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Francis urges interfaith relations

October 30, 2015 VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis marked the 50th anniversary of the turning point in the Catholic Church’s relations with Jews and people of other faiths by calling Wednesday for greater interfaith... more »»

Film illuminates Boston clergy abuse scandal

October 30, 2015 BOSTON — It was a scandal that shook the Roman Catholic Church to its core: Hundreds of priests molested children for decades and got away with it because church leaders covered it up. more »»

Catholic bishops issue appeal to Paris climate talks

October 30, 2015 VATICAN CITY — Cath­olic patriarchs, cardinals and bishops representing five continents appealed to climate negotiators earlier this week to approve a “transformative” and fair, legally binding... more »»

Pastor planned to be a lawyer

October 30, 2015 The Rev. J. Andrew McCaffery is a Lutheran pastor, but he did not grow up in that faith tradition. It was during his college years that he decided to make the switch. more »»

Fairfield Four to sing at Huntingdon church

October 30, 2015 HUNTINGDON — The Fairfield Four, one of the most influential gospel quartets of all time, will perform the sacred music that has gained them acclaim across the world at The Stone Church of the... more »»

Mormons acknowledge polygamy days at museum

October 30, 2015 SALT LAKE CITY — The Mormon church’s renovated history museum features a small and surprising display about an uncomfortable part of the faith’s history that for generations has been glossed over:... more »»

Strange noise causes quite a commotion on chilly day

October 30, 2015 The unknown can be pretty scary. My family realized this a few days ago. It was a little after six in the morning, and my husband, Bob, and I were headed to work. more »»

Center seeks clinic status

October 23, 2015 TYRONE — ELM Pregnancy Center is taking another step in living up to its name that Every Life Matters. more »»

Churches to offer events for Halloween

October 23, 2015 Light the Night n Simpson-Temple United Parish, 2212 Sixth Ave., will host its annual free Light the Night Outreach event from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the church yard. Games and treats are planne. more »»

Simulcast to feature final Women of Faith conference

October 23, 2015 From Mirror staff reports The Women of Faith 2015 - Loved — The Farewell Tour has ended, but local women who did not travel to Philadelphia or some other city to see the speakers in person can tak... more »»

Spiritual notes

October 23, 2015 Temple Beth Israel, Union Ave., will hold its annual deli day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 1. more »»

Blood cousins may have similar genes, but different personalities

October 23, 2015 Does anyone remember the old sitcom starring Patty Duke in the dual role of identical cousins? As I recall, the theme song went something like, “They walk alike, they talk alik. more »»

Organist to play classical pieces at concert

October 16, 2015 Accomplished organist Brenda Lynne Leach has never played the 1931 Steinmeyer organ that is one of the hallmarks of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Altoona, but she said she’s played... more »»

No peace at sacred ground

October 16, 2015 JERUSALEM — Jewish and Muslim grassroots groups, self-declared defenders of their faiths, have played a key role in rising Israeli-Palestinian tensions, stepping up activities at a contested... more »»

Pilot shares about flight with pope

October 16, 2015 TULSA, Okla. — American Airlines pilot Capt. Gary Beam carried a huge secret for more than a month: that he had been selected to fly Pope Francis back to Rome. more »»

Marine base in Hawaii to keep ‘God bless’ sign

October 16, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — A Marine base on Oahu is keeping its “God bless the military” sign despite pressure from a religious freedom group. Marine Corps Base Hawaii commander Col. Sean C. more »»

No need to spin roulette wheel to give life a whirl in Las Vegas

October 16, 2015 Isn’t it good to know that God can find us anywhere? Since joining the mighty throng on Facebook, I’ve reconnected with relatives living in a place where I lived decades ago: Las Vegas, Nev. more »»

Family Life Office sets weekend of sessions for engaged couples

October 16, 2015 The Family Life Office of the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese has scheduled an Engaged Couples Weekend for Nov. 6-8 at the Sacred Heart Spirituality Center, 1872 Munster Road, Portag. more »»

Responding to pope’s call

October 9, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Sister Cynthia Meyer, the executive director at St. more »»

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