Friday, September 20, 2013 4:45 pm
The News-Sentinel asked: According to a recent survey, more than a third of Americans report that their religion has not been accommodated in the workplace, or they’ve witnessed religion not being properly accommodated. How should workers respond when they feel their beliefs are not being respected at work?
Saturday, September 14, 2013 12:34 pm
The News-Sentinel asked: What is your favorite religious or spiritual quote? Why do you like it?
Saturday, September 7, 2013 6:00 am
The News-Sentinel asked: As America continues to suffer from an obesity epidemic, many houses of worship, including some in Lodi, have put together exercise programs or weight-loss groups. Is physical health an important part of spiritual well-being? What role, if any, should religious or community leaders play in helping people stay healthy?
Thursday, August 29, 2013 3:00 am
The News-Sentinel asked: Pope Francis, the leader of the Catholic Church, recently said “Who am I to judge?” when asked about gay members of the church. Do you agree with his statement? Do you think it will bring any changes?
Rev. Katsuya Kusunoki offers a prayer at a special service at the Buddhist Church of Lodi on Sunday, April 13, 2013, to commemorate Buddah's birth.
The Rev. Katsuya Kusunoki, Buddhist Church of Lodi
Saturday, April 13, 2013 12:00 am
Buddhism is a teaching for all sentient beings. There is not any discrimination at all in Buddhism.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 12:00 am
With their heads bowed, 70 people listened to the wail of police sirens fade in and out, the noise slicing through the silence. The sirens represented all of the firefighters, police officers and volunteers who drove toward the World Trade Center when the towers collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001.
Saturday, July 14, 2012 12:00 am
A memorial service for Jonathan Alan Nakanishi, 42, formerly of Lodi, who died June 21, will be held at 3 p.m. on today at English Oaks Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1260 W. Century Blvd., Lodi. Committal will be private.
Friday, July 13, 2012 12:00 am
Richarda De Corona
A Mass of Christian Burial for Richarda De Corona, 49, of Woodbridge, who died July 7, will be held at 10 a.m. today at St. Anne's Catholic Church, 215 W. Walnut St., Lodi. Committal will be private.
Thursday, July 12, 2012 12:00 am
A funeral for Ineal Marie Stribling, of Thornton, will be held at 11 a.m. today at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 3996 14th Ave., Sacramento. Interment will follow at Cherokee Memorial Park, Highway 99 at East Harney Lane, Lodi.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 12:00 am
Hatsumi S. Sakamoto, 92, of Lodi died Feb. 25. She was born Oct. 20, 1919 in Japan.
Saturday, December 17, 2011 12:00 am
MARY KATHLEEN DONOVAN-KANSORA
A Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Kathleen Donovan-Kansora,
47, of San Anselmo and formerly of Lodi, who died Dec. 12, will be
held at 2 p.m. today at St. Dominic's Catholic Church in San
Francisco. Committal will be held on Dec. 26 at the Chico Cemetery
in Chico. A memorial Mass will be held in January at St. Anne's
Catholic Church in Lodi.
Friday, December 16, 2011 12:00 am
ROBERT 'BOB' ISRAEL
A graveside service for Robert "Bob" Gene Israel, 81, of
Thornton, who died Dec. 10, will be held at 2:30 p.. Friday at Galt
Cemetery, 14180 Joy Drive, Galt. Visitation will be held at 10 a.m.
Friday at Galt Funeral Home, 702 B St., Galt.
Friday, December 16, 2011 12:00 am
Esako Shimada, 84, of Lodi, died Dec. 8. She was born Feb. 13,
1927 in Lodi.
Martin Jones places his hands together in prayer as Rev. Katsuya
Kusunoki of the Lodi Buddhist Temple leads the invocation during
the American Legion’s Veterans Day ceremony on Friday, Nov. 11,
Rev. Katsuya Kusunoki of the Lodi Buddhist Temple leads the
invocation during the American Legion’s Veterans Day ceremony on
Friday, Nov. 11, 2011.
Friday, November 11, 2011 12:00 am
The American Legion Post 22 invites the community to show
support for our military — both retired and active duty — during
their Veterans’ Day ceremonies today at the American Legion Hall,
320 N Washington St., Lodi.
Saturday, September 17, 2011 12:00 am
A memorial service for Broderick Kazuto Koga, 52, of Seattle,
who died July 30, will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Lodi Buddhist
Church, 23 N. Stockton St., with Katsuya Kusunoki officiating.
Friday, September 16, 2011 12:00 am
A graveside service for Walter Bippus, 85, who died Sept. 1,
will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Galt Cemetery, with members of
the Galt Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses officiating.
Thursday, September 15, 2011 12:00 am
A celebration of life for Wilma Mathilda Tetz, 89, of Lodi, who
died Sept. 9, will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at Lodi Funeral
Home, 725 S. Fairmont Ave. Committal will be private.
The Rev. Katsuya Katsuryu Kusunoki of the Buddhist Church of
Lodi leads a prayer for peace and understanding at the "Gathering
for Peace" at Hutchins Street Square in Lodi on Sunday, Sept. 11,
Sunday, September 11, 2011 8:47 pm
A melting pot of Lodi cultures said they enjoyed learning about
each other and focusing on love and peace in the world during a
special ceremony on Sunday afternoon.
Masanobu Miyajima, mayor of Kofu, Japan, left, shakes the hand
of Lodi Japanese American Citizens League catcher Rev. Katsuya
Kusunoki at Yamashita Field in Kofu Park on Saturday, Aug. 13,
2011. Kusunoki is not only the Lodi JACL catcher; he's also Lodi's