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#Christianity

# christianity - Monday 24 December, 2018

Fr Richard Gibbons: 'When was the last time you did something truly selfless for someone else, even if they didn’t deserve it?'

Fr Gibbons – of Knock – writes about finding the true meaning of Christmas even when things feel hard.

# christianity - Friday 16 November, 2018

Calls for churches to turn 'blood red' to highlight Christian bloodshed and persecution

On 28 November, some major landmarks around the world will light up “blood red” to raise awareness of the persecution of Christians.

# christianity - Monday 20 August, 2018

Church urges followers to drop the Mormon name

Nelson, 93, said the decision on the proper terminology was revealed to him by God.

# christianity - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Tributes paid to influential US preacher Billy Graham who has died at age 99 RIP

Tributes paid to influential US preacher Billy Graham who has died at age 99

He was the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history.

# christianity - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

Leader of Liberal Democrats won't say if he thinks being gay is a sin Christianity This post contains videos

Leader of Liberal Democrats won't say if he thinks being gay is a sin

Tim Farron’s comments have been criticised by some, but others have defended him.

# christianity - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

Tomb of Jesus Christ completes €3.7 million renovation

The church contains the area where Jesus is believed to have been crucified.

# christianity - Saturday 24 December, 2016

From The Daily Edge 16 things that would happen if the Nativity was set in modern-day Dublin O Holy Night

16 things that would happen if the Nativity was set in modern-day Dublin

What happened after Mary and Joseph locked eyes over a curry chip in Supermacs?

# christianity - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

Vatican tells Catholics not to scatter ashes of the dead

German cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Muller advised people today to store them in places approved by the Church.

# christianity - Monday 18 January, 2016

Jewish extremists vandalise church where Virgin Mary is said to have died

The graffiti included threats of violence, messages degrading Jesus and a call for Christians to “go to hell”.

# christianity - Sunday 20 December, 2015

# christianity - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Seven charged with murdering teenager in secretive church "confession" beating

19-year-old Lucas Leonard was trying to leave the “Word of Life” church in New York, when he was beaten to death over six hours.

# christianity - Friday 26 June, 2015

WATCH: Obama sings 'Amazing Grace' at funeral for Charleston church leader

He said the Charleston shooter was “blinded by hatred.”

# christianity - Saturday 13 June, 2015

We asked these people what they want from a revamped Angelus Voxpop This post contains videos

We asked these people what they want from a revamped Angelus

TheJournal.ie finds out what people really think of the daily prayer.

# christianity - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Christians are leaving the faith in droves and the trend isn't slowing down

If the current trends continue beyond 2050 then by the year 2070 the world’s population of Muslims would roughly equal that of Christians.

# christianity - Monday 6 April, 2015

Parents sue over school yoga classes that 'promoted Hinduism over Christianity'

But a Californian court wasn’t having a bar of it.

# christianity - Thursday 5 March, 2015

Poll: Should companies be allowed to refuse service on religious grounds? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should companies be allowed to refuse service on religious grounds?

An incident with a printers in Drogheda has everyone talking today.

# christianity - Friday 1 August, 2014

Christian woman sentenced to death in Sudan arrives safely in the US

Who doesn’t love a happy ending?

# christianity - Monday 5 May, 2014

US Supreme Court divided but the right to pray at Government meetings stays

At issue were town meetings in Greece, New York, where clergy had been invited to offer a prayer, which in the last eight years had been exclusively Christian.

# christianity - Monday 24 February, 2014

"Others cannot dictate to us": Uganda signs controversial anti-gay bill into law

The news has been condemned by Amnesty International, which described it as a “step backwards”.

# christianity - Wednesday 25 December, 2013

Column: What was the Christmas Star?

According to the Bible story, the Star of Bethlehem – or the Christmas Star – led the Three Wise men to the birth of Jesus 2,000 years ago. But was it an actual astronomic event?

