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- While We’re at It January 1, 2017♦ Sometimes reality outdoes the imagination. Some theologians at Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University recently got together to issue a statement . Its authors “invite others into a larger conversation about life in a deeply divided country.” A fine sentiment—immediately followed by an expression of “grave concern” that Trump represents “homophobia, xenophobia, […]
- The Loss of Peace January 1, 2017The title of New York Times columnist Charles Blow’s post-election column was an anguished cry: “ America Elects a Bigot .” David Leonhart, another New York Times regular, expressed horror : “We’ve just finished an election that included unprecedented violations of America’s long-held democratic values.” The apocalyptic sentiment was not limited to the American commentariat. […]
First Things Podcast Post-election roundtable
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Billie Holiday wrote her song "God bless the child" with Arthur Herzog, Jr. in the same year that Helen Levitt took this Harlem photo.
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Executive Director of the Islamic Center at New York University & Chaplain, NYPD
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Martin Luther King, Jr.'s appearance at Billy Graham's 1957 evangelistic crusade in NYC infuriated segregationists.
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Free events, big events, interesting events and photos about Reverend King and New York City
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Plus religion news from around the world for New Yorkers
January 14, 2017, 6:00am EST
The conservative predictions of their own destruction didn’t come true. The liberal anticipation of the utter destruction of their enemies failed to be consummated.
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The Latest: Trump to take oath with his Bible and Lincoln's
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST): […]
Vatican orders Knights of Malta to cooperate with papal inquiry
By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican demanded on Tuesday that the leaders of the Knights of Malta, a worldwide Catholic chivalric and charity group, cooperate with an inquiry into alleged irregularities ordered by Pope Francis. In the latest salvo of a battle of wills between the heads of two of the world's oldest institutions, a Vatican statement also rejected what it said was an attempt by the Rome-based Knights to discredit members of a papal commission of inquiry. Both sides have been locked in a bitter dispute since one of the order's top knights, Grand Chancellor Albrecht Freiherr von Boeselager, was sacked on Dec. 6 in the chivalric equivalent of a boardroom showdown - ostensibly because he allowed the use of condoms in a medical project for the poor. […]
Vatican rejects Knights of Malta attempt to discredit probe
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican struck back Tuesday at the Knights of Malta, rejecting its attempt to discredit a Vatican-appointed commission investigating the ouster of a top official over a condom scandal. […]
Knights of Malta seek to discredit pope's probe of ouster
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The head of the embattled Knights of Malta is seeking to discredit a Vatican investigation into the removal of a top official over a condom scandal, insisting that he followed the rules in the dismissal. […]
Britain's minister for Northern Ireland says the Catholic-Protestant government must be dissolved for March 2 elections
DUBLIN (AP) — Britain's minister for Northern Ireland says the Catholic-Protestant government must be dissolved for March 2 elections. […]
After Vatican controversy, McDonald's helps feed homeless in Rome
By Isla Binnie ROME (Reuters) - McDonald's received a lukewarm reception when it opened a new branch just steps from St. Peter's Square last month, but on Monday the fast food giant accepted a challenge to adopt one of Pope Francis's cherished principles - feeding the hungry. The new restaurant, whose opening in a Vatican-owned building on Dec. 30 upset some purists, donated dozens of meals on Monday to a charity which distributed them at a walk-in clinic in Rome. Pope Francis has made defense of the poor and needy a cornerstone of his papacy, setting up shower stalls for the homeless near the Vatican, offering meals and even a VIP-style visit to the Sistine Chapel. […]
Pope admits to 'darkness' in own faith
Pope Francis admitted on Sunday to sometimes having "darkness" cloud his own faith, while warning against "Christian parrots" who pay lip service to the church without acting on its values. "At certain times, I have also encountered moments of darkness in my faith and that faith decreased a lot, but with a little bit of time we rediscover it," the Pointiff told parishioners after saying mass in a village near Rome. Francis also urged believers to spend more time talking to their family. […]
Boston's archbishop joins Vatican office on clergy sex abuse
BOSTON (AP) — Boston's archbishop has been appointed to a top Vatican office that handles cases of clergy sex abuse. […]
Egypt drops case against mob that attacked Christian woman
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian prosecutors have thrown out a case brought by an elderly Christian woman against several members of a Muslim mob who stripped off her clothes and paraded her naked through the streets, her lawyer said Sunday. […]
Pope demands protection for migrants as sea search continues
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis demanded Sunday that "every possible measure" be taken to protect young refugees, as search and rescue efforts continued off Libya's coast following the latest deadly Mediterranean migrant shipwreck. […]
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