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From TheJournal.ie Fr Richard Gibbons: 'When was the last time you did something truly selfless for someone else, even if they didn’t deserve it?' Opinion

Fr Richard Gibbons: 'When was the last time you did something truly selfless for someone else, even if they didn’t deserve it?'

Fr Gibbons – of Knock – writes about finding the true meaning of Christmas even when things feel hard.

From TheJournal.ie Calls for churches to turn 'blood red' to highlight Christian bloodshed and persecution Red Wednesday

Calls for churches to turn 'blood red' to highlight Christian bloodshed and persecution

On 28 November, some major landmarks around the world will light up “blood red” to raise awareness of the persecution of Christians.

From TheJournal.ie Church urges followers to drop the Mormon name Book Of Mormon

Church urges followers to drop the Mormon name

Nelson, 93, said the decision on the proper terminology was revealed to him by God.

From TheJournal.ie Tributes paid to influential US preacher Billy Graham who has died at age 99 RIP

Tributes paid to influential US preacher Billy Graham who has died at age 99

He was the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history.

From TheJournal.ie Leader of Liberal Democrats won't say if he thinks being gay is a sin Christianity This post contains videos

Leader of Liberal Democrats won't say if he thinks being gay is a sin

Tim Farron’s comments have been criticised by some, but others have defended him.

From TheJournal.ie Tomb of Jesus Christ completes €3.7 million renovation Church Of The Holy Sepulchre

Tomb of Jesus Christ completes €3.7 million renovation

The church contains the area where Jesus is believed to have been crucified.

16 things that would happen if the Nativity was set in modern-day Dublin

What happened after Mary and Joseph locked eyes over a curry chip in Supermacs?

From TheJournal.ie Vatican tells Catholics not to scatter ashes of the dead Sacred Places Only

Vatican tells Catholics not to scatter ashes of the dead

German cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Muller advised people today to store them in places approved by the Church.

From TheJournal.ie Jewish extremists vandalise church where Virgin Mary is said to have died Radical Messages

Jewish extremists vandalise church where Virgin Mary is said to have died

The graffiti included threats of violence, messages degrading Jesus and a call for Christians to “go to hell”.

From TheJournal.ie This guy is trolling Christmas itself with his controversial zombie nativity scene Happy Un-holy-days
From TheJournal.ie Seven charged with murdering teenager in secretive church "confession" beating Word Of Life

Seven charged with murdering teenager in secretive church "confession" beating

19-year-old Lucas Leonard was trying to leave the “Word of Life” church in New York, when he was beaten to death over six hours.

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: Obama sings 'Amazing Grace' at funeral for Charleston church leader Charleston Shooting

WATCH: Obama sings 'Amazing Grace' at funeral for Charleston church leader

He said the Charleston shooter was “blinded by hatred.”

From TheJournal.ie We asked these people what they want from a revamped Angelus Voxpop This post contains videos

We asked these people what they want from a revamped Angelus

TheJournal.ie finds out what people really think of the daily prayer.

From TheJournal.ie Christians are leaving the faith in droves and the trend isn't slowing down Gotta Have Faith

Christians are leaving the faith in droves and the trend isn't slowing down

If the current trends continue beyond 2050 then by the year 2070 the world’s population of Muslims would roughly equal that of Christians.

From TheJournal.ie Parents sue over school yoga classes that 'promoted Hinduism over Christianity' San Diego

Parents sue over school yoga classes that 'promoted Hinduism over Christianity'

But a Californian court wasn’t having a bar of it.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should companies be allowed to refuse service on religious grounds? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should companies be allowed to refuse service on religious grounds?

An incident with a printers in Drogheda has everyone talking today.

From TheJournal.ie Christian woman sentenced to death in Sudan arrives safely in the US Long Walk To Freedom

Christian woman sentenced to death in Sudan arrives safely in the US

Who doesn’t love a happy ending?

From TheJournal.ie US Supreme Court divided but the right to pray at Government meetings stays Amen

US Supreme Court divided but the right to pray at Government meetings stays

At issue were town meetings in Greece, New York, where clergy had been invited to offer a prayer, which in the last eight years had been exclusively Christian.

From TheJournal.ie "Others cannot dictate to us": Uganda signs controversial anti-gay bill into law Gay Rights

"Others cannot dictate to us": Uganda signs controversial anti-gay bill into law

The news has been condemned by Amnesty International, which described it as a “step backwards”.

From TheJournal.ie Column: What was the Christmas Star? Opinion

Column: What was the Christmas Star?

According to the Bible story, the Star of Bethlehem – or the Christmas Star – led the Three Wise men to the birth of Jesus 2,000 years ago. But was it an actual astronomic event?

