Little Rock Church Cancels Performance Of Merry ‘Christmas Charlie Brown’ Over Atheist Outrage…

The Grinch Atheist who stole Christmas. Via Fox News: A Little Rock church has cancelled a student matinee performance of “Merry Christmas Charlie Brown” after critics complained the show was too religious and therefore violated the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution. “It is not our desire to put hard-working, sacrificial teachers and cast members…

Brazil and the Rise of the Charismatic Evangelical Church

An interesting BBC podcasts: It was once the case that Brazilians worshipped as one in the thousands of Catholic churches spread around this vast country. But a religious revolution is taking place, and a new dynamic form of charismatic Evangelical Christianity is taking over. A quarter of Brazilians now worship in Evangelical churches, many of…

Patriarch Ignatius IV of Antioch – Memory Eternal!

Antiochian.org: It is with great sadness that we report that His Beatitude Ignatius IV (1920-2012), Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, fell asleep in the Lord today, December 5th, 2012, at St. George Orthodox Hospital in Beirut Lebanon, after having suffered a stroke earlier this week.  There are no details yet available regarding services…

Ordinariate Censorship? Confidentiality? Or Covert Action?

[Please don’t bite my head off again Deborah, these are just my simple observations.] I read, with interest, a report by former ACCC priest [Fr] Michael Birch on the recent gathering in Houston as part of the formation program of the Ordinariate of the Chair of St Peter, that was posted by Deborah Gyapong on her blog, Foolishness to the World.…