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July 23, 1995 | For The Inquirer / JERRY TRITT
Members of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Moorestown peeked into the past - through the church building's cornerstone box. They got a blurry view - water had damaged some items. The box was opened at a service July 14, when the church kicked off the building's 100th-anniversary celebration. It will last 15 months - the time it took to raise the building, now 99.
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September 26, 1993 | For The Inquirer / DAVID J. JACKSON
St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church held a walk Wednesday as part of its 200th- anniversary celebration. John Gerding-Oresic (left), dressed as John Hannum, and Joe Carroll, dressed as Daniel Fitzpatrick, led the marchers from the Friends School to the church on West Gay Street. Hannum donated the land for the church, and Fitzpatrick was one of the original trustees.
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August 14, 1995 | G. LOIE GROSSMANN/ DAILY NEWS
The Philadelphia Tabernacle at 206 E. Wister St. reopened yesterday after being closed for renovations. The Haitian Interdenominational Choir of Brooklyn, N.Y., (left) celebrated the dedication ceremony in song. Below, Dickson Guillanme, the choir director, is silhouetted in the window of the church as he leads the singers.
NEWS
January 10, 2013
THE CHURCH OF the Assumption won another reprieve Tuesday. The city's Board of Licenses & Inspections Review sent the case back to the Philadelphia Historical Commission and asked it to weigh in on the latest appeal from activists trying to save the historic church from the wrecking ball. Samuel Stretton, attorney for a community group, told the board that the owner, John Wei, should have to go before the Historical Commission just as the previous owner did. But the board stopped short of requiring the commission to have a new hearing based on new ownership.
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June 28, 2002 | By Louise Harbach INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Christ Temple A.M.E. Zion Church in Willingboro, which has had a troubled past, will hold rededication services Sunday to help it heal. Bishop Marshall Strickland, who oversees African Methodist Episcopal churches in New Jersey and parts of Pennsylvania and New York, will officiate at the 11 a.m. service at the church, 2999 John F. Kennedy Way. Also officiating will be the church's pastor, the Rev. Louis Richardson. At 4 p.m., there will be a worship service and civic day to introduce the reconstructed church to the community.
NEWS
May 2, 2005
TO LETTER-writer Anthony Frascino: Your comments, and those of others that feel as you do, really get under my skin. Are you Catholic? If so, why do you feel it is "necessary" for the church to change? If you are not Catholic, maybe you should take some time to learn about Catholicism. Catholicism is based on the teachings of Jesus, yet you are suggesting that we simply cast aside these beliefs in an effort to "adjust to the new global concerns. " And what, by the way, do you mean by "global concerns"?
NEWS
April 9, 2007
WHILE I FEEL that it is important for the Enon church to be involved in the community, their involvement should not pose a direct inconvenience to the residents where their establishment is located. As a resident of Mount Airy, I was appalled by the lack of consideration given to the community in terms of parking. I am not a member of Enon and chose to go to my own church on the Sunday that Bishop T.D. Jakes was there, only to return that evening to find that there was no parking within blocks of my home due to the all-day service.
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October 19, 1995 | Inquirer photographs by Peter Tobia
St. Augustine's Church at Fourth and Pine is whole again. The city's fourth-oldest Catholic church lost its steeple in a 1992 storm. A newly constructed one assumed its place atop the church yesterday.
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February 6, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
Police are seeking information about recent thefts at two Catholic churches in Northeast Philadelphia. Shortly before 8 p.m. Tuesday, a woman entered St. Martha Parish on the 11300 block of Academy Road and is believed to have stolen about $1,700, said the Rev. Al Masluk, pastor of the church. The money had been in the basement, where a book fair had been held earlier during the school day, said Masluk. In surveillance videos released by police Thursday, a white woman is seen trying different doors to the church before entering the lobby through the main entrance.
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May 8, 1988 | Special to The Inquirer / ANDREW EINHORN
The works of 40 artists are being spotlighted at an exhibit at the All Hallows Episcopal Church on Greenwood Avenue at Bent Road in Wyncote. The exhibit is being held in the parish hall of the church, on Greenwood Avenue at Bent Road.
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September 14, 2016 | By Carolyn Hax, Advice Columnist
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: Just before I met her parents, my girlfriend confessed to me that she had been married before. She was quite young, and divorced after a short time. Our church, which we attend together, is pretty much against remarriage after divorce. Our pastors almost certainly wouldn't marry us if they knew her history. My girlfriend is not from around here, so she feels she can just keep this a secret and get married in our church. I had never thought much about divorce and remarriage.
