Protestants Are Reclaiming Mary
THE SUN HERALD, Dec. 3 — Evangelical Protestants are taking a new look at the Blessed Virgin Mary, reported the Biloxi, Miss., daily. Most of them are portraying her as more down-to-earth than she is typically seen in religious art.
Religious studies professor Scot McKnight said he’s trying to reclaim the real Mary. He said most Protestants know nothing about her and that “hyper pious” depictions of her have nothing to do with the “courageous” young woman she was.
“There are a few of
us who are in a Trojan horse,” said McKnight, professor at
Catholics Turning to Church for End-of-Life Guidance
ASSOCIATED PRESS, Dec. 2 — Spurred by the Terri Schiavo case, more Catholics around the country are turning to the Church for end-of-life documents that follow Church teachings, said the Associated Press.
Father Christopher Mahar of Our Lady of Mercy Church in
The form allows the
signer to designate a medical decision maker in case the signer becomes
incapable. The signer, ideally, would choose someone who would make decisions
faithful to Church teachings regarding euthanasia. Dioceses in
Who Gives? Religious, Low-Income, Conservatives
TOWNHALL.COM, Dec. 5 — ABC’s “20/20” decided to set up Salvation Army buckets in two American communities to see who was more generous, ABC’s John Stossel wrote on the internet news and opinion site.
ABC set up buckets
The findings are
confirmed by research done by
Brooks found that conservatives, low-income people and those who are religious are more likely to give to charity.
Conservatives give about 30% more. Low-income people give almost 30% more as a share of their income, and those who are religious give almost four times as much.
“The people who give one thing tend to be
the people who give everything in