Kornegay Hall

 IDLE AMERICANCommentary by Dr. Don Newbury “We’ve never done it that way before.” The expression was well worn before the pandemic came along. Lately, creative juices have been milked dry for new ways to conduct commencements, weddings and funerals. The late Roy Kornegay, a church leader who died recently in Amarillo, might well have observed, “So what?” When softball nudged against

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To Everything There Is a Time

By NANCY PATRICK I often wonder what will happen if I ever run out of things to write about. Not only does writing provide my primary form of expression, but it also serves as cheap therapy for all my neuroses. Those result from my brain’s constant thinking and fretting about national and international conditions I fear I cannot impact. My

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Father’s Day

By JIM NICHOLS Here in the calendar vicinity of Fathers’ Day, I have some “thank yous” to identify. It sounds like a prayer for my dad. Dad,We met in a delayed fashion. You were in Italy in the war when I was born and we first encountered one another when I was 14 months old. Mother told me many times

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San Angelo Catholic Conference Saturday on YouTube

The Diocese of San Angelo Catholic Charismatic Service Committee is sponsoring a Divine Encounter on Saturday as part of the diocesan annual conference. TThe conference will begin on YouTube at 9 a.m. Chaplain Albert Ezeanya will give a talk on Divine Encounter in the Eucharist. Bishop Michael Sis will speak about Divine Encounter in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The talks

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Former PCUSA Moderator and News Service Director Marj Carpenter dies at 93

Presbyterian News ServiceMike FergusonLOUISVILLE — Ruling Elder Marj Carpenter, the Moderator of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s 207th General Assembly (1995), a tireless supporter and interpreter of mission and for 15 years director of the Presbyterian News Service, died Saturday, June 13, in Big Spring, Texas, following a long illness. She was 93. In addition to her work with the Presbyterian

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