Cardinal Timothy Dolan, who sat right between Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton at the Al Smith Dinner for charity in New York on Thursday night, has claimed that contrary to media reports, the two candidates were "friendly and complimentary" to one another.
"I was very moved by their interaction together around me, they were very friendly, very uplifting, very complimentary to one another," Dolan, who is the Archbishop of New York, told Fox News after the annual white-tie charity event.
"I thought the evening accomplished its goals," he added. more >>
Prominent Christian movie star and filmmaker Mel Gibson has given more hints about what fans can expect from the potential sequel to his hit film the "Passion of the Christ."
In August, the 60-year-old Gibson told California evangelist Greg Laurie at SoCal Harvest that he is talking with screenwriter Randall Wallace about the possibility of making a sequel to the popular 2004 movie, which he is currently referring to as "The Resurrection."
In a recent interview with Houston megachurch pastor Joel Osteen and his wife, Victoria, which will air on Osteen's SiriusXM channel on Oct. 28, Gibson again discussed the idea of a "Passion of the Christ" sequel. more >>
I spoke at length this week with a national reporter in Washington, D.C. and discussed the election. I want to share some of that conversation with you. I do not trust either candidate. What do you do when you can't trust either candidate? That is a very difficult decision.
Neither candidate has the character to lead this nation. This will be the most reluctant vote I will have ever cast. Not voting is not a viable option. As a believer, we have a responsibility to participate in the electoral processes of our nation. That is what good citizens do.
In this election we are not voting for a good candidate, but for a good platform of what the culture of the party is. We have two party platforms before us. Go to the internet and just type in "Democratic Platform" and "Republican Platform." I have read them both several times. They are as different as night and day. more >>
WASHINGTON — The Ewan McGregor film "American Pastoral," which opens in theaters Friday, starring Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning hints that a couple's mixed-faiths can negatively impact the family.
When Lou Levov (Perter Riegert), the Jewish owner of a New Jersey-based glove factory, urges his son Seymour (Ewan McGregor) not to marry a local Catholic beauty queen and a former Miss New Jersey, Dawn Dwyer (Jennifer Connelly), but to marry within the faith, Lou wonders what religion his grandchild will be. Dawn says they will leave the decision up to the child.
The advances to 1968 — the year Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, America was preparing to send a man to the moon, the cost of gas was 34 cents, and life was ideal within the country's upper middle class. But outside of that bubble was a world in a state of flux and violence was about to arrive at the doorstep of the Levov family. more >>
The American Family Association has accused athletes across America who are following San Francisco 49ers football player Colin Kaepernick in his decision to not stand during the national anthem of "disgracing" and "embarrassing" themselves and their teams.
"As the football season rolls on, more and more athletes are disgracing themselves and embarrassing their coaches and teams by thumbing their noses at the national anthem," said Buddy Smith, AFA Senior Vice-President, on Thursday.
Smith pointed out that unlike Kaepernick, who protested against racial discrimination in America by kneeling during the anthem, other players such as Millikin University linebacker Conner Brewer decided to go in another direction and stand on the sideline during the anthem while his teammates chose to stay in the locker room. more >>
NEW YORK – Consul General of Israel in New York, Ambassador Dani Dayan, ripped the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization on Thursday as a bunch of "ignorant, evil" people for approving a resolution he says denies Jewish ties to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall.
Dayan made the comments as he was being honored along with NYPD Commissioner James P. O'Neill by the New York Board of Rabbis at a Sukkot celebration commonly known among Christians as the Feast of Tabernacles, at the Edmond J. Safra Synagogue in New York City.
"We spoke a lot about Sukkot and I want to pinpoint, focus on another characteristic of Sukkot. Sukkot in Jewish tradition was one of the three Regalim. Regalim meaning three days in the year…in which the whole community, every single Israelite, every single Jew in the land of Israel in the ancient times, would leave his occupation, leave his work, leave his job, leave his farm or whatever he did and ascended, to Jerusalem to the [Temple] Mount to praise God," said the ambassador who was noted as a confidante of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel. more >>