Blog author: jcarter
by on Friday, May 31, 2013

Poll: Most Americans Say Religion Is Losing Influence in U.S.
Frank Newport, Gallup

But 75% say American society would be better off if more Americans were religious

Flourishing: The Way Things Ought To Be
Hugh Whelchel, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

The Bible tells us that full shalom awaits God’s people at the end of this age, in the last chapter of redemptive history when Christ returns to consummate his kingdom. We are called to work toward shalom while we await the return of Christ.

Cardinal Dolan on Assault on Religious Freedom: Not a Slippery Slope, But a Ski Slope
Kathryn Jean Lopez, National Review

Further addressing the connections between the story of union power politics and the HHS mandate fight, Dolan said: “If we give in now, they will not leave us alone. No. That never happens.” Twenty years ago, it was a union. Today it is the federal government, in a regulation it has manipulatively demogogued into utter confusion.

Vatican to UN: 100 thousand Christians killed for the faith each year
Vatican Radio

The Holy See has expressed “deep concern” for violations of religious freedom and systematic attacks on Christian communities in regions of the world such as Africa, Asia and the Middle East.