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South Park – North Park – Golden Hill

An Ecumenical Ministry in St. Patrick Catholic Parish

Monday, April 10, 2023

Nashville, battered and mourning

Nashville, battered and mourning, pauses for Easter*
The New York Times: The holiest day in the Christian calendar comes as the church-filled city is in a heated political debate, and still deep in grief.
A famous Passion play’s evolution*
The Christian Century: In Oberammergau, the keepers of a centuries-old tradition have made big changes — including efforts to expunge antisemitic material.
Adult egg hunts and kiddie pools full of gifts: Is Easter the new Christmas?
Religion News Service: At a time when fewer people are going to church, events like the Adult Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt hosted by the Itasca Park District and Village of Itasca are taking off.
Pope calls for prayers for Ukrainians, Russians, refugees this Easter
Associated Press: Pope Francis, who has repeatedly called for the fighting to end, prayed Sunday for “martyred” Ukrainians and for Russians to feel “the light of Easter.”
The decline of churchgoing doesn’t have to mean the decline of churches – they can help us level up
The Guardian: Lockdown accelerated an existing trend. We need to reconnect the use of these buildings to the communities around them.

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