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VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis urged South American bishops this week to speak "courageously" at a high-profile meeting on the Amazon, where the shortage of priests is so acute that the Vatican is considering ordaining married men and giving women official church ministries.

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Four Rivers Behavioral Health Regional Prevention Center will host a free conference for area faith leaders from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 24 at Murray State's Paducah Campus, 4430 Sunset Ave. Trauma-informed care, how to support veterans and their families, and how prevention and faith commu…

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After evading English Law by going to the continent, William Tyndale was arrested in Belgium after being betrayed by a friend. He was held in the castle at Vilvoorde for about 16 months before being killed and burned at the stake on Oct. 6, 1536. The charges were heresy and treason. His famo…

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The Mission Friends from First Baptist Church Paducah collected stuffed animals, crafts and small toys to deliver to Baptist Health. They will be given to children who come to the emergency room for treatment. Their next project is a "Mile of Pennies" for Sunrise Children's Service. From lef…

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I know people who love steak, but they are thoroughly unwilling (or unable) to slaughter a cow, process it properly, and cook it to perfection. I know people who love vegetables, but if they were not available in the grocery store, they would starve. I know people that enjoy a good meal but …

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ABERDEEN, S.D. -- Around 22,000 pounds of wood, metal, leather and cork will make its way south this fall.

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The Serpent in the garden, Cain and Abel, the flood (as in Noah), Sodom and Gomorrah, barbarian invasions, drought, plague, war, slavery, civil war, pollution, atomic bombs, nuclear meltdowns, dictators, AIDS, global cooling, ozone depletion, global warming, climate change. From the day that…

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Kindness has been getting a lot of attention lately. There have been several kindness challenges issued to encourage us to be kind to strangers. The world needs more of this.

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PROVO, Utah -- The leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reaffirmed the religion's opposition to gay marriage Tuesday, while explaining that leaders lifted a short-lived ban on baptisms for children of gay parents because they felt the "heartache" it caused.

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Television, radio, streaming services, social media, internet, mobile devices. You have heard it before, we are always connected -- always. The only way we are not is if we turn our devices off and shut down the location tracker. Even then we can be found. What was written about the governme…

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ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE -- Pope Francis said Tuesday he wasn't afraid of a U.S. Catholic Church schism led by his conservative critics, but sees a "rigid" ideology opponents use to mask their own moral failings has already infiltrated the American church.

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MAPUTO, Mozambique -- Pope Francis opened a three-nation pilgrimage to southern Africa on Wednesday with a strategic visit to Mozambique, just weeks after the country's ruling party and armed opposition signed a new peace deal and weeks before national elections.

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"If men learn this, it will implant forgetfulness in their souls; they will cease to exercise memory because they rely on that which is written, calling things to remembrance no longer from within themselves, but by means of external marks. What you have discovered is a recipe not for memory…

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Have you put a tool in the hands of a teenager lately ... any tool; hammer, screwdriver, knife, drill, shovel? I could stretch that to most people under the age of 25.

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PHILADELPHIA -- A summer-camp symphony of dribbling basketballs, screaming leaps into the spring-fed lake, and bugled reveille floated into a pavilion where boys sat cross-legged in a circle, whispering to one another. Some wore white plastic masks, to hide the feelings their words conjured …

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Rest and waiting are not quite the same thing, but they are connected. Eugene Peterson (d. 2018) put them together this way, "Sabbath is that uncluttered time and space in which we can distance ourselves from our own activities enough to see what God is doing." There is not much room for sab…

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I have been fortunate in my life to have some wonderful teachers. I had them in public school, at university and in my career. I have been reminded (and still need to be) from time to time to understand that education is a privilege. I know that we live in a society that believes that it is …

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"Of all the dispositions and habits, which lead to political prosperity, Religion and Morality are indispensable supports." -- G. Washington

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WINONA, Minn. -- After a few days of sweltering heat broke with an afternoon storm, the bells rang at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Rollingstone as parishioners passed through its doors for Saturday Mass.

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I am thankful to live in a society that allows most people to say most of what they are thinking without fearing for their lives. Even those who speak horrible and offensive things may face a social or legal penalty, but it will not be in fear of government taking their life. We need to be r…

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NEW YORK -- For U.S. charities affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church, the past year has tested the resilience of their fundraisers and the loyalty of their donors in unprecedented fashion. Even as many donors reacted in dismay to the church's extensive sex-abuse scandals, the charities f…

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The youth group of New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church held a service night on July 15 where they shopped for non-perishable food and hygiene items, then stocked McCracken County's six Tiny Food Pantries. The youth group learned about food insecurity and ways to help others in their time…

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"Don't judge me," is a phrase that we often hear today in the context of sexual morality or conduct that may be considered a social vice (smoking, excessive drinking or gambling, for example). What most mean is they have the right to do whatever they want without social or personal consequen…

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Dr. James L. Hudson (left), pastor of Harrison Street Missionary Baptist Church for 15 years and past minister of music from Kankakee, Ill., and his son Phillip Hudson (right), minister of music for the church, will direct a mass 100-voice choir, made up of men from various churches in the c…

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I heard it again just a few days ago. I was in a conversation with a group of people and the subject turned to different types of work and vocations. Then someone said it, "That's why you go to college, so you don't have to do that kind of work." Meaning a job that required less physical lab…

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BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Tylin Davis learned what it meant to be a father when his fiancée had a medical complication following the birth of their daughter and was rushed to emergency surgery.

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I suppose that it has been going on since the beginning of human existence, but I have a suspicion that it has accelerated since the beginning of the Renaissance/Reformation and subsequent Industrial Revolution. Change, rapid change, changing more rapidly as each year passes. Of course, tech…

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As a Christian, I consider my brothers and sisters in Christ as fellow citizens of the most important kingdom on earth. It is a kingdom that I believe will be around after all other governments and kingdoms are gone. I am constantly aware that I am a citizen of two "nations." Sometimes they …

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I know that our lawmakers from local to national (and global) regularly get criticized for doing nothing or doing the wrong thing. Often the criticism is deserved, but have you ever tried to write a law that functions as desired, or a rule that works for every possible case? Even doing so as…

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Gather Worship, a local collective of worship artists, will celebrate the release of its first album of faith-based music this weekend.

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VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican formally opened debate Monday on letting married men be ordained as priests in remote parts of the Amazon where priests are so few that Catholics can go weeks or months without attending a Mass.

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Fathers have taken it on the chin over the past few decades. The destruction of oppressive patriarchy was deserved, but what has been lost is portrayal of healthy fatherhood in culture.

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A top official with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management said Wednesday the agency is open to Congress considering legislation limiting federal leases for oil and natural gas development near a national park in New Mexico held sacred by Native Americans.

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Seventy-five years after it happened, we still take time to remember what happened on the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944. D-Day is not the only battle commemorated, but it is the most widespread. I believe there are many reasons for this, and we all could think of a few. Perhaps it remi…

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One of the challenges that I present to myself when reading a story, reacting to a social media post, or reacting to the news is to imagine a different context than the one presented. Sometimes the context presented is so engrained in our thinking that we no longer challenge it. One example …

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OMAHA, Neb. -- An Omaha elementary school where a principal stepped down after facing pushback for banning Christmas symbols is now confronting another religious expression issue over its yearbook.

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INDIANAPOLIS -- An Amish couple with 13 children settled a lawsuit that accused federal officials of violating their constitutional rights by insisting they provide photographs of themselves before the Canadian wife's request to become a permanent U.S. resident can be approved.