| Sep 25, 2013
| 8:29 AM
Cathy Lynn Grossman reports for the Religion News Service that for the first time in a long time, the number of men entering the priesthood is increasing:
WASHINGTON (RNS) After decades of glum trends — fewer priests, fewer parishes — the...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 5:58 PM
A new chapter in education in Franklin County, Pa., began Monday when Winebrenner Theological Seminary officially opened its doors at the home of the former Scotland School for Veterans Children.
The school begins seminary classes this fall.
| Jun 28, 2013
| 2:22 PM
The town of Gettysburg is in high gear after years of preparation to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the historic Civil War battle--events expected to generate about $100 million for a local economy wrapped tightly around historic tourism.
| Jun 21, 2013
| 10:13 AM
PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- At least 15 people were killed and dozens more wounded Friday when a suicide bomber, apparently a teenager, blew himself up inside a mosque in northern Pakistan, police said.
The bomber shot at police guards, then made his way into...
| Jun 20, 2013
The coming sesquicentennial of the Civil War battle of Gettysburg on the hot, humid days of July 1-3, 1863, is no ordinary anniversary. A place of pilgrimage for visitors around the globe, the small Pennsylvania town resonates not just in the American...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 11:22 AM
Archbishop Thomas Wenski was born in West Palm Beach on October 18, 1950 and grew up in Lake Worth, where he attended Catholic school at his home parish, Sacred Heart. He studied at St. John Vianney Minor Seminary in Miami and later at St. Vincent de Paul...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 5:17 AM
Antietam Bible College, Biblical Seminary and Graduate School, at 15 High St. in Hagerstown, announced its Class of 2013 graduates.
Graduation was held May 18 in the sanctuary at First Baptist Church, High Street and Washington Avenue.
| Jun 6, 2013
| 5:28 PM
Engelina van Opstal remembers having a problem with the air conditioning in her apartment at Charlestown Retirement Community and calling for someone to come repair it.
"John came," van Opstal recalled Thursday, "and he got it working."
| May 31, 2013
A best-selling novelist, renowned sociologist and outspoken commentator on all things Roman Catholic, the Rev. Andrew Greeley lived many lives. But above all, the Irish Catholic with a mischievous twinkle always remained a Chicago parish priest.
| May 30, 2013
| 7:10 PM
The Rev. Dr. Harold A. Carter Sr., senior pastor of the New Shiloh Baptist Church, whose legendary preaching spanned generations and brought him an audience beyond his congregation of 5,000 members, died of cancer Thursday. He was 76.
In 47 years of...
| May 28, 2013
| 7:00 AM
A capacity crowd of 2,000 witnessed the ordination of four priestsby Orlando Diocese Bishop John Noonan. The newly minted priests includ a Harvard graduate,a baseball player, a University of Miami student and a priest with a degree in business...
| May 24, 2013
| 10:36 AM
Bishop John Noonan of Orlando's Catholic diocese is set to ordain four men to the order of priesthood on Saturday, May 25, at 10 a.m.
The men will be ordained at St. James Cathedral, 215 N. Orange Avenue, Orlando.
The four men, who have each been...