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We spoke in previous columns of “the growing aberration in the visible church to teach that sin is no longer sin; contrary to Holy Scripture.” Recalling that the visible church is a household divided, we come to the major and serious division concerning active homosexual practice.  

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Mount Marty College, the Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls and the Classics Institute at Dakota State University (DSU) have once again teamed up to host the second Annual Aquinas Lecture, which will be held on March 3 at 7 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Joseph Parish Hall in Sioux Falls.

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Everyone is welcome to Sacred Heart School Bingo Night on Friday, Feb. 21, at the Sacred Heart Church Community Center. Pizza and refreshments are available for purchase starting at 5:30 p.m., with bingo starting promptly at 6:30 p.m.

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VERMILLION — The men of Pleasant Valley Lutheran Church will hold their annual pancake supper on Sunday, Feb. 23, from 5-7 p.m. in the church basement. Pancakes, sausage, drinks and ice cream will be served for a free-will donation.

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Standing in front of a group of De Smet Parent Teacher Association® (PTA®) members, I was to play a trumpet solo. My teacher thought I was prepared, but unfortunately, I was not. My fears brought my heart up into my throat, I became short of breath, my heart pounded and, indeed, I stumbled a…

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This week’s poem is one of my favorites and I can’t explain why in the fifteen years I’ve been writing this column I’ve neglected until now to share it with you. Wendell Berry is one of our country’s finest writers, a poet, a fiction writer, an activist and a Kentucky farmer. This poem is fr…

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Life without doing something to stay fit and healthy is NOT an option. But what about those days, or even weeks, you’re just trying to get in the day-to-day events. It’s during those moments that you look at your calendar and realize something important: You forgot to get in your training an…

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Philippians 4:6- “Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything, by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.”

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A group meets here in Yankton once or twice a year and makes big plans which affect the physical and spiritual lives of those who attend the Banquet in May and/or the World Day of Prayer in March. Church Women United is that group.

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The movie “Unplanned” will be shown at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, at the Dakota Theater, located at 328 Walnut St. in Yankton. Doors open at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Children under 16 should be accompanied by an adult.

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SIOUX FALLS —Nicole Phillips, author, speaker, columnist, podcast host and Kindness Champion, will be the featured presenter for the Presentation Sisters’ Women’s Lenten Retreat, “Created for Kindness…Inspired by HOPE”, being held Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 at St. Mary’s Church in Sioux Falls, …

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Primary care doctors do a lot of different things. We diagnose illnesses from the trivial, to the catastrophic. We treat maladies both chronic and acute. We confront, and we console.

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Tolstoy said, “Nothing can make our life, or the lives of other people, more beautiful than perpetual kindness.” I found this poem by Dorianne Laux in “Poetry of Presence: An Anthology of Mindfulness Poems,” published by Grayson Books of West Hartford, Conn. The poet, whose most recent book …

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It’s the dead of winter, and who among us isn’t craving the feeling of warm sunshine on our skin? I, for one, am dreaming of summer days spent outdoors, not a care in the world, basking in that delicious ultraviolet light. But alas, I must be my own physician buzzkill (maybe in this case, su…

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Last week I said that I planned to publish two beautiful poems of grief and loss by David Baker, from his new and selected poems, “Swift,” published last year by W. W. Norton. This is the second of those poems. Baker teaches at Denison University in Ohio and is the poetry editor of Kenyon Re…

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First and foremost, happy 2020 to all! Last year was an exciting and productive year for Pathways. If you have access to internet, check out our Annual Report to see our accomplishments and plans for 2020. Head to our website at www.yanktonpathways.org — there is a link to our report on the …

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The Yankton Community Library, 515 Walnut Street, will be hosting “Weekend at the Oscars” on Saturday, Feb. 8, and Sunday, Feb. 9. The annual event, held the weekend of the Academy Awards, features four nominated movies in a variety of categories.

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Many will say that we should mind our own business; close our eyes and ears to the errors in the visible church, but it is the task of the Church to call to repentance, those guilty of heresy. When churches and pastors defy, twist and pervert the Word of God, it reflects on the whole true Ch…

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It’s a holy place when a patient is taking their last breath. For the most part, I’ve tried my best to give comfort at that time. There are many who have stated, “There are worse things than death.” One study in 2016, asked end-stage patients about dying and found that more than 67 percent s…

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PIERRE — The South Dakota State Historical Society-State Archives has added nearly 700 digitized maps and made them accessible online in the South Dakota Digital Archives thanks to an Outside of Deadwood grant from the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission.

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Offutt Brass, a seven-member brass, vocal and percussion ensemble from the United States Air Force Heartland of America Band, will present a free community concert at the Dakota Theatre, 328 Walnut St., Yankton, on Monday, Feb. 10. Showtime is 7 p.m.

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COLUMBUS, Neb. — A recent incident that resulted in a Kearney resident getting electrocuted was fortunately not fatal but reminds every one of the importance of safety around power lines.