Topic: religion

By Mitchell Kalpakgian, Ph.D. A person of fifty years old is the same person who was once five years old. The only change that has occurred is one of development, the natural progression of stages fro ... discuss

“I do anticipate the kinds of claims,” said Douglas NeJaime, a law professor at UCLA. “The kind of claim that you saw in Hobby Lobby—you could see similar kinds of claims in the same-sex marri ... discuss

August 4 is the feast of St. John Mary Vianney,the humble Cure of Ars, who is the patron of priests and confessors. Here are fifteen powerful quotes from this great saint.1. "All the good works in the ... discuss

Can an accommodation be accompanied by a requirement that essentially negates the accommodation and still be seen as sufficient? To answer this question, we can use a simple example, which arises in t ... discuss

Homo Habilis, Homo Erectus, Homo Sapiens… Robo-Geisha As our culture slides into the abyss from several directions at once, it’s hard to get a steady fix on the bottom. I’ll try. I have before ... discuss

To be human is to feel guilt. At least, to be a sinful human is to feel guilt. And most often we feel guilt precisely because we are actually guilty—guilty of offenses against man and Go ... discuss

Liberation theology arose in the 1960s and 70s as a response to the widespread poverty and injustice in Latin America. It began with the Gospel premise that Christians have a special obligation to hel ... discuss

Powerful forces that exploit the media’s consumers, suggest an answer in the affirmative. Loose tongues unconnected to brains enhance the blame so that, without having done anything, you, too, can ... discuss

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The man accused of slaying nine parishioners as they worshipped at a South Carolina church was expected in court Friday to face dozens of federal charges, including hate crim ... discuss

Paradoxically, people who make science their religion these days tend to have no actual grasp of science at all. Case in point: comedian Sarah Silverman defending Planned Parenthood this week with "Sc ... discuss

According to a group of liberal clergy, killing babies in abortions and selling their body parts to the highest bidder is “God’s work.” On July 29, the Planned Parenthood Clergy Advocacy Board s ... discuss

By Sarah Zagorski According to a group of liberal clergy, killing babies in abortions and selling their body parts to the highest bidder is “God’s work.” On July 29, the Planned Parenthood Cle ... discuss

New Video Series Contemplates the “Mystery of God” - Aleteia div> ... discuss

Ask Fr. Mike: Why Does God Allow People to Commit Evil Acts? - Aleteia div> ... discuss

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Amnesty International says Muslims in the western part of Central African Republic are being forced to hide their religion or convert to Christianity under threat of death. ... discuss

But returning to the thought experiment, my question is not really about the specific individual here except to the extent that based on his history we know that he has been confirmed in a predecessor ... discuss

Although Jennings often frames her style as “helping them understand a different point of view exists,” “setting up conversations,” and “modelling non-judgmental thinking,” she authoritati ... discuss

What is this?I am trying something new this year - teaching our religious education classes online so that our teens can watch them any time they want during the week. They just fill out a few questio ... discuss

RELIGION TEACHER Education: Middle/High School, PT ContractBlanchet Catholic School (Salem, OR)PT (3 periods) Religion teacher for grades 6-8. Must be Catholic. Pay commensurate with qualifications. T ... discuss

“Je Suis Charlie!” That was the hashtag activism that came out of the Islamic extremist attack on the offices of the French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo, in response to their cartoons of Mohammed ... discuss

Camille Paglia has had two articles about her in Salon, recently.In one, she underscores that men and women are different. It's such a basic premise but it's still widely ignored, even among Catholics ... discuss

London, England, Jul 30, 2015 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Some Catholics in Great Britain are concerned the government's push for “British values” in schools, meant to counter Islamist ex ... discuss

At the same time, evangelicals must prepare to minister to the wounded, the refugees of the sexual revolution whose relationships have been wrecked by false promises of freedom and autonomy. When peop ... discuss

Nominal Christians have long been the church’s “warm market.” They don’t have major obstacles to faith and are the most likely people to become committed believers. Yes, their ... discuss

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Rick Perry bragged to an Iowa barbeque crowd about the strong economy back in Texas, drew laughs comparing President Barack Obama to Jimmy Carter and won applause vowing to s ... discuss

Written in 2002, an alliance was discussed in the French newspaper Le Figaro in an article written by Alexandre del Valle. Described as the red- green-brown alliance it referred to the antisemitic and ... discuss

