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Chicago police seek suspect in arson try at synagogue

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police are stepping up patrols at synagogues as well as Jewish schools and businesses after an attempted arson at a synagogue and vandalism near others.

Lawsuit targets demolition of church properties in Rockford

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Opponents have filed a lawsuit to try to stop the demolition of a 90-year-old building and vacant convent that belong to the Catholic Church in Rockford.

Religion calendar, May 17-24, 2019

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Carter to teach Sunday school days after breaking hip

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter plans to teach Sunday school this weekend just days after undergoing surgery for a broken hip, a spokeswoman said Thursday.

Living Legends: 'Every time she walks in that door, she has a smile on her face'

CHAMPAIGN — When Lorelei Williams arrives for activities with the Douglass Seniors group, she always brings with her a smile and a positive vibe.

"Every time she walks in that door, she has a smile on her face, no matter what's going on in her life," said Darius White, the Champaign Park District's Douglass senior program coordinator.

Living Legends: 'A woman of so much wisdom and knowledge'

CHAMPAIGN — Described as a kind and selfless giver, Carolyn Savage has never sought the limelight.

Now she's about to be honored by an organization that believes unsung heroines of the community shouldn't go unrecognized.

Poland shaken by documentary about pedophile priests

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A new documentary revealing new cases of pedophilia by priests has deeply shaken Poland, one of Europe's most Roman Catholic societies, eliciting an apology from the church hierarchy and prompting one priest to leave the clergy.

Don Follis | Call of God centers on our love of God and neighbor

The May 8 edition of "Christian Century" magazine features a dozen short essays by people, mostly clergy, responding to a one-word writing prompt given to readers by the editors: "Call." The articles largely reflect on the call from God to enter the ministry. A few identify a specific call, "almost a wooing," wrote one pastor. But more wrote about seeing their call unfold over the years.

Clergy Corner, May 10, 2019

For 40 years, the Rev. ROBERT HACKL worked as a Methodist minister at a variety of area small-town churches, ranging from Oakwood to Henning to Elliott, Roberts, Argenta, Potomac, Bismarck and Georgetown.

Religion calendar, May 10-17, 2019

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