Christianity

Pope Francis Wants To Change 2,000-Year-Old Church Doctrine

Pope Francis shook the Christian world last week at a gathering to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church when he …

Religion

How Historians Are Quietly Rewriting the Typical Story of American Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism

Writing 10 years ago in <i>Books & Culture</i>, David Bebbington suggested that the general consensus regarding the American evangelical story needs revision.<p>…

Religion

Rome conference fears Down syndrome may be in final generation

ROME – Bridget Brown is a successful young woman, who captures the attention of everyone she meets with her vitality and confidence. Bridget …

Autism

Mark Wahlberg joins Cardinal Cupich at event promoting church

Mark Wahlberg is famous for his movies, music and commercials, but in Chicago tonight he teamed up with Cardinal Blase Cupich on a mission to attract …

Mark Wahlberg

Georgetown pro-marriage group faces sanctions after students complain

Washington D.C., Oct 20, 2017 / 09:53 am (CNA).- A pro-marriage student group at Georgetown University is in danger of being defunded and barred from …

Catholicism

Pope at Mass: hypocrisy and trickery are bad for us

(Vatican Radio) May God grant us the grace of interior truth, rather than living a life of hypocrisy and trickery. That was Pope Francis’ message on …

Religion

Gregory Baum, influential theologian of Vatican II era, dies at 94

Renowned Canadian theologian Gregory Baum, 94, author of the first draft of the Second Vatican Council's "Nostra Aetate," died Oct. 18 in a Montreal …

Religion

Cleric bans poses by Cyprus churches over lewd wedding photo

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Couples who marry in civil ceremonies have been banned from taking wedding photos outside places of worship in a Cyprus region known for hosting destination weddings, a senior Orthodox Christian cleric announced Friday after an uproar over a lewd photo taken in a chapel …

World News

Franklin Graham Says Media's 'Level of Hatred' Toward Trump 'Is Unbelievable'

Rev. Franklin Graham, son of beloved evangelist Billy Graham, said at an event Thursday the media's “level of hatred” toward President Donald Trump …

Donald Trump

Good works are response to, not reason for God’s forgiveness, pope says

ROME — Christians are holy not because of their good works but because they recognize their sins before God and receive his forgiveness, Pope Francis …

Religion

Can Evangelicals and Academics Talk to Each Other?

A professor and evangelical Christian on the pervasive misunderstandings between the two groups and how to correct them<p>Last year, as the fire and fury of the presidential election were intensifying and people all around me were growing more and more hostile to one another, I was struck by the …

Evangelical Christianity

Report: Persecution of Christians Around the World at an All-Time High

Anti-Christian persecution is at an all-time high world-wide, according to a recent report from the international Catholic charity, Aid to the Church …

Conservative View

Four Smart Guys Sit Down to Talk about “How to Think”

Alan Jacobs, distinguished professor of the humanities in the honors program at Baylor University, has just published a book entitled <i>How to Think: A</i> …

Evangelical Christianity

Defining our values: What Catholics can take from Bush's speech

New York City, N.Y., Oct 20, 2017 / 04:01 pm (CNA).- In a rare political speech on Thursday, former president George W. Bush had blunt words for …

George W. Bush

Global meeting of Catholic families in Dublin to include outreach to L.G.B.T. people

Catholics from around the world will gather in Dublin next August for the World Meeting of Families, an event Pope Francis is expected to attend and …

Religion

A La Carte (October 20)

Today’s Kindle deals include an eclectic collection of interesting titles.<p>Sponsor<p>Show Your Support<p>Westminster Books has some good deals this week as …

Evangelical Christianity

Pope urges for ethics in the service of man and environment

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Friday urged for an ethics that is friendly to man and the environment, where fundamental values are not “sacrificed …

Religion

A Touch of Class, Part One

A Touch of Class, Part One<p>by Charles R. SwindollScriptures: Psalm 84:1–2<p>It's gone on long enough. The pigsty in the landscape has to go. If we expect …

Evangelical Christianity

In unusual step Pope sends letter of condolence to mark death of Maltese journalist

Pope Francis has sent a letter of condolence to Malta following the car bomb killing of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.<p>In a highly …

News (Ireland)

Pressing Pause | Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation

"An Americano please. To go. ...You know? Take away."<p>I tried the walking man gesture using two fingers. I was a Canadian man in Lampedusa, Italy. The …

Catholicism

16 photos: Students pack meals at St. Luke's in Ankeny

During a Heartland meal packing session at St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic School on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 in Ankeny. Merle Laswell/For the Register<p>…

Des Moines

Free Stuff Fridays (Books for Him, Her, and Them)

This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Crossway. They are giving away some prize packages based on the work of David (and Shona) Murray. …

Freebies

Church to discuss same-sex blessing

<b>The Church of England is to debate holding services for same-sex couples for the first time.</b><p>The church's ruling general synod will discuss holding official services, after a couple has married in a secular ceremony, or formed a civil partnership.<p>Same-sex marriages in Anglican churches are banned in …

UK News

(re)Encounter and the Call to Mission

In Sherry Weddell's seminal work, Forming Intentional Disciples she outlines five thresholds of conversion that are profoundly important in the work …

Theology

Brazilian cardinal supports controversial food policy in São Paulo

A controversial food supplement in Brazil has the strong support of Cardinal Odilo Pedro Scherer, the Archbishop of São Paulo.<p>In an appearance …

São Paulo

Coffee Clicks {October 20th}

-1-<p>I wrote up the following for a facebook post. A little tongue in cheek, maybe, but not terribly far into the cheek:<p>Alternative headline …

Catholicism

What Is a Writer Who Can't Write?

I know I’m prone to feeling sorry for myself and I am quite committed to avoiding the temptation. It is one of those sins that feels like it will …

Evangelical Christianity

Burma's cardinal: 'The Pope will come to heal the wounds of the country'

Yangon, Burma, Oct 20, 2017 / 06:01 am (CNA).- Pope Francis’ trip to Burma will help heal the wounds of his country, especially for minorities under …

Asia

Australian state's lower house passes assisted suicide bill

Melbourne, Australia, Oct 20, 2017 / 10:31 am (CNA).- A bill to legalize assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia was passed by Victoria's …

Australian Labor Party

World's End Update. The "Last Things" According to Francis - Settimo Cielo

In the important newspaper “la Repubblica” of which he is the founder, <b>Eugenio Scalfari</b>, an undisputed authority of Italian secular thought, last …

Religion