Women who have abortions usually want to put the experience behind them, tucking the memory away in the recesses of their minds. But not Emily Letts. The 25-year-old former actress filmed her own surgical abortion — and then posted the video on the Internet. She said that she wanted to present “a positive abortion story.”
The Vatican’s annual course on exorcism, entitled “Exorcism and Prayer of Liberation,” began on May 5 at Rome’s Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum. The course concludes Saturday with an examination of the ministry of exorcism and a roundtable discussion. Its description states that the course “seeks to explore the theoretical and practical implications of the ministry of exorcism. It is designed particularly to help bishops in the preparation of the priests they assign to this ministry.”
First Amendment rights remained intact at the East Carolina University, much to the delight of religious graduates. Graduating students had been instructed by a chemistry professor that they could not mention God during a departmental graduation ceremony, but university officials have ultimately told students to disregard those instructions.
As religious freedom continues to come under ruthless attack by governments from Communist China and North Korea to the Middle East, major new threats to religious liberty are increasingly emerging across the West. While early warning signs have been flashing in the United States, across Europe efforts to infringe on the right to freedom of religion are even more advanced. If left unchecked, religious-freedom advocates warn that the controversial plots have the potential to eventually unleash mass abuses and human-rights violations by governments even in formerly free nations.
This year's National Day of Prayer included a call to repentance, along with a challenge to the "abortion president" by pro-family leader James Dobson.
An abortion rights group claims that it has persuaded Google to drop some online ads for pro-life services.
The U.S. Army will defy a secularist group's attempts to block its participation in the Washington, D.C., National Day of Prayer on May 1.
In an interview with the British Sunday Telegraph on April 27, the former archbishop of Canterbury said that Britain is no longer a country of believers but rather has entered a post-Christian era.
However, in the interview, Lord Williams of Oystermouth (aka, Rowan Douglas Williams) — who stood down as archbishop of Canterbury at the end of 2012 and became master of Magdalene College at Cambridge University in January 2013 — conceded that Britain’s “cultural memory” was “quite strongly Christian.”
An Oregon county waste incineration facility has abruptly halted the practice of using aborted babies as fuel to generate electricity for the state's residents.
A respected evangelical Christian publisher has released a book that argues in favor of homosexual relationships in the Church.
The Boy Scouts of America has booted a church in Washington state over its refusal to remove a homosexual Scout leader from his position with the church's Scout troops.