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Army chaplain, Wichita native beats cancer, runs in marathon

FORT JACKSON, S.C. — While deployed in Iraq in 2007, Army Chaplain Jeremiah Catlin, a Wichita native, discovered a lump growing on his chest. Evacuated to a military hospital, the 32-year-old was told he had Stage 4 melanoma cancer and that he should spend a last Christmas with his family since he had less than a year to live.

Clergywoman tells of her reluctant conversion of faith

“Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint” by Nadia Bolz-Weber (Jericho Books, 204 pages, $22)

A rabbi whose good friend became the pope

It was September, not an easy time for a religious Jew to be traveling. The Jewish month of Tishrei was ending with its marathon of holy days. Kosher wine would be needed. There were Sabbath blessings to recite. Fortunately, Rabbi Abraham Skorka had a friend with the run of a hotel who arranged for kosher meals and said “amen” to the rabbi’s prayers.

Religion calendar (Nov. 30)

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Religion calendar (Nov. 16, 2013)

Check out a few upcoming events submitted to GO! Events, The Eagle’s online searchable calendar. Submit your event at events.kansas.com/listings for possible inclusion in this calendar. Please select the category, “religion” and include the cost and a phone number people may call for more information.

Religion calendar (Nov. 9)

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Baby boomers are flocking to church ministry

MINNEAPOLIS – MaryAnne Korsch is still in her first month of classes at United Theological Seminary, but she hardly could be described as a tenderfoot. The retired school principal intends to become a chaplain at a hospital or hospice.

Alabama synagogue revitalized by $1 million recruitment plan

DOTHAN, Ala. – Five years ago, a Jewish businessman who was worried that his synagogue was dying put up $1 million to fund a program to recruit fellow Jews to move to a corner of the Deep South best known for peanuts.

Religion calendar (Oct. 19)

Check out a few upcoming events submitted to GO! Events, our online searchable calendar. Submit your event at events.kansas.com/listings for possible inclusion in this calendar. Select the category “religion.”

Vatican considers California mystic for sainthood

SAN JOSE, Calif. – An uncommonly devout homemaker who spent the end of her life quietly in the Santa Cruz Mountains community of Boulder Creek, Cora Evans was content not to be the center of attention.

Religion calendar (Oct. 12)

Check out a few upcoming events submitted to GO! Events, The Eagle’s online searchable calendar. Submit your event at events.kansas.com/listings and click on “create our event” at the top of the page. Select “religion” under categories.

Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke starts his crusade to save America in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. – Reinhard Bonnke might be the most famous evangelist you have never heard of.

Religion calendar (Sept. 28)

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Differing on pope’s message: Some cheer openness, others stress doctrine

HACKENSACK, N.J. – Mary Jean Sawey and Lucia Tirone are both devout Roman Catholics, but they don’t see eye to eye on Pope Francis.

Religion calendar (Sept. 21)

Check out a few upcoming events submitted to The Eagle’s online searchable calendar. Submit your event at events.kansas.com for possible inclusion in this calendar. Please use the keyword “religion.”

Messages in tongues decreases among Pentecostals

At Three Crosses Church, pastor Ken Walters urges his parishioners to join him in song and scripture. The charismatic 58-year-old extends his arms skyward and belts out melodies praising God.

Wichita’s Annoor Islamic School stresses education, values

As immigrants from the Middle East arrived in Detroit after the first Gulf War, Mahmoud Al-Hihi had a simple but important message for those trying to acclimate to their new country: “You have to be integrated,” he told them. “And education is the best means for you to get integrated.”

Voices of Faith: Why build a temple or a charity?

Rabbi Avi Weinstein, Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy, Overland Park, Kan.:

25 years in making, Hindu encyclopedia is complete

COLUMBIA, S.C. – A comprehensive encyclopedia of one of the world’s major religions was unveiled earlier this week in South Carolina. The 11-volume work covers Hindu spiritual beliefs, practices and philosophy, and is the culmination of a 25-year academic effort.

Rosh Hashana comes early with fresh possibilities

Rosh Hashana typically is a solidly autumnal holiday, falling sometimes as late as October. But this year, the Jewish New Year comes early – at sunset Wednesday, a time when summer’s bounty is still fresh for much of the country.

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