‘Pope Francis’ Marks Reformation by Calling for Reconciliation Between Lutherans, Catholics

‘Pope Francis’ Marks Reformation by Calling for Reconciliation Between Lutherans, Catholics

LUND, Sweden — Jorge Bergoglio, also known as “Pope Francis,” marked the 499th anniversary of the Reformation on Monday with an ecumenical prayer gathering in Sweden, where he called for reconciliation between Lutherans and Roman Catholics. According to reports, the head of the Lutheran World Federation, Bishop Munib Younan, was present for the event at […]

‘Clergy’ Woman’s Prayer Praises Planned Parenthood for Opening Door to Fight ‘Religious Machines’ Opposing Abortion

‘Clergy’ Woman’s Prayer Praises Planned Parenthood for Opening Door to Fight ‘Religious Machines’ Opposing Abortion

NEW YORK — Speaking at a gathering in New York City celebrating the abortion and contraception giant Planned Parenthood, a United Church of Christ clergy woman delivered a prayer thanking God that the organization made way “for women to rise up against the political, religious and patriarchal machines that sought to undermine [their] right to choose.” Neichelle Guidry Jones currently […]

‘No,’ Carl Lentz Responds When Asked By Oprah if Only Christians Can Be in Relationship With God

‘No,’ Carl Lentz Responds When Asked By Oprah if Only Christians Can Be in Relationship With God

During a recently-aired episode of Oprah Winfrey’s “Super Soul Sunday,” hipster Hillsong NYC leader Carl Lentz replied in the negative when asked by the popular talk show host if he believes only Christians can be in a relationship with God. The episode was recorded earlier this year, but aired this past Sunday as per the Super […]

Group Releases Statement as Man at Center of ‘Church Plant’ Tattoo Fundraiser Video Back in Rehab

Group Releases Statement as Man at Center of ‘Church Plant’ Tattoo Fundraiser Video Back in Rehab

TEMPE, Ariz. — One of the men at the center of a controversial online video featuring a young man obtaining a tattoo and vaping at a fundraising effort for the tattoo artist’s part in their group’s proposed church plant is now back in rehab after continued drug use, a public statement released by his elders outlines. “The elders of […]

Church Elder Among Judges Who Voted to Suspend Roy Moore, Previously Struck State Sodomy Law

Church Elder Among Judges Who Voted to Suspend Roy Moore, Previously Struck State Sodomy Law

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Just two years after striking down the state’s law criminalizing sodomy, the chief judge of the Alabama Court of the Judiciary (COJ), who also serves as an elder and Bible teacher at The Church at Brook Hills, joined his colleagues in their unanimous decision to suspend Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore on Friday. […]

First Mormon Temple in Pennsylvania Dedicated in Philadelphia

First Mormon Temple in Pennsylvania Dedicated in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — The first Mormon temple to be built in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania was dedicated on Sunday in the birthplace of America, drawing applause from some and concern from others. According to the LDS website, President Thomas Monson announced intentions to build the Philadelphia Temple on in October 2008, and a groundbreaking ceremony was held in […]

Joshua Fest Owner Says Staff Who Threatened Walkout Over ‘Gay Christian Rocker’ Need More Jesus

Joshua Fest Owner Says Staff Who Threatened Walkout Over ‘Gay Christian Rocker’ Need More Jesus

QUINCY, Ca. — The owner of a “Christian rock” festival is asserting that his staff members “need more Jesus” after they threatened a walkout if the homosexual frontman of the band Everyday Sunday wasn’t scrubbed from the event lineup. “They’ve been really good to us over the years, and I’m not going to call them haters. […]

United Church of Canada Review Committee Recommends Atheist Minister Be Defrocked

United Church of Canada Review Committee Recommends Atheist Minister Be Defrocked

TORONTO — A review committee with the United Church of Canada has recommended the removal of an ordained minister who identifies as an atheist. “I don’t believe in … the god called God,” Gretta Vosper told the Globe and Mail last year. “Using the word gets in the way of sharing what I want to share.” As previously reported, Vosper […]

Poll Finds Most Non-Mainline Pastors Spoke About Abortion From Pulpit Within Past Year

Poll Finds Most Non-Mainline Pastors Spoke About Abortion From Pulpit Within Past Year

A poll conducted by the Barna Group finds that most non-mainline Protestant pastors have spoken about abortion from the pulpit over the past year, while the majority of denominations considered to be apostate did not. Barna’s quarterly Pastor Poll inquired of 513 Protestant senior pastors and 88 Roman Catholic priests last December and January as to […]

‘Mother Teresa’ Declared a Saint by ‘Pope Francis’ After Being Credited With Miracles in Death

‘Mother Teresa’ Declared a Saint by ‘Pope Francis’ After Being Credited With Miracles in Death

ROME — Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, also known as “Mother Teresa,” was declared a venerated saint on Sunday after she met the Vatican’s requirement of being credited with the purported healing of two people through what Roman Catholics believe is her intercession in death. “[A]fter due deliberation and frequent prayer for divine assistance, and having sought the […]