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Former PLO sniper to speak at banquet

March 20, 2015 By Linda T. Gracey Taysir “Tass” Abu Saada used to have so much hate in his heart that he was willing to kill others as a sniper for the Palestine Liberation Organizatio. more »»

Frantic patient calms down when doctor takes time to listen

March 20, 2015 By Ronnie McBrayer One autumn afternoon my twin sister and I were ripping up the soil in my grandmother’s fallow garden. more »»

Churches to observe Palm Sunday

March 20, 2015 The following churches have announced their services for Palm Sunday in observance of Christ’s triumphal entrance into Jerusalem. The services will be March 29 with vigil services on March 28. more »»

Multiple careers give writer opportunities to serve God

March 20, 2015 I remember when I was about 14 years old bragging to my very sensible mother about all of my impressive talents. (Apparently modesty wasn’t one of them.). more »»

Spiritual notes for March. 20, 2015

March 20, 2015 Twenty-eighth Street Church of the Brethren, 2800 Union Ave., will hold a free soup luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday in its fellowship hall. more »»

Today’s imitation products don’t satisfy like ‘real thing’

March 13, 2015 There’s nothing like the genuine article. Several years ago, a popular brand of cola proudly advertized that it was the “real thing.” That was an impressive clai. more »»

Catholic priesthood, social worker students eligible for scholarship

March 13, 2015 The Monsignor Joseph M. Luddy Scholarship Foun­dation is accepting applications for its annual awards. The following criteria will be utilized in the process: . more »»

Spiritual Notes

March 13, 2015 St. Luke’s Episcopal Church’s Community Hall, 1212 Eighth Ave., will host a baked potato bar from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. more »»

Time for honest girl talk

March 6, 2015 Hannah Arrowood knows being a teenager isn’t easy. She had a rather rough go of it herself 15 years ago. When she was 17, her parents divorced, and she turned to her boyfriend for refug. more »»

Seminar provides chance for spiritual growth

March 6, 2015 The ninth annual Life in the Spirit Seminar will be held at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. March 2. more »»

Catholic parishes set penance services

March 6, 2015 The season of Lent is a time for Catholics to seek God’s healing and forgiveness through the Sacra­ment of Reconciliation. more »»

Husband at a loss when it comes to understanding wife

March 6, 2015 My husband, Bob, looked at me the other day and said, “Kim, I’m not a mind-reader.” It occurred to me that, like so many of my gender, I expect a little too much from my spous. more »»

Spiritual notes for March 6, 2015

March 6, 2015 Hicks Memorial United Methodist Church, 1211 Third Ave., Duncansville, will host a free community lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. more »»

Fewer possessions have way of making a person feel free

February 20, 2015 Last summer an unfortunate woman was found dead in the basement of her Connecti­cut hom. more »»

Christians to gather for weekly services during Lenten season

February 20, 2015 The following churches are holding midweek services with meals or refreshment during the Lenten season: n Patton community churches will hold ecumenical services and provide a soup and sandwich... more »»

St. Michael’s to present three concerts

February 20, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 301 Spruce St., will present 45-minute Lenten concerts at 7:15 p.m. Wednes­days. more »»

Churches to hold fish dinners Fridays during Lent

February 20, 2015 The following churches have announced fish dinners to be held during the Lenten season: Our Lady of Lourdes, 2700 Broad Ave., will hold fish fry dinners from 4:30 to 7 p.m. more »»

Woman who survived genocide in Rwanda to speak at St. Francis

February 20, 2015 LORETTO — Immac­culee Ilibagiza, Catholic author and speaker, will tell her tale of struggle and survival during the 1994 Rwandan civil war at 7 p.m. March 19 in the JFK auditorium at St. more »»

Spiritual notes for Feb. 20, 2015

February 20, 2015 A Catholic young adult group, the first in the Altoona area, is being formed. Called Spirit and Truth, it is open to ages 18 to 40 and is run by young adults. It will meet from 8 to 10 p.m. more »»

Music for meditating

February 13, 2015 During Lent, Christians set aside time to reflect on Jesus Christ’s life, including his suffering and sacrifice. It is a time of fasting, repentance and reflecting on one’s own life as wel. more »»

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