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December 27, 2005
Let me commend you for reporting that "the Eastern PA Organizing Project, a faith-based and community group... " rebuked the School District of Philadelphia. Faith groups can and should rebuke secular organizations, for faith groups are better at changing lives than secular organizations. We are accountable to the God who made us, whereas secular organizations leave out God all together. The only hope for improving the educational system in America is impacting the Word of God upon it. Thomas Muldoon, Philadelphia
ENTERTAINMENT
October 12, 2010
9 tonight CHANNEL 12 Religion played a key role during the Civil War, as both Northern abolitionists and Southern slaveholders turned to the Bible to justify their stance. The second hour looks at challenges to traditional faith in the 19th century.
NEWS
September 2, 2005 | By DENNIS G. SHULMAN
I JUST RETURNED from Crawford, Texas, where I was invited by Cindy Sheehan to participate in an interfaith service. As I was driving toward the large tent that has become the heart of the antiwar movement in this country, just a few feet from the entrance to George Bush's ranch retreat to lead prayers for peace and the souls of those of our children who have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, I passed a group of pro-Bush, pro-war demonstrators....
NEWS
December 28, 2005
REGARDING Jack Phillippe's Dec. 19 letter mistakenly insinuating that God is mentioned in the Constitution: The phrase, " . . . that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator . . . " is contained in the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution. But how does Jack feel seeing that the Declaration of Independence trumps his Bible in the values department in that slavery is acceptable? Or maybe I read that in another work of fiction. Bill Paci, Philadelphia Dollar Education Re: Willard Elementary school stories.
NEWS
January 30, 2003 | MICHAEL SMERCONISH
PATRICK Cubbage got fired for doing God's work. He's the military honor guardsman who worked at New Jersey's largest veterans cemetery and had a practice of saying "God bless you and this family, and God bless the United States of America" as he handed over our nation's flag to the families of deceased veterans. That's what got him canned. No wonder the firing quickly became a national embarrassment. To make matters worse, his superiors initially quibbled with his public explanation of his discharge.
NEWS
April 23, 1996 | By Acel Moore
On the day that the news pages and broadcast airwaves were filled with the story of Jessica Dubroff, the 7-year-old pilot who died in a plane crash in Wyoming during a cross-country trip, another little girl, Christina Hunter-Shaw, 8, was being eulogized here. She had been killed in an auto accident earlier that week near her West Philadelphia home - a story that got much less media attention. But to those who knew her - her family, her neighbors and her teachers and classmates at Daroff Elementary School - Christina was more than just a faceless name in the news.
NEWS
December 30, 2013
C ONTINUING a tradition, the annual dialogue between God and Your Favorite Columnist. GOD: How you doing, sonny? YFC: Great, except for your habit of calling me sonny. I don't care for it. GOD: Remember when Explorer froze the other day when you were in the middle of writing (it never freezes when you're not) and you yelled, "God damn it"? How do you think I felt? YFC: Hmmm. I had no idea you were so thin-skinned. GOD: Give this a listen: "Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
NEWS
February 5, 2004
RE THE letter from Kevin Flanagan titled "Abortion: Maybe It's God's Will": I can most assuredly tell you from reading the Bible that it is not God's will that people who call themselves doctors kill innocent human beings. God has no penchant for destruction. If anyone deserves destruction it is not innocent unborn human beings - it is Americans who have allowed abortion to continue in this nation for more than 30 years. We have innocent blood on our hands. Maybe it's the U.S. who is next to be disciplined.
NEWS
January 27, 1986
Is God deaf, or what? One would think so, what with President Reagan, some of his cabinet and most of the fundamentalist leaders of this country crying for a law to permit organized vocal prayer in the public schools. What ever became of the notion that God knows what's going on inside our heads even before we do? Is there a religion with a god so far away that voices must be raised in unison to get her attention? I thought only drill instructors were thay way. John R. Spengler Ambler.
NEWS
January 29, 2004
WITH the recent converging of abortion protesters in Washington, I wonder if anyone thinks the procedure may be God's will. God spoke to Noah, saved him and his family then destroyed all living creatures on earth. He spoke to Lot, saved him and his family, then destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah. Saved Moses and the Israelites, destroyed the Egyptians. Since God has a penchant for destruction and knows how we will live our lives before we're born, maybe he is giving these women the courage to have an abortion because he feels the unborn child is so evil he must destroy it before it is born.
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NEWS
July 25, 2016 | By Mike Newall, Columnist
Ethan Okula lies in an unmarked grave near the bottom of a shadeless slope in Merion Memorial Park, a modest cemetery in Bala Cynwyd. He was buried by those who failed him. By the city agency charged with his care. When he was buried in February by the Philadelphia Department of Human Services, whose custody he was in as a foster child, he was buried like a pauper. Nothing to mark the life of a 10-year-old with a sweet smile who liked to draw and sing and dance. Nothing to note the life of a child who should not be dead.
