N.Y. town prayers at issue as Supreme Court takes up religion for 1st time in 30 years
The solemn prayers of town board meetings in Greece, N.Y., are now the focus of a Supreme Court fight that may reshape the legal limits on religious expression at official functions nationwide.
Candlelight vigil honors Wisconsin Sikh victims (UPDATED)
Hundreds of people were expected to gather Monday evening to mark the one-year anniversary of a shooting rampage at a Wisconsin Sikh temple, where they planned a candlelight vigil in the very parking lot where two of the six victims died.
VIDEO: Pope Francis opens up about gay rights
Pope Francis spoke with reporters on multiple controversial issues facing the Catholic Church including his stance on gay rights.
Rebel pope urges Catholics to shake up dioceses
Pope Francis showed his rebel side Thursday, urging young Catholics to shake up the church and make a "mess" in their dioceses by going out into the streets to spread the faith. It's a message he put into practice by visiting one of Rio's most violent slums and opening the church's World Youth Day on a rain-soaked Copacabana Beach.
Pope: Resist "idols" of money, power, pleasure
Pope Francis urged Catholics to resist the "ephemeral idols" of money, power and pleasure as he celebrated the first public Mass of his initial international foreign journey as pontiff in an emotional visit to one of the most important shrines in Latin America.
Community Day at EPCPC
East Point Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1441 Highway 278 E, Cullman 35055, will hold a community day beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 20, with live music, many activities for the young and young-at-heart, inflatables, eats and door prizes. Visit them on Facebook or their web page at eastpointcpchurch.com.
Macedonia Baptist Church's VBS
Macedonia Baptist Church in the Battleground community, 476 County Road 1196, held Vacation Bible School this week. Randy and Juanita Blair and G.W. Hicks built and constructed this roller coaster in front of the church in celebration of the VBS theme of “Colossal Coaster World Facing Fear, Trusting God!”
Precious Blood Prayer Group of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church
Members of the Precious Blood Prayer Group of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church spend their time praying for their Parish Church family, for area neighbors and friends, for their country and the entire world as they concentrate on Jesus who shed His most precious blood on the cross to save the world.
Fairview West Baptist Church's ping-pong tournament
Fairview West Baptist Church in Hanceville held their annual Royal Ambassadors and Girls In Action ping-pong tournament April 24.
500 years later, theological debate still simmers
Is God's saving grace free to anyone who accepts Jesus, or did God predestine certain people for heaven and hell before the beginning of the world?
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