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Religion

Grace to install new pastor Nov. 1

The Rev. Arthur Christian "Chris" Repp will be installed as the new pastor at Grace Lutheran Church, 313 S. Prospect Ave., C, at 4 p.m. Nov. 1. The installation and Holy Communion service is open to the public. Repp replaces the Rev. Roger Digges, who retired in June 2014.

Religion calendar, Oct. 2-9, 2015

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Don Follis: September brings to mind Psalm 139

Every September when the weather cools off and the trees lose their luster, I think back to a long September night 20 years ago. I had just gone to bed at 10:30 p.m. when the phone rang. The man on the other end was from a church-based mission agency with whom my friends Ron and Carolyn Butler had served as missionaries in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Religion calendar, Sept. 25-Oct.2, 2015

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Foodbank head recounts Pope's address

The head of the Eastern Illinois Foodbank in Urbana called it an extraordinary opportunity to watch Pope Francis' speech to Congress at the U.S. Capitol and be a part of history.

Pope's visit 'energizes' Davis, but doesn't change his mind on issues

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis said he was "energized" and "intrigued" by Pope Francis' speech to Congress.

But he also said the pope's address didn't change his mind on any issues, including climate change, accepting more refugees from Syria and Iraq, or abolishing the death penalty.

Unit 4 factors Jewish holiday into its day off

CHAMPAIGN — The holiest day on the Jewish calendar — Yom Kippur — falls on a date with no school today in Champaign.

Coincidence? Not exactly.

Top of the morning, Sept. 20, 2015

The bus — packed with two priests, five missionaries and 55 UI students — is scheduled to leave St. John's Catholic Newman Center in Champaign around midnight Thursday.

Sometime late Friday, the UI party will arrive at Camp Saginaw outside Philadelphia.

"A true pilgrimage," Anne Marie Brummer (right) said.

Religion calendar, Sept. 18-25, 2015

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Sunday Special: Select few still heeding call of a life of sisterhood

Sister Mariela Stodden grew up in a Catholic family in Kansas City, Mo., and attended Catholic schools.

But it wasn't until she attended a Steubenville Conference at age 18 — reluctantly, at the urging of friends — that her faith became deep and personal.