Letters: Uvalde angels
Jesus opened his loving arms, embracing the children and their teachers. Jesus answered, “Mother and I and all the angels will love to have you all for whatever time you want; you will be very happy. Do not worry, your loving parents already know that you all are safe in our home. Our innocent little children were the target of a heartless individual who took the lives of these beautiful children to ease his hate and troubled mind. Amparo DelgadoBrownsvilleBused migrantstreated too wellI love the Letters to the Editor section, especially the letters written by Jake Longoria and Imelda Coronado!myrgv.com
Kathie Lee Gifford urges Janice Dean to forgive Andrew Cuomo after reports his team plotted to discredit her
Kathie Lee Gifford shares the power of forgiveness with Janice Dean months after reports allege Andrew Cuomo's team plotted to discredit her for speaking out about the COVID-19 nursing home scandal.foxnews.com
Marsh: Choose ‘the better part’ to find focus, love
Michael Marsh Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things.” Given everything that has happened the last three months in Uvalde, our nation, and the world, not to mention whatever has gone on in our personal lives, Jesus’ words to Martha (Luke 10:38-42) just might be the gospel understatement of the year. “Thereuvaldeleadernews.com
The Most Important Biblical Character You’ve Probably Never Heard of
William Blake/Public DomainIf I asked you to name the Christian Bible’s most important characters—the people who helped shape the world today—chances are that you’d reply “Abraham,” “Moses,” or “Jesus.” If you were making a Top 10 or even a Top 20 list you might add the Mary the Mother of Jesus, King David, Paul of Tarsus, a sprinkling of the Twelve Disciples, Adam and Eve, or Elijah. These are major figures in history and tradition, the ones that artists have chosen to memorialize. It might comnews.yahoo.com
Letters: Who protects your children?
That fact alone indicates that we are not protecting all our children as well as we could. You can and should contact the superintendent of the school system your children attends and demand to know who protects your children. In this matter, the New Testament reinforces what the Old Testament had declared since the Law was given to Moses (Leviticus 20:13). God hated idolatry in the Old Testament (Deuteronomy 5:8), and He still hates it in the New (1 John 5:21). What was immoral in the Old Testament is still immoral in the New.myrgv.com
'Loving' boy last Texas school shooting victim laid to rest
Like millions of 10-year-olds, Uziyah Sergio Garcia loved video games, swimming and trampolines. “Such a fast little boy and he could catch a ball so good,” his grandfather, Manny Renfro, told The Associated Press. Uziyah, who went by Uzi, was the last of the 21 people killed in the Uvalde school massacre — 19 children and two teachers — to be laid to rest.news.yahoo.com
Letters: Christians: like Christ?
Many Christians in business, insurance, finance, government and education today pride themselves on being “Christ-like,” as if they possessed the full profile of skills and knowledge Jesus demonstrated in his day. Jesus was an expert practitioner in health care and law, and was a highly skilled teacher. He had the history of his nation at his fingertips and used it to comment on current events. Kimball ShinkoskeyWoods Cross, UtahDon’t educateimmigrantsIn response to the May 10 editorial by The Dallas Morning News:The editorial’s attack against our great Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, regarding the governor’s concern for Texas taxpayers paying for “migrant” children’s education is an attempt to bury the fact that Gov.myrgv.com
Letters: Immigrants need our help
State has the Texas National Guard here — have them help direct and organize, and test for COVID-19 as well as anything else we fear. Move some of those judicial sections down to the borders to help with processing asylum seekers. Folks from Ukraine, Central American countries and some South American countries need our help. Use our taxes as we see fit, not some wealthy yahoo who cares nothing for those in need. Also, if Jesus wanted prayers to be done in private, why do church buildings exist in every corner of the world?myrgv.com
Letters: Renewable energy touted
With this year’s “Invest in our Planet” Earth Day theme, it is important to highlight the vital role renewable energy plays in strengthening our economy and creating new jobs. As the operations administrator at EDP Renewables North America’s Los Mirasoles Wind Farm in the Rio GrandeValley, I can attest to the pride renewable energy workers take in powering the LoneStarState. This wind farm has helped keep our community’s businesses running and provided families with the income to keep food on their table. A sustainable future is attainable through renewable energy, and EDPR NA is proud to support this year’s Earth Day and the clean energy powering our economy. Take the women’s individual figure skating event, for example, where soap opera-style tensions from Russia’s figure skating team took center stage throughout the event.myrgv.com
Latter rains are God’s restoration
JAIMECABRALEZ When the day of the unleavened bread came on which the Passover Lamb had to be sacrificed. Jesus sent Peter and John saying, “go and make preparations for us to eat the Passover.” “Where do you want us to prepare for it,” they asked. He replied, “as you enter the city, a man carryinguvaldeleadernews.com
No replacement for the infinite love of God
Mark Tews Spring is a time of new beginnings when trees begin to sprout their leaves and flowers emerge from the ground to express their beauty. This is also the time when we celebrate God’s infinite love for us expressed through the passion and resurrection of Jesus from the dead. Easter Sunday was April 17th,uvaldeleadernews.com
