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Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Franciscan Media - 58 min 15 sec ago
NEW YORK (CNS) — Despite the high price of a movie ticket these days, patrons are unlikely to come away from a showing of the engrossing sci-fi epic “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” (...

3 Really good reasons to reconsider the birth control pill

Aleteia - 1 hour 5 min ago
At least three big studies have identified major health risks from hormonal contraception in the last year. It hasn’t been a good year for the birth control pill. Recently, a...

Bring in the Millennials, Kansas City Star says of churches (But what about old timers?)

GetReligion - 1 hour 5 min ago
Props are due to the Kansas City Star for noticing that some churches in its area are attracting, and not, apparently, repelling, the young cohort of worshipers that could be...

How to Ruin Your Life - 1 hour 34 min ago
Pixabay (2017), CC0 Public Domain “Hmmm … I think I will wake up today and ruin my life.”–no one ever Today, I am going to show you how to wake up tomorrow and ruin your life....

The anatomy of a Christmas creche

Aleteia - 2 hours 4 min ago
A detailed look at a traditional Nativity scene and the elements within it.Ever since St. Francis inaugurated the first Nativity scene, various cultures around the world have put...

Guest Article: Dom Mark Kirby on Infirmity and Stability in Marriage and Monasticism

New Liturgical Movement - 2 hours 5 min ago
NLM is pleased once again to publish a reflection by Dom Mark Kirby, O.S.B., Prior of the Benedictine Monks of Perpetual Adoration of Silverstream Priory in Stamullen, County...

FLDS Leader Sentenced To 57 Months In Prison

The Religion Clause - 2 hours 50 min ago
As reported by News4Utah and Fox13News, yesterday a Utah federal district judge sentenced FLDS Church leader Lyle Jeffs to 45 months in prison for food stamp fraud and an...

School Graduation In Christian Chapel Violates Establishment Clause

The Religion Clause - 2 hours 55 min ago
In American Humanist Association v. Greenville County School District, (D SC, Dec. 12, 2017), in a case on remand from the 4th Circuit (see prior posting), a South Carolina...

How influential is the Poland’s Catholic Church?

Catholic Herald - 2 hours 55 min ago
John Paul II is everywhere in Poland. His face smiles down from photographs. He stands in statue form. I have a little stone engraving of his face – I don’t know where it came...

Catholic of the Year: A generous man in a mean world

Catholic Herald - 2 hours 55 min ago
In the neon-lit hellholes of the developing world, young women dressed as sex workers keep a wary eye on the street. Would-be customers who approach them will get nowhere – for...

How the Eucharist helps the lonely and the desperate

Catholic Herald - 2 hours 55 min ago
In 2015, a blog called Spiritual Friendship, which publishes theological and personal reflections of interest to gay people who accept the Christian sexual ethic, interviewed...

Injunction Denied Again In Church Founder's Suit Over Marijuana Cutivation

The Religion Clause - 3 hours 8 sec ago
In Harris v. City of Clearlake, (ND CA, Dec. 12, 2017), a California federal district court for the second time (see prior posting) denied a preliminary injunction, and dismissed...

ASK FATHER: “Transgender” nun?

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 3 hours 4 min ago
From a reader… QUAERITUR: What is going to happen when someone who identifies as a male , but is in a sane biological based world female, wants to become a priest of some male who...

You Don't Always Get What You Want - 3 hours 4 min ago
Pixabay (2016), CC0 Public Domain; title added in Canva During prayers the other night, when it came time for my son to decide what to say, “Thank you, Jesus” for,  he told us...

9th Circuit: Protection of Sacred Land From Mining Does Not Violate Establishment Clause

The Religion Clause - 3 hours 4 min ago
In National Mining Association v. Zinke, (9th Cir., Dec. 12, 2017), the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the Obama administration's withdrawal for up to 20 years of over 1...

British Government refuses to say whether proclaiming divinity of Christ is a hate crime

Catholic Herald - 3 hours 10 min ago
The British government has refused to say whether telling people about the Christian faith could be a hate crime. Lord Pearson of Rannoch, a UKIP peer, says when he raised a...

Iraqi bishop recalls his abduction, torture in new book (World Watch Monitor)

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 hours 52 min ago
Bishop Saad Sirop Hanna, then a priest, suffered torture during his 27-day abduction in 2006. He is now apostolic visitor for Chaldean Catholics residing in Europe.

Shrinking majority of Americans believe that biblical account of birth of Jesus depicts actual events (Pew Research Center)

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 hours 52 min ago
According to a new survey, 66% of Americans believe that Jesus was born to a virgin—down from 73% in 2013. Only 55% of those born after 1980 believe in the virgin birth. 51% of...

Largely Catholic Asian nation elects Muslim prime minister (Fides)

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 hours 52 min ago
Timor-Leste (East Timor), a nation of 1.3 million, is 97% Catholic.
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