Religion

Religion

Don Follis: What do you do that God keeps blessing?

I was in my early 20s and fresh out of college when I interviewed with a campus ministry organization at the University of Illinois. As the plane descended into Willard Airport, I went over my checklist.

Religion calendar, May 19-25, 2017

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Clergy Corner, May 19, 2017

Change is coming to a dozen Catholic churches around the area, with new pastors, administrators and chaplains arriving in the next few weeks — some from just down the road.

Below is a rundown of who's headed where.

Religion calendar, May 12-18, 2017

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Clergy Corner, May 12, 2017

Thinking back to her childhood in Terre Haute, Ind., PAULA WALLACE can't remember a single day that didn't end with Mom reading her a bedtime Bible story.

And BEVERLY BROWN didn't stop there.

"My mother told me numerous times that she prayed for me every day of my life," Paula says.

Don Follis: Healthy people embrace grieving and loss

Emotionally healthy people can be unflappable. They can enter a hurting person's world while still holding on to themselves. Hanging between those two worlds is a mark of real love.

It's marvelous to watch a person carefully listen and offer unconditional love when they don't agree with the person at all.

Clergy Corner, May 5, 2017

Tough to predict what will lead off Andy Adams' legacy: the fact that he founded a church (Urbana's QUEST UNITED METHODIST, in 2004) or found an actual building for that church to call home (at 2004 Philo Road, in 2013).

For those eight-and-a-half years in between, you never knew where Adams & Co. would show up for Sunday services.

Religion calendar, May 5-11, 2017

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Clergy Corner, April 28, 2017

The first time the Rev. MICHAEL PICA pondered a path to the priesthood was during a childhood visit to dear old grandma's house in Abingdon, south of Galesburg, with his four brothers.

"My Italian grandmother would always ask us five boys: 'Who in the family is going to be the priest?'" he says with a chuckle. "That's what started the whole thing."

Religion calendar, April 28-May 4, 2017

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