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Workers Who Called Prayer
Meetings 'Cultlike' to Get $50K
Aug 7, 2023 8:48 AM CDT
Workers Who Called Prayer Meetings 'Cultlike' to Get $50K
2 ex-employees settle in religious discrimination suit against North Carolina home-repair company
- A North Carolina home-repair business fired two employees after they refused to continue participating in the company's mandatory prayer sessions—and now, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says the firm will pay out $50,000 over the incident. Per a Wednesday EEOC release , the settlement with Aurora Pro Services...
Archbishop Takes Issue With
Key Word in 'Our Father' Prayer
in case you missed it
Jul 15, 2023 12:25 PM CDT
Archbishop Takes Issue With Key Word in 'Our Father' Prayer
Stephen Cottrell told Church of England's General Synod the word has 'patriarchal' leanings
- Christians worldwide who've committed the "Our Father" prayer to memory for 2,000 years would likely be thrown if the opening words—also the prayer's title—were suddenly altered. That tweak doesn't seem to be imminent, but eyebrows are raised after one of the Church of...
Christian College Becomes
Ground Zero for Viral 'Revival'
Feb 19, 2023 6:05 AM CST
Christian College Becomes Ground Zero for Viral 'Revival'
Thousands flock to Kentucky's Asbury U in TikTok-driven prayer event that's lasted more than a week
- Early on Feb. 8, a routine chapel service took place at Kentucky's Asbury University, a small Christian college in Wilmore. "I would call it unremarkable," the school's president, Dr. Kevin Brown, tells NBC New s of the gathering in the 1,500-seat Hughes Auditorium. What's...
'Sounds of Intimacy' Join
Applause at Wimbledon
Jul 6, 2022 7:29 AM CDT
'Sounds of Intimacy' Join Applause at Wimbledon
People are allegedly getting it on in new 'quiet room' designed for 'meditation, prayer, or reflection'
- "Wimbledon" and "sounds of intimacy" aren't two terms you'd normally associate with each other, but at this year's tennis tournament in London, they've become amorously intertwined. To be more blunt, the Daily Beast puts it thusly: A new "quiet room" at the Wimbledon...
Supreme Court Sides With
High School Coach Over Prayer
Jun 27, 2022 9:54 AM CDT
Supreme Court Sides With High School Coach Over Prayer
Justices say Joe Kennedy shouldn't have been fired for on-field prayers with team
- The Supreme Court's conservative majority has once again won the day in a closely watched case, this time over public prayer. The court ruled 6-3 that a high school football coach in Washington state who led prayers with players on the field after games shouldn't have been fired,...
Biden Asks to Meet
Girl Praying at Rubble
Jul 2, 2021 1:55 PM CDT
Biden Asks to Meet Girl Praying at Rubble
12-year-old 'was just lost,' Surfside mayor says
- Gazing at the mountain of rubble that had buried her father and uncle, a 12-year-old girl moved away from her relatives, sat down by herself and pulled out her phone. She opened a collection of Psalms and began to pray. Elisheva Cohen's moment of reflection at the site of...
'This Is Hagia Sophia Breaking
From Its Captivity Chains'
Jul 24, 2020 7:08 AM CDT
'This Is Hagia Sophia Breaking From Its Captivity Chains'
Muslims headed Friday to Istanbul's Hagia Sophia for first prayers there in nearly 9 decades
- Thousands of Muslims converged on Istanbul's landmark Hagia Sophia on Friday to take part in the first prayers in 86 years, at what was once one of Christendom's most significant cathedrals, then a mosque and museum before its reconversion into a Muslim place of worship. Turkish President Recep...
Notes Pulled From
With a Twist
Apr 1, 2020 9:30 AM CDT
Notes Pulled From Western Wall, With a Twist
Hazmat suits were required this time around due to coronavirus
- He stood at one of the world’s holiest sites and prayed for those who've contracted COVID-19. Then Shmuel Rabinowitz, rabbi of Jerusalem's Western Wall, watched as thousands of written prayers crammed into the crevices of stone were removed. This happens twice a year before Passover and Rosh...
A 'Historic First'
From Pope, With
No One There
to See It
Mar 28, 2020 7:45 AM CDT
A 'Historic First' From Pope, With No One There to See It
Francis offered rare blessing to an empty St. Peter's Square, calling coronavirus a 'tempest'
- The "Urbi et Orbi" ("To the City and the World") prayer recited by the pope is typically only offered on three occasions: on Christmas, on Easter, and when a new pontiff is chosen. On Friday, however, Pope Francis climbed the steps of St. Peter's Basilica in...
New Name in
Oct 17, 2019 9:30 AM CDT
New Name in Wearable Tech: the Vatican
$110 eRosary connects to app to show prayer progress
- Describing your smart device as "aimed at the peripheral frontiers of the digital world where the young people dwell" maybe isn't the hippest way to appeal to the younger generation. But that's exactly what the Vatican intends with its Click to Pray eRosary announced Wednesday. The bracelet...
