Religion

By - 12/2/16 - 1:03 pm
Outside the Islamic Society of Boston mosque in Cambridge

Gedalia Pasternak captured three people showing support for members of the Islamic Society of Boston on Prospect Street in Cambridge around 12:30 pm. The guy in the back is a mosque member who was rushing over to give them a hug.

There will be a vigil in front of the Islamic Society of Boston mosque at Roxbury Crossing at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11.

By - 11/26/16 - 5:57 pm
St. Anthony's Shrine burglar

St. Anthony's Shrine on Arch Street has posted photos of the well-dressed guy they say broke into the shrine between 4 and 6 a.m. yesterday. If he looks familiar, you know the number to call.

By - 11/12/16 - 5:43 pm

Somerville residents are organizing a Love Trumps Hate vigil between 2 and 5 p.m. at Powderhouse Park: Read more.

By - 11/7/16 - 10:11 am

If any election needs them, it might be this one, no? The Massachusetts Council of Churches has compiled a list (scroll down a page or two) of Boston-area churches that will be hosting election-related prayer services and vigils tonight and tomorrow.

By - 10/16/16 - 1:25 pm
Repent or burn in hell guy on bus in Revere

Joe Gravellese spotted the Repent or Burn Guy on a bus in Revere today.

To which Sutter summons up Joan Osborne: Read more.

By - 10/12/16 - 9:48 pm
Satanic Temple Boston

Local Satanists say it's time the Boston City Council give the devil his due - by letting them open one of the council's bi-weekly meetings with an invocation.

The council has long started its regular meetings with an invocation by a member of the local clergy, who are invited on a rotating basis by individual councilors. Read more.

By - 10/7/16 - 11:14 pm
Pray for the Red Sox

La Bibliotequetress noticed this sign hanging at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul on Tremont Street tonight. The Sox are now down 0-2 to the Indians in a best-of-five series.

By - 9/22/16 - 8:54 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports (with photos) on the arrival of Saint Padre Pio's heart at St. Leonard's Church yesterday.

By - 9/21/16 - 3:06 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld the six-month jail sentence of a Christian landlord who pushed a Muslim tenant down the stairs of her Somerville triple decker after harassing the tenant and her children for weeks about their faith. Read more.

By - 8/4/16 - 1:56 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports that Elizabeth Seton Academy is closed, effective immediately.

By - 7/26/16 - 3:54 pm

Patrick Keogan, 44, is scheduled for arraignment in federal court today on charges he left a threat on the Islamic Society of Boston's Facebook page to burn the Roxbury mosque to the ground, the US Attorney's office reports.

It's the second time in a little over a year that somebody has been charged with threatening violence against the mosque. Read more.

By - 7/17/16 - 11:48 am

Luke O'Neil reports on the Twelve Tribes, which owns the Blue Blinds Bakery in Plymouth.

Growing up, Kayam Mathias said he was beaten 20 to 30 times a day.

"I grew to be numb to it, to quell the rage within and just not feel anything."

By - 7/9/16 - 10:11 am

Mayor Walsh talked at a prayer service at the Good Shepherd Church of God in Christ in Roxbury:

Tonight, we pray for victims and their families in Louisiana, in Minnesota, and in Dallas, Texas.

And I join with you in praying that the appropriate authorities will bring true justice in all of these situations.

But I want to start by acknowledging the hurt and the fear people are feeling in Boston.

I want to recognize the trauma in this city and this church. ...

By - 7/1/16 - 10:09 am

The East Boston Times reports on reaction to the Archdiocese of Boston's decision to transfer Father Wayne Belschner from Sacred Heart Parish to Dedham.

By - 6/25/16 - 12:35 pm
Jesus loves you and traffic in Jamaica Plain

Isabel Rey watched traffic come to a standstill in Jackson Square for about 15 minutes this morning as some people proclaimed their devotion to Jesus in the middle of Centre Street.

By - 5/17/16 - 11:33 pm

Two longstanding Jewish facilities on Washington Street are working with a developer to raze and replace their existing buildings and add a 73-unit residential building. Read more.

By - 4/19/16 - 10:14 pm

Village 14 reports on a sermon by Rabbi Wes Gardenswartz of Temple Emanuel about the infamous Newton forum in which some Jews heckled a black woman describing her son's treatment at a local school and tried to boo the school superintendent off the stage.