Commentary: Navigating a difficult problem through the path of grace

Quite a few states have passed new restrictions on abortion this year, and more are making similar plans. These restrictions include things like a ban on abortion after just six weeks, even if the woman is a victim of rape or incest. There will be court challenges and even the possibility of this issue going […]

Letter to the Editor: Bigger problems in church

This is in response to Ms. Pritchett’s letter on June 1. She questions Joe Biden’s morality. Vice President Biden is running for president. His personal belief in Roe vs. Wade is consistent with the majority of America. She states that as a Catholic, he must follow the teachings of the Holy Father. Even though John […]

Local pastor seeks ‘proper sendoff’ for homeless man

DOVER — When a deceased homeless man was discovered on May 13 in a corner between the WSFS Bank and the adjacent Little Caesar’s Pizza Shop at 290 S. Dupont Highway in Dover, it could have easily marked the quiet end of a sad story that featured a mostly anonymous subject. However, that wasn’t good […]

Letter to the Editor: The written word

Americans have for some time witnessed “hardness of hearts” from our elected officials, news media, entertainers, etc., through their extreme denial of common sense laws. It isn’t hard to understand how such educated individuals can be so defiant and insubordinate. Their deliberate abuse of the law is nothing short of arrogance, conceit; lust for power, […]

Eagle Scout enhances Griffith’s Chapel property

HOUSTON — Griffith’s Chapel, built in the mid-1800s in Houston as the Williamsville Methodist Church, has a fresh look surrounding its building thanks to a local Boy Scout. The Williamsville Historical Society purchased the property in the 1980s in hopes of saving it from further disrepair or a possible move to another location. Over time, […]

Pope requires sex abuse to be reported to church, not police

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis issued a groundbreaking new church law Thursday requiring all Catholic priests and nuns around the world to report clergy sexual abuse and cover-up by their superiors to church authorities, in a new effort to hold the Catholic hierarchy accountable for failing to protect their flocks. Abuse victims and their advocates […]

Life and hope: Celebrating Easter at Calvary Baptist

DOVER — Easter Sunday, much like the fabled egg-delivering bunny, is known for hopping around from date-to-date on the springtime calendar every year. Most importantly, for Christians around the world, it marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead following his crucifixion on a cross three days before, making it the most important day […]

Commentary: Remember the unsheltered during Holy Week

As many of us walk with Jesus through Holy Week this week, please remember the unsheltered in our county who carry heavy crosses of exhaustion, of stress, of rejection, of hunger, of homelessness, of the lack of resources and the lack of a place to belong. I believe that in the eyes of our unsheltered […]

Calvary’s ‘Convinced’ production a test of faith

DOVER — Calvary Church of Dover’s annual Easter production. The original production, “Convinced” continues on the stage this weekend. The show was written and directed by Larry Goldberg, the church’s creative arts minister. “We were planning on doing a show that had already been written and I was reading over it and started to feel […]

Pope: Women have ‘legitimate claims’ for justice, equality

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis said in a document released Tuesday that women have “legitimate claims” to seek more equality in the Catholic Church, but he stopped short of endorsing recent calls from his own bishops to give women leadership roles. In the text, Francis also told young adults they should try to help priests […]