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Superintendent Clerkley will speak at Faith & Worship Center’s Valentine banquet

DENISON — Superintendent Michael O. Clerkley, Sr. of Dallas will be the special guest speaker for the Annual Valentine Banquet at God’s House of Faith & Worship Center at 6 p.m. on Feb. 14th. Clerkley holds the position as District Superintendent in the Church of God in Christ organization and has served as pastor of The Lighthouse Church of God in Christ in Dallas for fourteen years. He also hosts a radio ministry, “Word from the Light,” daily on Radio Station KGGR, 1040 a.m.

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Pope Francis to canonize Junipero Serra

Pope Francis surprised Catholics worldwide Thursday when he disclosed that he plans to canonize Junipero Serra, the 18th century Spanish Franciscan who founded nine missions in California and restored early places of Christian worship across the state and in Mexico.

Study group examines trend of youth leaving churches

Youth are leaving churches after high school, and they may not be coming back. That is the focus for one Bible study at Covenant Presbyterian Church. Currently members of the study group are reading the book “You Lost Me,” compiled from research by the Barna Group. The group’s research found that 20-somethings and younger are leaving the church with little evidence they will return.

Hispanic Catholics rediscover Jewish roots

MIAMI — Growing up in Brazil, Jonatas Da Silva knew there was something different about his family. The women went to the river to cleanse after their periods, relatives were buried within a day, and no one celebrated Christmas or ate pork. But it wasn’t until he was living in South Florida that the graduate student came to terms with a lost identity.