LYNN — A judge ordered a mental-health evaluation for a city man police say broke into a family’s home early Saturday, threatened to kill the residents, and then — after learning one of the victims was a minister — broke down and begged for forgiveness.
“I don’t know how I got the strength, sir, but I put my hand on his shoulder and said ‘I forgive you,’ and I asked, ‘Can I pray for you?’” April Leone, a minister at Community Tabernacle of Deliverance on Western Avenue, said Tuesday afte
Immaculée Ilibagiza is a polished motivational speaker, a best-selling author and the recipient of honorary doctorates and humanitarian awards.
But 20 years ago, Ilibagiza was in far different circumstances. When genocide broke out in her home country of Rwanda in 1994, she spent nearly three months hiding in a tiny bathroom with seven other women. The experience tested her faith and her fortitude, but Ilibagiza says she never wavered.
When rebels entered the home she was in, Ilibagiza tu
2013's Bachelor Sean Lowe and his fiancée Catherine Giudici were on Twitter tweeting about jewelry and forgiveness. There's nothing like giving jewelry when asking for forgiveness. Could this be an obvious hint from Sean to Catherine?
nyway, Sean retweeted on Wednesday, "Rockin' my new watch. Thanks @_thefactorygirl! #thefactorygirl..." along with an Instagram photo of a gorgeous white watch. It was beautiful and full of sparkles. Ummm, sparkly!
Earlier today, Giudici was up to no good be
Andrew Madoff, the 47-year-old son of imprisoned Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff, is battling stage four cancer and says even on his deathbed, he won't forgive his father for bilking billions of dollars from his investors.
'It's hard. It's been a long road,' he told People Magazine. 'I've been receiving treatment since January, and it's a lot - six rounds of chemotherapy, then radiation, then more chemo before the transplant, then the transplant itself.'
The younger Madoff was diagnosed with
Robert Drake is a novelist and literary editor from Philadelphia who fell in love with an Irish doctor, and moved to Dublin to start a new life in a new country.
After two years, tragedy struck. While temporarily staying in the small town of Sligo on the western coast of Ireland, he was savagely beaten by two strangers in his own apartment.
He was in a coma for months, and suffered brain damage. Drake had to relearn how to talk, and to eat. He is now confined to a wheelchair and relies on
A few months after the last presidential election, at a forum at Harvard’s Institute of Politics, a group of seasoned political consultants were discussing what makes a good candidate -- someone voters will respond to and connect with. The answer, one of them said, was “authenticity.” This isn’t necessarily a trait that voters -- or campaigns -- would name. Candidates like to pitch themselves as people with grand passions, brilliant ideas, noble backstories, or all-American values. (Not all nec
Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif after his great success visited Imran khan in Shoukat Khanam Memorial Hospital. Criticizers, analyst and supporters called its kindness of Mian Muhammad Nawaz.
Mian Muhammad Nawaz also quoted Hadith later on in his talk to media “It is not permissible for a man to forsake his Muslim brother for more than three days, each of them turning away from the other when they meet. The better of them is the one who gives the greeting of salaam first.” (Narrated by al-Bukhaar
Polish and Ukrainian Catholic leaders joined in a document calling for forgiveness and reconciliation, as the 70th anniversary of the Volhynia massacres approaches.
On July 11, 1943, a force of Ukrainian nationalists launched an offensive that killed about 100,000 Poles in Nazi-occupied territory of Volhynia, around what is now the border of Poland and Ukraine. Roughly 20,000 Ukrainians were eventually killed in Polish counter-attacks.
The resolution released by Ukrainian and Catholic pre
When Brooks Douglass awoke in ICU after enduring a gunshot wound, the last thing on the mind of the 16-year-old preacher’s son was forgiveness.
After all, the two men who shot Douglass also hogtied his family at gunpoint, raped his sister Leslie, who was 12, and killed his parents Richard and Marilyn.
But after several decades and career changes, Douglass decided to share his journey to forgiveness by creating a movie, “Heaven’s Rain,” telling his story of faith and finding peace in the m
Once a racist, always a racist? Will bigots always be bigots?
Or can people truly evolve over time for the better? And if they do, should we applaud their metamorphosis and welcome them back?
The easy answer -- as we are seeing with Paula Deen -- is to quickly label the person a racist for past insensitive remarks and cast her out to the fringes of society. But that's not the best answer for our nation.
I say this as a person who been called racist slurs on numerous occasions. I'm of