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Feb 20, 2014

Pope opens big week with sex, divorce on agenda 

Vatican City (AP) – Meetings this week between Pope Francis and his cardinals will deal with some of the thorniest issues facing the church, including the rejection by most Catholics of some of its core teaching on premarital sex, contraception, gays and divorce.

Feb 13, 2014

GB youth group paints fire hydrants

Youth from Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church used their creativity Sunday to add some color to more than 200 fire hydrants around town.

Feb 13, 2014

St. Sylvester’s to host international festival

Area residents can enjoy a trip to 15 countries Saturday without having to climb on board a plane. St. Sylvester’s Catholic Church is hosting its first International Festival from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Feb. 15.

Feb 6, 2014

Local church provides money management program

The average American household owes more than $7,000 in credit card debt, and that number more than doubles when only households with credit card debt are considered. Risen Savior Lutheran Church in Navarre this month is launching a nine-week course designed to help attendees get out of debt and better manage their money.

Feb 6, 2014

Congress hear reports on chaplains

Washington — A senior Defense Department official and members of the Armed Forces Chaplains Board reported to Congress last week regarding the accommodation of religious practices within the services.

Jan 30, 2014

Dating to marriage is a huge step

St. Valentine’s Day is generally considered the end of the engagement season, which begins before Christmas. It’s estimated more than 220,000 Americans will move from dating to engaged on Feb. 14. Local pastors suggest couples should take their time before moving one step closer to the altar.

Jan 23, 2014

Pope’s Vatican hotel kitchen goes kosher for a day 

Vatican City (AP) — For just one day, the kitchen of the Vatican hotel where Pope Francis lives went kosher.

Jan 23, 2014

King remembered at historic Milton church

In historic downtown Milton on a street renamed for Martin Luther King Jr. stands a monument honoring the legacy of the slain civil rights leader. The marker is set in front of historic Mt. Pilgrim African Baptist Church – the site of a Jan. 20 memorial service celebrating what would have been King’s 85th birthday.

Jan 16, 2014

Faith by Fire author receives warm welcome

The author of Faith by Fire, a book examining the internal struggles encountered after the death of loved ones, has moved to Navarre after finding his calling in life.

Jan 2, 2014

Faith Year in Review stories

Sounds of Africa come to Navarre (Feb. 7)

The Watoto Children’s Choir has sung for presi­dents, has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show and toured internationally for almost 20 years. And now, the world-renowned choir has performed in Navarre — at the Navarre First Assembly of God on Feb. 13.

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