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God behind retirement of former pope
Catholicism
Written by laika   
Wednesday, 21 August 2013 16:16


At The Guardian:

The former pope Benedict has claimed that his resignation in February was prompted by God, who told him to do it during a "mystical experience".

Breaking his silence for the first time since he became the first pope to step down in 600 years, the 86-year-old reportedly said: "God told me to" when asked what had pushed him to retire to a secluded residence in the Vatican gardens.

 
Coptic Christian churches torched n Egypt
Persecution for Christ
Written by laika   
Saturday, 17 August 2013 17:40


At Fox News

Attacks on Coptic Christian churches in Egypt continued for a second day Thursday, the country’s state-run news agency said, as Muslim Brotherhood supporters torched a church in a province outside of Cairo.

Egypt's MENA agency said supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi set fire to the Prince Tadros church in the province of Fayoum, where three similar attacks occurred on other churches the day before.

 
Will evangelicals rescue immigration reform?
Politics
Written by laika   
Thursday, 18 July 2013 12:26


At The Atlantic:

At a time when many believe the influence of faith is waning in American life, the White House's top second-term legislative priorities -- immigration reform, gun control, climate-change legislation, nuclear non-proliferation -- all depend on an active religious lobby. On immigration progressives and Democratic strategists embrace, to a striking degree, the central role evangelicals will have to play in any successful attempt at reform.

 
Follow pope online, get to heaven sooner
Catholicism
Written by UpOnBlocks   
Wednesday, 17 July 2013 16:55

At The LA Times:

In an effort to lure the shrinking flock of young Roman Catholics to a more wired religious world, a Vatican court has ruled that following Pope Francis online and on Twitter can earn believers time off from their sentence to purgatory for confessed and forgiven sins.

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Exodus International says anti-gay view not 'biblical'
Sex & Sexuality
Written by laika   
Thursday, 20 June 2013 11:38

At LATimes:

A controversial Christian ministry that was devoted to changing people “affected by homosexuality” had become “imprisoned” by its own world view and judgment against the gay community and had to close, according to a statement posted on the ministry’s website.

Florida-based Exodus International announced it was closing its doors Wednesday night, a day after its President Alan Chambers apologized in a statement to members of the gay community for "years of undue judgment by the organization and the Christian Church as a whole.”

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