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Midnight Mass at St. Louis Cathedral a dazzling pageant

To The Herald-Whig: Christmas, although obviously religious in origin, is actually a varied social celebration, with many levels of meaning and diversity of enjoyment. I've long loved the family gatherings, the conviviality and kindness that Christmas alw

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Be wary of national nonprofit organizations, their causes

To The Herald-Whig: This is the time of year for personal reflection. As we look forward to a new year, please take time to reflect on this fact: the National Center for Charitable Statistics lists more than 1.5 million nonprofit organizations registered

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Country now listening when sex abuse survivors speak

To The Herald-Whig: As our nation is being rocked by headlines regarding sexual abuse and harassment reports, I want to speak to this issue. Have I been surprised by the number of women, and men too, who have come forward with their stories? Not at all. T

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Some confuse their faith with their politics

To The Herald-Whig: Dr. Katharine Hayhoe is a climate scientist from Texas, she is also an evangelical Christian married to a pastor of an evangelical church. In the U.S., these things don't usually go together, as two-thirds of evangelicals don't believe

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Life has given appreciation for progress that's been made

To The Herald-Whig: I'm one of the older ones who was born long after our first settlers, but at a time when times were hard. We had food on the table and got our bills paid. We had no electricity, no running water, no indoor toilet or refrigerator, but w

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Flake should be applauded for his criticism of Trump

To The Herald-Whig: Republican Sen. Jeff Flake announced on the floor of the U.S. Senate that President Donald Trump has an utter disregard for truth and decency. Seldom do I agree with a Republican, but I certainly do in this case. I applaud Flake for hi

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Democrats who threaten shutdown over illegals don't care about Americans

To The Herald-Whig: It will prove once and for all that Democrats don't care about Americans if they shut down the federal government to protect illegal immigrants. Schumer and Pelosi, the Democrat leadership, have threatened to shut down the government i

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McCaskill is an important moderate voice in Congress

To The Herald-Whig: While President Trump was in St. Charles recently peddling his version of "trickle-down economics," he took time out of his busy schedule to "dis" our Senator Claire. Senator McCaskill, one of the few moderates remaining in office, is

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Veterans Home residents appreciate acts of kindness

A big thank you goes to all who continually offer time and talents to show compassion and remember the veterans residing at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy.

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Birthday party was fabulous

I want to thank everyone for helping me celebrate my birthday.