Q: I struggle with resentment in my life, and to be honest, I often blame God even though I do love Him as Lord and try to live in a way that is pleasing. Why can’t I overcome? — R.H.
The Little Caesars Love Kitchen, a big rig pizza kitchen on wheels, partnered with Abundant Life Soup Kitchen at Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church Tuesday to bring pizza meals for people in need. “We know that it’s important to reach out to the communities where we do business and help m…
VATICAN CITY — A trial opened Tuesday within the Vatican City’s imposing walls of 10 defendants, including a once-powerful cardinal, in a case based on a sprawling probe into the allegedly criminal management of the Holy See’s portfolio of assets, including donations by countless Catholics …
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A popular strip club that once beckoned customers off a busy highway leading into Anchorage is now a church offering salvation — instead of temptation — thanks to a daughter of a former exotic dancer.
VATICAN CITY — A cardinal who allegedly induced an underling to lie to prosecutors. Brokers and lawyers who pulled a fast one over the Vatican No. 2 to get him to approve a disastrous real estate deal. A self-styled intelligence analyst who bought Prada and Louis Vuitton items with the Vatic…
Q: The word “disciple” today usually means that a person is part of a cult. But the word when used in the Bible meant something else, didn’t it? — D.F.
Abundant Life Soup Kitchen, 132 W. Cherry St., Griffin. Little Caesars Love Kitchen is partnering with Abundant Life Soup Kitchen to provide pizza meals Tuesday, July 27 at noon at Abundant Life Soup Kitchen.
Q: I am studying human behavior and have to write about the things that influence people the most. My classmates do not agree on the most significant things that shape people’s lives. Doesn’t it seem that culture is the dominant influence? There is so much destruction within culture, how can…
ROME — Pope Francis cracked down Friday on the spread of the old Latin Mass, reversing one of Pope Benedict XVI’s signature decisions in a major challenge to traditionalist Catholics.
“Why don’t you come sit over here with us?” It wasn’t really a question — more of an invitation, really. The day had arrived. I was being asked to sit … at the adult table. For years, I had been relegated to the kid’s table at Thanksgiving, but now, as a result of increased progeny and the p…
Q: My wife and I came close to adopting a child from another country when COVID-19 locked down the world. Our hopes were dashed. People said it was in God’s plan. We never expected to have our own biological children but now we have a child on the way. Is this what it means that God works in…
ROME — Pope Francis was discharged from a Rome hospital and returned home to the Vatican on Wednesday, 10 days after undergoing surgery to remove half his colon.
Q: There is a lot said about people of faith, yet I have many friends who say they have faith but they cannot identify “faith in what or in whom.” Some say it is just believing that there is a greater power than mankind. What is the truth? — P.F.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Hundreds of Haitians sought solace in prayer at Sunday church services as a political power struggle threatened to further destabilize their fragile country after the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse.
ROME — Pope Francis on Sunday made his first public appearance since major intestinal surgery last week, greeting well-wishers as he stood for 10 minutes on a hospital balcony, offering hearty thanks for the prayers for his recovery and calling health care for all a “precious” good.
Q: Patience is a virtue, we’re told, but it seems like other people take advantage of patient people; people who let others walk all over them. Is this what the Bible teaches? — P.V.
“That group is a lot more passionate about what they are against than what they are for,” declared my friend in a stinging rebuke of a Christian organization with which I am affiliated. It was a fair assessment. The rhetoric of the organization’s leaders quickly revealed that they were very …
ROME — Pope Francis temporarily had a fever three days after intestinal surgery, but routine tests and scans proved negative, the Vatican said Thursday.
ROME — Pope Francis’ recovery from intestinal surgery continues to be “regular and satisfactory,” the Vatican said Wednesday, as it revealed that final examinations showed he had suffered a “severe” narrowing of his colon.
Q: I have many friends who are not Christians because they say Christians are hypocritical. I do not think of myself this way, but how can I be sure that I am not keeping others from coming to Christ? — D.C.
Jessika Sessoms grew up in a conservative Black evangelical family, attended Christian schools and often heard that being gay was an abomination, until she understood that she was queer while studying to become a missionary.
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis was hospitalized in Rome on Sunday afternoon for scheduled surgery on his large intestine, the Vatican said. The news came just three hours after Francis had cheerfully greeted the public in St. Peter’s Square and told them he will go to Hungary and Slovakia in S…
WALDOBORO, Maine — With millions of people having stayed home from places of worship during the coronavirus pandemic, struggling congregations have one key question: How many of them will return?
ROME — A Vatican judge on Saturday indicted 10 people, including a once-powerful cardinal, on charges including embezzlement, abuse of office, extortion and fraud in connection with the Secretariat of State’s 350 million-euro investment in a London real estate venture.
Q: As we watch our government sign into law things that God calls sin and defiance against His Word, doesn’t this confirm that America is no longer a nation under God? — J.F.
Q: It is shocking to see people excuse pornography as though it is their right to be entertained however they choose, not realizing that it leads to broken marriages, destroyed families, and the fall of society. Why is it no longer criminal behavior? — I.P.
Freedom. It makes perfect sense that this would be on my mind this week. Our annual celebration of Independence Day this weekend reminds us of the importance of freedom — the high cost of freedom. Barbara Crafton, however, wisely reminds us that, “the proclamation of liberty always precedes …
Q: I wake up every morning wishing that the Lord would come back and take us to Heaven. I live with disappointment because the world is in such darkness. Is it wrong to feel this way? — J.W.
Q: A television documentary told the story of Noah and the Ark but said that it was not a true story. Most Christians believe the flood really did happen. Does it really matter? — B.R.
Q: I live alone and figure it’s better not to bother anyone. I don’t mind helping others, but I don’t want anyone to pry into my life. Is this wrong? — U.N.
While federal law shields most U.S. students from gender and sexual orientation discrimination, an estimated 100,000 LGBTQ students at religious institutions do not have the same protections.
Q: My friend tried to turn my friends away from me and I said some terrible things to her, but then forgave her. Now she won’t forgive me for what I said to her. Isn’t she wrong? — F.H.
St. Phillip’s AME Church, 831 N. Hill St., Griffin. Free COVID-19 vaccinations Saturday, June 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.. Walk-ins are welcome. Only ages 12 and older. Pfizer will be administered and two does will be required. You can register at lagrangevax.coreresponse.org.
Q: Does the Bible really reflect what’s going on in the world? My friends say that talk about an antichrist is a lie designed by religious people to make others think they won’t go to Heaven unless they believe in God. — B.W.
Q: I’ve always been inclined to believe in God, but the older I get and the more suffering I see makes me wonder if God really does care about what people have to go through. Does He really understand us? — L.G.
ZARZIS, Tunisia — Most of the headstones have dates but no names. Row after row of palest white, practically gleaming in the Mediterranean sun.