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Election Novena Prayer

Election Novena Prayer IntentionsMonday, October 26 through Wednesday, November 4Each day’s intention is followed by one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and one Glory Be.Day One: Monday, October 26As we prepare for the national & local elections, in the midst of a global pandemic, may ourpolitical engagement be guided by our Catholic faith.Day Two: Tuesday, October 27In this month of

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National Cathedral to LiveStream Interfaith Service Nov. 1

Episcopal News ServiceEgan Millard As the United States struggles through a time of turbulence and tension, Washington National Cathedral will host a national interfaith prayer service on Sunday, Nov. 1 – two days before Election Day – featuring Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and other spiritual leaders. The service, titled “Holding Onto Hope: A national service for healing and wholeness,” will be livestreamed on

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What a Difference a ‘Y’ Makes

IDLE AMERICANCommentary by Dr. Don Newbury Google gets the last laugh, probably far more often than we know. Include one letter more than needed to “Google” and a subject turns research to clabber quicker than political candidates can call their opponents liars. (Seems like mere decades ago that such comments were tenderized, usually beginning with sentences like, “My worthy opponent deals

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Dealing With Lifequakes

By NANCY PATRICK I recently watched an interview between Fareed Zakaria and author Bruce Feiler on CNN. Feiler’s new book Life Is in the Transitions presents the theory that life follows an experiential and twisted road rather than a linear path. I remembered that as a child, my son enjoyed a series of books entitled Choose Your Own Adventure. The

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A Halloween Lesson

By JIM NICHOLS Like many other children, I grew up with great appreciation for Halloween. What can be better for a child than to dress up in a costume of some sort, walk up to a stranger’s door, and they give you candy? For free! What a deal! I have lots of memories associated with Halloween and they are almost

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COVID Won’t Halt Operation Christmas Child

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILDWhen: National collection week Nov. 16-23Where: Local drop-off locations are First Baptist Church, 1133 N. Third St., and Wylie United Methodist Church. 3430 Antilley Road. First Baptist drop-off hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16-Friday, Nov. 20; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21; 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22; and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23.Wylie UMC drop-off hours: 12-4

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What Defines Us?

By DANNY MINTON Second Lt. Charles “Charlie” Brown and his B-17 crew had just finished a mission bombing several areas in Germany. Their B-17, severely damaged in the skirmish and riddled with bullets tearing the plane apart, amazingly could still fly. There was a dead gunner with injured crew throughout. Their main obstacle was that they would have to cross

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Airing Dirty Laundry

   IDLE AMERICANCommentary by Dr. Don Newbury The words “wash and wear” exploded in the 1950’s, thanks to the introduction of treated cotton and synthetics that meant clothing could be worn straight from the washing machine. Ironing board sales plummeted, and housewives singing “Wash Day Blues” gave way to “Happy Days are Here Again.” Never in our dreams–up to and including wildest–did

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