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Yes, you are paying for abortions through Obamacare.
BILL DUNCAN
No, the state's backdoor funding of religious schools was not upheld.
EDITORIAL
NH's educational scholarships live -- for now.
JONAH GOLDBERG
I never liked it when George W. Bush used the term “evildoers” to describe al-Qaida and other terrorists.
JONAH GOLDBERG
The hawks (including me) were wrong about a lot, but some got one thing right. It's going to be a long war.
JOSEPH S. SPOERL
Western journalists ignore the most important aspect of the conflict — its ideological side.
CLIFFORD D. MAY
So many people get the cause and effect in the Middle East wrong.
Diane Foley of Rochester, the mother of slain journalist James Foley, holds a photo of her son her living room on Wednesday.

Foley family in Rochester says their son James' faith explains his actions

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Diane Foley says her faith in God continues to sustain her every day. But it was the faith of her oldest son, James, whose beheading by ISIS terrorists has helped galvanize American public opinion,...

After 38 years of service, Ken Grinnell Jr. is retiring as Minister of Music at the First Congregational Church in Manchester. A gathering was held on Saturday afternoon at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester in honor of Grinnell's service to both the church and the community. Among his other accomplishments, Grinnell was an advocate for the Union Leader Santa fund, playing a signifcant role in helping organize an annual

Going to be missed, Ken Grinnell Jr. retires as Minister of Music

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After 38 years of service, Ken Grinnell Jr. is retiring as Minister of Music at the First Congregational Church in Manchester.

Volunteers collect items for Haitian hospital chapel

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The Dioceses of Manchester and Sacred Heart churches in Natick and Quincy, Mass., recently answered the call to provide furnishing, furniture and religious clothing for a hospital chapel in...

Manchester's Holy Family Academy named School of Excellence

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The Cardinal Newman Society announced last week that Holy Family Academy is among the schools recognized by the Catholic Education Honor Roll as a 2014 School of Excellence.

Weare teen to compete in Bible bee

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A local teen will travel to Orlando, Fla., next month to compete in the National Bible Bee, according to a release from the Countryside Community Church in Contoocook.

JOSEPH GRIECO

More churches reporting scam

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Churches from three more Seacoast towns told police on Friday that they too were defrauded by a Massachusetts man who asked for money so he could travel to New York and identify the remains of his...

Bishop of Rochester, N.Y., will be homilist for annual Red Mass

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The Most Rev. Peter A. Libasci, Bishop of Manchester, invites people of all faiths to this year's Red Mass on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 5:15 p.m. at Saint Joseph Cathedral.

Staff members of Bethany Covenant Church in Bedford, shown on  the front steps of their church, are preparing for this weekend’s 125th anniversary church celebration. Back row, from left to right: associate pastor JT Shupe, senior pastor Joel Kruggel and youth director Steve Hoffman. Front row, left to right: worship and music director Dane Anderson, church administrator Bev Doherty and children’s director Kierstead Grondin.

Bethany Covenant Church in Bedford celebrates 125 years, looks toward future

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Bethany Covenant Church will celebrate and reflect this weekend on its 125th anniversary as a congregation in southern New Hampshire – while also looking forward to its continued growth in...

Annual dedication of Starr Memorial Garden scheduled

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On Sunday, Sept. 14, the Keene Unitarian Universalist Church and AIDS Services for the Monadnock Region will hold their annual dedication of the Starr Memorial Garden.

Season of Epsom Bible Church AWANA Clubs to begin

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Awana Clubs at Epsom Bible Church will begin its 2014-2015 season Thursday night Sept. 11.

Religion Briefs: Divorce and separation support group meets in Goffstown

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The Congregational Church of Goffstown will begin a weekly support group to help people who are going through the pain of separation or divorce.

Education business tax credit program upheld

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Supporters of tuition tax credit scholarships called a state Supreme Court decision Thursday a victory for religious freedom and school choice, but those who sued the state over the new program say...

Education business tax credit program upheld; Hassan asks lawmakers to repeal the law

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Hassan asks lawmakers to repeal business tax credit scholarship program after New Hampshire Supreme Court allows program to stand.

Nursing home chaplain launches ministry

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The Rev. John Babson of Tuftonboro doubles as the chaplain and the volunteer coordinator for the Mountain View Community nursing home and rehabilitation center.

St. Michael's church in Exeter to offer financial course

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St. Michael's will offer a 10-week course in Crown Financial Ministries starting Sunday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m.

Milford Bible study group to meet on Sept. 10

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The Amherst-Milford Bible Study will begin a study of John's Gospel on Wednesday, Sept. 10.

During Mass at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church in Rochester on Saturday, the Rev. Paul Gousse remembered James Foley, the freelance journalist who was beheaded last week. Foley was kidnapped in Syria more than two years ago. Gousse challenged the parishioners to use this experience to strengthen their faith.

Hundreds attend Mass for slain journalist from NH

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More than 200 people attended a Saturday Mass at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary to honor James Foley.

Father Andrew Mahaleres, left, pastor of St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Manchester, talks with George Tzimas of Manchester during Father Mahalares' retirement dinner, held Friday evening at the Puritan Conference Center.

St. George Greek Orthodox pastor heads west

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The pastor of St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral is retiring and heading west, closer to his daughters and grandchildren after 9 years in Manchester

The Knights of Columbus has pitched in to help renovate the oldest wooden church in Manchester.

Knights of Columbus assists with Manchester church renovations

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Ongoing interior renovations at the historic 100-plus year old Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic, the oldest active wooden Catholic Church in Manchester, are nearly complete...

Inaugural organ concert at Wolfeboro church Aug. 27

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A new organ at the First Congregational Church UCC in Wolfeboro will be celebrated at a special inaugural concert on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m., presented by M. Steinert & Sons, Rodgers...

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

0 Meriam Ibrahim attorneys banned from leaving Sudan over accusation they tainted country's image helping her avoid a whipping, execution for faith

0 Keene files motion to dismiss Shire Free Church appeal

0 Chesterfield church to explore ugly parts of the Bible

0 Roman Catholic Bishops of Massachusetts call on voters to reject expanded gambling

0 Meriam Ibrahim: Twitter reacts to courageous Christian woman's first interview

0 More Seacoast churches claim they were scammed

0 Dan Brown's lost 2000-year-old Vatican scroll coming to a bookstore near you

0 Video: Facing death, Sudanese woman relied on her faith

0 NH trooper a man of the law -- and of God

0 Jury nullification sets Rastafarian man free from marijuana charge in New Hampshire

1 Shire Free Church appeals Keene rejection of tax-exempt status

0 Rochester church's stolen rainbow flags prompts national response

0 Arbo Ministries gets Gilford Planning Board approval

0 Pro-Life group to honor Manchester woman who refused to renounce Christian faith at threat of death

0 Beheaded journalist Steven Sotloff's Jewish identity was kept secret from Islamic State captors

0 Latest beheading victim was grandson of two Holocaust survivors

0 Somali cleric condemns ISIL in wake of horrific killing of NH journalist

0 Pope splits hairs on whether U.S. should give Islamic State the Armageddon they deserve

0 NHSUPCO plaintiffs lacked standing to challenge tax credits-for-scholarships law

0 HuffPo: Is James Foley a martyr? Brutal death sparks talk of sainthood

2 Video: Terrorist suspect cites NH motto as reason for wanting to join ISIS

0 St. Charles Church could be torn down to make way for housing

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