Category Archives: Christian

06Oct, 2016

Why It Matters That Mother Teresa Is Now a Saint

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Mother Teresa Is Now a Saint

Mother Teresa Statue praying
A huge ceremony was held at the Vatican canonizing Mother Teresa as Saint Teresa of Calcutta a few days ago. If you’re not Catholic, you might wonder what all the commotion is over this one religious rite. Most of us believe that she …

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04Oct, 2016

Saint Francis of Assisi on October 4

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St. Francis of Assisi is the Catholic patron saint of animals.

St. Francis of Assisi is the Catholic patron saint of animals.
One of the most recognizable names of a saint is that of Francis of Assisi. Many famous paintings, compositions and texts have been produced in his honor, but many people don’t really know who this ma…

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08Sep, 2016

Women Deacons in the Catholic Church?

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Women Deacon's in the Catholic church

The Pope calls for the discussion of Women Deacon’s in the church
Many different faiths allow women to serve as ministers and leaders, but the Catholic Church has lagged behind. For generations, only men have been ordained as deacons and priests. While nuns d…

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16Aug, 2016

International Spiritual Destinations

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Solomon's temple is a spiritual destination

Solomon’s temple is a spiritual destination for some travelers.
It’s summer, and practically everyone is thinking about vacation. It might be too late to pull off an international retreat to a spiritual destination this summer, but you can certainly begin t…

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05Apr, 2016

Could the Catholic Church Be Moving Into the 21st Century?

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Catholic priest in robes

The Catholic Church has had its share of negative publicity
The Catholic Church has been taking a lot of heat for its stance on birth control and abortion in the wake of the Zika virus. In a rare concession, Pope Francis allowed that birth control measures “could…

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24Mar, 2016

Performing Baptisms as a ULC Minister

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Performing Baptisms

Performing Baptisms
Most people get ordained in the Universal Life Church to officiate a wedding ceremony, but many go on to perform baptisms or serve as the minister at a funeral. A ULC minister can certainly perform a baptism, but understand that some religions o…

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16Feb, 2016

A Monumental Meeting Between Religious Factions Offers Hope

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Monumental Meeting

Monumental Meeting
If you’ve ever experienced a feud between family members that lasted for generations, you know how exciting it is when the factions finally come together to bury the hatchet, so to speak. That’s why the monumental meeting between Patriarch Ki…

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11Feb, 2016

Kentucky Supporting Christianity through Answers in Genesis

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Answers in Genesis

Answers in Genesis
After the Kim Davis marriage license debacle, Kentucky probably wishes it was out of the limelight, but another recent court decision supported a Christian organization when it came to tax breaks. Ken Ham, creationist and founder of Answers in Ge…

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27Jan, 2016

An Evangelical Professor Facing Termination

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Evangelical

Evangelical
During the Advent season, the four Sundays leading up to Christmas, Dr. Larycia Hawkins, a tenured professor at Wheaton College, wore a hijab as part of her worship. She announced it on Facebook on December 10. Just five days later, Wheaton College plac…

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