July 01—FORT WORTH — Asking for God’s wisdom and insight, Christians, Jews and Muslims gathered Tuesday night to consider how to lead the nation toward racial healing after the murder of nine black worshippers at a Charleston, S.C., church.
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PHILADELPHIA—During two whirlwind days in Philadelphia in September, Pope Francis will speak about immigration and religious liberty outside Independence Hall and visit inmates at the city’s largest prison.
Pope Francis continually makes headlines for his progressive approach to ruling. Since being elected in 2013, many have taken issue with a number of changes he’s made, like opting not to live in the papal apartments and his thoughts on the gay community, contraception and, as he showed this month, the environment.
Pin-drop silence followed as social activist Jibran Nasir, 28, screened a documentary on sectarian and religious violence in Pakistan. Nasir, who was on a six-week speaking tour of the United States, is among the few outspoken voices in Pakistan when it comes to religious extremism.
VATICAN CITY— Pope Francis — the leader of a Catholic Church that has always preached the indissolubility of marriage — acknowledged on Wednesday that sometimes it is impossible for spouses to stay together.
Camden, N.J.: For years, number one on America’s most dangerous cities list. My home for the last 10 months as a Franciscan volunteer minister, serving the parish of St. Anthony of Padua.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — First, Pakistan nearly forced one of the world’s most recognized charities, Save the Children, to stop doing business in the country. Then, it announced that thousands of charities and international aid groups would have to follow strict new licensing procedures. Now, it has canceled the visas of three Philippine nuns, prompting a lawsuit from the Catholic Church.
The Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney has recently written letters to numerous Australian companies that expressed support for same-sex marriage in newspaper ads.
SHERMAN — Full Gospel Holy Temple Church celebrates its 34th annual homecoming starting at 11 a.m. Sunday with morning services and an old fashioned dinner.
SHERMAN — Pathway Church of God, located at 2001 E Lamar in Sherman, starts revival Sunday and continues through Wednesday with Evangelist Leon Jones of Sparta, Tenn.