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St. Rose of Lima holds annual Oxfam banquet

November 21, 2014 The eighth grade class of St. Rose of Lima School held its annual hunger banquet Thursday. more »»

Small synod, big hearts

November 21, 2014 As the new leader of the Allegheny Synod, Bishop Michael L. more »»

Thoughts on Francis

November 14, 2014 Pope Francis is a well-liked and well-received leader of the Catholic church, even among people of other religions. more »»

Seeking right kind of desires can bring a life of satisfaction

November 14, 2014 An old Quaker farmer placed a sign on his land that read, “This farm will be given to anyone who is truly satisfied.” A wealthy merchant came riding along and saw the sign. more »»

Traveler happy to end her time on road

November 14, 2014 I think Dorothy Gale said it best: There’s no place like home. We just re­turned from a weeklong trip to Louisiana to see our new granddaughter, Autumn Skye, who was born Sept. 29. more »»

Spiritual Notes for Nov. 14, 2014

November 14, 2014 Altoona Aglow International will host Pastor Joe Kelly of Altoona Full Gospel Church at its meeting to be held with lunch at noon and the program at 12:45 p.m. Mon­day at the Gourmet Buffet. S. more »»

Spreading the season’s joy

November 7, 2014 By Linda T. Gracey HOLLIDAYSBURG — Christ­mas starts early at Grace Bible Church. more »»

Sam Rohrer to speak at conference

November 7, 2014 Sam Rohrer, president of the American Pastors Network, will be the guest speaker for the the Cen­tral Pennsylvania Bible Con­ferenc. more »»

Drama to tell story of nun who spoke of Divine Mercy

November 7, 2014 By Linda T. Gracey lgracey@altoonamirro. more »»

Horrific situations occur in the best of churches

October 31, 2014 I would like to start this column with a qualifier of sorts: I’m not a big fan of Halloween. more »»

Spiritual notes for Oct. 31, 2014

October 31, 2014 Simpson-Temple United Parish, 2212 Sixth Ave., will hold a holiday bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. It will include craft and bake sales and a “Kidz Korner. more »»

Theology on Tap sessions designed for young adults

October 31, 2014 In honor of Pope Francis, the Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown is sponsoring a Theology on Tap series focusing on the Holy Father. more »»

Friend did work of God outside walls of church

October 31, 2014 Lately, I’ve been thinking about my friend, Charles, and missing him. more »»

Churches to offer treats in spirit of fun

October 24, 2014 Parents who are looking for a safe place for their kids to enjoy Halloween can take them to trunk or treat or costume events held in neighborhoods throughout Altoona. more »»

Paths of life revival theme at Woodbury

October 24, 2014 Pastor Keith Showalter will challenge those attending a revival at Woodbury Church of the Brethren, 4359 Woodbury Pike, by asking: “Which Path Are You On?” He will use Matthew 7:13-27 to show how ... more »»

Surgical ordeal causes pain but brings healing

October 24, 2014 Sometimes you have to hurt before you can heal. I’ve been vividly aware of this concept for the last couple of weeks. It all began when I was diagnosed as having a kidney stone back in June. more »»

Spiritual notes for Oct. 24, 2014

October 24, 2014 Hollidaysburg Church of the Brethren, 1028 Penn St., Hollidaysburg, will hold an arts and crafts show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 1. It will feature works by many local artisans, baked goods and food. more »»

Repair costs can be burden

October 17, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Old churches across Western Pennsylvania are dealing with soaring maintenance costs, but declining membership in many of the churches often limits the work they can afford to do. more »»

Experts work on preservation

October 17, 2014 JERUSALEM — With survivors dying in growing numbers and their live testimonies soon to be a thing of the past, Holocaust commemoration efforts are increasingly focused around preserving the... more »»

Pope faces hopes, risks at family conference

October 17, 2014 VATICAN CITY — From his stylish living room overlooking St. more »»

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