Immigration laws causing unnecessary pain
Holding her baby, a 15-year-old girl, traveling north through Mexico, noticed her “coyote” was now driving southward. Fearful she might be coerced into sex slavery, she dumped her purse onto a front seat, including $100. According to the Brookings Institute, U.S. population growth has stalled to the lowest pace since 1900, primarily due to young women postponing childbirth and restrictive immigration laws. And we’re doing better than other “developed countries.” No matter what, our future population will be more racially and ethnically diverse. Are they condemned to be sex slaves?”Our immigration laws are bad morality, bad policy, and causing unnecessary pain.myrgv.com
Dirksen: Nothing is too great for God
“Through this belief you may have life in his name.” Readings: Acts 5:12-16, Ps 118, Rev 1:9-19, Jn 20:19-31. Happy Easter! Ken Dirksen Today is Divine Mercy Sunday and the eighth day of Easter. It’s this eighth day after the Resurrection that Jesus appeared to the Apostles and told Thomas, “Put your finger here anduvaldeleadernews.com
Resurrection: A promise, hope and call to believe in life
Michael Marsh I am always a bit relieved when our gospel reading for Easter is from St. Luke (24:1-12). He is the only one of the gospel writers to say that the women’s news of Jesus’ being raised sounded to the apostles like “an idle tale.” I like that. I like that the apostles thoughtuvaldeleadernews.com
Ukrainian mayor and lawmakers attend Vatican Easter vigil
Pope Francis invoked “gestures of peace in these days marked by the horror of war” in an Easter vigil homily in St. Peter’s Basilica attended by the mayor of the occupied Ukrainian city of Melitopol and three Ukrainian lawmakerswashingtonpost.com
Archbishop: Slain officer gave life, showed best of police
“For too often, you are are taken for granted and yet in situations like this, you are the ones who protect human life,” Aquila said. “No other individuals were shot or killed after these brave officers engaged the suspect,” police said in a tweet last week. AdA law enforcement official briefed last week on the shooting said Alissa's family told investigators they believed Alissa was suffering some type of mental illness, including delusions. AdTalley, who grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, took an untraditional route to becoming a police officer. A memorial service was also planned for Talley on Tuesday at a large non-denominational church, Flatirons Community Church, in Lafayette.
Polish court acquits activists who put LGBT rainbow on icon
Polish LGBT rights activists gather outside a court which acquitted three women who faced trial on accusations of desecration, in Plock, Poland, Tuesday March 2, 2021. A Polish court has acquitted three activists who had been accused of desecration for adding the LGBT rainbow to images of a revered Roman Catholic icon. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)WARSAW – A Polish court on Tuesday acquitted three activists who had been accused of desecration and offending religious feelings for producing and distributing images of a revered Roman Catholic icon altered to include the LGBT rainbow. Their aim was to protest what they considered the hostility of Poland’s influential Catholic Church toward LGBT people. Because of all the attention the altered icon has received, it is now a very recognized image in Poland, one sometimes seen at street protests.
Mexico to vaccinate rural elderly, but still awaits vaccine
Mexico started deploying those vaccines Dec. 24 in Mexico City and the northern state of Coahuila. The government hopes to have 750,000 front-line health workers vaccinated by the end of January. Mexico started deploying those vaccines in December in Mexico City and the northern state of Coahuila. The government hopes to have 750,000 front-line health workers vaccinated by the end of January. The state health department said the teams are fraudulent and urged people not to give them any information.
Paris Jackson to Play Jesus: More Than 260,000 People Sign Petition to Have Film Blocked
More than a quarter of a million people want to stop Paris Jackson from playing Jesus. sia (@Sia) July 1, 2020The petition news comes amid the release of Jackson's new Facebook Watch docuseries, Unfiltered: Paris Jackson and Gabriel Glenn. "I thought Id end up marrying a chick... Ive dated more women than men, been with more chicks," she said. "I say Im gay because I guess I am, but I wouldnt consider myself bisexual because Ive dated more than just men and women, Ive dated a man that had a vagina," Jackson added. RELATED CONTENT:Paris Jackson to Play Jesus in Upcoming Bella Thorne Movie 'Habit': See the PicParis Jackson Opens Up About Her Sexual IdentityParis Jackson Fears She'll Always Be in the Shadow of Her Dad
Why Ben Higgins and Fiance Jessica Clarke Are Staying Long Distance Until Their Fall 2021 Wedding (Exclusive)
Ben Higgins and Jessica Clarke are saving a few firsts until after they've tied the knot. "It's going to be a year long distance," Higgins said in an interview with ET's Lauren Zima on Monday. Higgins and Clarke are also waiting to have sex -- and share a bed -- until marriage. However, Higgins also noted that he and Clarke made these commitments for their relationship before the coronavirus pandemic existed, and pushed their wedding date to the end of 2021. RELATED CONTENT:Ben Higgins on the 'Weird' Aspect of Opening Up About His Sex Life With Jessica ClarkeBen Higgins on Why He and Jessica Clarke Are Waiting to Have Sex Until MarriageBen Higgins Is Engaged to Girlfriend Jessica Clarke -- See the PhotosExclusiveExclusiveImageBylineJennifer DrysdaleTue, 06/23/2020 - 08:04