<![CDATA[Faith News | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/ en-us Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:23:38 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:23:38 CST Faith 60 Voices of Faith: Is ‘namaste’ a proper greeting from/for someone who is not Hindu? http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article22599615.html#storylink=rss Yoga, meditation and other practices mean some cultural influences once confined to their countries of origin have found a place in secular society.

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Fri, 29 May 2015 10:26:08 CDT By A.M. BHATTACHARYYA and ARVIND KHETIA

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Pope Francis urges couples to take engagement seriously http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article22596756.html#storylink=rss Francis said the engagement period should be used as a time for couples to get to know each other better.

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Fri, 29 May 2015 09:50:09 CDT

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Faith Walk: Emotions are a Christian’s friend http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article22546644.html#storylink=rss Feelings get a bad rap in Christian circles. As a new believer it seemed as though everyone was telling me not to feel. That “good” Christians are happy, content, filled with joy, and at peace … always.

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Fri, 29 May 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Could rise in atheism translate into a voting bloc with influence in 2016? http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article22536489.html#storylink=rss Atheist, humanist and other freethinking activists say their longtime goal of creating a cohesive and formidable secular voting bloc from the diverse and scattered category of the nonreligious has taken new life from a recent Pew Research Center survey — and could carry them far if they use the data wisely.

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Vatican official calls Irish gay marriage vote a ‘defeat for humanity’ http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article22440843.html#storylink=rss Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s secretary of state, says the Irish vote to legalize gay marriage is a “defeat for humanity,” evidence of the soul-searching going on in Catholic circles after the predominantly Roman Catholic country overwhelmingly rejected traditional church teaching on marriage.

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Wed, 27 May 2015 13:24:33 CDT

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J.K. Rowling slams Westboro Baptist Church over Ireland’s same-sex marriage vote http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article22487457.html#storylink=rss Noted without comment: The back-and-forth between Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling and Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka about Ireland becoming the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage.

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Wed, 27 May 2015 21:26:03 CDT

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Dispute over MLK Bible, Nobel prize headed for mediation http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article22415580.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 10:57:05 CDT By KATE BRUMBACK ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article22415580.html Slain El Salvador archbishop beatified in sign of Catholic Church’s new direction http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article21911121.html#storylink=rss Known as a champion of the poor and a voice for the voiceless, Oscar Romero’s beatification had been blocked for three decades by church conservatives until Pope Francis ordered that it move forward.

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Sat, 23 May 2015 12:39:50 CDT

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Vatican bank profits soar as recovery, reform continue http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article22173984.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 05:51:04 CDT By NICOLE WINFIELD ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article22173984.html Ireland says ‘yes’ to gay marriage by resounding 62.1 percent http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article21864888.html#storylink=rss As the official ballot counting continued, the only question appeared to be how large the “yes” margin of victory would be. Analysts said support was likely to exceed 60 percent.

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Sat, 23 May 2015 08:15:03 CDT

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Thousands attend Italian nun's beatification in Kenya http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article21865446.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 23 May 2015 12:51:06 CDT By RODNEY MUHUMUZA ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article21865446.html What is Christian Pentecost and its relationship to Jewish Shavuot? http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article21592089.html#storylink=rss The sometimes overlooked holidays coincide, and there’s a reason for that.

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Fri, 22 May 2015 04:27:00 CDT

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In Thomas Merton, conference panelists see a model for racial justice and healing http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article21597705.html#storylink=rss The 100th anniversary of the Catholic author’s birth spotlights his place in the civil rights movement, something not widely known.

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Fri, 22 May 2015 04:49:00 CDT

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Faith Walk: All God’s children got junk http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article21611049.html#storylink=rss I know I have junk, physical and metaphorical; we all do. Some have more than others maybe, but whether it’s just a drawerful or rented storage units are involved, there’s no escaping junk. Some people are born into junk. Others collect junk. You can inadvertently move into another person’s junk.

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Fri, 22 May 2015 05:03:00 CDT

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Voices of Faith: What can we learn from the faith of the Canaanite woman? http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article21593328.html#storylink=rss A woman of great faith begs Jesus for his help, and he heals her daughter.

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Fri, 22 May 2015 18:28:00 CDT

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Anti-gay Michigan pastor quits after soliciting gay sex http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article21554979.html#storylink=rss Michigan pastor, who has publicly railed against gay marriage, has resigned from his post after being outed for soliciting sex from men through an app geared toward gay, bisexual and bi-curious men.

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Thu, 21 May 2015 07:01:20 CDT

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Aspen priest to pedal across America http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article22510608.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 30 May 2015 01:01:00 CDT By Karl Herchenroeder ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article22510608.html Vatican official in charge of World Meeting in Philly investigated for possible embezzlement http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article22640466.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 29 May 2015 03:00:00 CDT By DAVID O'REILLY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article22640466.html Pope's new direction http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article22612500.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 29 May 2015 03:00:00 CDT By TRACY WILKINSON AND TOM KINGTON ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article22612500.html Voices of Faith: What can we learn from the faith of the Canaanite woman? http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article22408740.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 03:00:00 CDT The Kansas City Star]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article22408740.html Msgr. Lynn remains behind bars pending decision on appeals http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article21734724.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 18:35:04 CDT By JOE SLOBODZIAN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article21734724.html El Salvador gears up for archbishop's beatification ceremony http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article21664539.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 08:35:08 CDT By TRACY WILKINSON ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article21664539.html Anti-gay Michigan pastor quits after soliciting sex from men http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article21476877.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 12:20:06 CDT By ELISSA ROBINSON ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article21476877.html Voices of Faith: How do I know if my decision is what God wants? http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article21455610.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 07:06:10 CDT The Kansas City Star]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article21455610.html Methodist church, lesbian couple reach agreement http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article21342009.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 18 May 2015 20:19:05 CDT By JEFF KUNERTH ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article21342009.html Methodist church, lesbian couple reach agreement http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article21293100.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 18 May 2015 12:39:05 CDT By JEFF KUNERTH ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article21293100.html Pope canonizes 2 nuns from 19th century Palestine http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article21227091.html#storylink=rss Sisters Mariam Bawardy and Marie Alphonsine Ghattas were among four nuns who were made saints at a Mass in a St. Peter’s Square. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and an estimated 2,000 pilgrims from the region were on hand for the canonization.

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Voices of Faith: How do I know if my decision is what God wants? http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article21028521.html#storylink=rss A challenging question is tackled by two pastors; though each explains his point differently they reach the same conclusion.

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Fri, 15 May 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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Interfaith activists call solitary confinement immoral, ineffective http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article21033993.html#storylink=rss From Wisconsin to Washington, D.C., activists have taken replicas of solitary confinement cells to places where people on the outside can momentarily experience what life is like on the inside.

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Amish, public schools join to serve special-needs kids http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article21078789.html#storylink=rss A mobile therapist visits a Missouri family, one of the ways this insular faith helps its children.

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