A priest, a Baptist pastor, and a rabbi were accustomed to meeting each Monday morning to discuss their weekend services. On one of those occasions, the priest mentioned that it…
When a young man is “inked” by a gang, the tattoo signifies his adoption into a new family – one that’s often violent and criminally-minded. The tattoo is nothing short of a claim on the kid’s life by his fellow gang members.
So one priest in Los Angeles is removing kids from gangs by removing their tattoos.
Christianity seems strange to those who stand outside its number, partly because of the bold claims it makes about the most important facets of life. This reality isn’t restricted to our modern era; for almost 2,000 years, Christianity’s claims and practices have been misunderstood.
The misunderstandings begin with what Christianity is even called.
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Father Maximilian Kolbe was a Polish-born priest who affected the lives of thousands around the world through a ministry he founded within the Roman Catholic Church. But his real legacy centers on a selfless act for one man named Francis…at a place called Auschwitz.
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At the end of one’s life, it’s customary to reflect on relationships. Loved ones can be celebrated and those who have caused harm can be restored through forgiveness. For many, this celebration and restoration is a very important part of the dying experience.
Evidently, it wasn’t for Ramon Maria Narvaez.