Tag: Christians and Christianity

Catholic Churches Drop Hymns After Accusations Against Composer

Several Roman Catholic archdioceses have banned a well-known liturgical composer from performing in their churches and many others have stopped playing his music after dozens of women accused him of sexual misconduct and harassment over more than 40 years. The allegations against the composer, David Haas, 63, include harassment and cyberstalking, lewd propositions, forced kissing […]

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After Jerry Falwell Jr.’s Stumble, This Is How His Hometown Sees Him

LYNCHBURG, Va. — At the Tree of Life Ministries, down the road from Liberty University, the senior pastor, Mike Dodson, did not have to look very far for sermon material about sin, redemption and what’s expected of a Christian. “You have watched one of the most influential leaders of this city, of the country and […]

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‘Christianity Will Have Power’

Donald Trump made a promise to white evangelical Christians, whose support can seem mystifying to the outside observer. By Elizabeth Dias Elizabeth Dias covers religion for The New York Times. Photographs and Video by Jenn Ackerman and Tim Gruber SIOUX CENTER, Iowa — They walked to the sanctuary in the frozen silence before dawn, footsteps […]

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Are Republicans Getting Serious About Climate Change?

It’s been a long time coming, but some Republicans seem to have finally gotten serious about climate change. In June, a handful of senators rolled out a bipartisan climate change bill. It is co-sponsored by Debbie Stabenow, Democrat of Michigan, and Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina. The bill, the Growing Climate Solutions Act, makes […]

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American Catholics and the Black Lives Matter Movement

In 1963, when 250,000 demonstrators gathered at the Lincoln Memorial and heard the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech, they did so under the prayerful invocation of Archbishop Patrick O’Boyle of Washington. He called for the Holy Spirit to open the eyes of Christians to the injustice of racial discrimination, […]

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Trump Appointee With History of Anti-L.G.B.T.Q. Remarks Leaves Aid Agency

WASHINGTON — A Trump administration appointee whose anti-L.G.B.T.Q. comments had spurred calls for her removal has left the United States Agency for International Development, an agency spokeswoman said on Monday. The appointee, Merritt Corrigan, had drawn scrutiny shortly after becoming the agency’s deputy White House liaison this year because of her previous statements that America […]

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Would Muhammad Convert Hagia Sophia Into a Mosque?

The recent decision by the Turkish government to reconvert the majestic Hagia Sophia, which was once the world’s greatest cathedral, from a museum back to a mosque has been bad news for Christians around the world. They include Pope Francis, who said he was “pained” by the move, and the spiritual leader of Eastern Christianity, […]

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God Did Not Commute Roger Stone’s Sentence

This article is part of Frank Bruni’s free newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it every Wednesday. As the start of his prison sentence approached, Roger Stone didn’t despair. “I had prayed fervently,” the felon told Mike Allen of Axios in a phone interview a few days ago, adding that he believed that […]

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Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and the Catholic Church’s Abuse Problem

Rain fell in New York City four days before Christmas of 2018. Francis M. had planned to be in the city that day for business, but he had dutifully put aside time when asked to answer questions at the Archdiocese of New York offices about his experiences with “Uncle Ted” — former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. […]

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