Religion

Paul Prather

Do you know how your minister votes? Here’s what the research shows

Recently I wrote about the broad diversity among religious people, who include every imaginable theological, social and political worldview. Yet in our present cultural climate, Christians, particularly, often are stereotyped as being cut from a single pattern — conservative, exclusionary, angry and, usually, Republican. Hardly had my column appeared when the New York Times ran a story that illustrated my point.

Paul Prather

Allow preachers to endorse candidates? It’s help we didn’t need

An executive order by President Donald Trump, allowing clergy to endorse political candidates from the pulpit without fear of losing their tax-exempt status, was much ado about nothing — except for the bellicose few who get all the air time and the ink, those perpetually offended would-be kingmakers who oppose any restraint of their egos, including common sense or their parishioners’ feelings.

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Mother Teresa's legacy: Eastern Kentucky convent carries on her work

In the years since 1982, when Mother Teresa established her order’s first rural convent at Jenkins in Eastern Kentucky, the Missionaries of Charity have carried on her work of serving the poor, the sick and the aging in the mountain community. Mother Teresa is to be canonized as a saint in the Catholic Church Sunday.
Chris Ware cware@herald-leader.com
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Mother Teresa's legacy: Eastern Kentucky convent carries on her work

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Mother Teresa's 1982 visit to Eastern Kentucky

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Good Friday cross carrying

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UK student writes and directs movie filmed in Lexington