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In rare move, San Diego diocese names eight priests as alleged sexual predators

Religion / Religious News /

SAN DIEGO -- The clerical sexual abuse scandal rocking the Roman Catholic Church hit home Thursday, as the Diocese of San Diego added eight priests to the list of those believed to have molested children.

"This is a response to the terrible moment we are in," said Bishop Robert McElroy, citing a recent Pennsylvania grand jury report that found ...Read more

Did Roman emperors not acknowledge Jesus Christ as a power to be considered?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My professor of ancient history teaches that Roman emperors did not acknowledge Jesus Christ as a power to be considered. Is this true? -- H.S.

A: Even negative historical documents carry evidence of the truth and power of the Biblical account of Christ. The fourth-century Roman emperor, Julian the...Read more

Meditation 9/9 - 9/15: A time for everything NLT

Religion / Bible Verses /

A Time for Everything

There is a time for everything,
a season for every activity under heaven.

A time to be born and a time to die.
A time to plant and a time to harvest.

A time to kill and a time to heal.
A time to tear down and a time to rebuild.

A time to cry and a time to laugh.
A time to grieve and a ...Read more

Pope authorizes sexual harassment investigation of W.Va. Bishop Michael Bransfield

Religion / Religious News /

PHILADELPHIA -- Pope Francis has authorized an investigation of a West Virginia bishop, who was first accused of sexual misconduct during his tenure as a priest in Philadelphia, church officials said Thursday.

The announcement came as the pontiff accepted the resignation of Bishop Michael Joseph Bransfield as leader of the Diocese of Wheeling-...Read more

The swiveling menorah has come around to teach a lesson

Religion / God Squad /

For every journey there is a symbol that marks the journey. For Dorothy and the Lion and the Tin Man and the Scarecrow, the symbol was the Yellow Brick Road. For Christianity, the symbol is the cross. For Islam, the symbol is the crescent. What is the symbol for the Jewish journey? You might guess that the ultimate Jewish symbol is the Star of ...Read more

Is bad language overlooked by God?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: It seems that cursing isn't looked down on as much as it once was. Is bad language overlooked by God? -- C.P.

A: God does not overlook sin; He forgives sin when people humble themselves and repent. A reporter once asked several people to describe sin. One young man said, "You know what sin is when ...Read more

Meditation 9/9 - 9/15: A time for everything MSG

Religion / Bible Verses /

There's a Right Time for Everything

There's an opportune time to do things,
a right time for everything on the earth:

A right time for birth and another for death,
A right time to plant and another to reap,
A right time to kill and another to heal,
A right time to destroy and another to construct,
A right time to ...Read more

Is it wrong for me to have a drink with the guys?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My wife says I could be a better example to my children. She faults me for stopping after work for a drink with the guys after a stressful day. I am working hard to provide a living for my family so they can have more than I did when I was a boy. Is this so wrong? -- D.D.

A: Do more tangible things...Read more

Meditation 9/9 - 9/15: A time for everything ESV

Religion / Bible Verses /

A Time for Everything

For everything there is a season,
and a time for every matter under heaven:

a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;

a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;

a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time ...Read more

How best to create a secure home for my children?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I grew up as a "latchkey kid" and with my own children now I want desperately to give them what I didn't have -- a secure home and a stay-at-home mom. My friends tell me I am cheating myself if I do not use my college degree to supplement our family income. Are they right? -- C.W.

A: In a ...Read more

Meditation 9/9 - 9/15: A time for everything NASB

Religion / Bible Verses /

A Time for Everything

There is an appointed time for everything.
And there is a time for every event under heaven--

A time to give birth and a time to die;
A time to plant and a time to uproot what is planted.

A time to kill and a time to heal;
A time to tear down and a time to build up.

A time to weep and a time ...Read more

Light Notes: Unexpected coincidence recaptures stolen memory

Religion / Religious News /

The coincidence was a "Kodak moment," a snapshot of a time long forgotten. For a grieving daughter, the unexpected encounter brought a vivid picture, one captured through the eyes of another.

The timing couldn't have been better.

"I got called to jury duty -- every year I get called -- and 160 of us were sitting in a dark room with bad coffee,...Read more

Is misrepresentation to protect myself a lie if it doesn't hurt anyone else?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Is misrepresentation to protect myself a lie if it doesn't hurt anyone else? -- T.T.

A: The Bible teaches that proper conduct includes truthfulness. God's Word teaches that we should be truthful in our representations of ourselves. Jesus denounced the hypocrisy of the scribes and Pharisees! In the ...Read more

Meditation 9/9 - 9/15: A time for everything NIV

Religion / Bible Verses /

A Time for Everything

There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under heaven:

a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,

a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,

a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn ...Read more

Meditation 9/9 - 9/15: A time for everything KJV

Religion / Bible Verses /

A Time for Everything

To every thing there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

A time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

A time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;

A time to weep, and a time to laugh;...Read more

Meditation 9/2 - 9/8 All Scripture Is God Breathed NASB

Religion / Bible Verses /

You, however, continue in the things you have learned and become convinced of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching...Read more

Can we be good on our own, apart from God?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My atheist friend insists that the human race can live independent of religion; that goodness is a matter of mind over action. Can we be good on our own, apart from God? -- G.L.

A: Human nature -- ever intent to live independently of God and His transforming grace -- claims that environment, ...Read more

Meditation 9/2 - 9/8 All Scripture Is God Breathed NLT

Religion / Bible Verses /

But you must remain faithful to the things you have been taught. You know they are true, for you know you can trust those who taught you. You have been taught the holy Scriptures from childhood, and they have given you the wisdom to receive the salvation that comes by trusting in Christ Jesus.

All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful...Read more

Does everyone consider their life a disappointment?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Life is troublesome. I remember as a kid I thought I would grow up to live an exciting life full of adventure. Life has been a disappointment. Does everyone experience this or is it just me? -- L.J.

A: Life is a journey -- although sometimes we forget it. Life becomes so hectic, and we become so ...Read more

Satan's role has changed over time

Religion / God Squad /

Q: Hello Rabbi Gellman, I was one of your students at Temple Beth Torah. I have found myself totally confused about the book of Job, and some of my Christian friends have been using it to prove Satan exists. I was curious about your views. Thank you so much. -- From J

A: Great to hear from you, J. You must have missed my Satan Sermon at the ...Read more