Today in Washington, D.C. - July 29, 2015The House reconvened at 10 AM today. They began to take up bills for consideration at 12:43 PM.Bills that may be considered:H.R. 1994 - "To amend title 38, Uni ... discuss

Video: Stephen Colbert's Message to Pope Francis - Aleteia div> ... discuss

Is Your Parish Like a Convenience Store? - Aleteia div> ... discuss

(24 August 1759 – 29 July 1833) was a British politician, philanthropist and a leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade. A native of Hull, Yorkshire, he began his political career in 1780 a ... discuss

As Christians were being terrorized by ISIS and other Muslims, the Obama administration tried to stifle them from exposing reality.by Raymond Ibrahim: During the height of one of the most brutal mont ... discuss

Lahore, Pakistan, Jul 28, 2015 / 04:44 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Dominican priest in Pakistan has praised the nation’s Supreme Court for suspending the death sentence of Asia Bibi, a Christian woma ... discuss

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “The human person, unlike animals and things, ca ... discuss

“Most 19th-century and early-20th-century Americans would have affirmed that the United States was a “Christian nation,” even if they would have disagreed bitterly about the meaning of that ... discuss

The Muslim religion has been described by its adherents as the way to live and prosper in Gods word. Alliances have been made with the Islamic religion through the centuries to various ends, alliances ... discuss

By ANTO AKKARA | KATHMANDU, Nepal — Catholic Church leaders in Nepal expressed concern over what they believe are flaws in the “freedom of religion” portion of the fledgling de ... discuss

Radical Reform of the Catholic Church Coming from New Growth Centers - Aleteia div> ... discuss

Yesterday, I had the privilege of continuing our series in Mark’s gospel.  I preached from Mark 7:1-23.  The overarching point of this passage is focused on the danger of shallow legalistic r ... discuss

29 July AD 1030; transferred to 27 July Ólafr Haraldsson (also known as Olav, Olafe, Oláfr hinn helgi, and Olavus rex) was born in 995 to Harald Grenske and Åsta Gudbrandsdatter. While Snoore says ... discuss

Had the United States not allowed so many new illegal immigrants to settle in the country since 2009, the total number of illegal immigrants would have fallen by 2.5 million. But the arrival of so man ... discuss

Will Pope St. John Paul II Influence the Papal Pronouncement on Medjugorje? - Aleteia div> ... discuss

Our society prides itself in being liberal, multi-cultural, inclusive and tolerant but it is a society that is empty and has in it the seeds of its own destruction. There is inevitably a loss of chara ... discuss

The America I’m reading about from Malawi is not kinder and gentler, nor more rational. From here it looks like everybody is running around screaming for their rights, and how they’ve been offende ... discuss

Another implication is that liberal prescriptions tend to be incredibly single-minded as compared to those of conservatives. Haidt uses the metaphor of a bee hive to illustrate. A liberal, finding a b ... discuss

Photo CreditRex Murphy nails it on Donald Trump:My own view on Trump is fairly plain — he is a boor and a hyper-egotist, a shallow and avaricious blowhard, whose candidacy can almost stand as a rebu ... discuss

I suppose it’s a bit more of an anecdote than a commentary. Twenty-two years ago and it seems like last week. Isn’t that something old farts say? The aftermath from the previous night’s whirlwin ... discuss

Another failure to learn from history is the only way to describe the foolhardy notion that allowing active duty military personnel to carry a sidearm while on duty at U.S. Military facilities could e ... discuss

Overcoming Spiritual Laziness - Aleteia div> ... discuss

WAKE UP AMERICA!……In twenty years there will be enough Muslim voters in the U.S. to elect the President!   This is a true story and the author, Rick Mathes, is a well-known leader in ... discuss

Washington D.C., Jul 24, 2015 / 04:47 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Owners of a pharmacy in Washington state must provide the morning-after contraceptive pill against their religious beliefs after a federal ap ... discuss

HIGH SCHOOL RELIGION TEACHER Education: Middle/High School, FT EmployeeSacred Heart Academy (Mt. Pleasant, MI)Sacred Heart Academy, located in Mt. Pleasant Michigan, is seeking a Secondary Religion Te ... discuss

