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John E. "Jack" Evans Sr., of Hagerstown, passed away peacefully on Sept. 27, 2011, at his home. He was 89. Born Jan. 9, 1922, in Hagerstown, he was the youngest son of the late Robert Leslie and Ruth (Ford) Evans. Raised in Hagerstown, he attended...
"My prayers and thoughts go out to the people in Arizona, and to the congresswoman who's fighting for her life. And we need gun control in this country. I don't want to take rifles away from hunters, but handguns are not good for anything except for...
Let's hope the new year brings a new vision á á á To the editor: á For all of those who did not like the progress of last year, let's try to persuade our leaders to do the right thing, and vote on and pass bills that will move our country...
"I was glad to see on Dec. 30 in Mail Call, information about Christmas. It is true, Christmas traditions started about 400 A.D. It was never a commandment, but a tradition — but a good tradition." á — Hagerstown á á á "I see where...
Dr. Richard J. Bouchard, a retired cardiologist who played an instrumental role in the establishment of the cardiac catheterization laboratory at St. Agnes Hospital, died Saturday from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at Stella Maris Hospice. The longtime...
The Salt Lake Tribune reporteráLisa Schencker writes for the Religion News Service about those left behind by the person who commits suicide and how different religions are changing their thinking about the sin of suicide: DRAPER, Utah (RNS) As young...
It's not often that a Christian minister agrees with the New Atheist movement, but the Rev. Michael Dowd believes it's possible when it comes to what he calls the "idolatry of the written word." A self-described "New Theist" — one who "value[s]...
Tags: Values, Book, Philosophy, Human Interest, Belief and Faith
Joseph E. Welsh, a retired Baltimore County public school educator who was also a hospice volunteer and Eucharistic minister, died Monday of melanoma at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Oak Crest Village resident was 80. "He was both my teacher and...
Sociologist Max Weber first advanced the idea of a Protestant work ethic in 1914. A recent study suggests that not only does this ethic exist, it can make the effects of unemployment worse for Protestants than for non-Protestants. The Dutch survey,...
Tags: Values, Unemployment, 401K, Human Interest, Philosophy
With the happenings in Boston and in West Texas fresh in our minds, the National Day of Prayer makes more sense than ever, says the Rev. Julie Elkins, president of the Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Council and pastor at First United Methodist Church of...
NEW YORK (AP) — Searching for compromise on a divisive issue, the Boy Scouts of America is proposing to partially lift its long-standing exclusion of gays — allowing them as youth members but continuing to bar them as adult leaders. The...
"Thomas answered and said, 'My Lord and my God!'"--John 20:28 Many of you, like me, have bought a gift for a child or grandchild and noticed those dreaded words, "Some assembly required." In the past, "some assembly required" meant someone would stay...
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