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Daniel J. Berrigan, pacifist priest who led antiwar protests, dies at 94

The Rev. Daniel J. Berrigan, a writer, teacher and longtime opponent of U.S. military involvement abroad, whose repeated acts of civil disobedience put him at odds with his government and the Roman Catholic Church but made him a major figure among advocates for peace and social justice, died April 30 at a Jesuit residence at Fordham University in the Bronx, New York. He was 94.

‘Feasting on God’s word’: Texas minister battles brain cancer with gratitude and grace

PLANO — When you’re 28 years old, in your third year of marriage and your first as a singles minister at a church with a membership larger than your Mississippi hometown’s population; when you and your wife are helping raise a 13-year-old boy; when you hike and play basketball and are so energetic your nickname is Tigger, you’re not supposed to be battling a brain tumor.


We don’t hear much about glory these days. I suppose it has become something of an old-fashioned word or one that is associated with a pretty narrow range of experience. Literary figures used to mention the glory of battle. But, as we have come to learn more about the battlefield more of us have come to understand that there may be some impressive heroic acts that take place there, yet it is probably not something to be glorified. It is dangerous, risky and much more oriented toward saving your life and the lives of the people you’re with than it is achieving some kind of glory.

St. John CME has 142nd homecoming

SHERMAN — The 142nd church anniversary and homecoming celebration for St. John Christian Methodist Episcopal church will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday. The theme is, “New Year, New Level” and the speaker will be the Rev. James Larry, senior pastor of Bullock Chapel CME in Dallas.

Cottonwood Creek Baptist hosts Bible conference

DENISON — Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church will have its Thrive Bible Conference at 7 p.m. nightly Friday through Sunday with an added service at 11 a.m. Sunday. The conference will cover the book of Philippians and will feature local pastors, David Murphy of Northpark Baptist Church in Sherman, Jason Anderson of Trinity Baptist Church in Sherman, Steve Rice of First Baptist Church in Sherman, and Pete Orta founder of In Triumph youth organization.