Religion calendar, Sept. 14-21, 2018

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Clergy Corner, Sept. 14, 2018

GEORGETOWN — It's not unusual for Marcia Keys to anonymously pay for someone's tank of gas; buy 15 watermelons at the grocery store, then find people to give them to; or whip up a two-skillet meal and seek out a family member, friend or church member who needs a warm, home-cooked supper.

Pope accepts bishop's resignation before meeting with U.S. delegation

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Thursday accepted the resignation of a West Virginia bishop, Michael Bransfield, and at the same time authorized a fellow bishop to investigate allegations that Bransfield sexually harassed adults, Vatican officials said.

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Pope summons bishops for February abuse prevention summit

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is summoning the presidents of every bishops conference around the world for a February summit to discuss preventing clergy sex abuse and protecting children — evidence that he realizes the scandal is global and that inaction threatens to undermine his legacy.

Don Follis | The truly faithful have nothing to fear

President Donald Trump hosted a White House dinner for 100 evangelical leaders in late August. When the President entertained the church leaders aligned with his Republican base, I thought back to a summer visit to Plains, Ga., the hometown of President Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter.

Getting Personal: Marge Probasco

Each week, we offer a Q&A with a local personality. Today, 82-year-old MARGE PROBASCO, Fisher's super volunteer, chats with staff writer Paul Wood. She's deeply religious and the world's greatest fan of the Bunnies.

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Local impact of new tax-credit scholarships has been mixed

CHAMPAIGN — Pitched as legislation that would diversify education choices for students across the state, implementation of the Invest in Kids Act has been mixed locally — with it sending more students into Catholic schools while excluding some funding from independent schools.

Clergy Corner, Sept. 7, 2018

When PERRICO ROBINSON was a boy, he didn't belong to a church.

Then he turned 13 — and says he felt the touch of God. Within a few years, he responded to the call to the ministry, a road that led to him being installed as the 30-year-old new pastor at Champaign's St. Luke CME Church.

St. Thomas More moving to trimester format next school year

CHAMPAIGN — Come next school year, St. Thomas More will move to a trimester class schedule, officials at the Catholic high school told parents and students this week.