Top 5 Live-WURD Wednesday September 23 1. Pope Francis arrives in US, faces a polarized country  Pope Francis arrived yesterday on his first visit to the United States, bringing his “church of the poor” to the world’s wealthiest superpower and a country polarized over issues closest to his heart: immigration, social injustice and economic inequality.…

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 I find it ironic that as Pope Francis comes to join us for the World Meeting of Families, the families that are most in need of a blessing will be on the outside looking in.Those families are the ones who comprise Philadelphia’s stunning 26 percent poverty rate, and they are accustomed to being outsiders. They live…

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I was angry when I read the story of 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed, an Irving Tx., teen who was arrested at school after police said a clock he built resembled a hoax bomb. My anger didn’t spring from the fact that this boy is Muslim. I do not, after all share his faith. I wasn’t angry…

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PUBLIC SCHOOL is in session in Philadelphia, and the hopes of a generation will hang in the balance. It is a generation of children that comes from the Philadelphia we don’t talk about. For them, the papal visit won’t matter, because it won’t change the fact that many of them live in poverty. Nor will it…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Tuesday September 8 1. Mother’s 911 call: My sons are trying to kill me Two Atlanta-area brothers are behind bars and charged with multiple felonies after police said they attempted to kill their own parents over the weekend. Yvonne Ervin called 911 Saturday morning and reported that she and husband Zachary were…

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Daron Goforth, a Houston-area sheriff’s deputy, was killed when Shannon Miles allegedly approached from behind and pumped 15 bullets into his body. I am appalled by the crime. If, as the video evidence seems to show, Miles took this officer’s life, Miles should face justice through our legal system. I have seen the speculation that Miles…

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