Spiritual Matters

Obituaries: March 12-19 Edition

| March 12, 2014

  Estella Pearl Boggess passed peacefully on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center at the age of 98. She was one of six children born to Joseph R. Collins Sr. and Mattie Lou (Phinzey) Collins She spent most of her life in Fort Wayne and was a graduate of Central High School. Surviving […]

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Fort Wayne native, gospel music legend Hanq Neal transitions at 57

| March 9, 2014

  HOUSTON—Mr. Henry “Hanq” Willis Neal Henry “Hanq” Willis Neal, the ultimate worship leader, soulful gospel musical artist and Grammy nominee, unexpectedly was called to his heavenly home on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. Hanq was born Sept. 4, 1956 to Ed and Kathyleen Neal in Fort Wayne, Ind. A statement released by his pastor, Rev. […]

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An ‘open secret’: Catholic sexual abuse in black community

An ‘open secret’: Catholic sexual abuse in black community

| March 6, 2014

Files released by the Chicago Catholic Archdiocese show decades of systematic secrecy and protection of pedophile priests.

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Going up yonder

Going up yonder

| March 5, 2014

HOUSE CALLS During my many years of medical practice, I have made many house calls on folks who were going to their eternal rest. Often, loved ones from the family have suggested that the person be hospitalized. In some cases, I had no alternative but to do so. After surveying the home conditions, if they […]

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Obituaries: March 5-March 11 Edition

| March 5, 2014

Halloween Byrd departed this earthly life on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, surrounded by her loving and devoted family at the age of 77. She was the second oldest child born to Arthur and Elizabeth Balfour on Aug. 27, 1936, in Chulahoma, just outside of Holly Springs, Miss. She accepted Christ at an early age and was […]

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‘Believe and Receive!’

| March 4, 2014

  By Rev. Lakeya Stewart, M.Div. D.Min, ABD “Believe and receive!” We’ve all heard preachers say this. Perhaps, we have even said this. God is indeed able to do anything and that includes healing; however, God is not a magician. Neither is God a genie in a bottle that can be rubbed to make random […]

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‘Son of God’ review: A TV miniseries gets a big-screen re-edit | NJ.com

| March 2, 2014

‘Son of God’ review: A TV miniseries gets a big-screen re-edit Diogo Morgado, center, is Jesus in ‘Son of God,’ a re-edited spin-off of TV’s ‘The Bible’ (FOX) By Stephen Whitty/The Star-Ledger According to scripture, Jesus was born of woman, and lived his brief life among men — even though he was the son of […]

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UPDATE 1-Google loses bid to keep anti-Islamic video online during appeal | Reuters

UPDATE 1-Google loses bid to keep anti-Islamic video online during appeal | Reuters

| March 2, 2014

UPDATE 1-Google loses bid to keep anti-Islamic video online during appeal By Dan Levine Feb 28 (Reuters) – Google Inc on Friday lost its bid to keep an anti-Islamic film on its YouTube video sharing website while it appealed a federal appeals court order that the company said would have “devastating effects” if allowed to […]

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Dead Mississippi man begins breathing in embalming room, coroner says – CNN.com

Dead Mississippi man begins breathing in embalming room, coroner says – CNN.com

| February 28, 2014

Dead Mississippi man begins breathing in embalming room, coroner says By Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Man awakens in body bag (CNN) — Even in the Bible Belt, coroners don’t use the word “miracle” lightly. But Holmes County, Mississippi, Coroner Dexter Howard has no qualms using the word for the resurrection, as it were, of Walter […]

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Radio host Elon James White: ‘White homo demon’ pastor not just crazy but ‘dangerous’ | The Raw Story

Radio host Elon James White: ‘White homo demon’ pastor not just crazy but ‘dangerous’ | The Raw Story

| February 28, 2014

Radio host Elon James White: ‘White homo demon’ pastor not just crazy but ‘dangerous’ By David Ferguson   On Friday’s “This Week in Blackness,” host Elon James White took aim at Harlem pastor Dr. James David Manning‘s assertion that President Barack Obama has loosed “white homo demons” on the world that will “scoop up” black […]

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