY Redeemed in concert Redeemed, a gospel quartet, will perform at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 380 W. Fourth St. more »»

Somber gatherings mark Haiti earthquake anniversary

January 17, 2015 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — On crowded streets where fragile concrete homes collapsed and anguished people searched through rubble for loved ones, Haitians paused on Monday to remember the... more »»

Pope: Man has ‘slapped nature in the face’

January 17, 2015 ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis said Thursday he is convinced that global warming is “mostly” man-made and that he hopes his upcoming encyclical on the environment will encourage... more »»

Religion in brief

January 17, 2015 King: Ownership of Bible, peace prize is only issue ATLANTA (AP) — One of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. more »»

Accepting the 'call'

January 10, 2015 Becca Coon is giving the next two to three years of her life to help translate the Bible into some of the 1,800 languages it does not yet exist in. more »»



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