Some churches are modifying their worship practices, including a shared Communion chalice or hugs and handshakes at the sign of peace, in an effort to stem the spread of swine flu. Religion News Service file photo by Lynn Ischay.
(RNS4-FEB10) Benedictine High School senior John Petranek receives ashes from the Rev.
Timothy Buyansky during an Ash Wednesday service in St. Andrew Svorad Abbey Church on the
school campus in Cleveland. A new study shows that religious teens tend to do better in several
aspects of life. See RNS-TEENS-SURVEY, transmitted Feb. 10, 2005. Photo by David I.