SPORTS
July 24, 2016 | By Adam Hermanns, STAFF WRITER
A REFEREE'S whistle blew once, twice, then three times. Players jutting out their chests and grimacing were separated by teammates. Omar Strong, the short, spirited guard for City of Gods, looked over at his team's bench as he decompressed. Phil Goss stood at the bench, staring toward Strong with a preternatural calm, his hands open and pushing towards the Gallagher Center hardwood. Calm down. City of Gods, Goss' team in The Basketball Tournament, had a 13-point lead over Team F.O.E.
NEWS
June 30, 2016 | By Stephanie Farr, Staff Writer
"You reap what you sow. " That's Paul Kuzan's favorite quote, according to his Facebook page. Kuzan, who allegedly killed his new wife with a crossbow Sunday night in Northeast Philadelphia, professed Christian faith but dabbled in drugs, alcohol, and prostitutes, his ex-wife's father said Tuesday. "He claims that he was into religion," said Richard Orr. "But every commandment that I know of he broke, including, 'Thou shalt not murder.' " Kuzan, 41, was charged with murder and possessing instruments of a crime in the death of his wife of nine days, Pamela Nightlinger, 42. Police said Kuzan shot her with a high-velocity crossbow as she sat in a chair at their home on the 3100 block of Willits Road.
NEWS
June 27, 2016 | By Kevin Riordan, Columnist
Henrietta Creighton - Grandma Etta, please - wants you and me and everyone else in the U.S.A. to sing "God Bless America. " Together. "How many people sit on the couch and hear all the bad news and think, 'What can I do?' " says the Sea Isle City resident, 92, whose singgba.com website and Facebook page are red, white, and blue and ecumenical, too. "Anyone can get one more house of worship singing 'God Bless America' at the end of their services," she says. "Anyone can get this prayer going.
NEWS
June 16, 2016 | By Michael Boren, STAFF WRITER
The case of a Haddon Township father charged with killing his 3-year-old son is headed to trial, a judge said Tuesday after a hearing in which prosecutors played video of David "D.J. " Creato Jr.'s initial interview with detectives, which showed him weeping as they told him his son, Brendan, was dead. "Oh, God, no, no, no!" Creato, 22, yelled inside the small, windowless questioning room of Haddon Township's police building that morning, Oct. 13, several hours after Creato had called 911 to report his son missing.
NEWS
June 14, 2016
By Jacob J. Staub 'Humans plan, and God laughs. " This Yiddish proverb is not as impious as it might seem at first glance. It declares succinctly an undeniable truth of the human condition: We are not in control. No matter how meticulously we plan, there are innumerable variables for which we can't fully account. Often enough, we plan, and things turn out the way we want. And then we are tempted to believe that we are in control after all. Our behavior certainly affects outcomes.
NEWS
May 21, 2016
ISSUE | IN GOD WE TRUST Teddy disapproved As one who believes in God, I must take President Theodore Roosevelt's position toward the national motto being placed on our currency ("Not a problem," Tuesday). Roosevelt, who had been a Sunday school teacher, strongly believed in the separation of church and state. When he took office after President William McKinley's assassination, he deliberately did not swear on a Bible, and he did not believe that currency should bear the "In God We Trust" motto because money is used to buy worldly goods and services.
TRAVEL
May 9, 2016 | By Marie Kneidinger, For The Inquirer
It's 4:50 a.m., the time our driver, Pino, is to pick up my daughter and me at our B&B in Tropea, in the toe of Italy's "boot," to take us to the airport. We've already carried our suitcases down the three flights of stairs and we're standing inside the front door, but the massive wooden doors are locked and we haven't a clue how to open them. We stare up at the eight-foot double doors, looking for a handle or knob to turn, but all we see is a big red button that looks like an alarm.
NEWS
April 17, 2016
Who Do You Think You Are? Katey Sagal ( Sons of Anarchy ) discovers her Amish ancestry in an episode of the genealogy series that brings her to Philadelphia to visit the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. 9 p.m. Sunday on TLC. The Story of God . Host Morgan Freeman also comes to Philadelphia - for a brain scan - in the latest episode of his series about faith and its meaning for people around the world and throughout history. 9 p.m. Sunday on National Geographic Channel. Containment.
NEWS
April 4, 2016 | By Ellen Gray, TV Critic
He has played God - twice - and beginning at 9 p.m. Sunday, he will lead National Geographic Channel viewers on a globe-spanning search for The Story of God , but don't, whatever you do, call Morgan Freeman an expert. "I'm nowhere near an expert on anything, except, maybe, me," Freeman said in an interview in January. Still, the Oscar-winning actor's curiosity had already led him to some big questions as host and narrator of the Science Channel's Through the Wormhole , whose first episode, six seasons ago, asked, "Is There a Creator?"
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