Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation, a celebrated Poor Clare Catholic nun who founded the Eternal World Television Network in 1981, died on Easter Sunday after a 15-year battle with the after-effects of a stroke. She was 92 years old.
"Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation, P.C.P.A. passed peacefully from this life at Our Lady of the Angels Monastery on 5 p.m. CDT, Easter Sunday, March 27, in this Jubilee Year of Mercy, surrounded by the prayers and love of her spiritual daughters, sons and dear friends," said Mother Dolores Marie, superior of the Poor Clare Nuns of Perpetual Adoration of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery, in a statement to EWTN.
"Known as 'mother to millions' to her EWTN family, she untiringly exhorted all to pursue holiness by living with God in the present moment. We are grateful for your prayers for this courageous daughter of the Church and your support of EWTN, the media network that she founded for the salvation of souls. May our beloved Mother Angelica, Foundress of EWTN, enter through the Mercy of God into the joy of Heaven," the statement ended. more >>
"Fuller house" star Candace Cameron Bure talked about how to push boundaries while staying true to yourself in an article in motto.time.com. She particularly addressed how she deals with pressure from her own Christian brothers and sisters.
"Don't bow to outside pressure," Bure titled the section in which she revealed that a lot of the pressure she endures is from people in her own Christian community.
"There are a lot of people out there who might expect you to uphold their standards, rather than your own. I'm very outspoken about my Christian faith, and I actually face a lot of pressure from others within the faith," the California native said. more >>
Ed Young Jr.'s Fellowship Church held its fourth annual "Good Friday in the Park" celebration in Dallas, Texas, ahead of the pastor's Easter message, which will focus on doubt, and how people can overcome their doubts through faith.
"This year, we're going to take a unique look at the resurrection through the perspective of doubt. Let's face it, we all have some doubts. This year, we're going to take a hard look at what causes those doubts and how we can have faith on the other side of them," Andy Boyd, spokesman for Fellowship Church, told The Christian Post.
"Easter is a time when people who haven't been to church give God a shot. It's a time when most people we know are thinking about the things of God. So every year, we make the entire experience new and fresh and relevant," he said, speaking about the Good Friday in the Park communitywide celebration the church held yesterday that featured live music, food trucks, and a sermon by Young. more >>
A school district in Colorado will soon distribute a collection of satanic and atheist literature at their high schools and middle schools in response to complaints from atheist groups.
Delta County School District will place literature provided by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, Western Colorado Atheists and Freethinkers, and the Satanic Temple on April 1.
In a statement released Thursday, FFRF explained that their demands were made in response to the passive distribution of Gideon Bibles during the school day. more >>
British singer/songwriter Seal may have made his acting debut this past week in FOX's musical about Christ's last days on Earth, "The Passion: Live," but the Grammy Award-winning vocalist says he really isn't all that religious.
In a recent interview with NPR, Seal said he went to a "Church of England School" as a child and described his upbringing as being in a typical English family where his parents "kind of" instilled religious values.
"But they weren't overtly religious and I didn't grow up staunch Catholic or anything like that," he told NPR. Seal believes in God and said he doesn't subscribe to the conventional images often portrayed by pop culture. "I don't necessarily think he's a grey-haired man with a beard, but I think of God as more of an energy, a divine energy." more >>
Many Christians have lost their edge — their radical, burning fire for Christ, says preacher and author Francis Chan, a firm believer that while family is important, the mission of the Kingdom of God should come first.
In a video message recently shared by ChurchLeaders.com, Chan says that after many Christians get married they place Christ's mission on the back burner, spending their days in the bubble of relationships, children and the comfort of security. The preacher challenges married Christians to stoke the flames of their passion for Christ and his work, and to step out of their comfort zones to take more risks to further His Kingdom.
Chan, who's been married to his wife, Lisa, for over 20 years and has seven children, asks, "Could I be an example of someone who's married and has kids and is still thinking 'Kingdom first?'" He adds, "Your mission with the Lord doesn't end when you get married," giving examples of how when people date, or get married, or have children their focus tends to shift from standing on the frontlines for Christ to pouring the majority of their time and energy into nurturing and protecting their relationship, family and security. more >>