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Cardinal Francis George dies at 78

CHICAGO (AP) — Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who led the U.S. bishops' fight against Obamacare and played a key role in the church's response to the clergy sex abuse scandal, has died. He was 78.

Religion calendar, April 17, 2015

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Expo co-hosted by faith group, park district

URBANA — Here's a chance to learn about what local faith communities are doing to better care for the earth.

The EarthCare Expo, co-hosted by Faith in Place and the Urbana Park District, will be held from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at Urbana's Anita Purves Nature Center (1505 N. Broadway).

Don Follis: Be grateful to God for the gifts he has given you

As I've done countless times, I recently asked a pastor who sought my counsel to tell me his story. This out-of-state fellow immediately launched into telling me about his successes over the years, comparing his preaching, teaching and administrative skills to other churches in communities where he had served.

Religion calendar, April 10, 2015

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Religion calendar, April 3, 2015

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Don Follis: Empathy is the great deterrent to shame

After 17 years, Monica Lewinsky is talking. Yes, this is the girl that fell in love with her boss — the president of the United States — in a very improbable romance back in the late 1990s.

Religion calendar, March 27, 2015

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Bill on Bible colleges fails in Senate committee

SPRINGFIELD — Legislation that would have permitted a religious institution to grant degrees without approval by the Illinois Board of Higher Education failed in the Senate Higher Education Committee.

The measure, SB 1609, was rejected, 7-3, on a party-line vote.

Religion calendar, March 20, 2015

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