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Trombonists to perform sacred music

May 9, 2014 Most people think of trombones as part of a jazz band or orchestra, but sometimes they get to shine on their own. more »»

Southeast Asian land of Brunei adheres to strict Islamic laws

May 9, 2014 BANDAR SERI BEGA­WAN, Brunei — Brunei last week embraced a form of Islamic Shariah criminal law that includes harsh penalties, a move slammed by international rights group as a step backward for... more »»

Through the years, motherhood has its highs and lows

May 9, 2014 I have always looked at motherhood as a mixed blessing. It is a counterbalance of joy and sorrow, triumph and defeat, success and failure. more »»

Spiritual notes for May 9, 2014

May 9, 2014 Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 2716 Broad Ave., will have a “Catholic Come Home” night at 7 p.m. May 15 in the church hall. more »»

Need medical equipment? Try John's Way

April 25, 2014 When a loved one be­comes ill, a family member often becomes the caregiver. more »»

National Day of Prayer events set

April 25, 2014 Events are planned in Blair and Cambria counties for the 63rd annual National Day of Prayer to be observed Thursday. The theme is “One Voice, United in Prayer. more »»

Services of John’s Way available to everyone

April 25, 2014 Anyone may use the services of John’s Way, no questions asked. “We don’t ask for any financial information,’’ said coordinator Debbie Byler. The reason is simple, she said. more »»

Spiritual notes

April 25, 2014 Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 2700 Broad Ave., will hold a Divine Mercy Holy Hour at 3 p.m. Sunday. more »»

Cats appreciated for unique traits each brings to life

April 25, 2014 My daughter Val asked me an interesting question the other day. “Mom, which cat do you like best?” She was referring to our two felines, Minnie and Checkers. more »»

A new home for Easter

April 18, 2014 Spring of Hope Community Church will celebrate two miracles on Easter — the Resurrection and finally being able to worship in a place the congregation can call its ow. more »»

Francis washes feet of elderly, disabled

April 18, 2014 ROME — Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 disabled and elderly people Thursday — women and non-Catholics among them — in a pre-Easter ritual designed to show his willingness to serve others like a... more »»

Museum to honor life of Pope John Paul II

April 18, 2014 WADOWICE, Poland — A new museum in Poland is offering viewers a chance to see what it’s like to walk in the shoes of a saint — or at least to have a look at the black socks he wore for the journey. more »»

Study says text noting ‘Jesus’ wife’ not a fake

April 18, 2014 BOSTON — New scientific tests suggest a fragment of papyrus in which Jesus speaks of “my wife” is more likely an ancient document than a forgery, according to an article published recently by the... more »»

Christians to celebrate Resurrection

April 18, 2014 The following churches have announced their Easter services for Sunday when they celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ: Altoona Alliance Church, 3220 Pleasant Valley Blvd. — 7 a.m. more »»

Stolen synagogue textile returns to Poland from US

April 18, 2014 PRAGUE — A 19th-century synagogue textile stolen by the Nazis has returned to the Czech Republic after being discovered in the United States last year, officials said recently. more »»

Alamo’s ministries properties gutted

April 18, 2014 TEXARKANA, Ark. more »»

Islamic influence in schools probed

April 18, 2014 LONDON (AP) — The city of Birmingham in central England has expanded an investigation into an alleged Muslim plot to greatly expand Islamic influence in the city’s school system. more »»

Cozy night at home does not compare to attending drama

April 18, 2014 I have always appreciated Robert Frost’s poetry. When I was an undergraduate, I used his poem “The Road Not Taken” as the subject of my English 101 paper. Basically, Frost’s poem is about choices. more »»

Spiritual notes

April 18, 2014 Greenwood United Methodist Church, 1505 E. Walton Ave., will host at Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturda. more »»

Lutheran women plan conference

April 18, 2014 The Allegheny Synodical Women’s Organization of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America will meet for its 27th annual convention from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 3 at St. more »»

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