Goodbye to a survivor
April 25, 2008
(Photo by Steve Sisney, THE OKLAHOMAN) Oklahoma lost a living treasure today with the death of Holocaust survivor Manya Kornblit of Ponca City.
I first met Manya Kornblit in 2005, when I interviewed her for a story about the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.... Read More
April 14, 2008
I’m a romantic at heart and Scott Williams of Crofton, Md., recently made my day.
According to a Capital News Story distributed by McClatchy-Tribune Information Services, Williams is frantically searching for someone who will give him two tickets to Thursday’s papal Mass at Nationals Park in... Read More
Park of Hope
April 04, 2008
On Saturday, more than 50 volunteers from LifeChurch.tv, Crossings Community Church and the WISH program at the University of Central Oklahoma will converge on Hope Crossing, Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity’s first-ever neighborhood of Habitat homes at NE 83 and Kelley.
The volunteers are to help... Read More
March 29, 2008
As he prepares for his upcoming visit to the United States, Pope Benedict XVI might be interested to know that many Americans see him in a positive light.
By a ratio of four and a half to one (58 percent to 13 percent), people surveyed during a recent poll said that they had a favorable or very... Read More
Makeover idea gains some fans
March 20, 2008
An earlier posting about a series of extreme Hollywood makeover figurines depicting a “Christ-like” figure doing everyday tasks captured the attention of several people.
The day the posting ran on Page 2 along with a picture of one of the figurines of the “Christ-like” figure wearing jeans... Read More
Sin-sational list getting longer?
March 20, 2008
Any whisper coming from the Vatican about any particular subject might as well be shouted from the rooftops. If the communique gets twisted or misinterpreted, there can be all sorts of reports made on the issue before it all gets sorted out.
Such was the case when a Vatican official recently gave... Read More
Extreme makeover: Jesus edition
March 05, 2008
The idea of Jesus getting a so-called makeover is probably irreverant to some.
Most artwork and figurines depict Jesus in the traditional robes of His day, but a Los Angeles native, Eric Dyson has changed all that.
He’s come up with We Are Fishermen, a collection of “Christ-like”... Read More
Is anyone cradle-Catholic, Baptist, Episcopalian ... any more?
February 29, 2008
I’ve met many “cradle-Baptists” in my time as religion editor.
Yep, I’ve also met plenty of people who were raised as Roman Catholics and who still adhere to the faith traditions of their youth.
However, a survey released this week said those folks still dedicated to the faith traditions of... Read More
Are you a fan of rump-shaking videos?
February 26, 2008
Does that post title pack enough of a provocative punch?
Probably not considering that a lot of rump-shaking is going on these days in music videos and it’s nothing new — we’ve all been there and done that.
Well even if you are not a fan of certain music videos which blare out curse words and demean... Read More