The Obama administration is a hodgepodge of communists, muslims, and cronys whose sole job as they see it is to take America down. It is their belief that this country is too big, too well off, and th ... discuss

"We have endured worst, and can learn important lessons from the cataclysms of the past, remembering that ultimately Providence and not humanity presides over the course of human affairs." -- IRD Pres ... discuss

The Royal MartyrsQuestion: "Is monarchy the only form of government man can institute that represents both the fullness of the Orthodox faith and the Incarnational reality of Christ?"If we go back to ... discuss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five weeks after nine people were slain at a black Charleston church, federal authorities have indicted the suspected shooter on dozens of new charges, including hate crimes, firea ... discuss

"We have endured worst, and can learn important lessons from the cataclysms of the past, remembering that ultimately Providence and not humanity presides over the course of human affairs." -- IRD Pres ... discuss

TweetBy Jonathon Van MarenIf there’s one thing that confuses me about how many pro-lifers decide on strategies to change hearts and mind on abortion, it’s the fact that they seem to believe that w ... discuss

My fellow Christians, it is the preaching of that Gospel—and that Gospel alone—that will bow the arrogant heart of self-deification that revels in transgenderism, homosexualism, and abortion. Let ... discuss

USMC vs the ACLU OOH RAH !!! – “SEMPER FI” THIS NEEDS TO GO AROUND THE USA MANY TIMES SO KEEP IT GOING! If you look closely at the picture above, you will note that all the Marines ... discuss

WASHINGTON (AP) — The man accused of slaying of nine black church members in Charleston last month was indicted Wednesday on 33 federal counts, including hate crimes, firearms violations and obstruc ... discuss

Hillaire Belloc - early 20th c. historianI was on a website recently reading the comments. Sadly the amount of X-rated name calling, not to mention ignorance, was staggering. If you want to read some ... discuss

Doug Ross @ Journal Spotted in a presentation from a conservative PAC that supports my preferred candidate, Ted Cruz. With zero apologies whatsoever, I support Ted Cruz for President. It’s time ... discuss

A 2nd covert video targets Planned Parenthood on fetal parts ... discuss

Nairobi, Kenya, Jul 22, 2015 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- October's synod of bishops on the family should take on a global perspective, rather than sticking to isolated issues found primarily in weste ... discuss

From The RemnantLetter by Father John Echert   Fr. John Echert, Ministering to the Souls of Soldiers in the MideastEditor’s Note: Whenever I hear it said that Catholic ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Jul 21, 2015 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A recent discovery in the Catacomb of Saint Callixtus, an early Christian series of tombs beneath Rome which once held the bodies of 16 Popes, ha ... discuss

“Celebrating singleness and unmarried families is not progressive in the sense of how it effects children. Broken families are associated with every kind of social dysfunction, from criminality ... discuss

“Many individuals are leaving the church because it has failed to fulfill their spiritual needs. Nicholas Hahn, editor of RealClearReligion, believes that numbers decline when the church ceases ... discuss

Americans like to pat themselves on the back, talk about our American exceptionalism, and pride ourselves on being better than the rest of the world. But the fact remains that mankind is fallen and th ... discuss

Sex and Religion - The Catholic ThingThe Catholic Thing div> ... discuss

The Vatican's financial chief, Cardinal George Pell, has taken the unusual step of criticizing Pope Francis' groundbreaking environmental encyclical. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)From Religion News Servic ... discuss

Cropped. Photo credit.Francis forges a new dogma of 'Papal fallibility' If he's that humble, he's teachable. Could some economist send him a paper about the basics of economics?‘You’re either dead ... discuss

As of this writing a fifth soldier has died. He was 26, married, the father of three young girls. America's finest - the main stream media, lead by America's "The future must not belong to those ... discuss

Actually, I’m a hard core, concretist - pure-science atheist. I not only dismiss religion, I reject it in its entirety. Having said that, I gladly work with the religious to end the tragedy of human ... discuss

The five persons apprehended were collectively charged with meeting to read and study an English Bible together, in direct violation of recent Scottish laws prohibiting the possession and/or reading o ... discuss

In 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor no one sat around wringing their hands and wondering “why did they do this to us?” Instead, they responded that if the Japanese want war, we ... discuss

