Religion

Single woman wants mother to mind own business

Question: Is it appropriate for my mom to demand that I - a 30-something independent woman - allow her to "vet" the men in my life? She insists it's her prerogative and responsibility as a parent. I have a potential suitor who's visiting from out of town, and my mother says she needs four hours ...

Religion briefs, July 23

Carey church plans pie saleCAREY - The Our Lady of Consolation volunteer bakery is celebrating summer by offering fruit pies at a special price during its sale July 30-31.The pies include apple, Dutch apple, peach, peach with crumb topping, grape, Fruit of the Field, cherry rhubarb, rhubarb, ...

Young son’s display of emotion worries parents

Question: My 7-year-old son came home teary-eyed after watching a children's movie at a friend's house. Apparently one of the characters was constantly teased and mistreated by the other kids in the film. It upset my son for the rest of the day. Is this level and display of emotion something I ...

Heartfelt thank-you

Our family wants to say "Thank you" to all our friends, neighbors and relatives who supported and graciously gave us such good food during our sorrowful time.We also want to thank Mercy Hospital, all the doctors and especially Community Hospice Care for taking such good care of Paul during his ...

Thanks for the hard work

As we complete our term as the St. Joseph Festival Steering Committee, we would like to thank all the booth chairpersons and everyone who volunteered their time to work at the festival and make it so fun and successful these last three years.We would like to thank the pre-sale workers, ...

Miletti golf scramble a success

The Miletti Open Golf Scramble, supporting Calvert Athletics, was a great success this year, thanks to the generous support of our local benefactors.Hole sponsors: Fred Zoeller, Schubach Chiropractic, MJ Recruiters, TiffinApartments.com, Mike Kerschner, Your Legacy Federal Credit Union, Smith ...

Toledo area women religious unite on statement of civil discourse

In his address to the U.S. Congress last September, Pope Francis invited members of Congress to promote respect for the dignity of every human person and to renew their commitment to a spirit of cooperation. He also addressed each of us and all who seek to lead this nation when he said,Each son ...

Today in History, July 23

Today is Saturday, July 23, the 205th day of 2016. There are 161 days left in the year.Today's highlight:In 1996, in one of the best remembered moments of the Atlanta Olympics, Kerri Strug made a heroic final vault despite torn ligaments in her sprained left ankle as the U.S. women gymnasts ...

Gov’t shouldn’t tell French to get used to terrorism

Just when I was starting to wonder if I was spending too much time writing about terrorism in France, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel of Tunisia climbed into a cargo truck and mowed down a crowd during Bastille Day fireworks in the French city of Nice, killing 84 people and injuring at least 303 ...

9 die in Munich attack

MUNICH - An 18-year-old German-Iranian man opened fire in a crowded Munich shopping mall and a nearby McDonald's Friday night, killing nine people and wounding 16 others before killing himself, the chief of police in the Bavarian capital said.Munich police chief Hubertus Andrae told a news ...

Clinton chooses Sen. Tim Kaine as running mate

TAMPA, Florida (AP) - Hillary Clinton named Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her vice presidential running mate Friday, adding a centrist former governor of a crucial battleground state to the Democratic ticket.In a text message to supporters, the presumptive Democratic nominee said, "I'm thrilled to ...

Philadelphia set for DNC following quiet GOP rallies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - As Cleveland breathes a sigh of relief after protests during the Republican convention came and went without mass disruptions and violence, eyes now turn to Philadelphia, the nation's fifth largest city that offers a bigger stage for bigger protests over a much larger ...

‘Merciless’ heat nearly blankets US

WASHINGTON (AP) - Call it the United Sweats of America. A heat wave spreading across the country is leaving few places to hide. Not even the cool of night.By Friday afternoon, all but one of the Lower 48 states had hit 90 degrees somewhere, with only Washington around for cooler comfort. For ...

Ex-KKK leader David Duke runs for Senate

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Declaring "the climate of this country has moved in my direction," white supremacist David Duke registered Friday for Louisiana's U.S. Senate race, saying he was partially spurred by the recent shooting deaths of three law enforcement officers by a black man."I believe ...

From prank to popular

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The origin of Pokemon Go is as peculiar as any of the Voltorbs or Snorlaxes players track and capture in the surprise hit game.Its hybrid DNA flows from a digital mapping pioneer's fascination with the world around him, Google's affinity for offbeat ideas, Nintendo's ...

Flight 370 search to be suspended

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) - The more than two-year-long hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will be suspended once the current search area in the Indian Ocean has been completely scoured, the three countries conducting the operation announced Friday, possibly ending all hopes of solving ...

VW ready with fix

DETROIT (AP) - Volkswagen's plan to fix most of its 2-liter diesel engines that cheat on emissions tests includes a computer software update and a larger catalytic converter to trap harmful nitrogen oxide, and it may not hurt mileage or performance, according to dealers who were briefed by ...

Turkey criticizes US over cleric accused of coup plot

ISTANBUL (AP) - A top Turkish official Friday accused the United States of "standing up for savages" by not immediately handing over a U.S.-based Muslim cleric who the government claims orchestrated last week's failed coup. Speaking in Washington, President Barack Obama said there was a legal ...

Brexit deals blow to UK economy

LONDON (AP) - Britain's economy appears to be shrinking at its fastest pace since the global financial crisis as a result of the vote to leave the European Union, but the rest of the region is holding up, surveys showed Friday.The findings come as global financial leaders meeting in China ...

Calls for respect, unity at cop’s funeral

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - When protests erupted here over a black man's killing during a struggle with two white police officers, Baton Rouge police officer Matthew Gerald made a promise to an old friend who urged him to be careful."I'm going to do what I got to do to keep you all safe, old boy," ...