Christianity

Simon Gathercole on the Historical Reliability of the Geography in the Gospels

In his 1993 book on <i>The Roman Near East</i> published by Harvard University Press, Fergus Millar—now emeritus professor of ancient history at Oxford …

Apologetics

The Origin and History of the BCE/CE Dating System

In recent years, a persistent criticism has been leveled against the use of the BCE/CE system (Before the Common or Current Era/Common or Current …

Apologetics

Confronting the Lies when Suffering Leaves You Lonely

<i>This sponsored post was provided by Sarah Walton for Hope When It Hurts.</i><p>Sponsor<p>Show Your Support<p>Many roads of suffering are incredibly lonely ones.<p>I …

Evangelical Christianity

Burke again says Pope must answer 'Amoris' questions

ROME — Cardinal Raymond Burke once again has promised to “correct the situation” over confusion surrounding Pope Francis’s controversial 2016 …

Pope Francis

Many people have suffered far more than Jesus ever did.

<b>Noah Lugeons</b> is one of the co-hosts of The Scathing Atheist podcast, and he just released a Kindle-only collection of essays called <i>Diatribes, Volume …

Jesus

How to Speak and Live God’s Shalom to the Chaos of a Broken World

<b>One of the very first Bible studies that the Farmer and I ever worked our way through was a Ray Vander Laan Bible Study.</b> Simply put, years of Ray …

Religion

Either way, Jesus ain't really magical.

Last October, <b>Dr. Bart Ehrman</b> and <b>Dr. Robert Price</b> had a debate over whether Jesus actually existed. That conversation, sponsored by Mythicist …

Apologetics

A Shared Devotion | Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation

Like most other people, I had no idea who Archbishop Bergoglio was. When he stepped out on the balcony to make himself known to the world as Pope …

Pope Francis

Is Salvation by Allegiance a Kind of Works?

The challenges have been heard. Matthew Bates, in <b>Salvation by Allegiance Alone: Rethinking Faith, Works, and the Gospel of Jesus the King</b>, contends …

Religion

Rocks and a Bible Were Thrown at a Colorado Mosque

Colorado police are investigating an incident at a Colorado mosque after someone shattered glass doors with rocks and threw a Bible in the prayer …

Bible

Amoris Laetitia: The Questions That Really Need Answers

It would appear that despite the support offered to Pope Francis by the Council of Nine Cardinals, allied to positive interventions of other …

Christian Philosophy

What judgment awaits non-Christians at the end of this life? Part 1

<b>“</b><i>As for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will</i> …

Religion

Why I Left, Why I Stayed by Tony Campolo & Bart Campolo (Book Review)

Tony Campolo is one of the most gracious and well-spoken voices that I know of within Evangelicalism. For years, he has focussed his ministry on …

Christian Philosophy

O’Malley says Vatican is committed to accountability on zero tolerance

ROME – Pope Francis’s point man in the fight against sexual abuse insists that the Vatican remains committed to holding bishops accountable for …

Pope Francis

Pope receives Canadian Bishops in ad limina audience

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis met Monday morning with Bishops from western Canada, who are in Rome for their visit <i>ad limina Apostolorum</i> (to the …

Pope Francis

Loving ‘the stranger’

A Christian Science perspective: Study and inspiration on how we treat others.<p>March 27, 2017 —While much public global conversation centers around …

Religion

Arizona strengthens conscience protections for health care workers

Phoenix, Ariz., Mar 28, 2017 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Health care providers and institutions opposed to assisted suicide gained more legal …

Health Care

An atheist shoots a commercial at creationist Ken Ham’s Ark Encounter

<i>By Andrew L. Seidel</i> <i><br>Staff Attorney</i> <i><br>Freedom From Religion Foundation</i><p>It is a monstrosity. A $100 million lie directed at children. What better place to …

Apologetics

Cardinal Keeler’s body received at Baltimore Basilica

March 27, 2017<p><b>By Erik Zygmont</b><p><i>ezygmont@CatholicReview.org</i><p><i>Twitter: @ReviewErik</i><p>The body of Cardinal William H. Keeler, 14th archbishop of Baltimore, …

Pope Francis

In NYC, admissions error excludes Catholic school students

New York City, N.Y., Mar 27, 2017 / 06:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Amid charges that a selective public high school excluded Catholic school students …

Catholicism

Reading the Book Acknowledgments

I know I am odd, but I almost cannot imagine reading a book and not wanting to read the author’s acknowledgments. Even in the most technical of books …

Evangelical Christianity

To The Guy Who Threw Rocks And A Bible Through The Mosque Window

This morning I woke up with the above headline in my newsfeed– which is shocking since we supposedly live in a country where we’re told that …

Bible

Pope makes top three on Fortune's "World's Greatest Leaders" List

Pope Francis at the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter’s Square on March 22, 2017. Credit Lucia Ballester/CNA<p>Pope Francis ranked third in …

Pope Francis

PCPM meets for Plenary Assembly

(Vatican Radio) The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors [PCPM] met for its eighth Plenary Assembly from March 24-26, 2017. The …

Pope Francis

Guest Post: The Resurrection and Alternative Facts

<i>This is a guest post by Michael J. Alter. Michael has published eight books including</i> The Resurrection: A Critical Inquiry <i>(2015),</i> Why the Torah …

Apologetics

Visionaries' canonization would 'complete' the Fatima centenary

Fatima, Portugal, Mar 28, 2017 / 01:50 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Fatima's bishop has said the centenary of the locale's Marian apparition would not be …

Catholicism

A La Carte (March 27)

Today’s Kindle deals include several good titles from Crossway, plus a good one from Tim Keller.<p>Sponsor<p>Show Your Support<p>“Bashir Mohammad, 25, fought …

Evangelical Christianity

Walking in the Footsteps of Migrants - CNA Columns: Making a Difference

Recently I was given a unique opportunity to taste some of the bitter hardships endured by fellow human beings fleeing drug-gang violence, oppressive …

Catholicism

This historic black Catholic grade school could get shut down

Birmingham, Ala., Mar 27, 2017 / 08:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After 111 years of serving the community of Birmingham, Alabama, the city's only African …

Catholicism

Abortion bill makes unlikely alliance of Bolivian clergy, feminists

Sucre, Bolivia, Mar 27, 2017 / 03:50 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A bill in Bolivia that would allow abortions only for certain groups of women is uniting …

Catholicism