Religion

  • Meet the Pastor

    The Rev. Ramelle McCall, 33, 2 1/2 years Church of St Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church,       2013 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD Hometown: Baltimore Education: Bachelor of Science, Stevenson University 2003                     Master of Divinity, Wake Forest University 2006       […]

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  • In a Rush? #AshesToGo for Lent May be the Answer

    The season of Lent is often a conundrum for people who haven’t grown up in the tradition. It is the 40-day period of preparation preceding Easter, a time of fasting and sacrifice to help believers participate in the suffering of Jesus as he approached crucifixion and ultimately his ...

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  • Pope Picks 15 New Cardinals to Reflect Diversity

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis named 15 new cardinals Sunday, selecting them from 14 nations, including far-flung corners of the world such as Tonga, New Zealand, Cape Verde and Myanmar, to reflect the diversity of the church and its growth in places like Asia and Africa. Other cardinals hail ...

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  • Faithful Flock to Bethlehem for Christmas

    BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — Several thousand Christian pilgrims on Wednesday flocked to the biblical town of Bethlehem for Christmas Eve celebrations at the traditional birthplace of Jesus, lifting spirits after a year of conflict and failed peace efforts. The central Manger Square was decked ...

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  • It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas Crowds at the mall sprawl with a message to all That chalk lines aren’t color blind At least not in my Bethlehem. Little boys have a right to be born in mangers But dangers walk the beat with sticks And uniforms establish norms that make mothers mourn ...

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  • Black Churches Pray in Protest of Police Slayings

    NEW YORK (AP) — Congregants in African-American churches across the country wore black to Sunday services and prayed over the men in attendance in a symbolic stand against fatal police shootings of unarmed Black men. Bishop T.D. Jakes told worshippers at The Potter’s House Church in ...

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  • Rev. Charles Booth Marks 50 years in ministry

    His towering stance commands attention, as does his booming voice. But when he begins to share the word, all attention is immediately drawn to the story he tells and the adept way he’s been telling it since the age of 17 when he preached his initial sermon. “I preached my first sermon on Oct. ...

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