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Holocaust memorial chairman thanks pope for opening archives

FRANCES D’EMILIO Associated Press VATICAN CITY (AP) — The chairman of Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial said he thanked Pope Francis on Thursday for giving scholars access to the Holy See’s World War II-era archives. Dani Dayan, who met with Francis at the Vatican, said the pontiff described the archives’ opening as “an issue of…

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Taliban arrests Afghan fashion model, says he ‘insulted’ Islam

By RAHIM FAIEZ Associated Press ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban have arrested a well-known Afghan fashion model and three of his colleagues, accusing them of disrespecting Islam and the Quran, the Muslim holy book, according to videos released by Afghanistan’s new rulers. Ajmal Haqiqi — known for his fashion shows, YouTube clips and modeling events…

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New vaccine may be option for troops with religious concerns

By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A COVID-19 vaccine that could soon win federal authorization may offer a boost for the U.S. military: an opportunity to get shots into some of the thousands of service members who have refused other coronavirus vaccines for religious reasons. At least 175 active duty and reserve…

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MINISTER’S MESSAGE

Stan Pratt Pastor, Way of Life Church Reading in 2 Corinthians 5, we find Paul saying in Vs 6 “ So we are always confident, knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord. 7 For we walk by faith, not by sight. 8 We are confident, yes,…

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Mixed signals in an American bishop’s leap

ON RELIGION By Terry Mattingly Two years before long-standing rumors about Cardinal Theodore McCarrick leapt into headlines worldwide, America’s most outspoken activist on clergy sexual abuse, Richard Sipe, met with his local bishop — San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy. “It was clear to me during our last meeting in your office, although cordial, that you…

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The US bishops, three popes and the soul of Nancy Pelosi

ON RELIGION By Terry Mattingly After fierce, closed-door debates about President Joe Biden and Holy Communion, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops managed to release a muted document last fall that did little to please activists on either side of the church’s wars about abortion and politicians in pews. But one passage in “The Mystery…

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Surprising Accusations

James C.. Jones Lead Minister Taylorville Christian Church Again and again, I find passages of Scripture that surprise me, even though I’ve been preaching and teaching from Scripture for more than 30 years. That happened this week when I was preparing a lesson on the first few verses of 1 John 3. One of the…

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Lessons from the Hall of Men on the Kansas plains

Terry Mattingly WICHITA, Kan. — The Hall of Men fits the name, with meetings offering beer, cigars, an open bar, some kind of “guy food” (think pizza) and lots of chatter around a giant wooden table. But then there are the evening prayers, icons, Bible readings and lectures about authors whose portraits hang on the…

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Minister’s Message: Is now the Time?

Community of Christ Pam Moses How many of us have asked the question, “Is NOW the time?” Time for a relationship Time for kids Time for family Time for a job change Time for a new book Time for a new look on life Time to help a neighbor Time to help a loved one…

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