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Morman church gives $20M to help send vaccines globally

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Friday it has donated $20 million to help a program aimed at distributing coronavirus vaccines to poor countries around the world. The donation from the humanitarian arm of the Utah-based faith is going to ...

Religion Briefs

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Southern Baptists oust churches over LGBTQ inclusion

The Southern Baptist Convention’s executive committee voted Tuesday to oust four of its churches, two over policies deemed to be too inclusive of LGBTQ people and two more for employing pastors convicted of sex offenses. The actions were announced at a meeting marked by warnings from two ...

Dust to dust, ashes to ashes

“Dust to dust and ashes to ashes….” Ash Wednesday and Lent reminds us of our mortality. For 40 days leading to Easter, we assess our lives because that’s how long Jesus was tempted in the wilderness. During this time, we ask ourselves what is most important in our lives. That’s what ...

To everything there is a season, Ecclesiates 3:1

Several weeks ago, we looked at the topic of change, and how it is inevitable. When change does occur, there are several different results; some are good and some are bad. Nothing good comes, but what some bad comes with it. Nothing bad comes, but what some good comes with it. I can’t ...

Anti-vax at the Vatican? You might lose your job

ROME (AP) — The Vatican is taking Pope Francis’ pro-vaccine stance very seriously: Any Vatican employee who refuses to get a coronavirus shot without a valid medical reason risks being fired. A Feb. 8 decree signed by the governor of the Vatican city-state says that employees who opt out ...

Buddhist temple food pantry a lifeline for Nepalese students

The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Inside the temple in the New York City borough of Queens, monks clad in maroon robes chanted and lit incense and candles at an altar before a golden statue of Buddha. Earlier, on the sidewalk outside, people with face masks, shopping baskets and ...

Religion Briefs

Editor’s note: To submit a nonprofit announcement to The Sentinel’s Religion section, contact Erin Thompson at (717) 248-6741 or by email at ethompson@lewistownsentinel.com. Items also may be faxed to (717) 248-3481 or sent to The Sentinel, 352 Sixth Street, Lewistown, PA 17044. Items ...

Pope Francis presides over a pandemic-aware Ash Wednesday

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis presided over a pandemic-aware Ash Wednesday service, with reduced participation of the faithful and a revised rite to reduce the chance of infection as the virus and its variants continue to spread through Italy. The Vatican’s liturgy office last month issued new ...

Give us strength to love Your way

Good morning, faithful friends! This week, we are concentrating on love. While the world around us may be enamored by this superficial kind of love that is celebrated over Valentine’s Day, I pray we will go much deeper. This morning, we take a look at the love of God, but before we do, just ...