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Army chaplain tried to minister to condemned Nazi leaders at Nuremberg

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“Mission at Nuremberg: An American Army Chaplain and the Trial of the Nazis” by Tim Townsend (William Morrow, 312 pages, $28.99)

65 years ago, Pennsylvania was Billy Graham’s crucible

July 12 at 6:29 a.m.

ALTOONA, Pa. – In the fall of 1949, the Rev. Billy Graham led an eight-week series of revival meetings in Los Angeles, drawing multitudes and making converts of celebrities and others. He rocketed into the headlines and hasn’t left them since, even today at age 95 and in frail health.

Commentary: Why religious pilgrimages are dangerous

June 26 at 8:02 p.m.

NEW YORK – The World Health Organization is worried about this year’s Hajj to the city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Beginning in early October, more than 2 million people will voluntarily gather in the home country of a novel and untreatable virus called MERS that has already infected nearly 700 people and killed more than 200. Respiratory illnesses are only the beginning of the many dangers faced at religious pilgrimages, though. Pilgrims should worry about fires, stampedes, diarrhea and guns. In fact, if you’re in a hurry to meet your maker, a religious pilgrimage may be the most direct route.

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A bird ‘alone on a housetop’: Thoughts on interpretation?

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The Rev. Betty Hanna-Witherspoon, Ebenezer A.M.E. Church: This verse, Psalm 102:7, has a notation in the New Living Translation, “A prayer of one overwhelmed with trouble, pouring out problems before the Lord.”

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My Answer/Billy Graham

Sep. 14 at 8:59 a.m.

Dear Rev. Graham: I’ve really messed up my life. The doctor says I’ve caught a sexually-transmitted disease that probably can’t be cured. No one will ever want to marry me now. Why didn’t someone warn me about this? Or maybe they did and I just didn’t listen.

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