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If you live within driving distance of Whitworth, then there’s really no excuse to be bored. Check out these upcoming events: Sept. 25:A lecture by Juan Melendez, who spent more than 17 years on Florida’s death row for a crime he did not commit. He was released in 2002. Sept. …

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Catholic Charities of Spokane keeps hundreds off the street

Some of you may already know that Catholic Charities of Spokane has its fingers in a little bit of everything. It’s not just an administrative building down there by the hospitals. It’s a crucial part of Spokane’s history, and it’s future. It began in 1912 as the Catholic Social Betterment …

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Gonzaga off to a busy start

Gonzaga University hit the ground running this semester. I can hardly keep up with its jam-packed calendar. I’m guessing you can’t either, so here a few events you may want to take note of. Sept. 26-30 –the university’s Catholic Studies Program will celebrate Jesuit Heritage Week. This will include a …

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Memoir tells story of Polygamist family

Love Times Threeis a “love story” about the Darger’s. And you can probably guess by the title, this isn’t your typical family. Joe Darger has three wives and 24 children. This is the family that inspired HBO’s Big Love, although the Dargers say it’s not an accurate portrayal of their …

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The State of American Fatherhood

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9VT_NBIVfs?rel=0] I had a particular interest in this panel because I grew up in a single-parent home. My dad walked out when I was infant and I was reunited with him when I was 19 years old. So, I guess it’s natural that I tend to keep my ear …

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Muslims in America

Like it or not persecution is part of America’s narrative. Over the years we’ve discriminated against blacks, women, Jews, Catholics, gays and now we’ve turned on our Muslim neighbors. There’s no denying that since the Sept. 11 attacks many Americans have come to fear their Muslim neighbors. There have been …

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