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CLIFFORD D. MAY
So many people get the cause and effect in the Middle East wrong.
BETSY MCCAUGHEY
Democratic politicians are lying about the Hobby Lobby's ruling, scaremongering and trying to whip up a war over reproductive rights before the fall election.
RAMESH PONNURU
Liberals should spend less time lauding the dissents in last week's Hobby Lobby decision by the U.S. Supreme Court and more time reading them.
KEVIN BAINE
Women's right to contraception remains perfectly intact.
EDITORIAL
New Hampshire's buffer zone law is unconstitutional, as many knew it would be.
SHARON CARSON
New Hampshire's unconstitutional buffer zone law is gone before it could even take effect.
KATHY SULLIVAN
A disastrous rollout for the GOP frontrunner for governor.

Meriam Ibrahim welcomed to NH; family says U.S. is offering asylum

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Meriam Ibrahim arrived at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport on Thursday night, leaving Sudan, and her death sentence for refusing to renounce her Christian faith, behind. “Thank you so...

Pope Francis, second from left, talks with Meriam Ibrahim of Sudan, while her husband and two children sit beside her, during a private meeting at the Vatican July 24.

Meriam Ibrahim, family welcomed as long journey ends in Manchester

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Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman sentenced to death for refusing to renounce her Christian faith, is scheduled to land in Manchester with her family on Thursday night.

Grace Episcopal Church presents pork festival

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The 5th annual East Concord Pork Festival at Grace Episcopal Church/Merrill Park in East Concord is from noon to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 17.

Buddhist temple plan in Peterborough advances

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A plan for a Buddhist temple on Temple Mountain is expected to come before the Peterborough Planning Board in September.

K of C Council 92 installs officers

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Knights of Columbus Council 92 installed new officers recently.

Granite United Church ready for summer fun on Aug. 17

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Advance of church annual Beach Blast for Thursday religion section.

Israeli soldiers mourn next to the grave of Israeli soldier Daniel Kedmi during his funeral in Tel Aviv on Tuesday.

Israel continues Gaza offensive; Egypt revises truce plan

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Israel knocked out Gaza's only power plant and pounded dozens of other high-profile targets on Tuesday, while Egyptian mediators prepared a revised proposal for halting its war with Islamist...

Fr. Isaac Keeley talks about the new facility where he and his fellow Trappist monks brew Trappist Ale at St. Joseph's Abbey in Spencer, Mass., on July 22. They have embraced a centuries-old tradition they hope can sustain their aging members in a world of rapidly rising health costs. The monastery's new brewery is the first outside Europe to produce certified Trappist Ale.

Mass. monks hope Trappist Ale will pay for aging clergy's care

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Tucked off a two-lane highway in a hilly, wooded section of central Massachusetts, a group of Roman Catholic monks has embraced a centuries-old tradition they hope can sustain their aging members in...

Sudanese woman who refused to renounce her Christian faith on way to NH

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MANCHESTER — Meriam Ibrahim, who left Sudan earlier this week after a months-long struggle against her death sentence for refusing to renounce her Christian faith, should be in New Hampshire...

Pastor Nathan Wright, pictured with wife, Johanna, and children Ellie, 2, Josiah, 4, and William, 6, moved into the Londonderry Presbyterian Church's Avery House Friday morning. The family was facing homelessness earlier this summer after their landlord told them they'd have to move, but the church provided them with a home on the church campus.

Church provides home for pastor in need

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Facing imminent homelessness, a part-time pastor at Londonderry Presbyterian Church and is family find a new home on the church campus.

Pope Francis blesses Meriam Yehya Ibrahim of Sudan and her baby during a private meeting at the Vatican Thursday.

NH man's wife flies to Rome, meets Pope Francis after giving birth on death row in Sudan

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A Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death for refusing to renounce her Christian faith, then detained after her conviction was quashed, flew into Rome on an Italian government plane on Thursday and...

As part of a three-day healing workshop in Raymond, Rev. Chris Antal performed traditional Samurai Tea Ceremonies, which is aimed at healing the soul, for several local spiritual leaders, community members and veterans in attendance. Antal, son of a Vietnam veteran who resides in Portsmouth, is Director of Faith Community Development for Soldier's Heart, an organization created to address the the psychological wounds endured by U.S. vets.

