Christianity

Christ, The Great Eclipse

And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, …

Evangelical Christianity

10 Common but Illegitimate Reasons to Divorce

• <i>“My spouse isn’t a Christian,” or “I wasn’t a Christian when I married my spouse.”</i> Nowhere in the Bible is this seen as grounds for divorce. In 1 …

Evangelical Christianity

An exorcist talks about 'Annabelle' and the power of evil

Los Angeles, Calif., Aug 20, 2017 / 03:48 pm (National Catholic Register).- What children read, what they see on the screen, can inspire them toward …

Catholicism

Pope says migrants' rights should override national security concerns

3 Min Read<p>VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis urged political leaders on Monday to defend migrants, saying their safety should take precedence over national security concerns and that they should not be subjected to collective deportations.<p>His challenge to politicians, made in a comprehensive …

Pope Francis

Pope: Rights of migrants trump national security concerns

AP Radio AP Radio News:<p>VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis is demanding countries to greatly improve their welcome to migrants and stop any collective expulsions, saying migrants' dignity and right to protection trumps national security concerns.<p>Francis' politically pointed message Monday was for the …

Pope Francis

Pope Francis: prioritise migrants' dignity over national security

Publication of action plan for governments is response to what Vatican sees as one of biggest global challenges of 21st century<p>Pope Francis has issued a 20-point action plan to governments on refugees and migrants to try to galvanise their response to an issue seen by the Vatican as one of the …

Pope Francis

Prominent U.S. religious conservatives defend Trump after Charlottesville

5 Min Read<p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two prominent religious conservatives defended U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday after he was widely criticized for blaming both white nationalists and counter-protesters for last weekend's violence at a Virginia rally organized by neo-Nazis and white …

Evangelical Christianity

Papal confidante says ‘Amoris’ critics locked in ‘death-trap’ logic

Although Pope Francis has been criticized for creating ambiguity and confusion by doing so, his closest theological adviser said the pontiff sought …

Christian Philosophy

Pope Francis offers 4 points to guide the world’s response to refugees

In his statement for next year’s World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Pope Francis has offered a series of concrete proposals for world leaders to …

Pope Francis

Franklin Graham: ‘Politicians Should Stop Saying Islam Is a Religion of Peace’

Celebrated evangelical preacher Franklin Graham has urged politicians and other world leaders to stop insisting that Islam is a religion of peace, …

Atheism

Priest who claimed 'gay mafia' controls Catholic church seeks parish return

Father Matthew Despard was rapped by the church over explosive claims in his book Priesthood in Crisis.<p>A Catholic priest at the centre of gay mafia …

Religion

Get off the couch to see the good that our fathers left us, pope says

ROME – In order to reclaim our Christian legacy, Pope Francis invites faithful not to be discouraged by pain and suffering along the way but to …

Pope Francis

Monday Morning Humor

Kevin DeYoung<p><b>Kevin DeYoung</b> is the senior pastor at Christ Covenant Church in Matthews, North Carolina. He is chairman of the board of The Gospel …

Evangelical Christianity

Two Secular Critiques of Bergoglio. On Migration and Populism - Settimo Cielo

In this month of August, Pope Francis has found himself facing opposition on two of the best-known points of his preaching. And opposition in an …

Pope Francis

Rising Star: Controversial priest has helped San Francisco parish be reborn

Some of you may remember a few postings from a couple years ago on <b>Star of the Sea Church</b> in San Francisco—and the administrator, Father Joseph Illo, …

San Francisco

Monday interview: 'We can't compare Pope's visit to 1979, it is a different place'

Pope Francis's potential visit to Ireland next year will be "radically different" to the previous papal visit in 1979, according to a leading priest.

News (Ireland)

Philippines’s Catholic Church sounds alarm amid Duterte’s deadly anti-drug crackdown

BEIJING — Church bells will ring out in the Philippines — and peal again and again for three months — as one of the country’s most influential Catholic clerics seeks to draw attention to President Rodrigo Duterte’s increasingly bloody crackdown on drug suspects.<p>The bell-ringing protest, expected to …

News

The eclipse is a way to appreciate creation, according to a Vatican astronomer

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (CNS) -- A total solar eclipse is a rare event, something to appreciate and enjoy in the mind of Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno, …

Total Solar Eclipse

Australia's Catholic church warns employees on gay marriage

One of Australia’s top Catholics has warned the church’s thousands of employees it will only tolerate traditional views on marriage, as the country …

Equality

Pope of Coptic Orthodox Church to visit

The Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church is heading Down Under for a 10-day pastoral visit to churches and schools and to meet with the political …

Orthodox Christianity

Irish bishops tell priests who father children to "face up" to responsibilities

If a priest father’s a child, the needs of the child should be given the first consideration, according to guidelines agreed to in May by the Irish …

Religion

Beloved Cisterican priest celebrates his Golden Jubilee

Father Bernard Marton stood out. While the other priests slowly walked into Cistercian Abbey Sunday morning dressed in cream colored garments, Marton …

Texas

A La Carte (August 21)

Today’s Kindle deals include some deals from Crossway (just like every other Monday) plus a biography of C.S. Lewis.<p>Sponsor<p>Show Your Support<p>Vox has …

Evangelical Christianity

Amid monument debate, statue of St. Junipero Serra defaced in L.A.

As debate spread across America about removing statues and monuments of figures associated with painful chapters of history, a statue of St. Junipero …

Religion

Houston students pray for smooth school year, mercy on homework load

In big capital letters, Kaci Champagne's pink tie-dyed backpack declares "TODAY WILL BE AWESOME." In a few days the 7-year-old will start third grade …

Religion

God doesn’t just love people like us: Homily for August 20, 2017, 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

<i>Well, my planned trip to Columbus, Ohio ended up being scrapped Friday night; the flight was cancelled because of thunderstorms, and I was unable to</i> …

Religion

EPIC: Germany (Wrap-up)

My trip to Germany has come to an end. At least, it will be at an end bright and early tomorrow morning when I’ll head back to Toronto. There are …

Evangelical Christianity

Orthodox leader calls Moscow and Rome to support persecuted Christians

ROME – As ISIS surged through Iraq and Syria in 2014 and 2015, Christian towns across the Nineveh valley were looted and gutted, and usually left in …

Religion

Statue of Catholic Saint Who Devoted Entire Life to Jesus Christ Covered in Red Paint, Swastika

There has been a rash of left-wing and progressive protesters vandalizing statues which they deem offensive around the country. Some of those statues …

Religion

Charlottesville blues

Real Christians must stand up and speak up the very moment the demon of racism rears its ugly head.<p>Much of the world heard the name “Charlottesville” …

Mother Teresa