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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.
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...

Abortion buffer zone suspended throughout NH

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Officials in Derry and Concord explained Thursday why they couldn't agree to a request earlier this week by a federal judge to hold off on enforcement of the state's newly minted buffer zone law that...

Abortion clinic buffer put on hold after court ruling

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A federal judge on Wednesday put a temporary halt to the state law that establishes a buffer zone around abortion clinics, issuing an order on the eve the law was to go on the books. In a seven-page...

Hobby Lobby on South Willow Street in Manchester.

Seeking to upend Hobby Lobby court ruling, federal legislation crafted

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Two New Hampshire Democrats announced Wednesday they had signed on to federal legislation that would upend the recent Hobby Lobby decision, in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a for-profit...

Granite Staters set sights on Quebec pilgrimage

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More than 400 Catholics from New Hampshire are heading to Quebec City next week on a religious pilgrimage that will include meeting and celebrating Mass with former Manchester priest Gerald Cyprien...

The Rev. William

All Saints' Episcopal picks a new rector

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The All Saints' Episcopal Church in Wolfeboro has named the Rev. William “Bill” Petersen as its new rector.

New rabbi joins Temple Israel of Portsmouth

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The Temple Israel board of directors announces the appointment of Rabbi David Ross Senter as the congregation's new rabbi, spiritual leader and head of the 100-student Religious School.

Pope begs forgiveness for 'sacrilegious cult' of Church sex abuse

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Pope Francis told victims of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clerics the Church should “weep and make reparation” for crimes he said had taken on the dimensions of a sacrilegious cult.

Abortion buffer-zone law awaits Thursday, when it goes on the books

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Advocates for a buffer-zone around New Hampshire abortion clinics said they are still studying the impact of last month's U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck a down a similar — but not...

State to sell building to Concord

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Executive Council approves sales of building to Concord, approves Medicaid expansion contract and planning process for Route 101 expansion.

U.S. justices uphold firms' religious objections to providing health coverage for contraception

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that business owners can object on religious grounds to a provision of President Barack Obama's healthcare law that requires closely held private companies to...

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

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

0 Waiting for Mariam: City hopes to greet Christian sentenced to death for her faith

0 First Baptist Church of BF to pray for family and friends of fallen hero

0 Meriam Ibrahim may face new trial

1 Extremist church says it will protest local Marine's funeral

0 Wife of Manchester man held in Sudan: Jailhouse birth went wrong

0 Rev. Gene Robinson: LGBT asylum seekers need America more than ever

0 No public church attendance for man charged with sex assault

0 Canterbury’s Church of the Woods to connect with higher power through nature

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