Florida Governor: This Is the
Prayer I Put in Western Wall
Aug 19, 2019 11:27 AM CDT
Florida Governor: This Is the Prayer I Put in Western Wall
Ron DeSantis stuck the piece of paper in a crevice in May
- Florida's governor says when he visited the Western Wall in Israel in May he followed tradition by sticking a slip of paper with a written prayer in between crevices of the ancient structure. Gov. Ron DeSantis revealed Monday that his prayer said, "Good Lord, spare us hurricanes this...
She Wrestled Cougar
Off Her Son, Credits
'Praying in Tongues'
Apr 3, 2019 12:24 PM CDT
She Wrestled Cougar Off Her Son, Credits 'Praying in Tongues'
Canadian Chelsea Lockhart thinks a miracle happened Friday
- The 7-year-old's mistake was in running. Good thing he had a badass Canadian mom looking out for him. Chelsea Lockhart tells CTV News she heard a commotion outside her home on British Columbia's Vancouver Island Friday and emerged to find her son, Zachery, being dragged by a juvenile...
Pope Who Says He's a Tech
'Disaster' Has a New App
Jan 21, 2019 9:08 AM CST
Pope Who Says He's a Tech 'Disaster' Has a New App
'Click to Pray' lets users keep on top of pontiff's prayers, as well as add their own
- First we had a drive-thru for Ash Wednesday ; now there's a Pope Francis-sponsored app for praying. The pontiff who once called himself a techie "disaster" launched "Click to Pray" on Sunday, a six-language app for both Android and iPhone that he hopes will keep Catholic constituents around...
Satanic Temple Sues to
Lead City Council Prayers
Feb 28, 2018 12:07 AM CST
Satanic Temple Sues to Lead City Council Prayers
Group is taking Scottsdale, Ariz., to court
- A group that invokes the name Satan as a metaphor for opposing religious tyranny has sued the well-off Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale, Ariz., accusing officials of discrimination after being denied an opportunity to give the opening prayer at a City Council meeting. Michelle Shortt of the Satanic Temple of Tucson...
Pope: Deliver Us
From Bad Translation
of Lord's Prayer
Dec 8, 2017 8:39 AM CST
Pope: Deliver Us From Bad Translation of Lord's Prayer
Francis wants to reword 'lead us not into temptation' line
- The concept of temptation, and avoiding it, is something all Roman Catholics are made to confront throughout their liturgical lives. But Pope Francis is now saying if you feel that irresistible pull toward that which you shouldn't do, don't blame God for it. Specifically, per Reuters , the pontiff...
Mark Wahlberg Sorry He Played
Well-Endowed Porn Star
Oct 24, 2017 11:35 AM CDT
Mark Wahlberg Sorry He Played Well-Endowed Porn Star
Catholic actor has prayed to God for forgiveness for his role in 1997's 'Boogie Nights'
- Mark Wahlberg says he hopes God will forgive him for his turn as a porn star in PT Anderson's 1997 film
. Wahlberg told the
ahead of an event with Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich on Friday that he hopes "God is a movie fan and...
Driver Shuts Eyes to Pray, Crashes Into House
Jul 12, 2016 7:55 AM CDT
Driver Shuts Eyes to Pray, Crashes Into House
She's charged with reckless driving
- Some might say a prayer in anticipation of a car crash. A Florida woman's prayer apparently caused one. The 28-year-old was driving in Mary Esther when she ran a stop sign, drove onto a yard, and crashed into a house, police tell the
Northwest Florida Daily News
. She then...
Can Help Alcoholics
May 5, 2016 12:55 PM CDT
Scientists: Prayer Can Help Alcoholics Through Temptation
Small study uses brain scans to demonstrate changes after prayer vs. reading newspaper
- Does prayer have the power to help recovering alcoholics squash temptation? A small new study out of the NYU Langone Medical Center finds that at least among 20 long-term Alcoholics Anonymous members who reported no cravings in the week leading up to the test, prayer reduced cravings that arose when...
Stop to Pray
Mar 23, 2016 5:03 PM CDT
Coffee Stand Employees Stop to Pray With Grieving Customer
Now their good deed is going viral
- A grieving woman who had just lost her husband found solace in an unexpected place: the young employees of a local drive-thru coffee stand. The
reports employees at Dutch Bros. Coffee in Vancouver, Washington, noticed one of their customers seemed upset while waiting in her car Saturday. It turns...
A Big Change Hits
the Western Wall
Feb 1, 2016 8:21 AM CST
A Big Change Hits the Western Wall
Men and women will be able to pray together
- In what is being hailed as a " landmark decision " by some and received "with a heavy heart " by others, the Israeli government has approved the creation of an area for mixed-gender praying at the Western Wall. The Women of the Wall organization has sought equal prayer...
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