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St. Paul Park church helps battle inner demons

St. Paul Park church helps battle inner demons

ST. PAUL PARK, Minn. – When the church service ended, prayers burst out everywhere.

November 29, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

From the editor: God bless America

God Bless America.

May 18, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

E.J. Dionne Jr.: Supreme court misses chance on religious freedom

WASHINGTON — To understand why religious freedom matters, put yourself in the position of someone who is part of a minority faith tradition in a town or nation that overwhelmingly adheres to a different creed. Then judge public practices by how they would affect the hypothetical you.

May 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Why do we need National Day of Prayer?

Congress has proclaimed that the first Thursday in May — May 1, this year — is set aside as a National Day of Prayer. There will be a National Prayer Breakfast and similar state celebrations conspicuously attended by elected officials, politicians and sectarian persons.

April 28, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Chaplain John Jamison holds hands with Christine Odom

Chaplain John Jamison holds hands with Christine Odom

Chaplain John Jamison holds hands with St. Vincent Healthcare patient Christine Odom during a visit to her room. Chaplains usually end their visits by praying with patients.

January 12, 2014 4:30 amLoading…
Sister Catrina Bones prays

Sister Catrina Bones prays

Sister Catrina Bones prays before meeting with the Native American Steering Council. Sister Catrina is the administrative liaison for the group that was created to enhance the patient care experience for American Indian patients and their families while receiving services at St. Vincent.

January 12, 2014 4:30 amLoading…
A woman lights Advent candles before a prayer circle

A woman lights Advent candles before a prayer circle

A woman lights Advent candles before a prayer circle for employees at St. Vincent Healthcare. The Spiritual Care team held weekly prayer circles during the Advent season.

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Chaplain John Jamison prays with Christine Odom

Chaplain John Jamison prays with Christine Odom

Chaplain John Jamison prays with St. Vincent Healthcare patient Christine Odom while visiting her room.

January 12, 2014 4:30 amLoading…
The Spiritual Care team leads an Advent prayer circle

The Spiritual Care team leads an Advent prayer circle

The Spiritual Care team leads an Advent prayer circle for employees at the Yellowstone Medical Center.

January 12, 2014 4:30 amLoading…
Chaplain Bret Miller holds a candle while leading a prayer circle

Chaplain Bret Miller holds a candle while leading a prayer circle

Chaplain Bret Miller holds a candle while leading a prayer circle on Christmas Eve at St. Vincent Healthcare.

January 12, 2014 4:30 amLoading…

Amid ACLU concern, Jackson stands by rodeo prayer

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Concerns raised by the American Civil Liberties Union aren't budging Jackson officials to do away with a public prayer said over a loudspeaker before the town's summertime rodeo.

January 08, 2013 5:05 pmLoading…
Muslims begin hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia

Muslims begin hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia

MOUNT ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia — Hours before sunrise Thursday, thousands of Muslims from around the world stood in the dark on a rocky desert hill, preparing for prayers on the first day of the annual hajj pilgrimage, a central pillar of their faith.

October 27, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
 Mideast Israel Palestinians Easter

Mideast Israel Palestinians Easter

A Christian pilgrim prays inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, traditionally believed to be the burial site of Jesus Christ, in Jerusalem’s Old City, during the Easter Holy Week.

April 07, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Prayer in solitude is good for the soul

Prayer in solitude is good for the soul

One of God’s beautiful gifts is the gift of prayer.

February 18, 2012 12:15 amLoading…

Faith digest: N.C. board seek appeal in prayer ruling

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that barred it from starting meetings with prayer that praised a specific deity.

August 13, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Churches lead opposition to immigration law

Churches lead opposition to immigration law

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — For some believers and church leaders, opposing Alabama’s toughest-in-the-nation law against illegal immigration is a chance for Bible Belt redemption.

July 16, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Sometimes God answers prayers in unexpected ways

Sometimes God answers prayers in unexpected ways

Prayer. Countless numbers of people have at one time or another offered up a prayer to God.

April 30, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Teen devises prayer app for use on popular iPhone

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - For eons, people have reached out to the Almighty with prayers and supplications. Soon they might be able to use their iPhones.

July 25, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Lunchtime prayer can raise issues

At our staff lunches, before the food is served, my manager always asks someone to say a blessing on behalf of the entire department. Because I feel that my religion is a personal matter, this makes me quite uncomfortable.

July 27, 2008 11:00 pmLoading…

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