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Letter To A Trump Supporter #4: Barack Obama's Christian Faith

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 10.20.2016 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

This is the fourth in my series of "Letters to a Trump Supporter," from correspondence with a family friend who supports Mr. Trump. Continuing our co...

Jesus Would Sign This Petition

Dilara Hafiz | Posted 04.14.2016 | Religion
Dilara Hafiz

Is this a sign of the future? For those in any doubt whether hatred, ignorance, or intolerance exists in America, here's an example in black and white and red.

7 Ways to Experience St. Augustine Florida

Liz Cleland | Posted 04.01.2016 | Travel
Liz Cleland

Ready for sun, cobble stone streets, rich history and beaches? If you have never graced the brick laid streets of St. Augustine then, my friends, plan a trip! It is hands down one of my favorite all time places to visit. From historic museums to ghost tours there is truly something for everyone!

On the Road Again - Gilligan's Compelling Journey in 2015

Susan Sacirbey | Posted 02.11.2017 | Travel
Susan Sacirbey

This story is dedicated to Gilligan, (July 4, 2001 - December 29, 2015) our beloved family member, travel companion, and friend who taught us how cats...

Hic Ego Sum

Francis Levy | Posted 12.11.2016 | Books
Francis Levy

Mark Lilla cites a wonderful quote from Augustine's Confessions "Mihi quaestio factus sum," or "I have become a problem to myself" at the beginning of...

Obelisk Art 450: Our Oldest City Is on the Cutting Edge of Compassion

Dilara Hafiz | Posted 08.25.2016 | Arts
Dilara Hafiz

25 artists of international renown have created original art on 8 ½ foot wood and fiberglass obelisks to illustrate the diverse history of Saint Augustine and the ways in which the four original themes of 'Freedom, Democracy, Human Rights and Compassion' continue to resonate today.

A New Interfaith Commemoration in the Nation's Oldest City

Dilara Hafiz | Posted 08.18.2016 | Religion
Dilara Hafiz

Where can you find a Native American 'smudging' ceremony, a shofar blowing, and a Hindu chanting, all in the same place? If you guessed Saint Augustine,'d be correct!

The Crusades: Who, What, When, Where

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 04.16.2015 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

Crusades "in general" refer to what are called "holy wars" or "just wars"--military campaigns for the purpose of halting the spread of non-Christian religions, of retaking holy places, or of conquering pagan areas.

Divine Consciousness: What "Being Saved" Is Really About

Steve McSwain | Posted 03.18.2015 | Religion
Steve McSwain

Divine consciousness is simply transformation. It is to know a salvation that is real...that is now...that is connected to the very real, and sometimes, very harsh realities of your life. Like your past you can't forgive or the future you worry about almost constantly. And, the present which you miss too frequently.

Suicide... An Unpardonable Sin?

Steve McSwain | Posted 10.15.2014 | Religion
Steve McSwain

So, with Robin Williams, and others like him and their families, it is my sincere hope the Church will respond to this with compassion, understanding, and with openness. We need many informed and humane conversations around the issue of suicide.

The One Thing Everyone Wants More Than Anything

Steve McSwain | Posted 12.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Steve McSwain

What is happiness? And where is it found? And further still, if we found it, how would we know that what we found is actually it?

Will The Catholic Church Ever Stop Trying To Criminalize Sin?

James Heffernan | Posted 07.09.2013 | Religion
James Heffernan

Last October, a pregnant Indian woman died in an Irish hospital after being denied an abortion that might well have saved her life. The Irish parliament is now considering a bill that would legalize abortion under very strict conditions. It has been roundly condemned by the Roman Catholic church.

Easter Before The Bunny

Garry Wills | Posted 06.03.2012 | Religion
Garry Wills

In early Christian communities, Easter was the day when, normally, all new Christians were baptized, and it was the deepest spiritual experience most of them would ever have.

Game Change: Sarah Palin and the Confessions of Steve Schmidt

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 05.07.2012 | Media
Geoffrey Dunn

Forget whether or not Sarah Palin suffered through some sort of psychological breakdown during the 2008 campaign, the bigger issue is how can the U.S. best select its leaders when celebrity packs more electoral caché than experience or political courage?

PHOTO: Unknown Caravaggio Painting Discovered

Posted 08.21.2011 | Arts

London art historian and dealer Clovis Whitfield claims to have identified a previously unrecognized painting by early 17th-century master Caravaggio....

Adam And Eve Didn't Exist. Get Over It!

Michael Ruse | Posted 08.10.2011 | Religion
Michael Ruse

Organisms evolved from simple forms by natural selection. This includes humans. We are the end result of a long, slow, natural process of development. Moreover, there never was an original pair.

Original Sin, Evolution and Human Origins

Michael Ruse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Ruse

What if Adam and Eve never existed? What happens to the whole doctrine of original sin?

Memo To Catholic Conservatives: Two Great Saints Stand Behind the Pope's Statement On Condoms

James Heffernan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
James Heffernan

When conservative Catholics idolize the golden calf of moral absolutism, they forsake the teachings of the saints.