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I am not a seamstress. I can sew a straight line and have made my fair share of pillow shams and curtains over the years, but that’s about the extent of my skill set. But a few days before Easter, I heard two of my boys discussing how excited they were to get their new neckties, which the Easter Bunny usually leaves for them in their baskets.
Christians celebrated Easter Sunday isolated in their homes by the coronavirus while pastors preached the faith’s joyous news of Christ’s resurrection to empty pews. St. Peter’s Square was barricaded to keep out crowds, while one Florida church drew a large turnout for a drive-in service in a parking lot.
The Spokesman-Review received more than 230 entries in this year’s spring coloring contest, including one from a Florida kid, some from Western Washington and a few from artists a few decades past the upper age limit.
The Kansas Supreme Court ruled Saturday that a Republican-dominated legislative panel exceeded its authority when it tried to overturn the Democratic governor’s executive order banning religious and funeral services of more than 10 people during the coronavirus pandemic.
Pope Francis says Easter can offer hope in people’s “darkest hour” as he celebrated Holy Saturday Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, with the public barred because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The threat of strong tornadoes on Easter is posing a double-edged safety dilemma for Deep South communities deciding how to protect themselves during the coronavirus pandemic
When a group of volunteers sprang into action this week in hopes of delivering Easter festivities to families who relied on community egg hunts, organizers thought they might reach around 100 kids. But that number just kept growing.
Andrea Bocelli will sing at the Duomo of Milan on Easter Sunday sending a message of love and hope to the world during the coronavirus pandemic, but the Italian tenor says it’s not a concert.
Most businesses that cater to holiday events remain open in some capacity, but some are thriving better than others when it comes to Easter retail.
At the holiest time of year for Christians, churches are wrestling with how to hold services amid the coronavirus outbreak, and in some cases, that has set up showdowns with local governments over restrictions that forbid large gatherings.
The coronavirus pandemic is pressing us Christians to practice what we’ve long preached: The church is not a building, but a people set apart by God for His glory in the world.
The confluence of dire warnings and tragic images served to move the Republican president off his hopes for an Easter rebirth for the nation’s economy.
We’re on the hunt for fresh art, so break out your supplies and decorate an egg for The Spokesman-Review’s spring coloring contest. The contest is open to children ages 12 and younger. Entries will be judged by a panel of Spokesman-Review staffers who will choose winners in three divisions: ages 4 and younger, ages 5 to 7 and ages 8 to 12. Winners will receive a gift certificate to Mobius, good for admission to either the Children’s Museum or Science Center, and their entries will be printed in the newspaper on April 11. As many entries as possible will be displayed at Mobius Kids in the lower level of River Park Square. TO ENTER: Mail your entry to The Spokesman-Review Coloring Contest, P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210, or deliver them to the S-R office at 999 W. Riverside Ave. Entries must be received no later than 5 p.m. April 6 and cannot be returned. Be sure to attach a separate piece of paper that includes your name, address and telephone number so we can contact you if you win. Photocopies of the form are acceptable, and a copy of the form can be downloaded at spokesman.com/coloring-contest.
A Sri Lankan magistrate ordered the detention of the country’s suspended police chief and its former defense secretary on Wednesday, a day after they were arrested for alleged negligence leading to Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 250 people at churches and hotels.
Sri Lanka’s president says “99%” of the suspects in Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels have been arrested and their explosive materials seized, and that it is safe for tourists to return to the Indian Ocean island nation.
Sri Lanka’s Catholic cardinal received “foreign information” that attempts would be made this week to attack a church and another church institution, according to a letter he sent Thursday to church officials that later appeared on social media.
Minor editing. With AP Photos. A small village in eastern Sri Lanka has held likely the first Mass since Catholic leaders closed their churches for fear of more attacks after the Easter suicide bombings that killed over 250 people
Sri Lankan security forces have found 15 bodies, including six children, after militants linked to the Easter bombings set off explosives during a raid on a house in the country’s east
Catholic leaders canceled Sunday Masses indefinitely across Sri Lanka and officials urged Muslims to stay home for Friday prayers in an extraordinary call by the clergy to curtail worship as fear of more attacks plagued the island nation after the deadly suicide bombings on Easter.
After fleeing their homes in Pakistan over militant attacks and government persecution, hundreds of Ahmadi Muslims felt they finally found peace in Sri Lanka as they sought resettlement across the world.