It appears Obama has a challenge with red lines. We all know of the one in Syria and their use of chemical weapons on its own people. And as we learned later, Obama, according to him never set a red l ... discuss

Every American matters as does every human being, regardless of their nationality, race, religion, sex, orientation, mental or physical abilities, age, size, stage of development, physical location, o ... discuss

Caacupé, Paraguay, Jul 19, 2015 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On more than one occasion Pope Francis has been seen sharing a drink offered him by a pilgrim from Argentina: it's mate, a traditional ... discuss

It’s by design. As I, and others, have repeatedly warned, the establishment of so-called “gay marriage” as a newfangled federal “right,” and the free exercise of religion as guaranteed by th ... discuss

was born at Caesarea, Cappadocia. Her parents were Basil the Elder and Emmelia, and her grandmother was Macrina the Elder. Among her nine siblings were two of the three Cappadocian Fathers, Basil the ... discuss

The Collect.LORD of all power and might, who art the author and giver of all good things; Graft in our hearts the love of thy Name, increase in us true religion, nourish us with all goodness, and of t ... discuss

It is the task of the preacher to be led by the text, even if the questions he brings to that text are shaped by present concerns, pastoral and otherwise. Our ministry should be as wide ranging and as ... discuss

Yesterday I noted Calvin’s discussion of the third use of the law – the biblical teaching that the law is useful for us in the Christian life as a guide unto righteousness.  Right after Calvin m ... discuss

By showing the shaky foundation of the “gay rights” or “marriage equality” movement, hopefully believers will take a more sober approach to the rapid changes in society. Changes can take unexp ... discuss

"Serious Christians can't just cry peace, peace, peace." -- IRD President Mark Tooley Contact: Jeff Walton, Institute on Religion and Democracy, 202-682-4131, 202-413-5639 cell, jwalton@TheIRD.org ... discuss

John Gray has been described as a secular prophet, a soothsayer fond of nihilism. If so one should expect prophetic language, secular jeremiads impugning contemporary political theory. His central mes ... discuss

In this lengthy essay the recent Obergefell vs. Hodges Supreme Court decision is examined and rebutted in detail. There is repetition in the Supreme Court opinion and therefore some repetition in the ... discuss

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“It is humbling for us to remember that our Heavenly Father is the One who has given us skills, graces, knowledge, positions and titles. The Apostle Paul put it so clearly to the church in Corin ... discuss

We are living is a time when morality is no longer relevant, and when responsibility for oneself, is based on relational or negotiated settlements. Even in the case of Europe, the Greece debt is ignor ... discuss

In Praise of Sadness: The Healing Insight of "Inside Out"“Inside Out” stands in opposition to an entire culture that tells people that happiness is the highest, best and sometimes only permissible ... discuss

"Serious Christians can't just cry peace, peace, peace." -- IRD President Mark Tooley Contact: Jeff Walton, Institute on Religion and Democracy, 202-682-4131, 202-413-5639 cell, jwalton@TheIRD.org ... discuss

Click here to subscribe to the Social Conservative Review The events of the past few days have been hard not just for conservatives but everyone with a sense of decency.. We have seen the repulsive v ... discuss

By TITO EDWARDS | Both Pope Benedict and Pope Francis Have Encouraged Catholics to Read Robert Hugh Benson by Ann Applegarth of The Catholic World Report - Big Pulpit After Obergefell: The Effe ... discuss

Planned Parenthood receives over half a billiondollars in taxpayer funding.(Photo: The Washington Times/ZUMAPRESS/Newscom)by Sarah Torre, Commentary: On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee and ... discuss

The federal government adopted a regulation that exempts religious employers, such as churches, hospitals, universities, charities and other service providers such as the Little Sisters of the Poor, f ... discuss

Well, Doug just posted some excellent thoughts on marriage and the recent High Court ruling. Here’s my 2 cents (the going rate I might add, a bargain? You decide) Over and over and over from the ... discuss

WHO SAID IT?Margaret Sanger or Aryan Nation Leader Tom MetzgerFirst some background on our two quotable and notable contestants:The ADL website provides the following profile of Tom Metzger, leader of ... discuss

 I haven't finished reading any of the following books yet, but felt ready to start talking about them anyway.Born for Love: Why Empathy is Essential - and Endangered, is written by the same team ... discuss

