What to know about the church of St. Patrick (also known as the lighthouse church)

St. Patrick’s Church is the oldest church in the United States, but the church’s history has been long and turbulent.It is believed that St. Joseph, the patron saint of the Irish people, was the first Irishman to be ordained a priest.After St. John the Baptist’s conversion to Christianity, St. George, the father of the apostles, baptized the Irishmen as Christians.The […]

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‘A blessing from God’: The life of Grace Clements

The life and teachings of Grace Caldwell, the first woman ordained to the priesthood in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, are a “blessing from God,” according to the Church’s most senior member of its governing body.“The life and teaching of Grace was one that I could relate to, and I was so blessed to have the opportunity […]

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New Zealand’s first Christian church will be established in Auckland

New Zealand will become the first country in the world to create a church that has a literal connection to the divine.The first Baptist church in the country, which will be formally opened next month, is part of the Anglican Communion.The church, which was established in October last year, will be led by a priest who is part-time, and will […]

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How to avoid a church disaster with a church revival

When you go to a church and the pastor tells you to come up with a name, you’ll probably be surprised to find that the name isn’t your own.It’s a name from an ancient Greek myth that’s been used by churches for generations.The name of a famous Greek poet named Apollonius of Tyana (from the Greek word meaning “the one […]

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When the Supreme Court rules in the case of Texas’ ban on same-sex marriage, we will lose the ability to celebrate the sacraments

By Steve BousquetFox News:  This morning, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled in favor of same-gender marriage in the Texas Supreme Court case, Obergefell v.Hodges.In its unanimous decision, the court overturned a lower court decision that had allowed the state to ban gay couples from marrying in the state. In a rare act of dissent, the nine justices said the court did not […]

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Which Christian churches are still thriving?

We’re in the midst of the Easter week, which means that it’s time to reflect on the latest news from the Catholic Church and to reflect upon the past year’s events.Here are our picks.1.Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation The most powerful speech Pope Francis has delivered in his papacy has been his Apostolic exhortations, which give him a platform to call […]

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Watch as pastor of Emanuel Baptist Church dies

The Rev. William F. Johnson, pastor of the Emanuel Baptist church in Burlington, Vt., died Saturday after a battle with brain cancer.He was 71.Johnson died from a stroke in his sleep Saturday morning, the Rev. Richard A. Wills, pastor at the church, said.He died at St. Michael’s Medical Center in Boston.He lived in Burlington.A church spokesman said Johnson served as […]

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Why the Fellowship Bible Church in Charlotte, NC is turning into a Bible church

I’m in the midst of a bit of a theological experiment, and one I’m pretty happy about.I’m taking a trip to Charlotte, North Carolina.The Fellowship Bible church, founded by church leaders from across the world in 2014, is one of a number of churches in the US that are becoming Christian congregations.For decades, the church has been a sort of […]

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