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A day for honoring fathers and exorcising old demons

By J. Richard Peck, Special Contributor…   It happens every Father’s Day. My thoughts go back to the day after he committed suicide. “If you say anything nice about him, I’m walking out,” my sister said to the pastor planning the funeral service. I did not agree with my sister, but I didn’t have to […]

Reflections: Why fathers are needed more than ever

By Bishop Woodie W. White, Special Contributor… It is an alarming phenomenon—the absence of fathers in so many households across the country. One wonders when the trend began. Recent statistics have caught my attention. Some 40 percent of all infants born today in the U.S. are born to unwed mothers, and among certain groups that […]