Wounded veterans undertake rituals and 'soul care'

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Recently, Rev. Chris Antal presented a three-day workshop at The (W)hole Point Institute in Raymond titled “Restoring Soul to our War-torn Soldiers & Soothing Wounded Hearts of Us All.”

Rachel Tranchemontagne, a parishioner of St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Nashua, pauses in prayer before crossing through the Holy Door at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Quebec City.

Diocese of Manchester's journey of faith

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Last Wednesday evening, I stood among 425 Catholic pilgrims from New Hampshire gathering around the Tourney fountain just outside old Quebec City at the start of our procession to the Cathedral de...

All U.S. airlines ordered to stop flying to Tel Aviv

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The Federal Aviation Administration has prohibited U.S. airlines from flying to or from Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport after a rocket strike was reported one mile from the Israeli airport Tuesday...

Israeli police officers stand guard during a protest by Israeli Arabs in the northern city of Nazareth, against Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip on Monday. The Palestinian death toll in an Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip jumped to more than 500 on Monday, as the United States, alarmed by escalating civilian bloodshed, took a direct role in efforts to secure a ceasefire. Israel's losses also mounted. Following the death of 13 soldiers on Sunday, Israel said seven more troops had died on Monday, including four killed when a group of militants tunnelled across the border from Gaza and fired at their jeep.

U.S. trying to secure cease-fire between Israel, Hamas

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry began a diplomatic push on Monday to try to secure a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas but senior U.S. officials acknowledged this would be challenging.

Christ Church in Exeter gets grant for Cuba work

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Christ Church has received $7,000 from the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire's Millennium Development Goals Grant Fund to support a partnership between the church and the Episcopal Diocese of Cuba.

Vanity plate rules seek balance

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Officials have begun processing about 2,000 backlogged vanity license plate requests after suspending applications two months ago following a court ruling.

Parishioners mourn death of longtime priest at St. Hedwig in Manchester

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MANCHESTER — As longterm parishioners of St. Hedwig Church mourn the death of the priest who led their parish for nearly four decades, they also worry about the future of their North End...

The chapel at Heritage Baptist Church in Nashua is covered in about an inch of water following a Sunday fire.

Nashua church family unites following fire

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A firefighter was able to save the Bible that was being used by Pastor Larry Hileman at the time the fire broke out.

Three-alarm fire damages Nashua church; parishioners out safe

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A local church community is temporarily without a home following a three-alarm fire that broke out during a Sunday evening service. About 70 parishioners were inside the Heritage Baptist Church at...

 NH Angle
Links to news and happenings around the world with a Granite State connection updated daily.

0 Church overcomes theft of rainbow flags: Flags, garlands, banners, prayers sent from all over the world

0 Shaheen bill would end co-pay for abortion pills, other contraceptives for non-active duty servicewomen, military dependents

0 HurriyetDailyNews.com - Gwynne Dyer: Middle Eastern Christians - going, going...gone

1 Refugee officials cancel meeting with Dover City Council

0 Cardinal O'Malley commends faith of freed Sudanese woman

0 Rye woman turns own experience into an online guide for families planning for death

0 Hiking with Jesus: Jaffrey mountain mass brings young adults closer to God

0 Montreal Gazette: Meriam Ibrahim and family to return to NH

0 Secretive moderate Islamic group buying U.S. influence, Ayotte among those receiving donations

0 Running nun, clinic director at forefront of abortion debate

0 N.H. entrepreneurs starting new life helping street children in the Philippines

0 NH native fights for Israel in Gaza Strip

0 NY pastor meets Meriam Ibrahim in Sudan, offers to help bring and take care of her family in US

0 Meriam Ibrahim: Family drops new lawsuit brought against Sudanese Christian convert

0 Family of Sudanese Christian Meriam Ibrahim files new lawsuit to annul her marriage

0 Meriam Ibrahim's Islamic relatives drop lawsuit against Christian mother; could allow family to return to NH

0 Peterborough Buddhist temple gets nod to go forward

0 Pope Francis makes changes in Boston province

0 CNN: Waiting for Mariam: NH city hopes to greet Christian sentenced to death for her faith

0 Meriam Ibrahim will enter U.S. 'soon'; Reveals prison birth didn't damage daughter

0 Fosters: Shaheen is distorting the facts

0 Concord’s Hindu community hosts Puran

0 Century-old mikveh unearthed in New Hampshire

2 Shaheen sponsors bill to limit religious freedom of businesses

0 Christian group sues to halt NH law limiting free speech near abortion clinics

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