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One of the biggest hurdles of doctrine and faith among Christians, especially between Catholics and Protestants, is Marian theology. Catholics have a great devotion to the Blessed Mother, Mary, and Protestants ask why or refuse to.  

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Despite the rain, the Aaron Murphy golf benefit at North Hills was a big success. "We had 120 players and 30 guests, and no one complained about the weather," said Taree Hamilton, one of the organizers. "We had a great wood carving made by Scott Dow that went for over $400."

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The word “light,” (L-I-G-H-T) is both a common and powerful metaphor in the Bible. It is common, because it appears 295 times in the New Revised Standard version and is found in 46 of the 66 books.It is powerful because we are all aware of what light is. And, when it is used as a metaphor, w…

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If you've lived in Corry as long as I have, downtown fires can be devastating. Many folks were on pins and needles when a fire broke out Wednesday on North Center Street, not far from the tragic night fire about 50 years ago. Fortunately the brave firemen and responders of our local fire dep…

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Last October the General Assembly established mail-in ballots for voting in Pennsylvania.  Ironically, given current controversies, the bi-partisan legislation had more Republican support than Democratic.   The law’s main purpose, said its chief sponsor, Senator Lisa Boscola, a Democrat from…

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I learned something at Saturday's football scrimmage when Eisenhower visited Sheen Field. Corry's athletic director Mike Daniels, is a cousin of Ike's AD, Jim Penley. Jim's mom was Linda Daniels, sister of Wimp Daniels. Mike and Jim are second cousins. Their grandfathers, Dick and Bud Daniel…

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Gov. Wolf, on Sept. 1, declared and signed into law the second renewal of the Proclamation of Disaster Emergency, first declared on March 6, which delineates the emergency powers assumed by his administration in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The good news about the state's ruling on games and meets is that many parents can now watch their kids play in person. The bad news is with the limits, 250 outdoors and 25 indoors, the schools must decide who gets in and who doesn't. I talked with Union City Athletic Director Nathan DeSimon…

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From the microphone to the transmitting antenna, Aaron Coseo is responsible for all the equipment needed to broadcast at WQLN TV where he has worked for 15 years making his way up to director. Aaron, the son of Nancy Demauri and husband to Julia Andrus, was recently written about in Erie Rea…

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The other week I talked with my congregation about getting to know Jesus through the gospels. We looked at Jesus’ own question, “Who do you say I am?” We saw how necessary it is to know Jesus both historically (through the written accounts by those who knew him and interviewed people who kne…

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“It’s a Wonderful Life.”      

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The COVID-19 virus has put a bottleneck in almost everything. But not for golf. Golf courses are doing well, here in Corry and the surrounding area. I've managed to play at least a dozen different courses and all have been in great shape. North Hills Golf Course is planning its club champion…

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The political signage has sprouted among the inescapable roofing, paving, and real estate placards, as November's election count down is underway.  

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My mom made me memorize these famous “Christmas” Bible verses from the book of Luke for our church nativity play when I was just 6 years old:

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Hats off to Taree Hamilton for her years of service as a city councilwoman. She did great work getting grants and helping with a lot of community projects. She always listened to me, and I'm sure she'll be missed. If you are interested in the job, submit letters of interest to City Hall, 100…

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In early March of this year (it seems so long ago), when most of us in Pennsylvania were just beginning to grasp the significance of the new disease called COVID-19, the sickness appeared in a nursing home in the state of Washington.

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We yearn for normal. We promise ourselves that we will never take it for granted again. Handshakes. Embraces. High school sporting events. Dining in restaurants without wearing masks to the table. Singing in church. To go inside a hospital with a loved one. Not having to teach small children…

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Last Saturday, Darlene and Chuck Mack took a bike ride to Brockway to see Fran Faith. Her husband was the late Paul Faith who was a state policeman, who also played Santa Claus. Their son Emory is now a state policeman stationed in Ridgway. Daughter Paula lives up near Buffalo and son Brad, …

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Who says you can't go home again? Jeff Burrows is doing that, well almost. Jeff has purchased the house on Frederick Street next door to where the Burrows children were raised. "It needs work, but that's what I do," Jeff told me. He’s great at fixing up things for other people, now he'll be …

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Baseball is back, and Christmas in July happened last weekend for the Corry Fantasy Leagues, now in the 33rd season. All the owners made it in including Jack Vanchieri from Pittsburgh and Ben Calderone from south-central Pennsylvania. Terry Maloney, Mr. E-3, returned after a 14-year hiatus a…

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James Earl Jones took the role of Terrence Mann in “Field of Dreams,” according to the film’s director, because of the speech. If you know the movie, you will recognize the speech.  

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Amy and Steve Nalepa are retiring this month and are getting ready to downsize. Steve left Corry Area High School after the 1996-97 school year, compiling some impressive records on the basketball court. His Lady Beavers won three ECL titles (1993, ’94 and ’95) and districts in 1993-94.  Ste…

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Join Dr. John Diamond and Pastor Jerry Fisher as they address the Christian communities’ response to the growing civil unrest in America with special guest Bradlee Dean. That's tonight from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at 721 Hatch St. It's hosted by Peacemakers Outreach.

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Provided present polls are realized, as President, Joe Biden said he would codify abortion as federal law and restore federal funding to the nation’s most productive abortion mill, Planned Parenthood.

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On July 11, 1970, Lieutenants Jean Jeffords and Richard Farver were united in matrimony by Rev. Leon Dolesky and Rev. Bernard Ahern at Naval Air Station Oceana, Va. Richard recalls that "with two priests, Jean said, there was no way I was getting away. Fifty years without killing each other.…

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Corry grad Pete Zaphiris, who owns Great Lakes Insurance Services in Erie (where my brother-in-law Mark Majewski works) is deeply involved with renovating downtown businesses in Erie. Pete was on the front page of Thursday's Times-News explaining his efforts. He is the brother of Maggie Shop…

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Whether we choose to honor them or not, we do well to remember the confederate dead on the battlefield of Gettysburg also gave “the last full measure of devotion” to the cause they fought for. That cause was the enslavement of black men and women.

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In striking down a recent pro-life law in Louisiana by a 5-4, vote Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts joined the liberals of the court. Roberts deciding vote underscores that Roe v. Wade will never be overturned during his tenure.

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Pastor Charlie Burton, who attended Corry's St. Edward School and St. Mark's seminary in Erie, celebrates his 40th year from his ordination this Saturday, July 11. He was a teacher at Knoxville Catholic High School, a long time ago. Back then, he was a religion teacher, a Latin teacher and e…

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With everything that’s been going on in our world, I’ve found myself thinking a lot about ‘the Golden Rule.’ You know that one, right? “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” The well-known saying originates from Matthew 7:12, in which Jesus says, “so in everything, do to others…

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Thanks to Doris Cervola for this Joe Vanik update. He is at Pleasant Manor, apartment 19. "Joe has a great sense of humor, likes his cigars and gives the women a run," Doris tells me. “He does a lot of walking with his neat walker. Joe will be going to California soon since his brother is there."