Christianity

Even Pope Francis Has Used This E-Blessing App

Pope Francis is no stranger to innovative ideas. In addition to being a constant advocate for the combination of tech and faith, he also sent his …

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An Illinois bishop says gay Catholics shouldn't get holy funerals. His opponents? Other Catholics.

Bishop Thomas Paprocki’s decree also denies out LGBTQ people communion. His decree reflects wider tensions in the Catholic Church.<p>June may be LGBTQ pride month. But for Thomas Paprocki, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Springfield, Illinois, it’s a time to double-down on his diocese’s approach to …

Religion

Mali bishop pledges to make cardinal's ceremony amid scandal

ROME (AP) — An ailing Mali archbishop facing allegations of financial impropriety assured the Vatican on Tuesday he plans to show up at St. Peter's Basilica to be made a cardinal by Pope Francis.<p>Vatican spokesman Greg Burke said Bamako Archbishop Jean Zerbo "has confirmed his presence" at the …

Religion

China opposes interference after Vatican concern over bishop

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Tuesday it opposed outside interference in its internal affairs after the Vatican expressed concern about a Chinese bishop it said had been "removed".<p>Pope Francis would like to heal a decades-old rift with China, where Catholics are divided between those loyal to …

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Pope Francis’s New Man in Newark

“What keeps despots, dictators awake at night, what topples evil empires is the little person who goes into the square in the middle of the town in the dark of night and scrawls on the wall, ‘No!’ ” the Catholic prelate told the congregation. “And I want to say to you, we are the ‘No!’ that God …

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The God Squad: The Next Generation of Catholic Priests

When 19 college guys go to Jamaica for spring break, they usually hit the bar and the beach. Not Nicholas Morrison and his friends. Their trip to …

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'Texting suicide' case could impact assisted suicide legislation

Boston, Mass., Jun 27, 2017 / 03:25 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A case about whether a troubled teenager convinced her depressed boyfriend to commit suicide …

Catholicism

In a small Cape Cod fishing town, Catholic culture on full display

At the very tip of Cape Cod, tiny Provincetown, Mass., has changed considerably over the decades. The place where the Pilgrims first landed in 1620, …

Religion

Pope’s Homily for 25th Anniversary of His Episcopal Ordination – ZENIT – English

CTV Screenshot<p>Pope Francis presided over a Mass in the Pauline Chapel of the Apostolic Palace, concelebrated with Cardinals present in Rome, on the …

Religion

The Apostate’s Creed

<b>The Apostate’s Creed</b><p>I often believe in god, the life-force friendly<br>observer of heaven and earth.<p>I believe in a Jesus Christ, our good example<br>who …

Evangelical Christianity

The Benedict Option

I have possibly come late to <i>The Benedict Option</i> conversation.<p>I am not sure that I’ve been missing as much as some might have implied.<p>Rod Dreher calls …

Religion

Cardinal Turkson: Marijuana debate ignores ethical questions

Vatican City, Jun 26, 2017 / 04:34 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican's top personality on social justice issues has voiced his concern for the …

Catholicism

A La Carte (June 27)

Today’s Kindle deals include a bunch of books from all over the place. There may be something there that catches your eye.<p>Sponsor<p>Show Your Support<p>Joe …

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Mali's first cardinal, Archbishop Jean Zerbo

Bamako, Mali, Jun 27, 2017 / 03:33 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Among those bishops who will be created cardinals at the June consistory is Archbishop Jean …

Catholicism

Catholic Bishops’ Chairman ‘Deeply Concerned’ About SCOTUS Decision on Travel Ban

Following Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that allows much of President Trump’s travel ban to go immediately into effect, the chairman of the U.S. …

Immigration

Local priest named fifth bishop of Allentown, Penn.

Vatican City, Jun 27, 2017 / 07:16 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Tuesday the Vatican announced Pope Francis' pick of Mons. Alfred A. Schlert to be the next …

Catholicism

Cardinal Sarah against the dictatorship of noise

Cardinal Robert Sarah, in his new book <i>The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise</i><i>,</i> offers a profound examination of the silence that …

Religion

ST. LADISLAUS

St. Ladislaus was the King of Hungary, born 1040 and died at Neutra, July 29, 1095 as one of Hungary's national Christian heroes. He was the son of …

Catholicism

Refusal to teach LGBT issues could fail a Jewish school in Britain

London, England, Jun 27, 2017 / 07:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A Jewish girls' school has received a failing report from a British education standards …

Catholicism

Detroit event combines biking, sacred architecture

Detroit, Mich., Jun 27, 2017 / 10:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Nearly 250 pilgrims made their way through downtown Detroit visiting different churches on …

Catholicism

Make Time To Be Bored

Boredom isn’t what it used to be. Boredom used to be the absence of stimuli, the lack of interest in any available activity. Boredom was being left …

Evangelical Christianity

Pope: Christians need not read horoscopes to foresee the future

(Vatican Radio) <b>Pope Francis</b> on Monday told believers not to look to horoscopes or to consult fortune-tellers to foresee the future; but to allow God …

Religion

How Does Sanctification Work?

Some great books hit your life like a sledgehammer. They wreck your preconceptions and disrupt what you were sure you knew. We need these books from …

Evangelical Christianity

3 Reasons Why I Quote the Church Fathers When I Preach

This is the painting of Augustine I have in my home library. I love the way he is gazing upward as he prays and studies.<p>Last week, on Beeson Divinity …

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All the Things We Overheard at Glastonbury This Year

“VICE dot com is wack I could eat a burger better than them any day.”<p>Glastonbury is a temporary city of many faces. Balding men and their wine-drinking spouses; teenage girls dusted in glitter; wreckheads stumbling their way along the old railway track; carnival operators, world-class DJs, farmers, …

Jesus

Can I Judge Another Person or Not?

In Matthew 7. 1-5 Jesus says,<p>Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure …

Faith

Chinese bishop forcibly removed from diocese still missing

Vatican City, Jun 26, 2017 / 07:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Monday the Vatican issued a statement on the situation of the Chinese Bishop Peter Shao …

Catholicism

How To Build a Solid Theological Library

<i>This sponsored post was prepared by Tyler Smith on behalf of Logos</i>.<p>Sponsor<p>Show Your Support<p>After a decade of Bible college, seminary, and ministry, …

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A La Carte (June 26)

Today’s Kindle deals include a whole series of excellent books from 9Marks.<p>Sponsor<p>Show Your Support<p>I see this all over the place: Once church has …

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Christ doesn’t promise freedom from difficulties, Pope says

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