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My wife and I recently celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. The planning of how we would mark the occasion was at my discretion. Maybe I should have taken her on vacation – a second honeymoon of sorts. Instead, I planned a gathering of a few dozen friends back home. Maybe I’m cheap, but one of …

This story originally appeared on LX.com To members of the LGBTQ community, it may seem that there is no place for them in the world of faith and religion, especially in Christianity. When you are a queer person of faith and your faith seems to be heavily militarized against who you are, it is one …

Becky Frederick welcomes women to the MDCCW Virtual Convention at St. Martin of Tours Church in Martinsville.(Photo provided) MADISON – “This convention shows the unity of our Catholic women as well as your deep commitment to the Catholic faith and your individual parishes,” said Mgr. Duane Moellenberndt, spiritual advisor for the Diocesan Council of Catholic …

June 24, 2021 President Joe Biden ordered troops in Afghanistan to return home by September. Why does a man from North Carolina promise to continue his work there? David Zucchino, winner earlier this month of a Pulitzer Prize for his book “The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy”, lives in Durham. …

Colorado baker and cake maker Jack Phillips has shared his current battle with another case regarding his Christian beliefs about cake making. Speaking to Brandon Showalter on the Christian Post’s Life in the Kingdom podcast, Phillips revealed how God had provided him throughout the legal struggle. Jake Warner, legal counsel at Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), …

On Shabbat afternoon March 25, 1911, the upper floors of the Jewish-owned Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in Lower Manhattan caught fire. Due to the building’s structural flaws, the number of people working at the time, and the lack of responsive emergency personnel, 146 lives were lost in just 18 minutes. As labor lawyer Jonathan D. Karmel …

“This must be a scam!” I thought, looking at my screen in disbelief. Social media is generally not a place where Saints are created. My own Facebook feed has become a jumble of travel photos, heated political opinions, and online quiz results that reveal what friends of romantic comedy characters would play based on their …

During our school days, we were taught a lot about the importance of educating girls. I remember that writing an essay on it was considered one of the expected questions of the exam. Much work has been done to raise awareness about this, but educating girls remains a challenge. An uneducated child is still much …

WHO vult finem, vult mediam …. He who desires the end must desire the means to that end. Our Constitution announces one of the policies of the State: “The State recognizes the sanctity of family life and must protect and strengthen the family as a basic autonomous social institution …” My thesis is simple: We …

Dr Rania Awaad was participating in a virtual religious program this Ramadan when the discussion turned into an unexpected question: Is it religiously okay to say a prayer for someone who has committed suicide? Suicide is a complex and delicate subject that Awad, as director of the Muslim Mental Health and Islamic Psychology Laboratory at …