From TheJournal.ie Video blog: A brief history – Christmas, cheer, and commercialisation Opinion

Video blog: A brief history – Christmas, cheer, and commercialisation

What’s the true meaning of this holiday, again?

From TheJournal.ie 4 Irish sites to visit to get close to St Patrick mythology Hidden Ireland

4 Irish sites to visit to get close to St Patrick mythology

Follow in the footsteps of St Patrick this weekend… or at least to the places he’s reputed to have visited for special events.

From TheJournal.ie Google launches Dead Sea Scrolls online library Dead Sea Scrolls

Google launches Dead Sea Scrolls online library

Only five conservators worldwide are authorized to handle the Dead Sea Scrolls, but now, everyone can view them.

From TheJournal.ie Christians most populous of world's religions: report Religion

Christians most populous of world's religions: report

Christians are the world’s biggest religious group, numbering some 2.2 billion people.

From TheJournal.ie Protests as Egyptian panel adopts draft constitution Egypt

Protests as Egyptian panel adopts draft constitution

Concerns have been raised about the content of the constitution and its potential restriction on freedom of expression.

From TheJournal.ie Bishop criticises opening of Marie Stopes clinic offering abortion Abortion

Bishop criticises opening of Marie Stopes clinic offering abortion

Bishop of Down and Connor Noel Treanor said the clinic undermines the dignity of human life in society.

From TheJournal.ie British Christians take religious dismissal cases to Strasbourg Christianity

British Christians take religious dismissal cases to Strasbourg

The four Christians all believe they were sacked because of their religious beliefs, but lost employment tribunals.

From TheJournal.ie Eucharistic Congress will offer 'crash course in Christianity' Alpha Course

Eucharistic Congress will offer 'crash course in Christianity'

‘Alpha’ – described as a “parish tool for evangelisation” – will offer pilgrims and the public a chance to explore basic questions.

From TheJournal.ie In full: Pope Benedict's Easter urbi et orbi address Urbi Et Orbi

In full: Pope Benedict's Easter urbi et orbi address

The full text of Pope Benedict’s Easter morning address the world’s Catholics, as delivered in Rome this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Archbishop says Catholics should not fear 'bringing Jesus's message into the world' Easter

Archbishop says Catholics should not fear 'bringing Jesus's message into the world'

In his Easter homily, the Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin says the Church in Ireland is enduring a process of “purification”.

From TheJournal.ie In pictures: Easter ceremonies begin around the world Easter This post contains images

In pictures: Easter ceremonies begin around the world

Masks, processions, and real-life crucifixions…

From TheJournal.ie Column: If you're not religious, why observe a Lenten sacrifice? Opinion

Column: If you're not religious, why observe a Lenten sacrifice?

As children, we used to try to get out of Lenten obligations – now we use them as if they are a second chance at New Year’s resolutions.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Cardinal Rules - What NOT to do on your Lenten fast Humour

Column: Cardinal Rules - What NOT to do on your Lenten fast

This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland tracks his colleague’s ‘progress’ with his sponsored fast – including an awkward incident with a chocolate Swiss roll…

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you subscribe to the idea of a Lenten sacrifice? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you subscribe to the idea of a Lenten sacrifice?

Do you plan to “give up” some indulgence for Lent, for religious purposes or other reason? We’d like to know…

From TheJournal.ie Europe is threatened by 'militant secularism' - British Cabinet minister Belief

Europe is threatened by 'militant secularism' - British Cabinet minister

A Conservative minister said that some athiests have the same intolerant instincts as authoritarian regimes.

From TheJournal.ie 'Campaign for Conscience' lodges Supreme Court challenge to same-sex partnerships Courts

'Campaign for Conscience' lodges Supreme Court challenge to same-sex partnerships

The Mayo-based group believes major parts of the Civil Partnership Act are in conflict with the Constitution and therefore illegal.

From TheJournal.ie Christian hotel owners launch appeal to gay couple's court win Equality

Christian hotel owners launch appeal to gay couple's court win

A devout Christian couple, who were forced to pay compensation to a gay couple who tried to stay in their B&B, launch an appeal.

'Prophet' says he is embarrassed he was wrong about apocalypse

Harold Camping predicted that the world would end on 21 October. Obviously, it didn’t – and he’s now a little bit embarrased.

From TheJournal.ie Iranian pastor "faces death sentence for rape" Iran

Iranian pastor "faces death sentence for rape"

Youcef Nadarkhani faces a death sentence – but for rape, and not for converting from Islam to Christianity, it is now being claimed.

From TheJournal.ie Pope says modern society suffering "amnesia" about God Papal Visit

Pope says modern society suffering "amnesia" about God

Pope Benedict is on a visit to Spain which has been met with a number of protests.

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