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No beast of burden

March 22, 2013 When she was about 4 years old, Elizabeth “Eli” Hess told her pastor that all pastors should have a donkey to celebrate Easter and Christmas. more »»

Jews honor traditions, make new ones for Passover

March 22, 2013 Passover is a time to appreciate the importance of freedom as well as celebrate the holiday with family. It is also a time to honor traditions, embracing old ones and perhaps establishing new ones. more »»

Winning life's battles

March 15, 2013 Everyday life can be a battle. Just ask Sheri Rose Shepherd. She was told by an English teacher during her teen years that she was born to lose. more »»

'Last Supper to be dramatized

March 15, 2013 When Jesus told his disciples that one of them would betray him, Scrip­ture says they began to question among themselves who might be the one. That period in history will be brought to life at 8 p.. more »»

Tebow’s mom to talk about his tough start

March 8, 2013 If it were not for the decision by a young missionary, there might not be such a thing as Tebowing. more »»

Alliance goes wild

March 1, 2013 Altoona Alliance Church is game for another wild night. more »»

Catholics bid farewell to spiritual director

March 1, 2013 When Father Sylvan Rouse was a young priest, people would want to talk about what was troubling them when they came to make their confessions to him, so he would tell them to stop by his house later... more »»

Spiritual directors guide clergy and laity

March 1, 2013 Not all Catholics may be familiar with the idea of a spiritual director, but according to Bishop Emeritus Joseph Adamec, several Catholics, including members of the clergy and the laity, use them on... more »»

Music for meditation

February 15, 2013 Lent is a time of introspection as Christians prepare for Easter. more »»

Joyful in Jamaica

February 8, 2013 Cathy Keefe and her daughter, Ashley Keefe, don’t mind getting a little dirty and sweaty when they visit Jamaica. It is all part of the package. more »»

Celebrating faith

February 1, 2013 For the average Catholic, the Year of Faith may not mean much beyond some references from the priest in the pulpit and inserts in the weekly bulletins. more »»

Pilgrimages to Rome, Washington planned

February 1, 2013 Pilgrimages are an ancient tradition for Christians, and Catholics in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown Diocese have two opportunities to honor those old ways in this Year of Faith. more »»

Singing once more

January 18, 2013 Kristina Cornell was enjoying her career as a country singer when she learned about a situation that would turn her world upside down. more »»

Local woman contributes stories for devotional

January 18, 2013 Lois Wolf of Hollidaysburg has contributed to a different kind of devotional — one that talks about the emotions and experiences of prison lif. more »»

Destined for ministry

January 11, 2013 The Rev. Dr. Kathleen Kind’s call on her life surfaced in an unusual way. more »»

Defying doomsday

December 14, 2012 While most people are busy preparing for the holidays, others are worried that there might not be a holiday to celebrate. The winter solstice on Dec. 21, 2012, occurs four days before Christmas. more »»

Bishop invites others to open door to Jesus in Christmas message

December 14, 2012 In his Christmas message, Bishop Mark L. more »»

Celebrating a miracle

December 7, 2012 Jewish families in Altoona and around the world will light a candle to begin Hanukkah at sunset Saturda. more »»

Putting down roots

November 16, 2012 Sovereign Grace Church of Central Pennsylvania finally has a place to call home. more »»

Altoona native’s book depicts story of Judean queen

November 16, 2012 A woman ruled Judea more than 2,000 years ago whose influence affects three major religions today. Yet, little is known about her. Altoona native Judy Petsonk hopes to change that. more »»

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