<![CDATA[Religion & Faith News | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/ en-us Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:12:04 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:12:04 CST Faith 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Twitter tracker gives up the top choices for Lent this year http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article59587676.html#storylink=rss Social networking and chocolate top the early list of things people are giving up for Lent in 2016

Everyone from the pope to PETA is offering advice on how best to observe the season

The perennial abstentions that never go away: booze and sugar

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The meaning of Ash Wednesday http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article59671701.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 19:02:33 CST http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article59671701.html With only 29 students, Catholic school in Montrose, Mo., hangs on http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article59040003.html#storylink=rss Times are tough for St. Mary School, but the rural community wants it to stay open

Father Tom Hermes, who has a reputation for keeping troubled schools open, has ideas

The Bright Futures Fund, designed to help inner-city schools in Kansas City, is helping, too

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Pope's sex abuse panel tells abuse survivor to take a leave http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article58839518.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 06 Feb 2016 12:37:03 CST By NICOLE WINFIELD ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article58839518.html Barack Obama: Religious diversity keeps us strong http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article58927988.html#storylink=rss “Generations of Muslim Americans have helped build our country”

“They’re the teachers who inspire our kids, and the nurses and doctors whom we trust with our health”

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Pope to meet with Russian Orthodox leader http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article58520923.html#storylink=rss It’s the first-ever meeting between leaders of Catholic, Russian Orthodox Church

Talk will take place in Cuba as Pope Francis travels to Mexico

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Voices of Faith: Should I study the sacred texts of faiths other than my own? http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article58523373.html#storylink=rss Because we live in a world where we are exposed to other religions, we should know about them

Being familiar with the basics fosters an environment of understanding and mutual respect

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Faith Walk: Back to the tabernacle? http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article58508683.html#storylink=rss Each generation has its own ideas of what a church should look and feel like

How did we end up with so many beige barns, awkward education wings and stuck-on steeples?

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Panthers or Broncos? God does not care, most Americans say http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article58523528.html#storylink=rss About 85 percent of survey respondents say God doesn’t take sides

Some 11 percent say the Lord will determine which team triumphs

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AME Church founder honored with postage stamp http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article58519748.html#storylink=rss Richard Allen, the first bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, has been honored with a U.S. postage stamp

The stamp commemorates his leadership of the historically black denomination founded 200 years ago

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Old KC soup kitchen now serves restaurant-style http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article58749408.html#storylink=rss Episcopal Community Services changes experience at downtown area facility

The plan includes healthier cuisine

Other changes are also in the works

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Obama visits US mosque, says impression of Muslims distorted http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article58211298.html#storylink=rss Says those who demonize all Muslims for the acts of a few are playing into extremists’ hands

Muslim community has warned of escalating vitriol against them

Obama has visited mosques overseas but this was his first visit to a US mosque

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Alleged phony priest arrested for pope-trip swindle http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article58098363.html#storylink=rss Erwin Mena allegedly posed as a priest at St. Ignatius of Loyola parish in Los Angeles

He sold tickets to a pilgrimage to visit New York and see the pope during his Philadelphia visit

Mena apparently had been posing as a priest since the mid-1990s, appearing at parishes or prayer groups

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Court stands by decision overturning conviction of Catholic Church official in abuse case http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article59593716.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 02:00:00 CST By JEREMY ROEBUCK ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article59593716.html Voices of Faith: Should I study the sacred texts of faiths other than my own? http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article59517897.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 02:00:00 CST The Kansas City Star]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article59517897.html Former murder capital of Mexico presents sunnier image for pope http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article59517722.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 02:00:00 CST By MOLLY HENNESSY-FISKE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article59517722.html Chicago area's Muslim youth fight stereotypes, suspicion http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article59273628.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 02:00:00 CST By MANYA BRACHEAR PASHMAN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article59273628.html Photo gallery: St. Mary School in Montrose, Mo. http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article59048948.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 07 Feb 2016 19:19:52 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article59048948.html Effort continues to increase enrollment at St. Mary School in Montrose Mo. http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article59020698.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 07 Feb 2016 16:52:18 CST http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article59020698.html Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox leader to hold historic meeting in Cuba http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article58778098.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 02:00:00 CST By MIMI WHITEFIELD ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article58778098.html Voices of Faith: Why was slavery OK in biblical times, or was it? http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article58109283.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 02:00:00 CST The Kansas City Star]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article58109283.html Israeli Cabinet approves liberal Jewish prayer at holy site http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article57577968.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 31 Jan 2016 23:31:00 CST By DANIEL ESTRIN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article57577968.html Obama to visit Maryland mosque Wednesday http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article57487793.html#storylink=rss It will be Obama’s first visit to an American mosque as president

Several attacks on Muslims have occurred since terrorist attacks in Paris, San Bernardino, Calif.

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God can be found even in a church with mud crosses http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article57572838.html#storylink=rss The Muslim country of Mali has a surprising number of Christians

They worship in homes, in a few large churches and in simple buildings like the one that we had stumbled upon

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St. Olaf Choir will perform at Kauffman Center on Monday http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article57127728.html#storylink=rss Choir will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Helzberg Hall

Program includes works featuring the grand pipe organ

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Voices of Faith: Why was slavery OK in biblical times, or was it? http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article57254633.html#storylink=rss Pastor Scott Gordon and Rabbi Mark Levin respond

“Slavery” in the Bible sometimes meant something different from what it is today

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Sundance hit is about black preacher who led a slave revolt http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article57250543.html#storylink=rss Movie focuses in part on how Nat Turner reconciles his faith with the violence he must do to free himself and others

Fox Searchlight Pictures purchased the movie for $17.5 million, a record for the festival

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Nassal to lead Holy Week retreat http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article57126233.html#storylink=rss “At the Crossroads: Reflections at the Intersection of Death and Life” is the theme

The Rev. Joe Nassal is provincial director of the Kansas City Province of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood

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Remembering Eugene Borowitz, a giant among theologians http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article57140143.html#storylink=rss Eugene Borowitz was known as the dean of American philosophers

Early on, he was also a congregational rabbi and a U.S. Navy chaplain during the Korean War

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Pope Francis: World’s powerful risk hell by ignoring the poor http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article57106043.html#storylink=rss Pontiff has made caring for the less fortunate and denouncing social injustice a hallmark

He has called the “unfettered pursuit of money” the “dung of the devil”

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