Theology

Why the devil hates Mary – especially during exorcisms

Mexico City, Mexico, Apr 28, 2017 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Italian priest Sante Babolin said that Satan is behind several recent attacks in …

Christian Philosophy

Christianity in the Making

Professor James D. G. Dunn has had a remarkable impact on the shape of New Testament studies over almost fifty years. Since the publication of his …

Faith

Why Religion Is More Durable Than We Thought In Modern Society

Here is a proposition that may seem self-evident to many people: As societies become more modern, religion loses its grip. Superstition inevitably …

Atheism

Walpurgis night is not a holiday for real Christians

<i>Witches’ Sabbath</i><p>In a couple of days, on April 30th, some observe something they call Walpurgis Night.<p>Walpurgis Night is somewhat considered to be a …

Religion

AP Explains: Who are Egypt's Coptic Christians?

CAIRO – Pope Francis meets Friday with the leader of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church, part of a two-day trip to the Arab world's most populous country that comes as Islamic State group militants have been increasingly targeting its Christian minority.<p>The meeting with Pope Tawadros II, the head of …

Egypt

Pope Francis prays to ‘Mary’ and goes to Egypt for ecumenical and interfaith agenda

<i>The ‘Mary’ in the Basilica of Mary Major That Pope Francis Prays Before (Photo by Joyce Thiel, June 2013)</i><p>The focus of Pope Francis on his versions of …

Christian Philosophy

Should Christians Support the Death Penalty?

Capital punishment is as old as the religion itself. But is the death penalty actually anti-Christian?

Prison

Raise a Juice Box to the Temperance Movement

Current Issue<p>May 2017Subscribe<p>Read This Issue<p><b>The Science of Sinning Less</b><p>What to Make of Donald Trump’s Soul<p>Why Don’t the Gospel Writers Tell the Same …

Faith

Theological Primer: The 144,000

<i>From time to time I make new entries into this continuing series called “Theological Primer.” The idea is to present big theological concepts in</i> …

Christian Philosophy

Big honors for scholar who revitalized Christian philosophy

Philadelphia, Pa., Apr 27, 2017 / 03:22 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Philosopher Alvin Plantinga has won the prestigious Templeton Award for once again …

Christian Philosophy

This Sunday school teaches Jewish kids Yiddish — and socialism

A student and teacher play the violin during a presentation on child victims of the Holocaust at the Midtown Workmen’s Circle School in Manhattan, …

Education

Jens Schröter, Jesus of Nazareth – Jew from Galilee, Savior of the World

Published 2014<p>Translated by Wayne Coppins and S. Brian Pounds<p>For the Baylor University Press page, see here.<p>For the German version, see here.<p>For Jens …

Christian Philosophy

What Does It Mean to Be a ‘Secular Muslim’?

In Italy, some want the category recognized by the government. Others say it’s totally meaningless.<p>Many are familiar with the concept of “secular Jews,” people who choose to identify as Jewish despite being non-practicing, agnostic, or even atheist, because they see Judaism as a culture or …

Religion

Help! My non-Catholic relations want to receive Communion at Mass

Wanting to share the faith with non-Catholic family members often ends up causing unnecessary strife.<p><b>Dear Katrina,</b><p><b>Our daughter’s Confirmation is</b> …

Faith

Enough with the liturgical translations! | Catholic World Report - Global Church news and views

Mass celebrated on Palm Sunday in the chapel of Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston (John Stephen Dwyer/Wikipedia)<p>The immortal Yogi Berra said it …

Religion

Freaky moment crucified Jesus statue moves its head during Good Friday Mass

The moment a Jesus statue apparently moved its head during a Good Friday mass has been branded a "miracle."<p>The rare phenomenon is said to have taken …

Religion

A Reader Says 1 Cor. 11 Does Not Bar Grave Sinners from the Eucharist

Image via Pixabay<p>In his first letter to the Corinthians, chapter 11, St. Paul tells us why it is so important to have a proper disposition before we …

Christian Philosophy

Mormon Scholars Are Reaching Back Into Church History To Support Muslims

Mormonism was once painted as a “danger to the American political system and way of life.”<p>President Donald Trump’s beleaguered travel ban has encouraged one group of Mormon scholars to come forward to stand in solidarity with Muslims.<p>Nineteen Mormon scholars filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the …

Religion

Adam and Eve Can’t Save Your Marriage

I’ve often wished for a book to hand to wives and husbands preparing to walk out on their families. I could have used half a dozen copies this year. …

Marriage

How kids in Germany are using Playmobil to reenact the Protestant Reformation

From Martin Luther narrowly missing a lightning strike to his 95 theses, children in Germany have replicated scenes from the reformer's life - using Playmobil. They are on show to mark 500 years since the Reformation.<p>A project created by a child is something other children are bound to understand. …

Religion

KY Governor Signs Bill to Create Public School Bible Class

Kentucky Gov. Matt Blevin signed a bill into law that requires the state to develop a curriculum for a Bible course. Two courses, actually, one for …

Education

Egyptian Christians living in fear for the future

<b>At the ancient Monastery of St Mina in the desert sands of Egypt, a low concrete tomb holds the remains of Christians slaughtered for their faith - not in Roman times, but earlier this month.</b><p>They were among almost 50 people killed in co-ordinated attacks at two churches. The bombings - on Palm …

Extremism

my other problem with the "Benedict Option"

Recently I was involved in two different conversations on the topic of academic freedom. One had to do with the protests over Ann Coulter’s …

Religion

Rowan Williams urges removal of Holocaust denier's books

Former archbishop backs move to get David Irving’s works off Manchester University public shelves amid ‘extremist views’<p>Rowan Williams, the former archbishop of Canterbury, has backed a campaign to get books by David Irving, a Holocaust denier, removed from open display at Manchester University …

European History

Cleaning up the devil’s playground

Hollywood and Christianity have become strange bedfellows, and now, the genre is coming to Canada<p>A few years ago, while promoting the release of his faith-based film <i>The Christmas Candle</i>, former Pennsylvania senator and ex-presidential hopeful Rick Santorum made an appeal to Christians. “This is a …

Faith

Trevin’s Seven

<b>Podcasts</b><p>Brandon Smith and I released a new episode of Word Matters, answering the question “What is Paul’s thorn in the flesh?” from 2 Corinthians …

Christian Philosophy

Laying down the law: The English were surprisingly divided about the break with Rome

Laying down the lawThe English were surprisingly divided about the break with Rome<p>Ending Catholicism in England and introducing the Reformation was a …

History

John Senior and the Restoration of Realism

John Senior’s great contribution was to forge a middle way between indoctrination and the chaos of complete relativism. Instead of indoctrinating …

Education

Presenting the trailer for Heretics!: The Wondrous (and Dangerous) Beginnings of Modern Philosophy

This entertaining and enlightening graphic narrative tells the exciting story of the seventeenth-century thinkers who challenged authority—sometimes …

Religion

Is Orality Really Effective in Sharing the Gospel?

Jerry Wiles is the North America Regional Director of the International Orality Network and President Emeritus of Living Water …

Faith