the Web Editors

Posts By This Author

White House to Host Dinner 'Celebrating Evangelical Leadership'

by the Web Editors 08-27-2018

By way of explanation, Robert Jefress, a member of the advisory group, told CBN the president is "genuinely appreciative" of the steady approval rating he holds with evangelicals. White evangelicals voted for Trump in the 2016 election by about 80 percent.

Irish Prime Minister Challenges Pope Francis on Church Abuse, Pontiff Says Church Shamed by 'Repellant Crimes'

by the Web Editors 08-25-2018

Pope Francis smiles next to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Dublin Castle during his visit to Dublin, Ireland, Aug. 25, 2018. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar delivered a firm challenge to Pope Francis and the Catholic Church Saturday in Dublin Castle, where the two met with authorities, civil society, and diplomatic corps. Pope Francis visits the country after decades of revelations of abuse of women and children at the hands of clergy. Hundreds died from apparent malnutrition, unwed mothers lived in servitude, and many of their babies were illegally adopted.

Weekly Wrap 8.24.18: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

by the Web Editors 08-24-2018

1. The Victims of Climate Change Are Already Here

“From the poor people in Vieques, Puerto Rico, who still face uncertain medical care and unstable electricity after Maria, to black and Latino communities severed from dialysis services in Houston during Harvey, if there’s anything the current climate regime tells us, it’s that vulnerable populations are already in trouble.”

2. The Church Is Watching: Protecting the Vote in 2018

Learn how your church can get involved in the midterms.

Logic Protests Family Separation at Video Music Awards

by the Web Editors 08-21-2018
LUCAS JACKSON

2018 MTV Video Music Awards - Show - Radio City Music Hall, New York, U.S., August 20, 2018 - Logic performs "One Day". LUCAS JACKSON

Joined by OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, Logic used his VMA stage time as a powerful protest of the Trump aministration’s family separation policy that has removed thousands of children from their parents.

Pope Francis Responds to Clerical Abuse in New Letter

by the Web Editors 08-20-2018

FILE PHOTO: Pope Francis delivers a speech after a meeting with Patriarchs of the churches of the Middle East at the St. Nicholas Basilica in Bari, southern Italy July 7, 2018. REUTERS/Tony Gentile/File Photo

Pope Francis has responded today to recent reports of clerical sexual abuse and ecclesial cover-up through a letter titled “Letter to the People of God.” This letter comes on the heels of a 884-page reportdocumenting clerical abuse in Pennsylvania and ahead of the World Meeting of Families taking place Aug. 21-26 in Dublin, Ireland, where Pope Francis is scheduled to speak later in the week.

Weekly Wrap 8.17.18: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

by the Web Editors 08-17-2018

1. What Can Change in the Wake of the Pennsylvania Sex Abuse Report?
“I don’t know that [the Catholic Church can] come back from this, and I don’t know if they should.”

2. Do Religious People Know More About Politics?
This quick study ranks political knowledge by religious affiliation. Lookin’ at you, Episcopalians.

Pennsylvania Report Details Decades of Sexual Abuse by Priests

by the Web Editors 08-14-2018

Image via REUTERS/Max Rossi

The report cited 301 priests who are accused of abuse. As a consequence of the cover up, only two priests are subject to prosecution — some abusers died and other cases are too old to prosecute. There were more than 1,000 victims identified in the report, mostly boys, but more victims are believed to exist.

Weekly Wrap 8.10.18: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

by the Web Editors 08-10-2018

1. Charlottesville, One Year Later
Activists, faith leaders, and Charlottesville residents on the ongoing trauma and continued resistance against white nationalists.

2. ICE Crashed a Van Full of Separated Mothers, Then Denied It Ever Happened
The vehicle was towed and another picked up the women, who were on their way to be reunited with their children. An ICE spokesperson denied the crash happened, twice. Three weeks later, the admitted it, but called the incident a “fender bender.”

Willow Creek Lead Pastor, Entire Board of Elders Step Down Amid Hybels Allegations

by the Web Editors 08-09-2018

Image via Willow Creek D/CH / Flickr

The mass resignation comes in the wake of an admitted mishandling of sexual harassment allegations made against the church’s founder and former pastor, Rev. Bill Hybels.

DACA Recipient Detained After Anti-ICE Protests

by the Web Editors 08-08-2018

Children and family members take part in a sit-in following a march to mark “the court-ordered deadline for the Trump Administration to reunify thousands of families separated at the border, in Washington, U.S., July 26, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

According to a report by The Intercept, the agents took Salazar behind an abandoned Walmart where they shackled him and emptied his pockets before transporting him to the South Texas Detention Complex in Pearsall. Once there, Salazar says he was taken to a room where the FBI probed him for information and told him his immigration status had been revoked because he was a “bad person.” When he refused to talk to them, he was transferred to the Webb County Detention Center in Laredo, Texas.

Subscribe