Against a grim backdrop of rising suicide rates among American women, new research has revealed a blinding shaft of light: One group of women — practicing Catholics — appears to have bucked the national trend toward despair and self-harm.
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Most Americans see Thanksgiving as a celebration of their national roots - and few are so tied to the holiday as Unitarian Universalists.
DENISON — Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in Denison will have its ninth anniversary celebration for the chuch’s pastor and wife at 7 p.m. Friday and at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
There are many holidays that celebrate important events in the life of Jesus Christ, and many of them have unique celebrations.
JERUSALEM - Work has begun to save the holiest shrine in Christendom. It won’t be a simple patch-and-paint job.
WESTMINSTER, Calif.—In the heat of the morning, his words stirred their passions and their tears — as well as their desire to Facebook the moment.
A day after 49 people were killed in a terrorist attack in Orlando, Florida, Pope Francis condemned the the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history and also lashed out about the ease of deadly weapon distribution. Speaking at the United Nations World Food program event on Monday, Pope Francis pointed out a “strange paradox” between the ease of weapons circulating the world and the numerous obstacles in place for the distribution of aid. “It makes no difference where arms come from — they circulate with brazen and virtually absolute freedom in many parts of the world,” the Pop told the audience. The Pontiff also said that aid and food are obstructed by political decisions and warped ideology. On Sunday, the Vatican released a statement saying Pope Francis had the “deepest feelings of horror and condemnation” about the attack, and that he joined the families of the victims in prayer and compassion.
Recently, I’ve been doing a fair amount of bricking at my church on the south side of Sherman. Bricking is one of those things that takes time, and a wall is strengthened through many well-placed bricks. Before we used the bricks, we cleaned them, because we are using old bricks that are being re-purposed in our renovation. Between cleaning them, mixing mortar, and doing the actual bricking it takes all day just to do one small opening that is probably less than 20 square feet. Now part of it may be me, and my weakness at being a bricker, but I realize, as well, that some jobs just take longer than others.
VAN ALSTYNE — “Fathers, Take a Stand” a special Father’s Day-themed service at First Christian Church in Van Alstyne will be held at 10:50 a.m. Sunday at the church located at 274 S. Waco St. in Van Alstyne.