There is a group of individuals who call themselves "Old Catholics."  This group broke off of the Catholic Church before Vatican I and have mixed in protestant thought within what looks like a Tr ... discuss

Understanding the Pope's Take on Capitalism - Aleteia div> ... discuss

The Secret to Praying Better - Aleteia div> ... discuss

By understanding what Puritanism did right, Americans can see more clearly what they lack. Puritanism set up a creative tension between personal autonomy and communal obligation, impassioned conscienc ... discuss

By Mitchell Kalpakgian, Ph.D. For the agenda of evil to proliferate and undermine the moral order, some form of confusion enters as a prelude for the battle that follows. While the Tower of Babel and ... discuss

Way back in 2010 Patheos spent a summer looking at the Future of Religion and asking people where they thought the churches, and faith itself, was headed. Our collection of Catholic writers and thinke ... discuss

I’ve been reading Aldous Huxley’s A Brave New World this week, and was therefore disturbed, if not entirely surprised, to come across this Huffington Post video describing the ‘ethics’ of Euth ... discuss

Through knowing Christ, eternal life begins in time, and heavenly bliss begins on earth (John 17:3). Unsurprisingly, such a blessing does not come easily as there are many hindrances to knowing Christ ... discuss

I just wanted to give you an update. You may have noticed I've been a little quiet on this blog. Right now, at this point, blogging is difficult for me. I have four kids at home for the summer break, ... discuss

Speak with a forked tongue.by William J. Murray, Contributing Author: No one is more Republican Party establishment than Karl Rove. In a June column in the Wall Street Journal headlined, “Are Soc ... discuss

I've been collecting quotes in a lovely commonplace book (from Paperblanks, pictured above on the left) for a number of years now (and collecting quotes in places all over for many years before that). ... discuss

Solzhenitsyn Mourned Bastille Day. So Should All Christians."Tuesday, July 14 probably passes without much fanfare in your home, but the date, Bastille Day, marks the beginning of the greatest organiz ... discuss

Find yourself tuning out during a certain part of the Mass? Here's what to do next time.Three Tips For Getting More Out of the Homily - Aleteia div> ... discuss

The Christian religion is at once the broadest and the narrowest in the world. It is a faith that admits every possible kind of person. But it admits them in only one way. There is one Go ... discuss

Denver, Colo., Jul 14, 2015 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A few months ago, Erin McCroy was walking the streets of Denver with Murphy, a 20-something missionary with Christ in the City, an outreach for ... discuss

Washington D.C., Jul 14, 2015 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Plagued by wars, terrorism, and repressive governments, sub-Saharan Africa is in the throes of a humanitarian crisis that the international c ... discuss

Contact: Larry Jacobs, The Howard Center, 815-964-5819, media@profam.org   ROCKFORD, Ill., July 13, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society announced today the ... discuss

“As Christ’s kingdom continues to grow and cover the earth, believers today can read Daniel and find in its pages assurance that corrupt power and impiety will not last forever. Such a reign i ... discuss

Contact: Larry Jacobs, The Howard Center, 815-964-5819, media@profam.org   ROCKFORD, Ill., July 13, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society announced today the ... discuss

Aboard the papal plane, Jul 13, 2015 / 11:43 am (CNA).- In the course of his 64 minute in-flight press conference while en route to Rome, Pope Francis answered questions ranging from politics, his upc ... discuss

Today is the optional memorial of St. Henry II.Henry II, successively Duke of Bavaria, King of Germany and Emperor, devoted himself to the spread of religion by rebuilding churches and founding monast ... discuss

This sponsored post was written by Daniel Abraham of Avant Ministries. Breaking the Myth of Islam What is religion? Many people may think they know the answer, but in the halls of ... discuss

Four Urgent Reasons To Turn to St. Kateri - Aleteia div> ... discuss

“The third use of the Law (being also the principal use, and more closely connected with its proper end) has respect to believers in whose hearts the Spirit of God already flourishes and reigns. For ... discuss

Pope Benedict XVIAt the beginning of his papacy, by Pope Benedict XVI’s 2005 homily for the Mass Imposition of the Pallium and Conferral of The Fisherman’s Ring For the Beginning Of The Petrine Mi ... discuss

Replace the word slavery with [abortion], and you will find that Lincoln’s words about standing firm on moral issues still ring true today…“On March 6, 1860, presidential candidate Abraham Linco ... discuss

