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Here’s How Christianity Gave America Thanksgiving

Here’s How Christianity Gave America Thanksgiving

  JOSHUA GILL RELIGION REPORTER Thanksgiving, though perceived today as a general American celebration of abundance, is a distinctly Christian observance with divergent roots in both Catholicism and Calvinist separatism. Families of different creeds and worldviews will gather Thursday over indulgent feasts across the U.S. to celebrate familial bonds and the provisions for which they […]

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: We Caught Up With The Rabbi Who Stared Down A Shooter And Lived To Spread Hope From The White House

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: We Caught Up With The Rabbi Who Stared Down A Shooter And Lived To Spread Hope From The White House

        Joshua Gill | Religion Reporter . Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, who faced a shooting Saturday at his San Diego synagogue, spoke with The Daily Caller News Foundation as he left the White House about the tragedy of that day and how America must face the evils of anti-Semitism and hatred. Goldstein faced […]

California Police Shoot Man Dead Who Entered Church Of Scientology With Sword

California Police Shoot Man Dead Who Entered Church Of Scientology With Sword

Joshua Gill | Religion Reporter Chaos erupted in a California Church of Scientology when police officers shot a man who entered wielding a sword, and also suffered injuries themselves. Two police officers suffered wounds Wednesday in the course of confronting a man wearing a hoodie and wielding a “very large sword” who entered the Church of […]

Man Gives Up All Food And Drinks For Lent, Will Only Drink Beer

Man Gives Up All Food And Drinks For Lent, Will Only Drink Beer

Joshua Gill | Religion Reporter   An Ohio man is fasting from food for Lent and will drink only beer until Easter Sunday, like a 17th century German monk. Del Hall, an employee of Fifty West Brewing Company, said that though he has done a four-day water fast, distinguished himself in the Army, and run a […]

Two Military Organizations Duke It Out Over the Bible

Two Military Organizations Duke It Out Over the Bible

Joshua Gill | Religion Reporter   Two organizations dedicated to military personnel are locked in conflict over a Bible display dedicated to POWs and service members missing in action. The Manchester Veterans Affairs Medical Center in New Hampshire featured the Bible, which belonged to a prisoner of war in WWII, as part of a memorial called […]

A Lost Monastery Might be Hiding Beneath an English Bus Station, Archaeologists Say

A Lost Monastery Might be Hiding Beneath an English Bus Station, Archaeologists Say

Joshua Gill | Religion Reporter . Archaeologists in the U.K. hope to discover the remains of a 13th-century Carmelite monastery buried beneath a bus station in Gloucester, England. The lost monastery is known as Whitefriars, also called The College of Carmelites, and was founded in 1268 outside the city walls of old Gloucester, where it stood until the […]

Democrats to Remove God, Gender-Specific Language from Committee Oath

Democrats to Remove God, Gender-Specific Language from Committee Oath

Joshua Gill | Religion Reporter House Democrats proposed to strike “so help you God” from witnesses’ oaths before a major committee as part of their proposed rules package. The current draft of the proposed House Committee on Natural Resources rules package replaces all gender-specific pronouns with “their,” and substitutes committee “Chair” for  “Chairman” in committee documents. The […]

Catholic Leaders Publicly Condemned School Boys at March for Life, But Remain Silent After Videos Proved Their Innocence

Catholic Leaders Publicly Condemned School Boys at March for Life, But Remain Silent After Videos Proved Their Innocence

Joshua Gill | Religion Reporter . Catholic leaders were quick to condemn students from Covington Catholic High School who were accused of mocking Native American and Marine Corps veteran Nathan Phillips in front of the Lincoln Memorial, based on a widely circulated video of their confrontation. Longer videos and testimony emerged that suggest Phillips’s claims […]

Here’s Home Santa Claus Came to Be

Here’s Home Santa Claus Came to Be

Joshua Gill | Religion Reporter . Santa Claus may be a figure of myth, but the origins of his legend, stretching back from shopping malls to 3rd century Turkey, are very real. The figure of Santa Claus has, in various forms, become ubiquitous throughout the world during the Christmas season and is, in fact, almost […]

Pope Francis Offers ‘Special Prayer’ for California Wildfire Victims

Pope Francis Offers ‘Special Prayer’ for California Wildfire Victims

Joshua Gill | Religion Reporter . Pope Francis on Sunday offered a “special prayer” for the victims of the California wildfires, one of which has proven to be the deadliest in California history. Francis said the prayer for both victims of the wildfires and of the freeze of the East Coast during his Sunday address […]

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