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  • Food pantry receives grant Jul 7, 2014 7:01 PM
    St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry has received a $5,700 grant that was used to purchase a three-door cooler and three two-door freezers, parish officials said in a news release.

     
  • Defibrillator training at Congregation BAY Shul Jul 6, 2014 4:42 PM
    Prepare for a heart-related emergency: learn “hands on” how to administer CPR and how to use a defibrillator. Join your neighbors and friends from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 13, at BAY Shul, 314 McHenry Road, Buffalo Grove.

     
  • Where the Wheaton College ruling could lead Jul 5, 2014 8:01 AM
    Legal experts say the temporary Supreme Court decision involving Wheaton College is likely to embolden religious groups and lead to a new wave of lawsuits about contraception coverage.

     
  • Kingswood UMC service gives thanks for first responders Jul 4, 2014 4:49 PM
    Kingswood UMC Church in Buffalo Grove offers “A Time To Give Thanks for First Responders” on Sunday, July 13, with a special prayer and blessing for first responders at both the 9 and 10:30 a.m. worship services.

     
  • Women on Supreme Court blast Wheaton College ruling Jul 4, 2014 9:17 AM
    A divided Supreme Court allowed Wheaton College, which objects to paying for contraceptives in its health plan, to avoid filling out a government document, at least for now, that the college says would violate its religious beliefs. “On the eve of Independence Day, we are grateful to God that the Supreme Court has made a wise decision in protecting our religious liberty,” Wheaton College President Philip Ryken said.

     
  • Don’t act on impulse when emotionally drained Jul 2, 2014 9:48 AM
    When emotionally challenged, we’re more apt to submit to devil’s temptations. Annettee Budzban says remember to "HALT."

     
  • Local clergy hand out condoms at Aurora Hobby Lobby store Jul 3, 2014 8:16 AM
    A group of local clergy and representatives from Planned Parenthood handed out condoms Wednesday at a Hobby Lobby store in Aurora in response to this week's Supreme Court ruling that the company is exempt from a federal birth control mandate due to religious beliefs. “You can make the religious freedom argument, you can make the argument about contraception, but ultimately, for me, this is about power," said Rev. Mark Winters of the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Naperville. “Jesus had a lot of issue with powerful people using power over the powerless.”

     
  • U.S. Supreme Court grants Wheaton College relief from contraceptive mandate Jul 1, 2014 12:18 PM
    On the same day it ruled Hobby Lobby could hold religious views under federal law, the U.S. Supreme Court granted Wheaton College temporary relief from a mandate to provide contraceptives to female employees, according to a news release from The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. The court’s decision to enter a temporary injunction with the college came Monday night, just hours before the college’s insurance plan went into effect.

     
  • Private schools to continue active shooter training after new legislation Jun 30, 2014 8:49 PM
    Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation which requires the state’s 1,800 private schools to conduct annual drills to prepare for potential school shootings. Several private school administrators in the suburbs said, however, that the legislation will only reinforce what they are already doing. “We have been, for several years on an annual basis, going through lockdown drills,” said the Rev. Corey Brost, the president of St. Viator High School in Arlington Heights.

     
  • Interfaith group hosts Buffalo Grove walk to feed the hungry Jun 30, 2014 5:06 PM
    Summer can be a tough time for local food pantries, as supplies garnered during year-end holiday drives start to run low. On Sunday, a group of suburban churches and synagogues did something about that.

     
  • Muslim holy month begins Saturday Jun 27, 2014 6:16 PM
    For Muslims around the Chicago area and the world, Ramadan begins at sunup Saturday morning — the holy month when goodwill, generosity and compassion are emphasized.

     
  • Pope Francis again cancels event, citing ailment Jun 27, 2014 11:21 AM
    Pope Francis canceled a planned visit to one of Rome’s main hospitals Friday, the third time this month the 77-year-old has skipped or scaled back an event due to illness or fatigue.

     
  • Vatican ex-ambassador convicted of sex abuse Jun 27, 2014 11:21 AM
    The Vatican’s former ambassador to the Dominican Republic has been convicted by a church tribunal of sex abuse and has been defrocked, the first such sentence handed down against a top papal representative.

     
  • Northbrook’s Young Jewish Leadership and Social Fraternity Donates $800 to Susan G. Komen® Chicago Jun 27, 2014 7:05 AM
    Lox Box Fundraiser Goes Above and Beyond

     
  • Build people up with your words Jun 26, 2014 9:43 AM
    When we hear negative words spoken to us, they begin to make us feel depressed and discouraged. Pleasant words make us feel victorious and confident.

     
  • Experts: Mormon excommunication ‘warns everybody’ Jun 24, 2014 10:54 AM
    The decision by the Mormon church to excommunicate the founder of a prominent women’s group marks a stern statement at a time when the church is under pressure to recognize gay rights and allow women into the priesthood. Experts believe the move essentially draws a line in the sand to show church members how far they can go in publicly questioning church practices.

     
  • St. Charles church changing lives with mass volunteerism Jun 22, 2014 7:55 AM
    About 10 years ago, Christ Community Church near St. Charles started its “Great Day of Service,” and it attracted up to 1,800 volunteers. But church leaders "didn't want it to be just a once-a-year thing where a bunch of people come together and check off a box.” Today, the megachurch runs monthly events, and works to build a relationship with the people served.

     
  • Interfaith council walk Sunday in Buffalo Grove Jun 22, 2014 4:11 PM
    The Northwest Suburban Interfaith Council is sponsoring a 5K family walk, “I walk to feed the hungry,” 2 p.m. Sunday, June 29. Registration starts at 1:15 p.m. at the south side of Saint Mary Parish parking lot 10-50 N. Buffalo Grove Road, Buffalo Grove.

     
  • Pope: All mobsters excommunicated from church Jun 21, 2014 7:57 PM
    Pope Francis journeyed Saturday to the heart of Italy’s biggest crime syndicate, met the father of a 3-year-old boy slain in the region’s drug war, and declared that all mobsters are automatically excommunicated from the Catholic Church.

     
  • Palatine festival serves up authentic Greek food Jun 21, 2014 8:00 AM
    The best in Greek food, music and culture will be on display in Palatine this weekend as St. Nectarios Church hosts its annual Greek Fest celebration. The fest kicked off at 4 p.m. Friday and continues from 3 p.m. to midnight Saturday and noon to midnight Sunday. Festival grounds at are the church, 133 S. Roselle Road, Palatine. Authentic Greek cuisine will, as always, be a highlight of the three-day event, which includes an extensive menu featuring such traditional fare as souvlaki, gyros, pastichio (Greek lasagna), saganaki and loukaniko (Greek sausage).

     
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