“H2O for fuck’s sake. Stop calling it water, it’s H2O”Both terms are accurate, I don’t have to use the technical scientific term if I don’t want to, and I don’t. Especially considering t ... discuss

I am finally back on the blog!  I have been so busy the past two years working hard to build content over at Catholic Sistas's Homeschooling Series that I had abandoned this blog.  Sorry abo ... discuss

Greek philosophers. (Image source: Wikimedia Commons.)The victory of the LGBT bloc in creating the right to “same-sex marriage” is simply the most recent and most potentially devastating consequen ... discuss

Some troubles stay perennially newsworthy. Hardly is the “last one” about them penned, they revive through unforeseeable issues and, by sanity’s standards, surprising scandals. These re-animatio ... discuss

Famous "Beer Monks" Record Best-Selling Album - Aleteia div> ... discuss

Do Not Judge: What Could Jesus Have Meant? - Aleteia div> ... discuss

In Louisiana, the National Right to Life convention kicked off on June 9th with TV personality Rachael Campos Duffy discussing the real war on women waging in America. She shared with the attendees th ... discuss

Too much of the theological left, full of certitude and moral superiority, has stopped defending their point of view using the tools of reason. America’s original sin was slavery, but her original e ... discuss

The problem is compounded because so many college leaders can barely discern the symptoms of the malaise and are blind to their underlying, rampant and immutable causes. It is only natural that those ... discuss

According to Breitbart News, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal said that the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is acting hypocritically in regards to their decision to stop defending civil liberties ... discuss

“The Pro-Life Atheist sign illuminated the extreme wrong in assuming that being pro-life means being anti-LGBT rights. That assumption is based in another presumption: All who are pro-life are relig ... discuss

Is Religion Evil? Secularism’s Pride and Irrational Prejudice | Strange Notions div> ... discuss

George Washington presides over the Convention.by Newt Gingrich: From Athens and Rome to the present day, all great societies have founding myths — stories they tell themselves about who they are an ... discuss

“Simply put, in balancing the interests of the applicants to freedom of religion and of the respondent’s members and future members to equal opportunity, in the course of the exercise of its statu ... discuss

This particular brand of social justice advocacy assaults reason in a particularly frightening way — by outright denying it and utilizing fear-mongering to discourage dissent. There is no gray: ... discuss

Today we commemorate the martyrdom of Christian believers from all traditions in China through the centuries.On 15 January 1648, the Manchu Tartars, having invaded the region of Fujian and shown thems ... discuss

Madrid, Spain, Jul 8, 2015 / 03:44 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Spain's Constitional Court has issued a ruling protecting the conscience rights of pharmacists who decline to sell the morning after pill on the ... discuss

Former President Jimmy Carter, in a new interview with the pro-abortion Huffington Post, said he thinks Jesus would be okay with some abortions. Specifically, carter thinks Jesus would accept killing ... discuss

A pro-abortion Democrat Senator is getting criticism for a comment suggesting that only churches enjoy First Amendment religious freedom protections, and that those freedoms do not extend to individua ... discuss

Archpriest Vsevolod ChaplinMoscow, June 29, Interfax - The Russian Orthodox Church has appealed to all Russian advocates of the American model of governance, asking them to think twice about the co ... discuss

One thing that I appreciate about Carr’s writing is that she doesn’t debone it. What I mean is, she doesn’t take out all of the inconvenient truths and stumbling blocks that most children’s au ... discuss

Brad Avakian, Oregon Labor Comissionerby Dr. Michael Brown: In one of the most egregious anti-Christian acts committed by a state official in recent memory, Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian n ... discuss

Today the Church observes the 8th anniversary of the publishing of Summorum Pontificum, the long-awaited motu proprio of Pope Benedict XVI replacing all former "indults" and declaring that the Tride ... discuss

In a huge victory for pro-life advocates in California, the bill the state Senate passed to make the state the next to legalize assisted suicide has died. SB 128 is reportedly off the table for the re ... discuss

“There was a “cocktail of elements” behind the trend, which is underpinned by a “tremendous amount of prayer”. The elements include a “yearning for something differ ... discuss

