INTERNATIONAL: Christians mark Jesus' crucifixion on Good Friday
Hundreds of Christians streamed through the cobblestone alleyways of Jerusalem's Old City on Friday, hoisting wooden crosses and chanting prayers to mark the crucifixion of Jesus.
Desperation Church's Easter carnival and egg drop
Desperation Church will host an Easter carnival at Heritage Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 30, with 2 egg drops: The first is for younguns through age six at 11 a.m.; the second is for 7-11 years old at noon. Free admission; concessions available. Children should bring own egg collection baskets or bags.
Pope Francis tells Benedict: "We're brothers"
Pope Francis traveled Saturday to this hill town south of Rome to have lunch with his "brother" and predecessor Benedict XVI, a historic and potentially problematic melding of the papacies that has never before confronted the Catholic Church.
Southern Baptists expand north with church plants
Pastor Tom Cabral still tells people to meet him at “the bar,” even though it’s his church now. Locals best remember his worn building as a former sports bar where a 19-year-old once walked in and shot three suspected rival crack dealers.
Poole guest speaker at UMWU meeting March 2
Deaconess Judy Poole, executive director of McCoy Day Care Center, Birmingham, was guest speaker for the March 2 meeting of the United Methodist Women Unit at First United Methodist Church in Cullman.
Sacred Heart Junior Beta Club induction ceremony
The Sacred Heart Junior Beta Club held their candlelight induction ceremony at Mass on Friday, March 15.
SBMS students celebrate the blessing of St. Joseph’s table
Students at St. Bernard Middle School held their annual blessing of the St. Joseph’s Table. The ceremony is normally held on the Feast of St. Joseph, March 19, but since that falls during spring break this year, the event was celebrated one week before. The blessing was given by school president, Father Joel Martin who described St. Joseph as a righteous man.
Argentina: Boot camp for a politically savvy pope
Pope Francis has honed his leadership skills in one of the most difficult classrooms on the planet: Argentina, where politics has long been a blood sport practiced only by the brave.
Papal election stirs Argentina's 'dirty war' past
Pope Francis is known for his humility, his reluctance to talk about himself. The self-effacement, admirers say, is why he has hardly ever denied one of the harshest allegations against him: That he was among church leaders who actively supported Argentina's murderous dictatorship.
Bells chime across Cullman as new pope named
As white smoke billowed from the Sistine Chapel in Rome Wednesday, halfway across the world bells on the campus of St. Bernard Prep School could be heard chiming from blocks away.
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