Christianity

Saying sex abuse is a ‘nauseating crime,’ New York’s cardinal announces plan to compensate victims - The Washington Post

October 21, 2016
NEW YORK — Cardinal Timothy Dolan said Thursday that the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York has created an independently-mediated compensation program for people who were sexually abused by church leaders, likely the first of its kind in the nation.

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Major ministry will fire employees who don’t believe that sex is only for married straight couples - The Washington Post

October 16, 2016
A Christian organization that leads student religious groups on more than 600 college campuses will fire any of its 1,300 employees who say they do not agree with the organization’s theological interpretation on sex: that it is only appropriate within a heterosexual marriage.

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Saint Martin Luther King, Jr: Civil Rights Leader Canonized by Orthodox Church - World Religion News

September 30, 2016
THOUSANDS GATHER FOR THE “GLORIFICATION” CEREMONY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. Even as Catholics around the world are celebrating the elevation of Mother Teresa to sainthood, yet another great name has been brought up for sainthood. Only this time, it wasn’t done by the Catholic Church, but by the Holy Christian Orthodox Church. A group of Christian leaders on Friday came together for the “glorification” of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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‘I do not see myself as a failure’: Fresh peeks into Pope Benedict’s new memoir - The Washington Post

September 9, 2016
Retired Pope Benedict XVI said that practical governance of the Catholic Church was not his “strong point” but said that many people found “a new life in the faith” during his eight years as pontiff, according to two English translations of excerpts of the book-length interview set to be released in Italian on Friday.

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Kolkata Testifies to the Grace of Mother Teresa, Its New Saint - The New York Times

September 6, 2016
KOLKATA, India — When Mother Teresa’s canonization took place on Sunday, a battered-looking audience gathered in front of a screen some 4,500 miles east of St. Peter’s Square: men with caved-in chests, weeping sores wrapped in gauze, extremities missing entirely, legs so thin you could encircle them with a finger and thumb.

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Religious Groups Come Together to Help Flood Victims in Louisiana - World Religion News

August 27, 2016
FAITH GROUPS PROVIDE AID TO LOUISIANA FLOOD VICTIMS. Nobody can really tell why natural disasters take place. Science can tell us how, but for those who are devastated by such incidents the questions remain. Why? Why us? Why did we deserve this? Why our city? While various people describe these disasters as chance or divine will, the fact remains that it becomes a time of crisis for people who are spiritual as they start wondering why God would let that happen to them. The one good thing however that emerges during these times is the open display of human goodness. While humanity...
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