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Voices of Faith: Does God want me to be happy?

Rabbi Mark H. Levin, founder, Congregation Beth Torah: The answer is unequivocally "yes." The Torah commands rejoicing on festivals (Deuteronomy 16:11, 14), and Psalm 104:15 teaches that God provides wine for human joy. But there are other sources of happiness as well.

Religion

Woman blazes path to train Catholic priests

Dawn Eden Goldstein graduated from University of St. Mary of the Lake with a doctorate in sacred theology, which will allow her to help train aspiring priests. The feat marks the first time a woman at the north suburban school has earned such a degree.

Religion

In the shadow of the Washington Monument, a Christian group attempts nonstop prayer

In seven months, the people in David’s Tent have met seekers of every age and faith, looking for a bit of peace or a shoulder to cry on or just a place to rest their feet before resuming their sightseeing. They’ve handed out free Bibles and tiny do-it-yourself communion kits and earplugs for anyone who can’t take the amplified hymns. They’ve heard “Amazing Grace” played on God knows how many instruments.

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Banning books: Top 10 most challenged books

Fifty Shades of Grey and the Bible rank in the top 10 of the latest list of books most objected to at public schools and libraries. Here are the books on the American Library Association’s “State of Libraries Report.”
Credit: American Library Association
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Banning books: Top 10 most challenged books

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Rock Hill boy talks about why he wants to help children in need

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