Category Archives: Religion

Rabbi and scholar W. Gunther Plaut, 99, wrote Torah commentary that helped define Reform Judaism

TORONTO – Rabbi W. Gunther Plaut, a refugee from Nazi Germany who became a rabbi in the United States before serving at a major Toronto congregation for four decades and authoring a Torah commentary that has become a standard text

Rabbi and scholar W. Gunther Plaut, 99, wrote Torah commentary that helped define Reform Judaism

TORONTO – Rabbi W. Gunther Plaut, a refugee from Nazi Germany who became a rabbi in the United States before serving at a major Toronto congregation for four decades and authoring a Torah commentary that has become a standard text

Sister Stephana O’Leary, 89, made room for orphans too old for the orphanage

ENCINO, Calif. – Sister Stephana O’Leary, an activist nun with a gentle spirit who helped troubled youths as a social worker in the Sacramento diocese for more than 50 years, died Thursday of stroke-related complications. She was 89. Sister O’Leary

Sister Stephana O’Leary, 89, made room for orphans too old for the orphanage

ENCINO, Calif. – Sister Stephana O’Leary, an activist nun with a gentle spirit who helped troubled youths as a social worker in the Sacramento diocese for more than 50 years, died Thursday of stroke-related complications. She was 89. Sister O’Leary

Pope John Paul II’s best boyhood buddy, Jerzy Kluger, a Catholic, dies at 90

ROME – Jerzy Kluger, a Polish-born Jew who was a lifetime friend and childhood playmate of the late Pope John Paul II and who lost much of his family to Nazi death camps, has died in a Rome clinic, his

Pope John Paul II’s best boyhood buddy, Jerzy Kluger, a Catholic, dies at 90

ROME – Jerzy Kluger, a Polish-born Jew who was a lifetime friend and childhood playmate of the late Pope John Paul II and who lost much of his family to Nazi death camps, has died in a Rome clinic, his

Cardinal John Foley provided commentary for Vatican’s Christmas Midnight Mass

PHILADELPHIA — Cardinal John Foley, who for 25 years was the voice for American viewers of the Vatican’s Christmas Midnight Mass and who led an ancient Catholic order in the Holy Land, died Sunday. He was 76.Foley died at the

Cardinal John Foley provided commentary for Vatican’s Christmas Midnight Mass

PHILADELPHIA — Cardinal John Foley, who for 25 years was the voice for American viewers of the Vatican’s Christmas Midnight Mass and who led an ancient Catholic order in the Holy Land, died Sunday. He was 76.Foley died at the

Baptist missionary, former chancellor in Japan, Edwin Luther Copeland had distinguished career

(Editor’s note: Some people accomplish a lot during their careers. It looks as if Dr. Copeland was one of those people. From logger to chancellor to author – that’s inspiring.) Dr. Edwin Luther Copeland, 95, died Nov. 19, 2011 in

Baptist missionary, former chancellor in Japan, Edwin Luther Copeland had distinguished career

(Editor’s note: Some people accomplish a lot during their careers. It looks as if Dr. Copeland was one of those people. From logger to chancellor to author – that’s inspiring.) Dr. Edwin Luther Copeland, 95, died Nov. 19, 2011 in