US Catholic diocese threatens to sue govt for restricting churches but not bars, malls

US Catholic diocese threatens to sue govt for restricting churches but not bars, malls By Dorothy Cummings McLean for Life Site News ‘This unequal and unfair treatment violates the Church’s cherished constitutional freedoms,’ a law firm representing the Diocese of Madison declared. MADISON, Wisconsin, June 4, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) ― The Catholic Diocese of Madison has warned civil authorities that it is prepared to take them to court if their discriminatory reopening protocols do not change immediately that allow large numbers to attend shopping centers, restaurants, and bars but not churches.…

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Trump Went To Church. The Rest Of The Country Must Follow — Now

Trump Went To Church. The Rest Of The Country Must Follow — Now By Kylee Zempel for The Federalist President Donald Trump went to church Monday. That isn’t exactly accurate. There was no chorus of worship, no corporate prayer, no holy reverence, no gathering of believers, and thus no church. Just the leader of the free world and the charred, boarded-up shell of a building, marred with fire at the hands of mutinous rogues. Amid nationwide protests and riots over the needless death of George Floyd at the hands of dishonorable officers, the…

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Against a vernacular liturgy: The Church should have a sacred language

Against a vernacular liturgy: The Church should have a sacred language by PETER KWASNIEWSKI for Life Site News ‘Pentecost shows that the apostles spoke to everyone in their own language — and it wasn’t Latin.’ This is true, but there’s more to the story. As we prepare to celebrate the great feast of Pentecost — a feast so great in the eyes of the Church that it was celebrated for eight days (i.e., as an octave) in the Latin rite of the Catholic Church going back to the late sixth…

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The Non-Essential Church? (Podcast)

The Non-Essential Church? Podcast by John Stonestreet for Break Point Crises reveal much about us as individuals: our courage, our faith, our resiliency. They also reveal much about the health and strength of a community, a society, even a nation. Like that gold star or little yellow arrow on the map at the mall, certain moments in a crisis tell us, “You are here.” Last week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was asked during a press briefing why the coronavirus infection rate was slowing in his state. Governor Cuomo said:…

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Let Your Nostalgia Point You Home

Let Your Nostalgia Point You Home  by DAVID GIBSON for The Gospel Coalition It’s common to hear this sentiment today, almost word for word: “Things aren’t like they used to be.” “Why is the world getting so bad? Violent crime is on the rise.” “I’m glad I didn’t have to bring up my children in these days.” But here’s how I think the preacher in Ecclesiastes would respond to people who say things like this: If you think you’re living in a world where things are getting worse all the…

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Are Churches Essential or Not?

Are Churches Essential or Not? by LIBERTY COUNSEL for Charisma News Whether churches are “essential” in the midst of this coronavirus crisis is a critical question that must take into consideration many factors. The related question, whether churches should open or close, must be considered in the context of each church and community. Before addressing these questions, it is important to present the real facts surrounding the recent arrest of the pastor of The River at Tampa Bay. Many of the statements made by Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister are…

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Selma, Alabama’s First Black Church Is Still Going Strong. Take A Look At Its Amazing Legacy

Selma, Alabama’s First Black Church Is Still Going Strong. Take A Look At Its Amazing Legacy By Christine Weerts for The Federalist First Baptist has always had strong members whose faith, tested and tried with slavery, Jim Crow segregation, intimidation, violence, and even a devastating tornado, triumphed over all. Now let us have a little talk with Jesus Let us tell Him all about our troubles He will hear our faintest cry, He will answer by and by Now when you feel a little prayer wheel turnin’ And you know a…

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Can the Church Actually Restore Civility to Our Culture?

Can the Church Actually Restore Civility to Our Culture? by THOMAS MCDANIELS for Charisma News The last decade ushered in a shift in how we relate to those of opposing views. Civility in the areas of politics, religion, and government is stretched thin. This is certainly not the America we once knew. The cultural landscape in how we share opposing views is different than in former years. Our nation is in disarray, and the political parties are polarized. We are hard-pressed to find a healthy, robust conversation with opposing views.…

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