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Notable Christian leaders who died in 2023

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Several of the most influential Christian leaders of the past generation died in 2023. Religion News Service and Metro Voice look back at the passing of several giants influential people. Charles Stanley. ...

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Ukrainian Jews who follow Jesus serving in Israel

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Many Russian-speaking Jews who fled the fighting in Ukraine now find themselves in another warzone. What makes the situation even more unique is they follow Yeshua – Jesus– as their messiah and ...

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Jesus as Ken and Mary as Barbie?

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The planned relaunch of Jesus Ken and Barbie Virgin Mary dolls in Argentina is being criticized by Catholic groups and others. This comes after the international success of Greta Gerwig’s controversial “Barbie” ...

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India officially targeting Christian believers, ministries

According to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, conditions for Christians and Christian ministries in India have worsened over the last several years. It recommends the United States designate India ...

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Catholic Church to honor recent martyrs of all Christian traditions

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Protestant martyrs of the faith will now be honored alongside their Catholic counterparts under a new initiative to recognize those from other Christian traditions. Pope Francis has commissioned a new working group ...

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Catholics travel to small Missouri town to view “incorrupt” body of dead nun

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The remains of a Benedictine nun at a convent in Gower, Mo., are attracting worldwide attention. Gower is a small town about 40 miles north of Kansas City. A story published Monday by ...

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Christians around the world pause to mark Holy Week before Easter

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Holy Week, from Palm Sunday through Easter, is a sacred time for Christians around the world, with each day leading up to Sunday having special significance. Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox churches remember ...

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Arrest made in murder of popular Catholic bishop

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Authorities say a suspect has been arrested in the murder of a Catholic Bishop David O’Connell, of Los Angeles. O’Connell was gunned down in his home Saturday. Police say the suspect is ...

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FBI retracts document about agents infiltrating Catholic groups

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The FBI is retracting a leaked document that advised Bureau agents to infiltrate Catholic groups, claiming they posed a risk of extremist violence. In a statement to The Daily Caller, the FBI ...

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In Congo, the Pope rallies a generation of youth

Pope Francis urged the young people of Congo to work for a peaceful and honest future this week, getting a raucous response from a generation that has been particularly hard-hit by the ...

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Nancy Pelosi still quiet on exorcism

Former House Speak Nancy Pelosi has not made a public statement about the exorcism performed at her home. Many see the exorcism as out of character because while Pelosi calls herself Catholic, ...

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A ‘postdenominational’ era? The rise of nondenominational churches

Pastor Dan Haugh welcomed 21 new members to his congregation Sunday morning. Six months ago, he welcomed 19 others to Stowe Community Church in Stowe, Vermont. While other houses of worship in Northern Vermont ...

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Local Catholic archdiocese approves new pro-life Deacons of Hope organization

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The Archdiocese of Kansas City now has an association of deacons committed to pro-life ministry. Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann signed a decree approving the clerical association Deacons of Hope. “Our goal is ...

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Seminary president cautions Christian schools to recruit families aligned with their values

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Christian schools must seek families that share their beliefs, seminary president Albert Mohler said. He cited a “Wall Street Journal” column written by a father who sent his daughter to a Portland, ...

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Questions grow over Chase Bank canceling account of religious non-profit

There are growing calls to investigate why Chase Bank shut down a nonprofit promoting religious freedom. The company has been “secret” about it’s corporate-level decision which affects former Religious Freedom Ambassador Sam ...

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Extraordinary new documentary on Mother Teresa in theaters Oct. 3

Mother Teresa — one of the most famous figures to emerge from the 20th century for her work helping the poor in India — is the focus of a new documentary that ...

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Opposing abortion is “sinful,” Nancy Pelosi says

Opposition to abortion is “sinful,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says. “The fact that this is such an assault on women of color and women in lower-income families is just sinful,” she said. ...

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400 Baptist churches among thousands lost in Russian war on Ukraine

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Over 400 Ukrainian Baptist congregations have been lost in Russia’s war on Ukraine, says Ukrainian Baptist Theological Seminary President Yaroslav Pyzh. The number is striking, considering that Ukraine’s protestant population is already ...

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How Star Wars’ Jedi were inspired by the Knights Templar and the church

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Star Wars is once again in the spotlight and pulling on nostalgic heartstrings in the new Disney+ limited series Obi-Wan Kenobi, starring Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen. The series follows members of ...

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Biden targeted with $1 million ad campaign over silence on church attacks

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Pro-life groups are challenging the Biden administration to stop the spiraling violence against churches. The largest effort is a $1 million ad campaign with the aim of pressuring President Joe Biden into ...

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Longtime broadcaster Vin Scully leaves legacy of baseball and faith

The funeral for Vin Scully, the longtime voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers, brought out memories of his deep faith. The broadcaster, known to millions of baseball fans, died in early August ...

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New ad campaign targets pro-abortion Catholic politicians

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Attacks on churches and crisis pregnancy centers have increased since the U.S. Supreme Court found Roe v. Wade unconstitutional. The latest was the attack on a Catholic church in Overland Park, Kan. ...

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“Vile and satanic attack” leaves dozens of Nigerian churchgoers dead

Victims are still being identified after dozens of churchgoers are dead after a terrorist attack in Nigeria on Sunday morning. Terrorists rode up on motorcycles and began shooting those who showed up ...

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How the role of chaplains is changing

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The COVID-19 pandemic is bringing new attention to the work of chaplains and changing the way they minister. Before the pandemic, as an article in The New York Times put it, the place ...

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Churches attacked by pro-abortion protesters

A major religious liberty organization will sue pro-abortion protesters who are invading and defacing churches across the nation.  The announcement comes after hundreds of protesters harassed churches to protest a possible Supreme ...

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