“I am deeply concerned about the impact the Supreme Court’s ruling might have on faith-based or other educational institutions—including schools from grades K-12, colleges, universities, the ... discuss

“The church, by divine design and intention, is a spiritual force, a gospel organism. Her involvement in and impact upon the world socially, politically, and economically may not be insignifican ... discuss

Obama White House Displays Bias Regarding Gay Marriageby Ken Blackwell, Contributing Author: Kelly Shackelford’s debate with Evan Wolfson on Fox News Sunday highlights the battle lines for religious ... discuss

Pope Francis emphasizes love, family and grace at Ecuador mass attended by hundreds of thousands of faithful | National Post div> ... discuss

Lahore, Pakistan, Jul 6, 2015 / 12:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Police last week saved a Christian couple from a mob in Pakistan that attempted to kill them for allegedly committing blasphemy, the latest s ... discuss

Only 19 percent of American adults know that the First Amendment to the Bill of Rights guarantees the freedom of religion, according to a new survey by the Newseum Institute. ... discuss

Yesterday, we continued our series through Mark’s gospel.  I preached from Mark 6:14-29.  In this text we see Herod’s fear of Jesus and the detailed description of Herod’s deprave ... discuss

Americans who still believe that civil liberty is, by definition, the relative absence of governmental restraint upon the freedom of speech, the relative absence of restraint upon religious practice, ... discuss

detail, Childe Hassam, Flags on the WaldorfLiterally, as I'm typing on this Independence Day, a hard rain is falling in Washington, DC, as it has been every day -- with intermittent bursts of spectacu ... discuss

On the morning of April 15, 1912, the ship named the Titanic struck an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean during its voyage from the United Kingdom to New York City. At least 1500 crew and passengers lost ... discuss

Here I am, practically 92, actually finding old age enjoyable in some ways.  Yes, I look old.  I feel old.  I creak and limp and use a cane.  But there are two  things I really appreciate, the VI ... discuss

New preamble to the constitution This is probably the best e-mail I’ve seen in a long, long time. The following has been attributed to Lewis Napper, a Jackson, Mississippi computer programmer. ... discuss

One might say that Existential Philosophy is diametrically opposed to Ontological Philosophy. The former gives sovereignty to perception, the latter to what is; the former gives precedence to subject ... discuss

Damon Linker has “made clear repeatedly” that he supports gay marriage, and yet he is “troubled by the equally stunning lack of charity, magnanimity, and tolerance displayed by many gay marriage ... discuss

But this contemporary zero-sum culture of winners and losers stands in sharp contrast to earlier political discourse as it was informed by religiously derived notions of divine providence, sin, tragic ... discuss

The best exploration of this question that I've read was Fr. Richard J. Neuhaus's American Babylon. It was the last book he published prior to his death and consists of his reflections on the rel ... discuss

"Till selfish gain no longer stain, The banner of the free!" Happened across this on Youtube quite by accident. Brought tears to my eyes, for several reasons. The gravestone and soldier scenes in par ... discuss

It’s appropriate, no matter which side one supports, that the Supreme Court’s decision on marriage came down during Fortnight for Freedom. It also came just a couple of days after this blo ... discuss

Question: "Why does the Orthodox Church not have a Bishop of Rome?"There is no official answer to this question that I am aware of, but I think there are two reasons for this. Up until relatively rece ... discuss

By James Gottry, Esq. Marketing Director, Legal Services Over the weekend, Time posted an opinion editorial by Mark Oppenheimer, the New York Times’ religion writer that leaves no doubt as to the a ... discuss

Click here to subscribe to the Social Conservative Review "The World Turned Upside-Down" reportedly was the tune the British played when Cornwallis surrendered to Washington at Yorktown. Perhaps clos ... discuss

SUPERIOR, Ariz. (AP) — Outside of an aging mining town in the mountains east of Phoenix, a copper company has burrowed a shaft 1.3 miles into the high desert landscape in what is believed to be the ... discuss

This upcoming Sunday, I will be preaching from Mark 6 on the death of John the Baptist.  As we consider how his head ended up on a platter, it provides an important commentary on the recent events w ... discuss

    Nick note: Wrong reaction. There is nothing impinging upon his freedom of religion. But he can expect the social media hordes to descend upon his store. Via WBIR An East Tennessee store own ... discuss

