CHICAGO-As millions of Orthodox Christians around the world prepare to celebrate Easter this Sunday and the miracle of Jesus Christ's resurrection, thousands across the Chicago area are flocking to a southwest suburban parish to see what they believe to be a different miracle.
As the Middle East seethes in turmoil and violence, a new study shows that the Muslim world is sharply divided over the fundamental relationship between the laws of government and the religious teachings of the Quran.
Noe Trinidad Chavez sat at a small card table gutting zucchinis with a metal corer knife, preparing them to be stuffed with meat and cooked into platillo a la jardinera, a traditional meal eaten by Sephardic Jews.
After listening to hours of testimony and legal jousting, a Blair County District Judge on Wednesday ordered three Franciscan priests to stand trial on charges of conspiracy and endangering the welfare of children for their oversight of a sexually abusive friar.
When you're 28 years old, in your third year of marriage and your first as a singles minister at a church with a membership larger than your Mississippi hometown's population; when you and your wife are helping raise a 13-year-old boy; when you hike and play basketball and are so energetic your nickname is Tigger, you're not supposed to be battling a brain tumor.
A cultural and spiritual program meant to lower recidivism rates at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation by partnering successfully reintegrated ex-convicts with recently released offenders kicked off Friday on the community that straddles the North Dakota and South Dakota border.
The Rev. Holly Mckissick, pastor, Peace Christian Church UCC: In our blended family, we have four kids ages 18-21 - years when freedom expands and limits are increasingly the kids' to navigate. It's not easy. Sociologists keep increasing the age for attaining adulthood, but the journey is lifelong.
Amid the rivalry, the unsteady 206-year-old structure, held together by a 69-year-old iron cage that honors the keystone of Christianity, the tomb from which Christians believe Jesus was resurrected, is an uncomfortable, often embarrassing symbol of Christian divisions. But in recent weeks, scaffolding has gone up a few feet from the shrine in the gloomy shadows of the Arches of the Virgin, the first step in a rare agreement by the various Christian communities to save the dilapidated shrine.
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Mario Cordero, of Bluffton, has portrayed Jesus in The Stations of The Cross put on by St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church for the past four years. We caught up with him after this year's performance to ask what it means for him to play Jesus.