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Knights of Columbus denied permit to hold Memorial Day service in National Park

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The Knights of Columbus, a venerable religious and civic organization found in countless communities across America, is being denied a permit to hold a mass in a national cemetery. The organization asked ...

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Community of Christ sells historic Ohio temple to Mormon Church

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The Kansas City-based Community of Christ has sold the historic Kirtland Temple in Ohio to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was the first Mormon temple to be built. ...

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Supreme Court unanimously rules Trump cannot be kicked off ballots

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The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled former Donald Trump cannot be banned from Colorado ballots.  The decision overturns a Colorado ruling that said he engaged in an insurrection and likely applies to ...

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Valentine’s Day: from Christian martyrs to chocolate

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Valentine’s Day is one of the most celebrated, yet least understood holidays in the Western World. It’s also quite popular in countries like India and Iran, where its celebration could still land ...

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YouVersion announces most searched Bible verse in 2023

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The popular Bible app YouVersion has announced the most searched verse by users. It’s not John 3:16 which is the most searched verse on the internet. So what is it? Isaiah 41:10, ...

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Food website ranks most popular Christmas dishes in Missouri, Kansas

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Favorite dishes are as much a part of the Christmas season as trees and packages. Although nearly everyone enjoys turkey and the trimmings, each state also has several popular regional meals. Three ...

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The miraculous connection of Hanukkah to Christmas

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I grew up a nice Jewish boy in Brooklyn, New York. When December arrived it brought some interesting challenges. Why? My family owned a toy store! I knew little about Christmas, but ...

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Likelihood of recession still uncertain, Southeast Missouri State economist says

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The jury is still out on whether Missouri and the nation will experience a recession in the coming year, said David Yaskewich, an economist at Southeast Missouri State University. “Right now, it ...

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Jewish celebration of Rosh Hashanah kicks off 10 days of High Holy days leading to Yom Kippur

Friday was the first day of Rosh Hashanah, which marks the beginning of the High Holy days in the Jewish calendar. High Holy days will continue for 10 days, ending with Yom ...

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Investors must admit to ESG considerations under new Missouri rule

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Financial advisers and institutions in Missouri must have clients sign disclosure forms when an investment option could rely on environment, social and governance scores or prioritize elements that may not yield maximum ...

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Can we just stop the crazy rapture prophecies?

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Why all the rapture prophecies? Back in the 1970s, I used to joke that someone was going to write a book titled, Jesus Is Coming Back in the 1970s, only to publish ...

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“The Chosen” creator responds to critics of pride flag spotted on set

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Dallas Jenkins, creator and director of “The Chosen” series, has responded to critics of an LGBTQ flag that was spotted on the set. “We have made very clear from the beginning that ...

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Splenda changes DNA, causes ‘leaky gut’: study

A chemical used in popular sweeteners and sugar-free foods can damage human DNA and cause “leaky gut” according to a new study. Splenda is the best-selling sweetener in the United States and ...

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Most missed Pentecost Sunday – a significant day in church history

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Christians around the world celebrated Pentecost on May 28. Sadly, many Churches across the United States ignore this important commemoration which is one of the most significant on the church calendar. Pentecost ...

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Christians around the world pause to mark Holy Week before Easter

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Holy Week, from Palm Sunday through Easter, is a sacred time for Christians around the world, with each day leading up to Sunday having special significance. Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox churches remember ...

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“Unseen Realm” author Dr. Michael Heiser has died

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Dr. Michael Heiser has died after a battle with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer. He passed away Sunday. Heiser was a renowned biblical scholar who tackled some of the Bible’s most difficult packages, ...

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Ministries unite to advance Great Commission over 10 years

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More than two dozen leaders of significant global ministry networks convened in early December in New York City to combine their experience and insights toward the goal of Great Commission fulfillment within ...

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Merriam-Webster names “gaslighting” its 2022 word of the year

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After a contentious political season, Merriam-Webster has selected “gaslighting” as its word of the year for 2022. The official definition is the psychological manipulation of a person, usually over an extended period of time, ...

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‘Dangerous legislation’: Franklin Graham talks about ‘Respect for Marriage Act’

Franklin Graham is calling on Americans to contact their senators, warning them that the so-called “Respect for Marriage Act” legislation would fail to protect individuals with the traditional concept of marriage. “The ...

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Veterans can enjoy these food discounts Friday

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A number of restaurants will offer discounts to former service members this Friday in honor of Veterans Day. Among the special food deals: 7-Eleven: Ex-Service members get a free Quart-Pound Big Bite ...

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Our recommendations on the Missouri Amendments

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Amendment 3, which would legalize recreational marijuana use in Missouri, has received most of the media attention. However, voters also will decide on several other amendments on Election Day. Here are the ...

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Two constitutional amendments on the Kansas ballot for 2022

On Tuesday, November 8, Kansas voters will weigh in on two proposed constitutional amendments, as well as determine a number of major state and federal offices, from U.S. Senator and governor to ...

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Pastors taking different approaches to participating in Halloween celebrations

Churches around the nation are taking different approaches on whether and how to celebrate Halloween. Most church leaders in a recent survey said they do not celebrate Halloween because it originated from ...

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Missouri 2022 Ballot Measures

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The following ballot measures have been certified for the November 8, 2022 general election. Amendment 1 Proposed by 101st General Assembly (First Regular Session) HCS HJR 35-Griesheimer Do you want to amend ...

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One of Wahlberg brothers found his faith while locked in prison

While Mark and Donnie Wahlberg achieved great success in music and film, their brother Jim took a darker path that led to prison. “I lived a rough-and-tumble life,” he said. “I was ...

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