About 15,000 guests attended the mass wedding reception in Jakarta. The couples were from low-income backgrounds and received free marriage certificates.
The center has filed a preliminary plan with the city to include a two-story school complex; a four-story, 27-apartment complex; a gymnasium; and a kitchen.
A search warrant indicates that police found images of a child on a computer at the residence of a priest facing charges of three counts of possessing child pornography.
The former monk is a central figure in a sexual abuse lawsuit. He said he has sexual contact with multiple choir members, of which two were between 16 and 18 years old.
The diocese transferred responsibilities regarding sex abuse allegations to a new individual, but some say this won't change how the diocese investigates sex crimes.
The fundraiser will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Olivet Christian Church will hold its 54th annual chicken and mutton barbecue Saturday. About 2,000 people are expected to attend.
The Tuesday evening service held to observe the start of the one-day festival had 22 attendees, but the low number was no surprise to Rabbi Yossi Feintuch. Although the Jewish community in Columbia is small, a sense of community is important.
In times of adversity, God will never give us more than we can bear.
After opening in 2003, Columbia Hope Episcopal Church is closing its doors due to low attendance and funding. The church will hold its last service June 26.
Cooking with cicadas is one way to accept the singing insects' arrival.
The Latter House Kingdom Ministries held a "Rock the Park" National Day of Prayer celebration for youth in Cosmo Park. Meanwhile, the week-long Pray Without Ceasing event run by MU students ended Thursday.
By working with a Spanish-speaking congregation, the Haleys say they are doing international mission work in the heart of the United States.
A House committee heard testimony Wednesday on a measure that would prevent courts from considering international and Sharia law.
Ash Wednesday, which was March 9 this year, marks the start of the liturgical season of Lent, a time of solemn preparation for Easter. Church-goers in Columbia observed the start of the season at services Wednesday.
Best-selling Christian author Kathleen Norris visited Broadway Christian Church the weekend before Lent to share her reflections and participate in discussions. Norris talked plainly about caring for her husband before his death and struggles with spiritual indifference.
The world is marred by social, political and economic inequality, but we should stand to make a difference and fight for everyone's rights.
A new app makes it easier for Roman Catholics to keep track of their sins and complete an examination of conscious before they receive the sacrament of reconciliation.
The church, which has an unusually well-preserved mosaic floor with images of lions, foxes, fish and peacocks, will be visible only for another week before archaeologists cover it again with soil for its own protection.
Laptops and e-books will be included in the new high school's curriculum.