Star Parkerby Star Parker: More unsettling than the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Obergefell v. Hodges directing states to recognize same-sex marriage is the reasoning that went into the decision.I ... discuss

"Officials with the Episcopal Church have enacted policies that the vast majority of Anglican Christians refute as contrary to both scripture and the tradition that has been passed down to us." -- Jef ... discuss

Photo: Shannon DeCelle in NY Post Marissa Poulson, Senior Web Writer In case you don’t remember the story of the farm owners fined for their faith, let me quickly refresh your memory on some key ... discuss

In another affirmation that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) protects the constitutional right of free exercise for military service members, a federal judge recently ruled that the statut ... discuss

On Wednesday evenings around the country, many churches hold mid-week services or children’s programs, or bible studies. Sometimes, all three. A few weeks ago, a pastor was leading one of those Bibl ... discuss

"This divestment action will contribute nothing to peace or reconciliation. To the extent it is heeded at all, it will encourage radical enemies of peace to believe that Israel's Christian friends wil ... discuss

By Patrick J. Buchanan “Natural law — God’s law — will always trump common law,” said Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and a Christian leader in her own right, “God will ... discuss

I was surprised at how hard  the decision hit me. I was really hoping they'd go for truth and wouldn't let popular opinion sway them. I was surprised at how fervently I began praying for my count ... discuss

Everyone is sharing their thoughts on the Supreme Court’s recent decision to establish marriage as a right to any two people (regardless of gender). And from the intensity and number of both pos ... discuss

30 June AD 1468; transferred from 16 August* The first Protestants weren't Martin Luther and his fellow theologians. Instead, the word was first applied to the German rulers who opposed the imperial ... discuss

(pronounced ear-a-NAY-us) was probably born around 125. As a young man in Smyrna (near Ephesus, in what is now western Turkey) he heard the preaching of Polycarp, who as a young man had heard the prea ... discuss

In my younger days, Billy Joel was one of those performers whose music you either loved or hated, mostly depending on your tribal affiliations, your musical expectations, and the depth of your musical ... discuss

The Supreme Court published their decision on Friday in the Obergfell v. Hodges case. It was a close vote, 5-4, with Justices Kennedy, Breyer, Sotomayor, Kagan and Ginsburg coming down on the side o ... discuss

"Why would a guy want to marry a guy?" When the scene from this 1959 movie, "Some Like It Hot", was first shown, audiences roared at this line. The idea of a guy marrying a guy was absurd and thinka ... discuss

"Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me." John 14:30The prince of this world is coming. Does he have anything in you?If so, then it is tim ... discuss

28 June AD 200 Irenaeus (ca. AD 130-200), believed to be a native of Smyrna (modern Izmir, Turkey), studied in Rome and later became pastor in Lyons, France. Around 177, while Irenaeus was away from ... discuss

These lights went up the same day the opinion was published.This photo is from the White House's Twitter feed, which also now has a cartoon of a rainbowed White House as its avatar.  The Executiv ... discuss

Deuteronomy is a rich source for these topics. It is such a schizophrenic book. There are progressive ideas right next to crazy, crazy stuff. I'm not sure there is any coherence to these verses and ch ... discuss

"And the men rose up from thence, and looked toward Sodom: and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way. And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do; Seeing that Abr ... discuss

The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none who does good. – Psalm 14:1 Fred Butler, of Hip and Thigh, returns for his second ep ... discuss

A number of Republican candidates for President are being asked a question that I’d like to pose to you. This is a hypothetical that is really trying to “Monday morning quarterback” decisions fr ... discuss

Among Christians, the word  heresy must be used with care and precision. Not every doctrinal error is a heresy, though all doctrinal error is to be avoided. A heresy is the denial or corruption of a ... discuss

by Dr. Ryan T Anderson, Heritage Foundation:: In April, members of the Supreme Court asked Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, the federal government’s top lawyer, if the administration could strip r ... discuss

Click here to subscribe to the Social Conservative Review Transgenderism is much in the news, animated in large part by Bruce Jenner's reportedly air-brushed photograph of himself as a woman on the c ... discuss

"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek." Romans 1:16I recently posted that the bo ... discuss

When I was in high school one of my religion teachers had us memorize this statement:  “I am a unique child of God, full of potential.”  When I became a religion teacher, I modified it s ... discuss




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