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September 13, 2016
ISSUE | CHURCH & STATE Jefferson was clear President Thomas Jefferson was extremely cogent of what he was writing when he used the term "wall of separation" in his letter to the Danbury Baptist Church in 1802 ("Twisted meaning," Thursday). The second paragraph reads: "Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between Man & his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between Church & State.
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September 10, 2016 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Staff Writer
On Saturday, members of Main Line Unitarian Church in Devon will hoist a yellow-and-black banner at South Valley Forge Road and Maplewood Avenue, in a jewel-green neighborhood of expansive homes and decorous sensibilities. Two feet by seven feet, embellished with the outline of a heart, the panel will hang eight feet off the ground - maybe high enough, maybe not. "Hopefully, nobody will be able to reach it," said the Rev. Neal Jones, who leads the 600-member church. "If they do, we'll just replace it. " The pastor knows the power, for good and ill, of the banner's message: "Black Lives Matter.
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September 9, 2016
ISSUE | CHURCH & STATE Twisted meaning It is disturbing to see a distortion of the words of President Thomas Jefferson ("County seal not the place for a cross," Tuesday). In 1801, Jefferson was asked to clarify whether government would interfere with a Connecticut church. As smart as Jefferson was, he used an unfortunate choice of words: "a wall of separation between Church and State. " He meant to mollify the church's concerns by explaining that the "wall" would prevent any government interference with their faith.
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September 9, 2016 | By Valerie Russ, Staff Writer
JUAN CRUZ was a humble, religious man who was often called upon by people in the Latino community to pray for the sick and dying. Even people who didn't know him personally heard about his kindness and prayers, and asked him to come pray for them, said a granddaughter, Carmen Harris. "He was a living saint," Harris said. "He was a living example of how a Christian life should be led, despite his own struggles. People sought him out for spiritual advice. " On Saturday, Sept.
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September 4, 2016 | By Dan DeLuca, Music Critic
The service that will take place Sunday in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art will not be the biggest such celebration the Benjamin Franklin Parkway has seen. After all, Pope Francis said Mass on the Parkway in September, and John Paul II did the same on his visit to the city in 1979. But make no mistake: Chance the Rapper will be taking the Budweiser Made in America mass audience to church Sunday. (Side question: Since Budweiser has officially changed its name to America this Olympic and election-year summer, shouldn't the concert properly be called the America Made in America Festival?
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September 2, 2016 | By Kevin Riordan, Columnist
A late-July lightning strike left the venerable pipe organ inside Riverton's Christ Church "sounding like a haunted house," Deacon Naomi Cressman recalls. Says Jeff Mack, a lifetime member of the Episcopal parish, who is its senior warden, or lay leader: "The noise was just ungodly. " Lightning strikes have occurred before at the church, a landmark that rises over Fourth and Main Streets in the Burlington County borough's leafy heart. But the July 25 bolt disabled office computers, telephones, and even a coffeemaker; knocked out part of the air-conditioning system; and ripped a limb from a black cherry tree in the churchyard.
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August 31, 2016 | By Jason Nark and Mari A. Schaefer, STAFF WRITERS
A massive fire Monday morning gutted a century-old Overbrook church that has been both a place of worship and a community center. The blaze was reported just before 9 a.m. in the basement of Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church on the 6400 block of Lansdowne Avenue. It sent flames through the roof, darkening the sky with smoke and causing major damage to the building. No injuries were reported. The granite and limestone church had housed about five congregations and served about 300 people, according to the wife of Good Shepherd's pastor.
NEWS
August 28, 2016
Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church will host a daylong event Sunday, rain or shine, with food provided from 1 to 4 p.m. At noon, Metropolitan Archbishop Stefan Soroka of the Philadelphia Archeparchy will be the main celebrant of the Divine Liturgy. A Living Rosary will be prayed at 2:30 p.m. before a jeweled 18th century copy of the Icon of Our Lady of Pochaiv. At 4 p.m., pilgrims will gather at the outdoor chapel for a candlelight procession to the church, and the Blessing of Water for the Jubilee Year of Mercy will take place at the Grotto of the Holy Cross.
NEWS
August 12, 2016
By Grazie Pozo Christie Pope Francis' recent apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia , is a rich and complex document about marriage and family - both the noble Christian ideals and the troubled and broken ways we too often experience them. Many have interpreted the exhortation's merciful tone toward Catholics who are in "irregular" situations as a seismic shift in Church teaching about sexuality and marriage (toward a "modern" sexually liberal outlook). They have been brought back to reality by Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia, who has published pastoral guidelines on Amoris for the priests of his parish.
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