Religion

Paul Prather

Let’s get to know those we disagree with rather than demonize them

We might disagree about religion or politics or sports, but we also should recognize the myriad things about which we agree. Nobody is one-dimensional. Nobody is just a Trump supporter or a Hillary supporter or a gun-rights proponent or a Baptist or a Jew. They’re also parents and grandparents and daughters and coworkers and fellow UK fans.

Paul Prather

Vote on Tuesday, then pray hard for whoever wins

The Presidential election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump has caused high anxiety in adherents of both candidates, fearful of what the other might bring to the oval office. Paul Prather says this is a time Christians need to remember that God is in control and pray for our leaders, whatever the outcome.

Paul Prather

Attica prison uprising tells of dangers of unaccountable law enforcement

In Heather Ann Thompson’s book “Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy,” the common narrative of the incident at the prison was dismantled. The official story was that inmates murdered and mutilated their hostages. In fact, law enforcement did all the killing, of inmates and hostages alike. Autopsies showed that all the hostages killed in the assault died from law enforcement gunfire.

Paul Prather

If you want to, then yes, you’ll see Fido in heaven

When our family’s boxer, Max, was hit by a pickup truck some years ago, I mourned over him far longer and more deeply than I’ve grieved over many humans. For those of us who believe in an afterlife, then, our losses raise the question: Will we see our pets again? Better said: Do dogs (and cats and beloved gerbils) go to heaven?

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Mother Teresa's legacy: Eastern Kentucky convent carries on her work

In the years since 1982, when Mother Teresa established her order’s first rural convent at Jenkins in Eastern Kentucky, the Missionaries of Charity have carried on her work of serving the poor, the sick and the aging in the mountain community. Mother Teresa is to be canonized as a saint in the Catholic Church Sunday.
Chris Ware cware@herald-leader.com
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Mother Teresa's legacy: Eastern Kentucky convent carries on her work

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Mother Teresa's 1982 visit to Eastern Kentucky

Good Friday cross carrying 1:13

Good Friday cross carrying

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Derek Willis: Every possession matters