# christianity - Sunday 15 December, 2013

Video blog: A brief history – Christmas, cheer, and commercialisation

What’s the true meaning of this holiday, again?

# christianity - Saturday 16 March, 2013

4 Irish sites to visit to get close to St Patrick mythology

Follow in the footsteps of St Patrick this weekend… or at least to the places he’s reputed to have visited for special events.

# christianity - Thursday 20 December, 2012

Google launches Dead Sea Scrolls online library

Only five conservators worldwide are authorized to handle the Dead Sea Scrolls, but now, everyone can view them.

# christianity - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

Christians most populous of world's religions: report

Christians are the world’s biggest religious group, numbering some 2.2 billion people.

# christianity - Friday 30 November, 2012

Protests as Egyptian panel adopts draft constitution

Concerns have been raised about the content of the constitution and its potential restriction on freedom of expression.

# christianity - Thursday 11 October, 2012

Bishop criticises opening of Marie Stopes clinic offering abortion

Bishop of Down and Connor Noel Treanor said the clinic undermines the dignity of human life in society.

# christianity - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

British Christians take religious dismissal cases to Strasbourg

The four Christians all believe they were sacked because of their religious beliefs, but lost employment tribunals.

# christianity - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

Eucharistic Congress will offer 'crash course in Christianity'

‘Alpha’ – described as a “parish tool for evangelisation” – will offer pilgrims and the public a chance to explore basic questions.

# christianity - Sunday 8 April, 2012

In full: Pope Benedict's Easter urbi et orbi address

The full text of Pope Benedict’s Easter morning address the world’s Catholics, as delivered in Rome this morning.

Archbishop says Catholics should not fear 'bringing Jesus's message into the world'

In his Easter homily, the Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin says the Church in Ireland is enduring a process of “purification”.

# christianity - Friday 6 April, 2012

In pictures: Easter ceremonies begin around the world Easter This post contains images

In pictures: Easter ceremonies begin around the world

Masks, processions, and real-life crucifixions…

# christianity - Monday 27 February, 2012

Column: If you're not religious, why observe a Lenten sacrifice?

As children, we used to try to get out of Lenten obligations – now we use them as if they are a second chance at New Year’s resolutions.

# christianity - Friday 24 February, 2012

Column: Cardinal Rules - What NOT to do on your Lenten fast

This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland tracks his colleague’s ‘progress’ with his sponsored fast – including an awkward incident with a chocolate Swiss roll…

# christianity - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

Poll: Do you subscribe to the idea of a Lenten sacrifice? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you subscribe to the idea of a Lenten sacrifice?

Do you plan to “give up” some indulgence for Lent, for religious purposes or other reason? We’d like to know…

# christianity - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

Europe is threatened by 'militant secularism' - British Cabinet minister

A Conservative minister said that some athiests have the same intolerant instincts as authoritarian regimes.

# christianity - Monday 5 December, 2011

'Campaign for Conscience' lodges Supreme Court challenge to same-sex partnerships

The Mayo-based group believes major parts of the Civil Partnership Act are in conflict with the Constitution and therefore illegal.

# christianity - Wednesday 9 November, 2011

Christian hotel owners launch appeal to gay couple's court win

A devout Christian couple, who were forced to pay compensation to a gay couple who tried to stay in their B&B, launch an appeal.

# christianity - Tuesday 1 November, 2011

From The Daily Edge 'Prophet' says he is embarrassed he was wrong about apocalypse Rapture

'Prophet' says he is embarrassed he was wrong about apocalypse

Harold Camping predicted that the world would end on 21 October. Obviously, it didn’t – and he’s now a little bit embarrased.

# christianity - Monday 3 October, 2011

Iranian pastor "faces death sentence for rape"

Youcef Nadarkhani faces a death sentence – but for rape, and not for converting from Islam to Christianity, it is now being claimed.

# christianity - Friday 19 August, 2011

Pope says modern society suffering "amnesia" about God

Pope Benedict is on a visit to Spain which has been met with a number of protests.

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