A woman who married Jesus Christ in Indiana last Saturday, pledging to live in celibacy for the rest of her life, became the first consecrated virgin in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend in 25 years and she hopes her wedding can act as an inspiration for single women who may have a desire for marriage.
Jessica Hayes, a 38-year-old theology teacher from Fort Wayne, had always wanted to commit her life more fully to the church and said that after years of soul searching, she felt called to marry the love of her life, Jesus.
On Aug. 15, the beaming bride, dressed in a white floor-length wedding gown complete with a veil, tied the knot in a ceremony witnessed by hundreds at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. more >>
Hollywood actress Vanessa Hudgens revealed earlier this week that her father is battling stage four cancer and she also asked her fans to pray for his healing.
On Wednesday, Hudgens, a Christian, accepted an award for Breakthrough Performer at the 2015 Industry Dance Awards and cancer benefit in Los Angeles, which is an event that benefits Circle of Hope Dancers Foundation. During her acceptance speech, the 26-year-old former Disney star bravely shared her family's heartbreaking ordeal.
"Last year, my boyfriend, Austin, lost his mom, Lori, to cancer, and my dad has just been recently diagnosed with stage four cancer," Hudgens told the crowd, People.com reported. "Let me tell you, I hate cancer. I hate cancer with every cell of my being." more >>
A nationwide protest against Planned Parenthood on Saturday morning, August 22, looks to focus more attention on the abortion provider's alleged criminal activity in light of the evidence provided by an undercover video sting operation.
The pro-life coalition, going under the name #ProtestPP, will hold demonstrations at Planned Parenthood facilities throughout the fifty states and District of Columbia on Saturday morning from nine to 11.
Illinois approved a bill that prevents minors from receiving sexual orientation change efforts therapy from their therapists even if they want it.
Republican Governor Bruce Rauner signed House Bill 217 into law Thursday afternoon without an official statement provided, along with a host of other bills on different issues.
The Human Rights Campaign, a national organization that supports bans on conversion therapy for minors, hailed the signing of the bill into law. more >>
As former executive director of Family Research Council's lobbying arm Josh Duggar admitted Thursday that he cheated on his wife, Anna, and developed a secret addiction to pornography, FRC President Tony Perkins condemned Duggar's actions Thursday and labeled the former reality TV star's conduct as "deceitful behavior."
As the news broke Wednesday that the former family values activist paid nearly $1,000 for two subscriptions to the online marital affair coordination website Ashley Madison, Duggar, who is the oldest son on the now-canceled TLC reality show "19 Kids and Counting," took to the Duggar family website to come clean about his adulterous acts and ponagraphy use in a statement.
Duggar had politically advocated for traditional family values as the executive director of Family Research Council Action and resigned from his position in May following the revelation that he molested five girls when he was 14 and 15 years old. In his statement, Duggar admits to having used pornography and cheating on his wife while he promoted the importance of living by biblical values. more >>
In a statement released on Thursday, Josh Duggar confessed to cheating on his wife after reports surfaced that he had signed up for an account with a website that promotes extra-marital affairs.
"I have been the biggest hypocrite ever. While espousing faith and family values, I have been unfaithful to my wife," admitted Duggar. His unfaithful actions were discovered after hackers leaked information on clients of the adulterous website Ashley Madison, who confirmed the security breach of their website on Tuesday.
"I am so ashamed of the double life that I have been living and am grieved for the hurt, pain and disgrace my sin has caused my wife and family, and most of all Jesus and all those who profess faith in Him," Duggar said. more >>