June 8, 2016
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Your imagination will stretch into visual and musical directions. You'll explain the world in artistic, interesting and colorful ways - even the mundane parts. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Write down the goal that is in your heart. It's better if your destination is committed in this way. Without a set destination and estimated time of arrival, there is no flight plan. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Maybe there are no stupid questions, but there are smart ones. Ask the question that wants to be asked and the answer will ring out like church bells.
May 28, 2016 |
LONGPORT, N.J. - 11:36 a.m. Outside the Church of the Redeemer. The Fiat is parked on 20th Street, near Atlantic, and Tom Subranni exits. The church itself and all of its unusual stained glass windows have been recreated and rebuilt, a nearly exact replica of the 105-year-old original that was destroyed in the fiery lightning and windstorm of June 2012 known as the derecho. Flames lapped out of the historic rose windows, a heartbreak. Firefighters salvaged the cross, bent by heat.
February 20, 2016 |
Carrie Underwood won the fourth season of American Idol back in 2005, but five superperforming LPs, a pile of Grammys, and numerous unforgettable singles later, you could argue that the 32-year-old sweetheart from Oklahoma is bigger than the show that gave her her start (as well as most of the other winners). She's the crossover country artist that could - à la Shania Twain, Taylor Swift, and Faith Hill. Last fall's Storyteller is just as charming as the rest of her discography - folksy, twangy, and hewing to some classic country tropes: trucks, jealousy, gossip, and revenge.
November 15, 2014 |
AS A boy growing up in Virginia, Lee Mason had a vision: He saw himself ringing the bells atop the Baptist Church that he attended. Lee got to ring the bells, all right, then went on to ring many bells throughout a long life as a Baptist preacher in Philadelphia. He was also a longtime warrior in the civil-rights movement in the days of the 1960s when to march in certain communities of the South was to risk life and limb. Lee Mason Jr., who marched arm-in-arm with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Jesse Jackson and other legendary civil-rights leaders, a preacher whose lusty baritone could belt out a gospel song to stir the heart, an Army veteran and devoted family man, died Saturday of prostate cancer.
March 9, 2013 |
Daylight Saving Time may be hazardous to your health. We're not kidding. When you're resetting your clocks this Sunday you may want to keep this in mind. According to a study published in 2009 , the number of workplace injuries goes up the Monday after time springs forward. Behavioral scientists Christopher M. Barnes and David Wagner, who conducted the study, call the effects of DST a "clear and present danger. " They analyzed reports of injuries of mine workers over 23 years.
May 24, 2012 |
Wednesday will be a homecoming for Bishop Richard Franklin Norris as he steps, surely to applause, to the podium of Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church. As pastor in the 1980s of this historic congregation — the "mother" church of the five million-member denomination founded here 218 years ago — Norris restored the landmark building and transformed a haphazard collection of memorabilia into an important African American museum and tourist destination. "I think that may be my proudest accomplishment," he said in an interview.
March 24, 2012 |
SILAO, Mexico - Pope Benedict XVI began a pilgrimage to the New World on Friday, calling on Mexicans to conquer an "idolatry of money" that feeds drug violence and urging Cuba to leave behind a Marxism that "no longer responds to reality. " Mexican President Felipe Calderon and first lady Margarita Zavala greeted the pope and escorted him along a red carpet amid a clanging of church bells and cheers from a crowd waving Vatican flags. A swelling throng gathered to cheer him along his path from the airport on his first visit to Spanish-speaking Latin America.
March 17, 2012
Belgium mourns crash victims BRUSSELS - Belgium held a national day of mourning Friday for the 28 victims of a school bus crash in Switzerland, ringing church bells and stopping trains and factories to show solidarity with heartbroken parents. Swiss authorities, meanwhile, investigated whether the design of the tunnel the bus crashed in contributed to the disaster. At 11 a.m., the nation held a minute of silence to mark Tuesday's crash, which killed 22 children returning from "snow classes" in the Alps.
February 17, 2012 |
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput granted at least five of the 21 Catholic elementary schools' appeals to remain open, according to early word leaking out Thursday. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia was not expected to make an official announcement about the appeals until Friday morning. (Inquirer education writer Kristen Graham will live-tweet the announcement .) Archdiocesan spokeswoman Donna Farrell said Chaput had canceled a trip to Rome this weekend because of the appeals process.
October 17, 2010
This is not the column I really want to write. The column I want to write will be written with church bells pealing and the lead will be an announcement that cancer is over, the cure has been found and henceforth, no more mothers, brothers, sisters, and sons will be stolen by that killer. That column will be a celebration. This column will be a report to my investors, written not with church bells pealing, but with feet up, callused, blistered, and tender to the touch. As some of you know, I recently walked in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day For The Cure, a 60-mile hike to raise money against breast cancer.