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New Cremation Guidelines From Catholic Church

Recently, the Vatican issued guidelines about cremation and scattering ashes. If you only saw the following headlines, you might be confused: Vatican Issues New Cremation Guidelines for 'Faithfully Departed' Final re ...

Category: Funerals Online Ordination Christianity

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What Are the Steps to Becoming a Saint?

Pope Francis just held a ceremony at Vatican City to canonize the sainthood of Mother Teresa. Tens of thousands of people were in the Vatican to attend the service, and it was streamed via online channels around the worl ...

Category: Online Ordination Religion Christianity

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Soccer as Religion?

Soccer as Religion: Experiencing the World Cup 2014 As the World Cup 2014 continues, the world is beginning to see soccer fever take over the globe. Many individuals around the world see soccer as religion, particularly ...

Category: Religion

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Man of the Year: Pope Francis

Since Pope Francis was elected Bishop of Rome in February, he has been drawing a younger crowd to the Catholic faith with his more moderate and even liberal views on controversial political topics. Since he began his pap ...

Category: Gay Weddings Religion

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Modern Christmas: A Patchwork of Traditions

Despite the fact that Christmas has traditionally been considered a Christian holiday, the fact is the version we collectively celebrate is actually a combination of the traditions of many different religions and culture ...

Category: Holidays and Observances

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Christ-like Compassion

The Catholic church seems to be undergoing a transformation led by Pope Francis. While we must admit that there is certainly room for more improvement, the gestures he has extended are more in line with Christian princip ...

Category: Christianity

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Womenpriest Rebels Defy Catholic Orthodoxy

National Public Radio (NPR) released a story on June 12 about seven women in Germany who had been secretly ordained under the Roman Catholic Church in early 2002. Since then, the original seven women continued to ordain ...

Category: Christianity

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