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Pop Spirituality v. Crucified Christ
News, Culture, Society
Written by laika   
Saturday, 06 September 2008 08:53

At The Ottawa Citizen:
Many who go to churches find her [Oprah] much more inspiring than the sermons they hear. And what can we say when we compare the typical parish Bible study, with a handful of believers, to the hundreds of thousands who tuned in earlier this year to her 10-week study with Eckart Tolle of A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose?
Last Updated on Saturday, 06 September 2008 12:04
 
Marian Apparitions on the Rise
Faith & Spirituality
Written by laika   
Thursday, 04 September 2008 00:24

At Zenit:
And yet, God continues to "interfere" in human history by sending the Mother of Jesus, particularly in times when a more rationalistic vision has made acts of Christian faith more difficult. The human family needs to be reminded, sometimes in a dynamic and supernatural way, that God exists, that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is a universal call, that we all will be held responsible for our human choices, and that, over all, the world could benefit from a type of "global examination of conscience" on how well we are responding to the ubiquitous invitations from the "Hound of Heaven," as the poet [Francis] Thompson refers to God, for personal salvation and for world peace. But it remains up to us to respond.
 
Methodism founder Charles Wesley's secret code diary cracked by priest
Archeology & Anthropology
Written by wezlo   
Wednesday, 27 August 2008 20:28

An Anglican priest has unlocked the 270-year-old secrets of Charles Wesley's coded diary, throwing light on the turbulent relationship that he had with his brother John in the early years of the Methodist movement they founded.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 August 2008 20:31
 
'Basic Instinct' author writes book about faith
Faith & Spirituality
Written by holmegm   
Wednesday, 27 August 2008 11:30

From The Toledo Blade:

Joe Eszterhas' latest book is a shocker, but not the kind that made him rich and famous.

The upcoming release from the man who penned dark thrillers such as Basic Instinct and Jagged Edge tells the story of his spiritual conversion and his newfound devotion to God and family.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 August 2008 11:31
 
HHS Proposes Regulations Permitting Health Care Provider Conscience
Health & Medicine
Written by metallurge   
Monday, 25 August 2008 19:05

Spotted at the US Department of Health & Human Services:

A new proposed regulation would increase awareness of, and compliance with, three separate laws protecting federally funded health care providers’ right of conscience. This proposed rule was placed on public display at the Federal Register today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

“This proposed regulation is about the legal right of a health care professional to practice according to their conscience,” HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt said. “Doctors and other health care providers should not be forced to choose between good professional standing and violating their conscience. Freedom of expression and action should not be surrendered upon the issuance of a health care degree.”

 
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