May 26, 2013 |
MOORE, Okla. - They filled the sanctuary after one of the worst weeks they had ever known. The tornado that tore through the Oklahoma City area killed two dozen people, including 10 children. It destroyed homes. It wiped away mementos. It upended lives. But the crowd hadn't come on this Sunday evening to dwell. They wanted to push forward, to reclaim what they could and to rebuild what they couldn't. They were here to pray for the strength to persevere. PHOTOS: Oklahoma tornado "We choose not to walk as victims, Lord," Dennis Jernigan, the worship leader, prayed at First Baptist Church in Moore.
April 18, 2013 |
BOSTON -- Since the events of the last few days, Dominick DiLuzio, 23, has taken to wandering the streets of Boston. In particular, he's been drawn to the corner of Boylston and Berkeley streets, where a barrier is erected since the streets are still closed, and a memorial has been growing since Tuesday. This evening, when he made the 20-minute journey from his office, he saw the memorial to the victims of Monday's bombings had grown to dozens of bouquets of flowers, teddy bears, Red Sox hats and cards.
August 19, 2012 |
Mitt Romney, who rarely spotlights his Mormon faith, took reporters along to a church service Sunday morning near his family's lakefront vacation home in Wolfeboro, N.H. No news cameras were allowed inside, but a small pool of journalists was invited to attend and report their observations, offering a window into a private, but important facet of Romney's life. Accompanied by his wife, Ann, and eight other family members, the Republican presidential candidate was greeted outside by an elderly couple.
August 19, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- Democratic and Republican campaign operatives sniped over Medicare and taxes on the TV talk shows Sunday, while President Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney attended church services with their families. Kevin Madden, a Romney campaign senior advisor, defended Republican vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan's charge that the president "raided" $716 billion from Medicare to help pay for the 2010 healthcare overhaul. “What President Obama did actually weakens Medicare," Madden said on ABC's "This Week.
July 22, 2012 |
AURORA, Colo. - At Queen of Peace Catholic Church, about 20 minutes from the Century 16 theater, service-goers on Sunday almost completely filled the 1,500-seat building at a morning Mass to remember parishioner A.J. Boik and to pray for at least two other church members injured in Friday's tragic theater shooting. Some had worked at the theater, others had relatives there or nearby when the shooting happened. "People feel unsafe now," Israel Gomez, 15, said before the service, adding that he knew Boik and feels for his relatives and others awaiting word on the wounded at area hospitals.
April 8, 2012 |
Tim Tebow, the much-celebrated New York Jets backup quarterback, drew a crowd of 15,000 to an outdoor Easter church service Sunday in Georgetown, Texas, letting the audience know that it's important to be outspoken about their faith as well as imploring athletes to be better role models. The former Denver Broncos quarterback, a devout Christian who became a cultural phenomenon while praying on the sidelines, is more popular than ever.