Pope publicly acknowledges clergy sexual abuse of nuns

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE — Pope Francis on Tuesday publicly acknowledged the scandal of priests and bishops sexually abusing nuns and vowed to do more to fight the problem, the latest sign that there is no end in sight to the Catholic Church’s abuse crisis — and that it now has a reckoning from the […]

Commentary: The gifts of God for the people of God

Let us make 2019 “The Year of Civility” I bid you grace and peace in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. I celebrate with you this special time of the year: Advent, Christmas and the New Year: 2019. May your churches and homes be filled with peace. As we look to the Scriptures, I […]

Live nativity in Clayton takes guests back to Bethlehem

CLAYTON — Freezing temperatures don’t seem to bother Thelma Knight and Eleanor Moore, who joke that they have 182 years of experience combined when it comes to dealing with cold weather. Ms. Knight, 94 years old, and Ms. Moore, 88, will take turns portraying an angel alongside shepherds, Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus in […]

Wesley United Methodist Church to celebrate 240-year anniversary

DOVER — It seems like the Wesley United Methodist Church calls out to members of the Dover community several times each day as heart-warming music is transported from the carillon of the church that sits on State Street and rings across the city’s landscape. While the welcoming, beautiful bell music that sings out to residents, […]

Catholic Diocese of Wilmington priests under investigation

DOVER — Delaware’s Department of Justice has confirmed that it is investigating potential criminal conduct by priests or other personnel of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington. Officials said Thursday that the investigation has focused on acquiring and reviewing diocesan papers for records of sexual abuse or other abuse. As part of the investigation, authorities issued […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Shame’ and ‘sorrow’ are not enough

A few days ago the news broke, with this headline: “Catholic Priests Abused 1,000 Children in Pennsylvania, Report Says.” Church officials say two words express their dismay: “shame” and “sorrow.” Shame and sorrow are not enough, so I have an idea. We have all heard the horrifying stories, so I do not print much detail […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: In abortion debate, God makes no mistakes

I would like to respond to Paul Donnelly’s letter (“Not all religious are pro-life,” Letter to the Editor, July 9). First, I want to say that I am one of those “born again” pro-life people that he seemed to imply were close-minded about the issue of abortion. I grew up in the 50s and 60s […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Not all religious are pro-life

Please consider this a response to Ms. Pritchett’s letter (“Truth at odds when it comes to abortion,” Letter to the Editor, July 3) she starts off her letter addressing those people who don’t believe in God, obviously implying that only godless people would believe in abortion. I am a United Methodist. Our church policy is […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Truth at odds when it comes to abortion

What is truth? As I have done many times in the past, I am addressing this letter to those who say they believe in God. If you do not believe in God then this letter will probably anger you, and oh, if you do believe in God it may anger you too. For the life […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Zero tolerance’ is a matter Christians can consider

In response to the letter from The Right Rev. Kevin Brown, (“Border crisis is about basic human dignity,” June 20) I must point out that he does not speak for the entire Christian world. His claim that “people of grace, people who believe in a God of forgiveness, and people who believe in a God […]