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LOCAL NEWS: Faith Leaders Are Advocating for Pennsylvania Fairness Act

Faith leaders and congregations have joined Equality Pennsylvania in pushing state legislators to pass the Pennsylvania Fairness Act. Last weekend, 18 Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, Jewish […]

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NATIONAL NEWS: Pope Francis Disappoints With Trans Comments

Pope Francis makes discouraging remarks about trans youth identity and same-sex marriage. Pope Francis has disappointed members of the Catholic church on matters pertaining to […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Brotherhood on a Bus in Kenya

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Bullets and Bigots: Remembering Philadelphia’s 1844 Anti-Catholic Riots

It started with a Bible, of all things. Bishop Francis Kenrick, who, like many of the newest Philadelphians in the mid-1840s, had come to America […]

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New Jersey Church Hosting Living Star Wars Nativity

A church in New Jersey is taking advantage of the hysteria surrounding the long-awaited release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens by hosting three weeks […]

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Philly Religious Leaders Condemn Donald Trump’s Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

Yesterday, prior to speaking at a campaign event in South Carolina, Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump issued a press release calling for a total […]

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Mayor Nutter: Trump Is an “Asshole,” a “Madman” and a “Danger to Society”

[Updated with news of hate crimes reward announcement.] On Tuesday afternoon, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and Mayor-elect Jim Kenney as well as other officials and […]

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After San Bernardino Shooting, “Thoughts and Prayers” Anger Is Wrong

After Tuesday’s massacre in San Bernardino, this is almost certainly the most viral, most-Facebooked newspaper cover in the country today: The idea? That “thoughts and […]

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What Lots of Americans Don’t Get About Islam

I am a Christian. So is Pope Francis. So was the Rev. Fred Phelps. I don’t think anyone reading this would confuse any one of the […]

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Dispatch From a Philly Church: Trying to Make Sense of the Paris Killings

Other than during summer, when the Jersey Shore tempts even the most God-fearing families to its surf and sand, the parking lot at Overbrook Presbyterian […]

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City Settles Suit With Catholic Pediatrician Over Birth Control

The City of Philadelphia has reached a settlement with a Catholic pediatrician who was fired after she refused to prescribe birth control options like Depo-Provera […]

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Chaput: More Big Families, Please

The huge Catholic family is something of a cliché — and these days something of a thing of the past: A reported 98 percent of […]

October 7th: Last Day?
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Delco Group Predicts World to End October 7th

Remember when Family Radio president Harold Camping predicted that the world would end in 1994? And then again in 2011? Well, according to Delaware County […]

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They Believed What? Eight Philly Religious Fanatics

For all the mountains of fuss being made over Pope Francis’s impending visit, you’d think we’d never seen a holy man hereabouts. Not true! Pennsylvania […]

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A Miracle in Charleston

When the arguments about guns and race subside after last week’s Charleston massacre — and, inevitably, they will — there is one moment from the […]