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Dad Daze: Aspiring to excellence, not arrogance

During a flight from Salt Lake City to Philadelphia seven years ago, I enjoyed the company of Dave Babbel, an emeritus professor of insurance and finance at the prestigious Wharton School of Business. Dave and I chatted during the entirety of the lengthy flight, exchanged information and became friends.

Biden outlines ‘Day One’ agenda of executive actions

WASHINGTON – In his first hours as president, Joe Biden plans to take executive action to roll back some of the most controversial decisions of his predecessor and to address the raging coronavirus pandemic, his incoming chief of staff said Saturday.

March for Life asks its supporters to stay home this year

Organizers of the March for Life, the anti-abortion movement’s preeminent annual event, are asking their supporters nationwide not to gather in Washington this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic and political unrest.

Warnock condemns Capitol rioters in post-election sermon

In his first sermon since being declared a winner in Georgia’s U.S. Senate runoff election, the Rev. Raphael Warnock on Sunday addressed last week’s deadly Capitol Hill riot that all but overshadowed his historic victory.

Spokane band brings the Heat Speak with reimagined ‘Lost My Religion’

Local chamber pop band Heat Speak has turned a band tradition into a call to action for themselves and listeners in their newest single, “Lost My Religion (Make a Religion).” In it, frontman Dario Ré wrestles with words that express as much fatigue in faith as belief in self-sourced opportunity.

Prelate blocked for months by Belarus resigns Minsk post

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Sunday accepted the resignation of Minsk’ archbishop who had been blocked for months by Belarusian authorities from returning to his homeland after criticizing a crackdown on anti-government protesters there.

‘It’s just unprecedented’: Senate hinges on Georgia runoff chaos

Georgia’s Senate run-off elections arrive Tuesday after a whirlwind two-month campaign that smashed fundraising records, inspired historic voter turnout, bombarded the airwaves with ads, and loomed over congressional negotiations on major spending legislation.

Each year, 1,000 Pakistani girls forcibly converted to Islam

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Neha loved the hymns that filled her church with music. But she lost the chance to sing them last year when, at the age of 14, she was forcibly converted from Christianity to Islam and married to a 45-year-old man with children twice her age.

Faith and Values: Around Christmas, remember the humanity of Jesus, not just his infancy

It’s so easy to only embrace a sentimental understanding of Christmas, of “waiting for the baby Jesus” and all that involves. But maturing adults also do well to appreciate the deeper message of Christmas. It comes in the word “incarnation” – God became flesh in the person we call Jesus. First the baby, but definitively the man.