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Pope offers hope against darkness in Christmas Day message

Speaks out against “inhumane detention camps” The Associated Press VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis offered a Christmas message of hope Wednesday against darkness that cloaks conflicts and relationships in large parts of the world from the Middle East to the Americas to Africa. The pope told tens of thousands of tourists, pilgrims and Romans gathered […]

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
  – The Fannin Sentinel

By Elaine Owen, Editor We all view Christmas in a different way. For those who do not celebrate it, Christmas is just one of many federal holidays that offers a few vacation days away from work. Even for Christians, the day often has different meanings and feelings attached to it. Children may see Christmas only […]

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Steve Gooch, Elaine Owen and David Ralston.

Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall Impacts Thousands Over Five day Stay in Blue Ridge

By Bree Collar, Sentinel Staff Writer The faces and lives of the 58,307 men and eight women who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the Vietnam War are forever etched on the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, DC serving as a memorial and healing place for family and friends. The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall came to […]

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Local Coordinator Shelly Bishop and her brother Kenny Stuart read from Court House steps.

Bible reading across the state became a reality Sunday morning in Fannin County

Shelly Bishop leads reading in Fannin By Elaine Owen, Editor One woman’s vision that the Bible be read across the state of Georgia became a reality Sunday, July 14 as groups in all 159 counties read portions of scripture at each of their county court houses. A total of 14 states volunteered to join in […]

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Pope Francis waves to worshipers as he arrives for the weekly general audience on June 5, 2019 at St. Peter’s square in the Vatican. (AFP/Getty Image)

No more ‘lead us not into temptation’ for Catholics as Pope Francis approves change to the Lord’s Prayer

By BRETT CLARKSON / AP Pope Francis has approved a change to the Lord’s Prayer, widely regarded as the best-known prayer in the Christian faith. The measure, which would change how Catholics around the world recite the prayer, replaces the line “and lead us not into temptation” with “do not let us fall into temptation,” […]

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President Trump

Donald Trump wants exceptions for rape, incest in abortion laws

President Donald Trump called himself “strongly Pro- Life” in a several tweets late Saturday night (May 18) while at the same time appearing to challenge key provisions of strict abortion laws recently passed in Republican controlled states. “As most people know, and for those who would like to know, I am strongly Pro-Life, with the […]

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Televangelist Pat Robertson says Alabama abortion law has gone too far

By Elaine Owen, Editor Longtime televangelist Pat Robertson, who opposes abortion, criticized Alabama’s near-total abortion ban that on Wednesday (May 15) became the nation’s most restrictive and one expected to face legal challenge. “I think Alabama has gone too far,” Robertson said Wednesday on “The 700 Club” before the bill was signed into law by […]

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U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks during a National Day of Prayer service in the Rose Garden at the White House May 2, 2019 in Washington, DC. The Trump administration has finalized a regulation to protect the rights of clinicians who object to participating in abortions.

Trump Administration Finalizes New ‘Conscience Rule’ For Clinicians Who Oppose Abortion

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar / AP May 2, 2019 (WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration on Thursday moved to protect the rights of clinicians who object to participating in abortions with a regulation intended to safeguard those with religious and moral objections. President Donald Trump made the announcement during a speech in the White House Rose Garden […]

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The Amazing Story of Easter

If you ask children what Easter is about, they would probably say something about the Easter Bunny. It’s a pervasive story. Not very persuasive or compelling, but cute and seemingly harmless enough. But the story of the Easter Bunny tends to displace a much more compelling story. A true story. An Amazing Story that can […]

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Pope Francis

Vatican summit: ‘We must repent’

ASSOCIATED PRESS NEWS Pope Francis made it clear: He expects more than talk from the historic summit he’s called to deal with the Catholic Church’s clergy sex abuse crisis. He wants “concrete and effective” results. Francis started things off by floating some proposals, including creating a kind of handbook church leaders could use when abuse […]

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