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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A knotty exhibit being created for Pope Francis’ upcoming trip to Philadelphia will honor the pontiff’s teachings by letting visitors acknowledge the challenges in their daily lives. 502 more words
The topic of Sola Scriptura is one that’s caused many a division between the Catholic and Protestant sects.
One of the more popular baptist churches in my hometown describes the Bible as “supernaturally preserved” and cites 2 Timothy 3:16-17 and 2 Peter 1:20-21 as to why the Bible is the “sole and final authority for faith and life.” We’ll examine what these passages state in a moment. 1,043 more words
Religious holidays punctuate the secular year to remind us of God’s grace breaking into ordinary time. As a member of the Orthodox-Catholic Church of America (OCCA) (a diverse jurisdiction that embraces both the Western and Eastern manifestations of the Church), today’s liturgical commemorations serve as an extreme paradoxical irony. 999 more words
Catholic Republicans are developing a pope problem. Earlier this month, Francis recognized Palestinian statehood. This summer, he’s going to issue an encyclical condemning environmental degradation. And in September, just as the GOP primary race heats up, Francis will travel to Washington to address Congress on climate change. 206 more words