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The Sooner Saint

posted: 09/23/2017 1:58 a.m. Discuss

The road to sainthood can last many years, but an Oklahoma priest and the first American-born male martyr will take the final step required before canonization today when the rite of beatification is performed in his honor before an audience of thousands.

After Irma, Florida Jews mark holy days

posted: 09/23/2017 1:55 a.m. Discuss

During Hurricane Irma, Temple Shalom served as a sanctuary of a different kind.

On Religion: Left-leaning group takes issue with 'Statement'

posted: 09/23/2017 1:51 a.m. Discuss

On the Christian left, the Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber is known for her blasts of profane theology, a wit honed in stand-up comedy, the 6-foot-1 tattooed frame of a bodybuilder and confessions about her old life of drugs and sleeping around.

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posted: 09/23/2017 1:50 a.m. Discuss

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Your pastor's church

posted: 09/23/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

My memory of the incident is hazy. I recall the sound of shattering glass. And the soaked shag carpeting. And all of them lying on the floor gasping. And my dad screeching into the driveway while I hid in the garage with a brown paper sack with my pajamas in it. I was on the run.

Local Notes

posted: 09/23/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

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Heart and soles

posted: 09/16/2017 2:11 a.m. Discuss

Karla Allen, executive director of Ozark Water Projects, will make presentations in schools throughout Arkansas this fall to tell students how shoes can be turned into clean water.

Rift over liturgy still roils church

posted: 09/16/2017 2:11 a.m. Discuss

VATICAN CITY -- Fans of the old Latin Mass descended on Rome on Thursday for their annual pilgrimage, facing indifference to their cause, if not outright resistance, from none other than Pope Francis.

Madonna statue feted in centuries-old rite

posted: 09/16/2017 2:10 a.m. Discuss

GUARDIA SANFRAMONDI, Italy -- Centuries ago, legend has it, a farmer discovered a wooden Madonna statue in a field in the emerald hills northeast of Naples. After locals fought to keep the statue, they honored it with rituals. Some 500 years later, those rituals continue.

On Religion: Teach kids moral behavior before culture does

posted: 09/16/2017 2:09 a.m. Discuss

It's easy to capture a kid's attention with cartoons about Noah and the Ark, Joshua's laps around the walls of Jericho and other colorful stories from Scripture.

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posted: 09/16/2017 2:09 a.m. Discuss

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God sends messengers

posted: 09/16/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

The sound of the word "err" says it all -- you wanted to stop it in its track and go back in time. An error of judgment can easily get you in deep waters. It is not planned and executed, it just happens -- maybe because we didn't pay enough attention, or maybe we thought it would be fine. Most times we don't even notice it until it's too late. Yes, some do notice and react strongly, but even they realize soon that their hands are soiled, too. Eventually, the society accepts it with all its consequences. It becomes the norm -- a necessary evil of the society.

Local Notes

posted: 09/16/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

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