<![CDATA[Religion & Faith News | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/ en-us Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:12:04 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:12:04 CST Faith 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Jesus Christ film coming to virtual reality http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article86777622.html#storylink=rss ‘Jesus VR – The Story of Christ’ scheduled for Christmas release

Live-action film will offer 360-degree views of events from life of Jesus

Movie to be offeredon Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and other VR systems

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Rev. Pat Tobin, a founder of Harvesters, is remembered for helping the poor and hungry http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article86502092.html#storylink=rss The Kansas City community said goodbye Tuesday to Tobin, who died Friday at age 86

In March, Tobin celebrated 60 years as a Catholic priest

“Father Pat” worked alongside Mother Teresa in the 1960s and kept an image in his mind from that experience

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:20:47 CDT

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Massive ark attraction set to open in Kentucky http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article86348797.html#storylink=rss The ark is 510 feet long, 85 feet wide, 51 feet tall

Some log beams are 3 feet in diameter, 50 feet long

Ark Encounter opens in Williamstown, Ky., July 7

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 21:41:36 CDT

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Catholic bishop in Kansas City apologizes at special service for church sex abuse victims http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article86125322.html#storylink=rss Bishop James V. Johnston Jr. called the special Service of Lament

He asked for forgiveness in order for victims and survivors to heal

A team will review diocesan policies

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Sun, 26 Jun 2016 18:50:15 CDT

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Bishop offers Service of Lament to begin healing for victims http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article86137837.html#storylink=rss Bishop James V. Johnston Jr. apologized for decades of damage from the priest’s sex abuse scandal

Catholics gathered to offer prayer and petitions to help victims begin to heal

New committments by diocese seek to make protection of children a core value

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Sun, 26 Jun 2016 20:51:30 CDT

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Pope defends Armenia 'genocide' comment; no offense meant http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/world/article86071587.html#storylink=rss Pope Francis defended using the term "genocide" to describe the Ottoman-era slaughter of Armenians, saying Sunday that's how he has always referred to the massacre, he didn't mean anything offensive by it and that it would have been "very strange" to have avoided it.

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Westport Presbyterian Church celebrates reopening more than four years after devastating fire http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article85978252.html#storylink=rss The community heralds the rebirth of a historic church

The 2011 fire was deemed an accident related to air conditioner installation

Rebuilding took so long in part because of litigation and infrastructure challenges

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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 14:31:10 CDT

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New bishop, new healing after Kansas City diocese’s sex abuse scandal http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article85731582.html#storylink=rss Bishop James V. Johnston Jr. will make a public apology Sunday at a Service of Lament

The diocese sees the service as a new beginning in rebuilding trust

While the church’s many skeptics have great cause for their trepidation, reconciliation requires optimism

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:08:31 CDT

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Pope visits Armenia's closed border with Turkey on last day http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article85946162.html#storylink=rss Pope Francis is wrapping up his trip to Armenia with a Sunday liturgy in the Apostolic cathedral celebrated by his Orthodox hosts and a visit to Armenia's closed border with Turkey amid new tensions with Ankara over his recognition of the 1915 "genocide."

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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 22:49:00 CDT By NICOLE WINFIELD and AVET DEMOURIAN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article85946162.html
Largest US Presbyterian denomination picks 1st black leader http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article85776567.html#storylink=rss The largest Presbyterian denomination in the U.S. has elected its first African-American top executive.

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For Muslims, Ramadan in jail can be tough sentence http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article86863492.html#storylink=rss Loai Laila and Nelson Hernandez wake up at 4:30 a.m. in their Dallas County Jail cells these days.

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By AUSTIN HUGUELET ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article86863492.html
Voices of Faith: Does number 3 hold special significance in Christianity? http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article86582052.html#storylink=rss The Rev. Penny Ellwood, Blue Springs campus pastor, United Methodist Church of the Resurrection: We have a human habit of looking for patterns of three. You hear people say all the time expressions like "three's company" or conversely, "three's a crowd" or "the third time's the charm, "or "bad news always comes in threes."

