Christianity

More than half of white evangelicals say America’s declining white population is a negative thing

Few demographic groups consistently poll more conservatively than white evangelicals.<p>On multiple issues, the most pro-Republican Party demographic group takes some of the most conservative positions on abortion, same-sex marriage and immigration.<p>But another topic where white evangelicals have …

U.S. Politics

‘We don’t tip terrorist’: Texas steakhouse customer writes racist remark on bill

A server at a steakhouse in Texas received a shocking surprise when he picked up the bill receipt for his table only to find a hateful and racist …

World News

The Prosperity Gospel: Dangerous and Different

The “prosperity gospel” is a well-known theological current emerging from the neo-Pentecostal evangelical movements. At its heart is the belief that …

Religion

Will this young Italian mother be made a saint? Canonization cause gets underway

Rome, Italy, Jul 18, 2018 / 11:09 am (CNA).- A formal call for testimony has been issued, the first step of an investigation into the possible …

Catholicism

Vatican-approved journal strikes out at U.S. evangelicals and spread of 'prosperity gospel'

A Vatican-approved journal has dismissed "prosperity gospel" as a pseudo-theology dangerously tied up with the American dream and President Trump's politics, launching its second major critique of U.S. evangelicals in as many years.<p>Two of Pope Francis' top communications advisors — an Italian …

Religion

Rethinking Apologetics for the Black Church

When Lisa Fields started college, she was a preacher’s kid who’d grown up inside of the church and never encountered opposition to her faith. That …

Faith

J. D. Greear Tries to Distance Southern Baptist Convention from Partisan Politics

J.D. Greear is looking to lead the largest Protestant denomination in the United States away from partisanship.<p>The new president of the Southern …

Conservative View

Katy Perry says Pope helped draw her back to her faith: ‘He is a rebel, a rebel for Jesus’

Katy Perry says Pope helped draw her back to her faith: ‘He is a rebel, a rebel for Jesus’<p>July 18, 2018 by Deacon Greg Kandra<p><b>Details:</b><p>Katy Perry …

Religion

‘Joker’: Joaquin Phoenix’s Take on the Batman Villain Will Be Released During Oscar Season 2019

The three-time Oscar nominee is on the fast track to joining the DCEU.<p>Warner Bros. has a pair of standalone Joker films forthcoming, and the one …

Mary Magdalene

A Virgin Mary statue in New Mexico has been ‘weeping’ olive oil and perfume. Church leaders can’t explain it

Inside a Catholic church in New Mexico, a 7-foot tall bronze statue of the Virgin Mary appears to be “weeping,” according to church leaders.The …

Theology

Netflix Announces Series About Jesus Reincarnated As A 12-Year-Old Boy

In the works at Netflix is a theologically illiterate mess about a 12-year-old boy who discovers he is the reincarnated Jesus.<p>Penned by comic book …

Conservative View

Bulgaria Travel Culture | Tales From Bulgaria

<b>Mila Ateva</b> was 23 when she launched her first fashion business in Bulgaria’s capital city of Sofia. Thirteen years later, she can admit she was unprepared for the challenge. “I was very bad at paying the bills,” she says. “Everything that was supposed to be well organised and precise wasn’t. I went …

European Travel

The modern miracle of Fatima

Fatima, Portugal, Jul 18, 2018 / 03:00 am (CNA).- While men in the trenches of World War I faced chemical gasses and industrialized weaponry that …

Catholicism

Wider Image: Greece's last bellmakers keep time-honoured trade alive

PARAMYTHIA, Greece (Reuters) - The silence blanketing the Greek plain is broken by the tinkle of a cowbell and the rumble of a blazing furnace.<p>In one of Greece's last remaining bell foundries in the small, western town of Paramythia, the Galanopoulos brothers are busy casting church bells heading …

Europe

Early Development of the Papacy: Random Reflections

July 18, 2018 by Dave Armstrong<p>Why establish an office (Peter was, in effect, was made the prime minister of the Church by Jesus, as the exegesis of …

Theology

Netflix released the first image of Helena Bonham Carter looking fabulous as Princess Margaret in season 3 of 'The Crown'

Netflix is quite generous this week, with the release of not only one but <i>three</i> photos from the highly anticipated third season of "The Crown."<p>On Wednesday, Netflix released the first image of Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret. (On Monday, it released the first image of Olivia Colman as her …

Prince Philip

Undesigned Coincidences

I spotted this (newish) book in the public library and was intrigued by its concept. As its subtitle indicates, the book is looking for “undesigned …

New Testament

The Distinctives of Christ, Part 2

Posted by Ravi Zacharias, on July 14, 2018<br>Topic: Jesus Christ<p>Two thousand years after Jesus walked this earth, He is still a popular figure. In fact, …

Jesus

The insane tales of a 1960s NYC ambulance attendant

In 1968, college sophomore Mike Scardino was working his second summer as a New York City ambulance attendant. He took a call from a woman in Jackson …

New York City

Kavanaugh would maintain the Catholic majority. What does that mean for the Supreme Court?

When President Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to succeed Anthony Kennedy as associate justice of the Supreme Court, media attention focused on the …

Religion

“Changing the Church”: Vogue Paints Pope as Liberal Hero

<p>The media simply adore Pope Francis, that is when they can selectively report on his comments to push their liberal agenda. Following the formula, …

Religion

The ‘Mysterious’ Uncle Ted

I wasn’t planning on writing about Cardinal Theodore “Uncle Ted” McCarrick until more major news broke, but a Catholic priest e-mailed this morning …

Christianity

Gazette opinion: Priests were wrong to cheer on Trump's views

For those who might be outraged to see four Montana Roman Catholic priests standing prominently in the audience of the Great Falls rally when …

Montana

Romania: Muslims Cancel Grand Mosque Project

By Ana Maria Luca<p>Romania’s main Muslim body has dropped a Turkish-backed project to build a showpiece mosque in Bucharest due to a lack of funds.<p>The …

Romania

Forensic Study Suggests Shroud of Turin is Fake

7 hours ago<p>The authenticity of the Shroud of Turin is being called into question once again via a forensic study that suggests that the image …

Theology

Bill Burr Returns To The Jim Jefferies Show To Share His Problem With The World Cup And Foreign TV Hosts

The last time Bill Burr stopped by <i>The Jim Jefferies Show</i>, the duo bonded over their distrust of the future and had a nearly 20 minute chat about almost anything. The clip Comedy Central shared this time around is much shorter, but still full of the same kind of fun as the first time. It’s almost …

TV

Guilford Church Signs Always Brighten Day of Those Driving By

The church sign board on Boston Street is known for its clever, religious sayings on its sign board.<p>GUILFORD, CT - The sign on the front of the …

Jesus

Democratic socialism is a political program with a soul

<i>Views expressed in opinion columns are the author's own.</i><p>Since I started as a columnist last year, I've drifted further to the left, beginning as a …

Middle-class

Eggertsville church to install bronze sculpture of immigrants

St. Benedict Church's enduring connection to immigrants will be portrayed in a dramatic new sculpture on the grounds of the Catholic parish on Main …

Art

A Promise for "Those Who Mourn"

A Promise for "Those Who Mourn"<p>by Charles R. SwindollScriptures: Matthew 5:4<p>I remember an incident many years ago when a man in our church fell while …

Evangelical Christianity