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MARC CHASE: True conservatives know when to keep hands off

MARC CHASE: True conservatives know when to keep hands off

Sometimes failure creates the perfect opportunity to get back to one's roots — to discard the distractions of ill-advised ventures.

February 18, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Look forward to the future, even in the wake of tragedy

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Look forward to the future, even in the wake of tragedy

On Wednesday of this past week, many Americans took time to remember the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001. It was truly a heartbreaking day as more than 3,000 lives were taken, and their families continue to grieve their loss. Our prayers continue to go out to the Lord for comfort to all of t…

September 15, 2013 12:00 am
RailCats' Adam Klein elects to play on Yom Kippur

RailCats' Adam Klein elects to play on Yom Kippur

GARY | Adam Klein was 18 years old when L.A. Dodgers outfielder Shawn Green opted not to play on Sept. 26, 2001.

September 12, 2013 7:00 pm Photos

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PHIL WIELAND: The religious right's fight is so wrong

It's encouraging to know our state government will spend tax dollars to defend our freedom of religion, as long as it is the "right" religion. Did I say encouraging? I meant scary.

August 09, 2013 12:00 am

Trinity Lutheran School holds registration starting Sunday

HOBART | School registration will be from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Trinity Lutheran School, 891 S. Linda St.

August 01, 2013 12:00 am

Local priest gets audience with 'pope of the people'

Like many people who meet Pope Francis I, a region priest says he was struck by the pontiff's humanity when the two met last month in Rome.

June 15, 2013 7:00 pm
Orthodox faithful celebrate Easter Sunday

Orthodox faithful celebrate Easter Sunday

VALPARAISO | Decorating the kouvouklion, or tomb of Christ, with colorful flowers on Friday morning is a Holy Week tradition for Connie Zaharias.

May 04, 2013 9:51 pm Photos

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Lake Station chamber to host prayer breakfast on Saturday

LAKE STATION | There will be a citywide prayer breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Edison High School, 3304 Parkside Ave.

March 31, 2013 12:00 am
Methodist Hospitals Recognized as Health Care Organization of the Month by Studer Group

Methodist Hospitals Recognized as Health Care Organization of the Month by Studer Group

Methodist Hospitals were recognized as Health Care Organization of the Month in January, 2013 by the Studer Group, for the hospitals' accomplishments and improvements in patient experience.

February 07, 2013 12:00 am

Trinity Lutheran School will present 'Technicolor Promise'

HOBART |  The musical "Technicolor Promise"  will be presented at 6 p.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran School, 891 S. Linda St.

January 27, 2013 12:05 am
Group takes anti-abortion message to Valparaiso

Group takes anti-abortion message to Valparaiso

VALPARAISO | Some 60 people gathered on the north lawn of the Porter County Courthouse on Saturday to protest the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

January 19, 2013 11:01 pm Photos

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Church attorney: Important works overshadowed by pastor's sex scandal

HAMMOND | Many good works of the First Baptist Church of Hammond are being overlooked in the wake of a federal sex scandal involving its former head pastor, a church attorney said in a written release.

January 15, 2013 3:00 pm
PHIL WIELAND: Don't put Indiana education in Kruse control

PHIL WIELAND: Don't put Indiana education in Kruse control

It's a sad day for Indiana, one of a plethora, when the chairman of the state Senate's Education Committee thinks the top priority for improving our mediocre, at best, educational system is to require the reading of the Lord's Prayer in schools.

January 11, 2013 12:00 am

A tale of two Jack Schaaps

It's a tale of two Jack Schaaps: a steadfast church leader and Christian pillar who stumbled by committing a major transgression, versus a brutal authoritarian with a penchant for extramarital affairs and sermons laced with sexual innuendo.

January 04, 2013 5:00 pm

Magazine, records show pattern of sex-related allegations at Hammond church

HAMMOND | The alleged sexual indiscretions of religious leaders associated with the First Baptist Church of Hammond didn't begin with the former head pastor's recent admission to having sex with a 16-year-old church girl.

December 17, 2012 8:00 pm

Magnetics to pay $30,000 to settle religious discrimination suit

A steel mill services company in Burns Harbor has agreed to pay $30,000 to settle a religious discrimination lawsuit that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed on behalf of a former employee.

August 15, 2012 12:15 pm
Hammond Baptist church rests its faith in God, not any man

Hammond Baptist church rests its faith in God, not any man

HAMMOND | The First Baptist Church of Hammond's congregation will absorb the shock of the departure of their senior pastor at their Wednesday night services.

July 31, 2012 6:45 pm Photos

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Region's prominent Jewish leader retiring

Region's prominent Jewish leader retiring

MUNSTER | Sitting in the library at Temple Beth-El, Rabbi Michael Stevens reflected on his 36 years as a congregational rabbi and how music eventually led him to his calling.

May 31, 2012 6:00 pm Photos

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Gary bishop blasts health care law as attack on religious freedom

Gary bishop blasts health care law as attack on religious freedom

Calling it an attack on religious freedom, the region's leading Catholic authority has taken aim at a federal law that would force most private health insurance plans to cover birth control, sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs.

February 06, 2012 9:00 pm Photos

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Pilgrims trek through rain for religious journey

Pilgrims trek through rain for religious journey

HAMMOND | Rain showers and threats of hail didn't stop pilgrims from completing a religious walk Saturday from Chicago's South Side to Munster.

August 14, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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