Jenny Lind Schmitt

Jenny Lind Schmitt is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute Mid-Career Course.

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Singing and sojourning

Q&A | Trusting God through the sorrows and mysteries of this life
by Jenny Lind Schmitt
Posted 9/27/18, 02:08 pm

Singer-songwriter Juan Fernando Ortega, 61, has recorded many traditional hymns and written profound yet accessible songs, such as “This Good Day.” His family lived in Chimayó, N.M., for eight generations: Reviewers have cited that history as an influence on his music. Here are edited excerpts from our interview in Issaquah, Wash.

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Irish eyes are crying

Politics | Pro-lifers regroup after Ireland aborts protections for the unborn
by Jenny Lind Schmitt
Posted 6/14/18, 03:50 am

Ireland voted May 25 to repeal the 8th Amendment to its constitution, effectively paving the way for legal abortion in the traditionally Catholic country. With voter turnout up to 70 percent in some counties, two-thirds of voters said “Yes” to repeal the amendment, returning power to legislate on abortion to the government and stripping the unborn of their rights.

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A chess queen at college

Lifestyle | Chess celebrity Phiona Mutesi credits God for her success at the game. Now she’s trusting him to get through school
by Jenny Lind Schmitt
Posted 12/13/17, 07:45 pm

Outside it poured, but inside at National Chess Day the atmosphere was anything but dreary. On this fall Saturday a college hall hummed with concentration, the clink of chess pieces, and the lilt of Ugandan music. Best of all, anyone for a donation could play a game against the “Queen of Katwe,” the real-life subject of a recent Disney film, Phiona Mutesi herself.

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