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Pope Francis has preached the plight of the world’s immigrants. He wants the wealthier nations to take in these “poor, hungry” illegal immigrants who come from not only different religions and cultures but different languages, too. He and the Catholic Church are not alone in advocating unrestricted illegal immigration. The Mormon Church, Evangelical and other Protestant churches preach the merits of accepting these illegal immigrants, too.
“I wonder just how thick the lefts rose colored glasses have to be before they can finally see just how deceitful this administration is?”
Looking for a terrific book to read during your holiday travels? Pick up “How the West Really Lost God.” It’s an insightful look at the link between the decline of the family and Christian religions in the Western World; a social shift that has touched every one of us.
Thanksgiving is a once a year memorable reminder of the goodness of God in this nation. As we think of our history, the American custom of Thanksgiving transcends cultures and stands as a truly American tradition. While giving thanks to God for His provision, gratitude for survival arranged the first Thanksgiving of Plymouth Colony in the fall of 1621 for the Pilgrims’ families and their Indian friends to celebrate.
I am always dismayed by articles such as Mike McClellan’s commentary on public prayer.
At this time of year it’s quite natural for people to start thinking about the spiritual.
I like prayer. I often pray, at least once a day, likely more. Our family prays each day at dinner, as we have for generations. We’ve discussed prayer over the years, that prayer is at least as powerful for those who pray as for those who are the subjects of prayer, that prayer helps us cope with those difficult times and celebrate the beauty in our lives.
Those who abhor public prayer are at it again. They are offended by reference to deity among other things.
PHOENIX — A Republican challenger for state attorney general is using the hot-button issue of prayer at public meetings to raise money for his campaign.
Neighbors and commuters along the Loop 202 — those who have watched with curiosity and interest as the tallest building in Gilbert has been under construction at the corner of Greenfield and Pecos roads — will have an opportunity to tour the structure in January.
NEW YORK — It's a turkey. It's a menorah. It's Thanksgivukkah!
Just picture it: Two Baptist ministers, a rabbi, an evangelical preacher, a Mormon leader and a Presbyterian preacher — all sermonizing together, all with a resounding and united “amen.”
Prominent spiritual leaders from across the country and from many denominational backgrounds will come together in an evening designed to create common ground and to inspire attendees to take a stand for religious freedom.
Americans believe in science. Generally, most of us have faith in medicine. A majority of Americans, though ever-thinning, tell pollsters they’re religious and yet we’ve reached virtual consensus about going to the hospital when we’re sick. We are, in some cases, obligated by law to seek medical care. Courts have found the denial of medical care to children, when it results in their death, to be a crime. In the eyes of the law, science trumps religious fervor.
East Valley’s Pollack Chabad Center to open after 10 years of fundraising
Like many college students, the Rev. Dan Vanyo stopped going to church as a young adult navigating life out on his own.
A female labrador retriever about 5 years old, Jenny was found on Interstate 10 out and about on her own.
PASADENA, Calif. — Nick Palacios struggled to get his conservative Pentecostal parents to accept him as a gay evangelical Christian for nearly a decade before his family found a common ground through faith.
When Alex Balinski prepared for his Mormon mission to Argentina five years ago, he went to the library and rented a few documentaries to learn more about the South American county where he would be spending the next two years.
I feel deep empathy for our elected leaders in Congress as they navigate the contentious issue of immigration, and I respect the courage Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake have demonstrated as they as they have attempted to find solutions on this difficult issue.
Christian Weninger, 12, Lauren Rollerson, 12 and (not pictured) Grace Weninger, 6, try the ol’ rubber band trick on a watermelon during their family’s July 4 festivities.
The Founding Fathers' core vision for America was that God sets men free — it’s their natural right to have liberty and each is made to rule on the principles of Christianity and respectful of the Judeo-Christian roots. Its influence is all over the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, which was the mission statement and was approved by the Continental Congress.
Today, Footsteps Ministries celebrates the Supreme Court’s decisions bringing us closer to the realization of equality for all same gender loving couples. The age of DOMA has now passed, and, in a few weeks, gay weddings will resume in California.
The common image of Mormon missionaries has long been two young men wearing white shirts and ties walking through neighborhoods, knocking door-to-door.