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2013-03-25 04:22:20

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a report released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), data for St. Bernardine Medical Center and Community Hospital of San Bernardino states impressive short wait times for service in their Emergency Departments (ED). The two Dignity Health hospitals are among over 4,000 nationwide that voluntarily provided wait time data to the CMS for quality measures of ED care from January 1-March 31, 2012....

2013-01-08 16:24:49

NEW YORK, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- You can now have faith at your fingertips! Holy Name Province, the largest group of Franciscan Friars in the U.S, today announces that friars are now accepting prayer intentions via text messaging through their new "Text a Prayer Intention to a Franciscan Friar" program. Simply text the word PRAYER To: 306-44 and hit send. Senders will then receive a welcome message inviting them to then send in their prayer intentions. Senders will receive a text in...

2012-02-11 08:00:00

World renown author and spiritual teacher Fr. Richard Rohr (http://www.cacradicalgrace.org) is joined with John McAndrew, Director Spiritual Care at Betty Ford Center, Ranch Mirage, CA for a special St. Patrick's Day Spiritual Workshop in Dana Point, CA, titled Breathing Under Water - 12 Step Spirituality. Dana Point, CA (PRWEB) February 11, 2012 Explore the healing capacity of Twelve Step Spirituality as Fr. Richard Rohr reviews his new book, Breathing Under Water. Fr. Richard says that...

2011-06-09 06:55:00

BERRYVILLE, Ark. and NEW YORK, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's most popular Catholic Recording Artist and Contemporary Christian Music pioneer, John Michael Talbot's long-awaited new CD, "Worship and Bow Down," is scheduled for release June 21, 2011. The radio debut for "Worship and Bow Down" is Monday, June 13 at 1:00 PM on SIRIUS Satellite's "Sounds from the Spires" (SIRIUS and XM 129). John Michael Talbot will be on the program discussing this new CD. His first studio project...

2011-04-21 07:25:00

BERRYVILLE, Ark. and NEW YORK, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's most popular Catholic Recording Artist, John Michael Talbot, has announced a special digital release of his long-awaited new CD, "Worship and Bow Down," for his fans this Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011. "Worship and Bow Down" received national attention this past February when Talbot, dubbed the "Techno Monk," opened the doors of the recording studio in Nashville to his Facebook fans. Posting videos of the actual...

2011-02-11 06:50:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's most popular Catholic recording artist and one of the fathers of contemporary Christian music, John Michael Talbot, will be in Nashville February 14th through 18th recording his first studio project in over two years, "Worship and Bow Down." Dubbed a "Techno-Monk," Talbot has successfully embraced technology, growing his Facebook fanbase to over 12,000 within the past year with over 2 million monthly views. From the road or...

2008-07-13 12:00:54

By Sheila Smith, Herald & Review, Decatur, Ill. Jul. 13--DECATUR -- The Hospital Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis have plenty to be proud of after creating a place of serenity and peace for those seeking God. The sisters' newest building, completed in March 2007, Chiara Center by Camp Butler near Springfield, is becoming a popular retreat. "It was built with the idea of including the hospital health system in mind and being a place of spiritual healing and reflecting,"...

2008-07-12 15:00:17

By Channing Gray The Newport Music Festival, the annual chamber music marathon set in the city's lavish mansions, picked one of its own last night to open season number 40. Eduardus Halim, the Indonesian pianist who has appeared at many a festival, was back at The Breakers for an evening of Chopin and Liszt -- a long evening of Liszt. The rail-thin Halim, the last student of piano legend Vladimir Horowitz, spent an hour and 20 minutes making his way though Liszt's Evenings in Vienna, a...

2006-05-28 11:47:45

By Philip Pullella and Natalia Reiter OSWIECIM, Poland (Reuters) - Pope Benedict visited the Auschwitz death camp as "a son of Germany" on Sunday, meeting former inmates and praying at an execution wall and a starvation cell where some of the 1.5 million victims died. The Pontiff, 79, walked under the entry gate's infamous motto "Arbeit macht frei" (work makes you free) to tour the main Auschwitz camp, the nerve center for a huge complex serving Adolf Hitler's "Final Solution" of...

2006-05-08 13:26:44

By Richard Leong NEW YORK (Reuters) - A new documentary film makes a case for sainthood for Mychal Judge, a New York Fire Department chaplain who died at the World Trade Center in the September 11 attacks. One of the best-known victims of the worst attack on U.S. soil, the Franciscan friar chose to join his men within the North Tower rather than remaining on the sidelines and died at age 68 after giving last rites to a fallen firefighter. Glenn Holsten's film, "The Saint of 9/11,"...