After meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican this month, Cuban dictator Raùl Castro was apparently so impressed that he claimed to be considering joining the Catholic Church. The May 10 audience lasted just under an hour but generated headlines — and criticism — around the world. Leader of Cuba’s dissident “Ladies in White” movement Berta Soler lambasted Castro’s comments about becoming Catholic as “a joke” — and for good reason, as Communism and Christianity are inherently opposed to each other. But the implications of the meeting are no laughing matter.
Portending dire political changes, the number of Christians has declined precipitously in the United States during just the last seven years, while atheists have almost doubled their share of the population.
A high-ranking communist official who defected to the United States in the 1970s now says the Soviet KGB was behind the tidal wave of “liberation theology."
A small family-owned business in Indiana reopened late last week after being closed for eight days due to the uproar over the owners’ statements that they would not cater a same-sex wedding.
While works such as Bill O'Reilly's Killing Jesus may be all the rage, research shows that America's faith is "a mile wide and an inch deep." And even more interesting is the reason why.
A small-town Indiana pizzeria has been forced to close its doors and its owners’ lives have been threatened after they told a TV reporter they would refuse to cater a same-sex wedding.
Carafem, an organization that recently opened a new abortion clinic in Montgomery County, Maryland, that some have described as “spa-like,” is attempting to use slick ads and an unabashed approach to de-stigmatize abortion and portray the procedure as normal. Carafem provides a two-step abortion pill procedure (the first containing mifepristone and the second misoprostol) to women who are less than 10 weeks pregnant. It does not perform vacuum aspiration or surgical abortions.
A majority of the presbyteries of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) was reached on March 17, approving an amendment to the church’s constitution changing its definition of marriage from being between “a man and a woman” to “two people, traditionally a man and a woman.”