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September 2007 Archives

Catholic Hospitals to Follow Plan B Law

posted by nsymmonds

Associated Press – September 27, 2007 HARTFORD, Conn. – Roman Catholic bishops in Connecticut have agreed to let hospital personnel give emergency contraception to all rape victims, reversing their decision days before a new state law requires it. The church, […]

Supreme Court Spares Texas Killer

posted by nsymmonds

Associated Press – September 28, 2007 HUNTSVILLE, Texas – The U.S. Supreme Court halted the execution of a man convicted of killing his parents in the nation’s busiest death penalty state after already agreeing to review another state’s lethal injection […]

Vatican Urges Muslims to Work for Peace

posted by nsymmonds

Associated Press – September 28, 2007 VATICAN CITY – The Vatican on Friday urged Muslims to reject violence, work with Christians for peace and to teach their young to love and respect all people and not become “cultural or religious […]

Senate Dems Try to Advance Hate Crimes Bill

posted by akornfeld

Associated Press Washington – The Senate used a legislative maneuver Thursday to try to advance a proposal to help U.S. states prosecute attacks on homosexuals, but opponents predicted it would fail. They attached a hate crime measure to a must-pass […]

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Hispanics turning evangelical, Jews secular
Worship service attendance is up in New York City, but down among young adult Jews, according to recent studies. On the other hand, fewer Spanish-speaking teens are attending Catholic mass, but more are showing up at Evangelical churches. [caption id="attachment_12343" align="alignleft" width="48

posted 3:10:30pm Nov. 05, 2013 | read full post »

Billy Graham: I know where I'm going
“Daddy thinks the Lord will allow him to live to 95,” said Franklin Graham recently. It was not a prophecy but a hope, Franklin explained, that he would live to see the beginning of a Christian re

posted 10:02:01am Oct. 24, 2013 | read full post »

Are All These Christians' Complaints of Persecution Just So Much Empty Whining?
The headlines are alarming: “Catholic-Owned Company Wins Religious Freedom Court Decision,” “Death Toll Rises to 65 in Boko Haram Attack on Students,” “Little Sisters Catholic Charity Victimized By Obamacare,” “Christians Sought Out, Murdered in the Kenyan Mall Massacre,” “Judicial

posted 2:41:26am Oct. 07, 2013 | read full post »

How can Christians defend themselves against today's random violence?
So, a crazed gunman opens fire and you’re caught in the middle. How can you survive? Heroes come in all sorts of packages. And they wield all sorts of defensive weapons. Such as guns and Jesus. Sometimes both at the same time. [caption id="attachment_12246" align="alignleft" width="480"] Ant

posted 2:53:48pm Sep. 27, 2013 | read full post »

Does Sunday Morning Church Really Need All This Glitter, Showmanship and Gimmickry?
What’s wrong with church today? Are we in danger of turning worship into a flashy concert? Of watering down the message so nobody is offended? Of forgetting the simplicity of the Gospel? I grew up with a preacher’s kid. He was a fake following in the footsteps of his flimflamming father who d

posted 11:26:20am Sep. 20, 2013 | read full post »


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