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China forcing churches to spout communist propaganda

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Churches and other religious bodies in China are being forced to spout communist propaganda as the country has become “increasingly hostile to faith, said a bipartisan U.S. federal government commission. According to ...

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Membership slide continues in mainline Episcopal Church

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Membership in the Episcopal Church continues to decline. In one report, the number of baptized members dropped from 1.798 million to approximately 1.736 million between 2019 and 2020, resulting in a reduction of about ...

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‘The Devil is Afraid of Me’: Exorcist describes his battle against demons and the occult

In 2020, the book The Devil is Afraid of Me: The Life and Works of the World’s Most Famous Exorcist (See below) hit our virtual bookshelves. While most people think of the ...

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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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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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Is Pope set to give green light to married priests?

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Pope Francis will commence a three-week synod of Amazonian bishops at the Vatican on October 6 which will consider breaking the centuries-old tradition of only having single priests. It is among 146 ...

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Tennis-playing priests are game on at championship

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According to the Gospel of Matthew, “The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve.” This June, priests will gather in Lincoln, Neb., to “serve” their fellow brothers ...

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How to fight the culture of sexual abuse

As I prepared to write this column, there were continuing news stories related to the devastating report about the 1,000 children whom were sexually abused by Catholic priests in some Pennsylvania dioceses.  ...

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Three Missouri Catholic dioceses ask Hawley to investigate

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The Catholic dioceses Kansas City-St. Joseph, of St. Louis,  and Jefferson City have asked the Missouri Attorney General’s office to investigate whether their clergy members have committed sexual abuse. Attorney General Josh ...

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