Inspired by the concept of "flash mobs," an organization based in Buffalo, New York, has opted to perform "Mass Mobs" wherein large numbers of people agree to meet at a given local Catholic congregation.
Whereas a "flash mob" will do various performances or things in a random public space and then disperse, this group will surprise a given church to attend mass at their facility.
An Ohio community sent a message to the atheist advocacy group Freedom From Religion Foundation Friday night as community members made it known ahead of time that they would hold a large public prayer following the completion of the local public high school football game.
In response to the Licking Valley School District receiving two separate letters within a week from Freedom From Religion Foundation condemning the school district for not doing enough to enforce the removal of religion in public schools, community members told the Newark Advocate that they are planning a public gathering for prayer following the Licking Valley High School football game tonight.
Licking Valley's game against visiting Watkins Memorial was the high school's first home football game since the school district received letters on Sept. 23 and Sept. 30. The letters addressed "religious messages" displayed on t-shirts worn by the high school's marching band and scolded the school's football coaches for participating in team prayers. more >>
A couple spent several years of praying and hoping for God to give them a baby. Ashley seemed to have problems getting pregnant and giving birth, but nothing would stop them from giving it all they had.
Her husband, Tyson, agreed that she should give it one last shot using a different medical procedure and most importantly … prayer. After countless attempts and failed attempts. A miracle occurred. They were given news that not only were they finally going to have a child.
But not one child … they are going to have Quadruplets! Wait until you see the their faces when they find out. PRICELESS! more >>
A 10-year-old boy is receiving prayers and support from around the world after being electrocuted during a birthday party.
Elijah Belden of Temecula, California, was at his own birthday party on Saturday, Oct. 4, when the accident occurred. He was standing by a metal pole holding up a tent away from the family's swimming pool. However, something happened and Elijah wound up being electrocuted; family friend and sheriff deputy Scott Baker was able to break the connection between Elijah and the metal pole, possibly saving his life.
The 10-year-old was airlifted to a children's hospital, where his family met their pastor, Alex McLean, who spent hours with the family in those first crucial moments. The family is relying on faith and God to bring their son through this ordeal; he has been in a medically-induced coma in order to give his body a chance to heal from the severe injuries. They have not spoken much about the ordeal but want people to know God's healing power. more >>
After the birth and death of "bucket list baby" Shane Haley, questions were raised about the significance of infant baptism; parents Dan and Jenna were sure to have their baby boy baptized before he passed away.
Shane was known as the "bucket list baby" because his parents created a special bucket list of what they wanted to do with their baby boy before he died. They received news of his condition early in the pregnancy and did all they had originally planned to do with Shane after he was born. They had a very memorable pregnancy and documented their experiences on Facebook, garnering national attention.
"Today at 6:15AM, after meeting his entire family and being baptized into the Catholic faith, baby Shane died peacefully in his Mother's arms … we are so grateful for the time that we were blessed to hold and hug our son … Shane spent his entire life in the arms of people that loved him unconditionally and I don't think you could ask for a more beautiful life then that … he is home now with the Lord and will forever be our little miracle!" Dan posted on Facebook earlier this week. more >>
A 10-year-old member of the ISIS terror group has been reportedly killed while fighting in the Middle East. Going by the name Abu Obadya al-Abassi, ISIS posted a video on YouTube Wednesday announcing his death.
The YouTube video has garnered over 75,000 hits as of Friday morning and depicts photos of the boy, but no tangible confirmation of his demise, according to The Jerusalem Post.
"It should be noted that there is no independent confirmation regarding the authenticity of the clip which was posted on YouTube showing the boy dressed in military fatigues and carrying weapons," the Post reported. more >>