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 […]

COMMENTARY: May we find a way to dwell in unity with each other

“Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers and sisters dwell in unity. It is like the precious oil on the head, running down on the beard, on the beard of Aaron, running down on the collar of his robes! It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion! […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bill on Sharia law waste of Delaware’s time

On Dec. 15, 1791, these simple words became that law of the land in here in America: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition […]