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Religious background of the new Congress

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Missouri Rep. Emanuel Cleaver made headlines on the opening day of Congress when he added “a-women” to the close of his prayer. His remarks, which drew scorn from all sections of the ...

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U.S. Supreme Court hears case that may have significant impact on religious liberty

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Although it was largely overshadowed by the election, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Wednesday in a case regarding a Catholic foster care agency that refuses to compromise its religious ...

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Bible translator tortured, murdered in Indonesia

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A new report has revealed the horrific story of a Bible translator being tortured and murdered in Indonesia. The killing was at the hands of a military officer. On Monday, Indonesia’s human ...

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Baptist leaders respond to pope’s call for same-sex civil unions

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Southern Baptist leaders have responded with scripture to Pope Francis’s call for same-sex civil unions. “Homosexuals have a right to be a part of the family,” the pope said in a documentary. ...

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Democrats fearful about attacking Barrett’s faith during confirmation

Democrats courting Christian voters are now wary of using faith as a weapon against Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, whose confirmation hearings are taking place this week, according to ABC News. ...

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Religious freedom under attack, Attorney General William Barr says

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The connection between freedom and religion is under assault, U.S. Attorney General William Barr said this week. “That crucial link between religion and liberty, so well understood at the founding, is all ...

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Catholics mobilize with $10 million to defeat Joe Biden

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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is courting voters of faith despite policies that go against key teachings of his fellow Catholics. Now a Catholic group is launching a multimillion-dollar effort to educate ...

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Movie ‘Fatima’ takes faith seriously, even if some viewers may not agree

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The new movie Fatima, which hit theaters this week, is a well-crafted, reverent and quite provocative piece of filmmaking. It reminds us that miracles are real and that, yes, suffering is, too. ...

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Online Christian pilgrimage: How a virtual tour to Lourdes follows a tradition of innovation

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Around the world, Christians are learning to engage their faith in new ways. Catholics and protestants, navigating new restraints on religious gatherings are still finding opportunities to make a pilgrimage that reflects ...

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Don’t ‘advance abortions,’ Christian leaders tell voters

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Protestant and Catholic leaders are unifying their message to Christian voters for the upcoming election. “Embrace the Gospel of Life,” Archbishop Samuel Aquila is urging Americans. He made the comments after the ...

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Congressman urges AG Barr to protect religious freedom after church attacks

A Tennessee congressman on Wednesday urged the Justice Department (DOJ) to amp up their efforts to protect religious freedom and combat religious discrimination after dozens of churches have been attacked and burned during ...

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Local Catholic newspaper calls Ocasio-Cortez the future of the church

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A liberal Catholic newspaper based in Kansas City ran a story this week saying that Democrat congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is “the future of the Catholic Church”. Heidi Schlumpf, executive editor of the ...

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Jesus statue found decapitated, toppled

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Another religious statue has been vandalized as attacks on churches and ministries have increased along with protests in recent months. This time, a statue of Jesus was found decapitated at a Catholic ...

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Kansas City-St. Joseph Catholic Diocese ends ‘The Catholic Key’ newspaper

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The Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph no longer has its own newspaper. “The Catholic Key” has stopped publication. “The Catholic Key” had been published since 1968, and the 27 counties in ...

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Actor Kevin James talks faith, short film mocking coronavirus response

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Last week, actor Kevin James made a short film mocking some people’s response to the novel coronavirus. The short video, titled “Out of Touch,” shows James and another man running and hiding from ...

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Demand soars for special communion cups

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The coronavirus outbreak is changing numerous things about how church services are held, right down to communion. Blessed Communion in Chicago, the world’s leading provider of individually sealed, prefilled communion cups, is ...

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Dr. Anthony Fauci credits his faith for calm demeanor during pandemic

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Dr. Anthony Fauci has become the face of the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. He credits his faith for his calm demeanor in uncertain times. Fauci, director of the National Institute ...

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Ultimate sacrifice: Priest dies after giving respirator to younger patient

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Sacrificial love was on display this week after an Italian priest infected with COVID-19 died after giving his respirator to a stranger. Newsweek reports that Father Don Giusseppe Berardelli, who was hospitalized in ...

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Missouri Catholic priest to be arraigned Thursday on multiple sexual-abuse charges

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A retired Catholic priest from southern Missouri will be arraigned on Thursday on four sex-related felonies involving minors. Frederick Joseph Lutz, 76, was arrested Wednesday in Springfield, where he now lives. Russell ...

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‘Fixer’ for Catholic Church discusses how he cleaned up Missouri abuse cases

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A former monk, who describes himself as a “fixer” for the Catholic Church, said his job was to clean up messes left by reports of sexual abuse in Missouri. “Every one of ...

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Kobe Bryant relied on strong Catholic faith during tough times

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The shocking deaths of former basketball star Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others continue to dominate this week’s headlines. One story that has been under reported, however, is Bryant’s strong Catholic ...

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High-ranking Catholic cardinal supports decision to deny communion to Joe Biden

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Joe Biden continues to hold onto his lead in polling for the Democrat Party presidential nomination. However, his position on abortion may dampen the Catholic vote in the general election this fall ...

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State senator criticizes Parson’s position to accept more refugees

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson recently announced that the state is willing to accept refugees. That position is not sitting well with at least one state senator who sees it as a burden ...

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Pope Francis given autographed Patrick Mahomes jersey

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The Kansas City Chiefs may have an unlikely supporter during Sunday’s AFC championship game at Arrowhead Stadium. A local bishop gave Pope Francis an autographed Patrick Mahomes jersey this week, according to ...

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Average sermon length determined by type of church

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Many people heard a sermon for the first time in a long during the Christmas season. How long the service lasted depends upon the type of church, according to a new survey ...

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