Day: January 11, 2016

New book by Pope Francis relates his views on mercy

New book by Pope Francis relates his views on mercy

“The Name of God is Mercy”, the first book by the pontiff since he became pope, recounts a conversation between Vatican reporter Andrea Tornielli and Pope Francis on mercy. Michiko Kakutani is positive in her review for the New York Times, noting that the Pope seems to live in accordance with the principles of mercy, humility, […]

Presbyterian Elder muses on which church would be the best in a bar fight after his town proposes anti-discrimination ordinance

Presbyterian Elder muses on which church would be the best in a bar fight after his town proposes anti-discrimination ordinance

Who would win in a no-holds barred bar fight? Church denominations square off in the imagination of Paul Detch, inspired to ask this question after witnessing a particularly ugly protest against anti-discrimination efforts in his town.

Vatican Spokesman, Archbishop Welby join others in expressing grief over the passing of David Bowie

Vatican Spokesman, Archbishop Welby join others in expressing grief over the passing of David Bowie

The surprising death of David Bowie, who just released a new album titled “Lazarus”, has sparked tributes and expressions of grief from fans, contemporaries, and faith leaders. Bowie died peacefully at 69 following a private 18 month battle with cancer, surrounded by friends and family. Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi offered a tribute via Twitter. Ground Control […]