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Onondagas remember trauma caused by residential schools: “My mother never hugged me”

Syracuse, N.Y. — Tears filled people’s eyes as Onondaga Nation Tadodaho Sid Hill spoke in Syracuse about the impact of residential schools on his family. “My mother came back from the boarding schools, she never hugged me,” Hill said as he tried to fight back the tears beginning to run down his cheeks. “I guess that’s what they taught her in that school.”
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Historic hatred of Catholics ends in murder

David Sher’s ComebackTown giving voice to the people of Birmingham & Alabama. Today’s guest columnist is Chervis Isom. Everyone who resides in or near the City of Birmingham is aware of our city’s brutal history relating to race relations between Blacks and Whites and the civil rights struggle by its Black residents against the Jim Crow laws.
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Former Rhode Island priest faces sexual assault charges

A former Roman Catholic priest who was assigned to at least four Rhode Island parishes through the early 1990s faces three counts of first-degree sexual assault, according to court records. The records show that a statewide grand jury in May indicted Edward Kelley, 79, alleging he committed the assaults in...

Ila Mae Frances (Becker) Jansky

Body Ila Mae Frances (Becker) Jansky of Taylor, passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 27, 2021, surrounded by her three children and grandson, Hayden Wilkins. Born Dec. 20, 1930, she was 90. On August 13, 1950, she married her devoted husband Joe Jansky, who later passed away July 15, 1988. Ila...

OKC pastor's faith journey took him from Catholicism to the Episcopal Church

The Rev. Natividad "Naty" Menjivar is vicar of Santa Maria Virgen Episcopal Church, but he once was a priest with another Christian faith group. Menjivar, 53, said he grew up in a devout Catholic home in Honduras, so it came as no surprise to his family when he was ordained into the Roman Catholic priesthood in 1992. He earned a bachelor's degree in philosophy and a master's of divinity.

Ten commandments and a parable of four Brahmins

The Kanpur riots yielded more sociological narratives of a different order. A mob carrying trishuls, rods, axes and swords were blocked by a solitary man from entering a gated garden where scores of Muslim families had taken shelter, writes Saeed Naqvi. COPING with Covid season, confined with books and great...
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Buried secrets

WARREN — After 124 years, Martha Brown’s spirit may be at peace, newly given absolution by a Roman Catholic priest. The 22-year-old servant had been buried unceremoniously after reportedly dying via suicide — after being rejected by the prominent Warren family of the man she loved. Historical re-enactors Greg George...

Adele and new boyfriend Rich Paul step out for dinner in LA

Adele and her new boyfriend Rich Paul enjoyed dinner out with LeBron James and his wife Savannah in LA on Friday, after confirming their romance earlier this month. The Someone Like You hitmaker, 33, and her new beau, 39, stepped out at Giorgio Baldi in Beverly Hills where they were also joined by basketball player Russell Westbrook and his wife Nina Earl, both 32.

The Catholic Latin Mass is a Strong Credibility-Enhancing Display

If you inhabit the modern world, you might be forgiven for not understanding ritual. For many moderns, in fact, the very word “ritual” evokes something dark and irrational — secret acts performed in darkness for nefarious ends. (Run a Google image search for “ritual” to see what I mean.) This popular association between ritual and spookiness, including occultism, is almost certainly the product of age-old anti-Catholic prejudices in English-speaking cultures. But even some Catholics get weirded out by ritual: in a surprise move, Pope Francis recently laid heavy new restrictions on the summit of Roman Catholic ritualism, the Tridentine Latin mass. From the viewpoint of cultural evolution, the resulting firestorm of controversy may help illuminate why so many people don’t believe what their churches teach.