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Concerning popular religion…

Popular religion has to a great extent betrayed man’s inner spirit and turned him over, like Samson, with his hair cut off and his eyes dug out, to turn the mill of a self-frustrating and self-destroying culture. The cliches of popular religion have in many cases become every bit as hollow and as false as […]

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Another Way to Look at Dressing for Mass

Jennifer Fulwiler: A few months ago when I was out of town visiting another church, I saw a sight that I won’t soon forget. I had just settled into the pew a few minutes before Mass when something caught my attention out of the corner of my eye. I looked over to see a voluptuous woman in […]

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Christians Now Outnumber Communists in China

Breitbart News:Though the Chinese Communist Party is the largest explicitly atheist organization in the world, with 85 million official members, it is now overshadowed by an estimated 100 million Christians in China. It is no wonder Beijing is nervous and authorities are cracking down on Christian groups. Christianity is growing so fast in China that […]

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ISIS reportedly selling Christian artifacts, turning churches into torture chambers

Dec. 23, 2014. FoxNews: The Islamic State is turning Christian churches in Iraq and Syria into dungeons and torture chambers after stripping them of priceless artifacts to sell on the black market, according to reports. Ancient relics and even entire murals are being torn from the houses of worship and smuggled out through the same routes previously […]

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Pope Francis: You cannot understand a Christian without witness

Vatican City, May 6, 2014 / 07:57 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his daily Mass Pope Francis recounted the death of St. Stephen, the Church’s first martyr, explaining that being a Christian means giving witness rather than remaining sterile within ourselves.“You cannot understand a Christian without witness,” the Pope stated in his May 6 daily homily, […]

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‘I’m spiritual but not religious’ is a cop-out

The increasingly common refrain that “I’m spiritual, but not religious,” represents some of the most retrogressive aspects of contemporary society. The spiritual but not religious “movement” – an inappropriate term as that would suggest some collective, organizational aspect – highlights the implosion of belief that has struck at the heart of Western society. Spiritual but […]

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Pope warns of ‘grave threat’ to religious freedom in US

Vatican City, Jan 19, 2012 / 12:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI warned today of a “grave threat” to religious liberty in the United States that requires American Catholics to respond with intelligence and courage. “It is imperative that the entire Catholic community in the United States come to realize the grave threats to […]

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On Civil War’s 150th anniversary, historian reflects on religion’s role

Tuscaloosa, Ala., Dec 9, 2011 / 06:09 am (CNA).- Religion had a “pervasive” role in American life at the time of the United States’ Civil War, one historian says, explaining his “fascinating” discoveries about the roles Catholics played. “One of the things that surprised me was that there were certain dominant ideas, regardless of particular […]

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How Many iPhone Developers Wear Wimples?

Among the community of iPhone developers it is a reasonably safe bet that not too many of them wear wimples and sing vespers on a regular basis, which makes Sister Catherine Wybourne (who tweets as @Digitalnun), Benedictine nun, HTML coder and now iPhone developer, something of special case. The web has proved a bonus for […]

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The Faith of George Washington

. . . we now have a remarkable ability to uncover what earlier scholars were unable to access. And when we let Washington’s own words and deeds speak for his faith we get quite a different perspective than that of most recent modern historians. Washington referred to himself frequently using the words “ardent,” “fervent,” “pious,” […]

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