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The royal baby

Everybody knows that the Prince William and Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, are going to have a royal baby. Everybody knows because it’s in all the news headlines, blathered on all the talk shows, and texted over multitudes of cell phones.

POLL: Are you going to make a New Year’s resolution?

According to the University of Scranton, 45 percent of Americans usually make New Year's resolutions.

Of those, only 8 percent are successful in keeping that resolution.

This Christmas, stop focusing on differences

I ponder this simple poem and wonder that we, as individuals, spend so much time focusing on the differences, while God may see only humanity. When do we release our need to see all that is wrong and take the time to celebrate all that is right?

‘Twas the war on Christmas

On a shopping trip with his wife and kids, a man attempts to defuse a heated situation involving a Christian woman overreacting to an unfortunate shopping clerk's innocent holiday remark. This fictitious story is told in the style of "The Night Before Christmas."

Classmate: Newtown shooter Adam Lanza had web page dedicated to Satan

As the country mourns the tragic Newtown shootings that saw 20 children killed, many are wondering what made Adam Lanza pull the trigger.

For some, it was the gun itself, and many have blamed the NRA and the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.

Spokane’s Religion Wrap-up: Doomsday, Christmas services, Newtown and Bishop Cupich

Well folks, the world didn’t end. I like the way our D.C. editor said it best, “So turns out it wasn’t the end of the world as we know it. Apparently the ancient Mayans went to the Harold Camping School of False Prophecy. Back to work, people. Nothing to see here.”

“We’re a society that believes violence is the answer”

The horrible killings of last Friday in Newtown, Conn. instantly elicited a huge range of responses, as it should. It is a tribute to our collective psyche that we continue to be shocked, outraged, stunned by such events. In spite of their frequency we are not yet inured to them, but their frequency is growing. 

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