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Religion

Consider important questions

Here we are, almost a full month into the year 2020! How does this happen so quickly? Before we know it, summer will be upon us and we’ll look back and say, “Where did the time go?” As we transition from one year into another, it is common to take stock of our lives. How are we doing? ...

10 years after Vatican takeover, Legion in new abuse crisis

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The administrator of the elite Catholic school in Cancun, Mexico, used to take the girls out of class and send them to the chapel, where the priest from the Legion of Christ religious order would sexually abuse them. “As some were reading the Bible, he would rape the ...

Multiracial churches growing, challenge for clergy of color

KELLER, Texas (RNS) — For four hours at a megachurch outside of Dallas, pastors of color shared their personal stories of leading a multiethnic church. One, a lead pastor of a Southern Baptist congregation in Salt Lake City, recalled the “honest conversations” he had with his 10-member ...

Spreading a joyful message

I have fully preached the gospel of Christ. Romans 15:19 We have been looking at the topic of preaching Christ or the gospel of Christ. The word âgospelã means, âgood news.ã It can also refer to âgood tidingsã or the âthe story concerning God,ã reference Zondervan Pictorial Bible ...

Retired pope distances self from book on priest celibacy

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI distanced himself this week from a book on priestly celibacy and asked to be removed as its co-author after the project gave the impression the retired pope was trying to interfere with the reigning one. Benedict’s longtime secretary, ...

Rise above what you are struggling with

We have all learned how to see the hand of God in our suffering. How suffering and trials is an attempt of God to do something in our lives, sometimes retribution for sin, sometimes prevention of sin, sometimes education so that we can learn more about Him than we ever would have learned if we ...

Religion Calendar

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Violent acts weigh on Jewish youth

NEW YORK (AP) — When a man spewed anti-Semitic slurs and spat on her face, Shoshana Blum remembered her ancestors who survived the Holocaust, and instead of looking down - she defiantly stared at him eye to eye. The 20-year-old junior at City College of New York left the subway in tears. ...

Miracles are proof of the Messiah

We have found He of whom Moses in the law, and also the prophets, wrote — Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph. John 1:45 What does it mean to fully preach the gospel of Christ? I am convinced that most of us do not have the faintest idea of what that includes. In some ways it seems ...

A simple praise to God and the community

Good morning, dear friends! I woke up this morning with such a feeling of thankfulness. How refreshing! There is just always, always, always something to be thankful for! Some of you may be aware of our son's recent accident; falling 30 feet from a job where he was replacing a roof. It’s ...