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT The Kansas City Star]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article86582052.html
KC diocese clergy at Service of Lament for sexual abuse victims http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article86097062.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 15:10:36 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article86097062.html Westport Presbyterian celebrates reopening with 'church of the future' http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article85994222.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 16:37:56 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article85994222.html Presbyterian delegates 'deeply regret' past treatment of gays http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article85903192.html#storylink=rss U.S. Presbyterians approved a statement expressing regret for a history of marginalizing gays and other sexual minorities while also lamenting the loss of members who left the denomination over its eventual approval of ordaining and marrying gays.

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By PETER SMITH ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article85903192.html
Voices of Faith: What's the coolest story in the Bible? http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article85217432.html#storylink=rss Pastors were asked to consider events other than the Resurrection of Christ.

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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT The Kansas City Star]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article85217432.html
Voices of Faith: What’s the coolest story in the Bible? http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article85143352.html#storylink=rss There are many to choose from, and these pastors were asked to pick from events other than the Resurrection

Rev. Bob Hill and Rev. Justin Hoye point to Genesis, but others come to mind, too

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Gay Muslims ask: Will Orlando bring change? http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article84467657.html#storylink=rss Across the U.S., Muslims mourned the loss of 49 people in a shooting at an Orlando, Fla., gay nightclub

Some people hope that out of that tragedy might come a chance for dialogue and greater acceptance of LGBT Muslims

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Former Rockhurst University president, the Rev. Robert Weiss, dies at 91 http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article83517152.html#storylink=rss He was president from 1977 to 1988

Weiss was known for bonding with students and serving the Kansas City community

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Mon, 13 Jun 2016 15:29:42 CDT

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Evangelicals have qualms with Trump, but see nowhere else to turn http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article82901192.html#storylink=rss What happens when the presumptive nominee himself is at odds with the GOP’s core religious values?

Some say Trump has just one saving grace: His promise to put conservatives on the Supreme Court

‘I’m not voting for a Sunday school teacher. I’m voting for a president.’

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Fri, 10 Jun 2016 05:00:00 CDT

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KC diocese’s deal to buy Derrick Thomas Academy falls through http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article83038177.html#storylink=rss It would have been the future home of a new Catholic elementary school to be named Our Lady of Hope

Had the deal survived, it would have meant the closure of two longtime Catholic schools

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Voices of Faith: What part of the Bible do you go to first when congregants make a mess of their lives? http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article82832332.html#storylink=rss The psalm of David after he had committed adultery with Bathsheba is often used

And when Jesus asks Peter, “Do you truly love me?” after Peter had denied Jesus three times

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Lawsuit says Lenexa church knew teen volunteer had committed sex crimes http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article82716232.html#storylink=rss Kessler Lichtenegger had a history of sexual crimes as a juvenile

Westside Family Church officials say they didn’t know of any past convictions

The church says it has put more security and policies in place to protect children

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Billy Graham: Yes, God created the stars, but not as a means to predict the future http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article81156507.html#storylink=rss Such things are not only unreliable or deceptive, they can also easily bring someone under the control of occult spiritual powers that are hostile to God.

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Wed, 08 Jun 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Voices of Faith: ‘Father, forgive them,’ Jesus implored. But has he? http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article81407142.html#storylink=rss We are not to operate on the notion of an “eye for an eye”

There should be no constraints or conditions on the forgiveness we grant to others

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Fri, 03 Jun 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Voices of Faith: Are we all from the same family of faith? http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article80554252.html#storylink=rss We need to stop generalizing, and get rid of the idea that all Muslims are related to terrorist activity

Violence is a human problem, not a religious one

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Fri, 27 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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In a first, Donald Trump PAC reaches out to Amish http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article80334312.html#storylink=rss The political group is betting the conservative religious sect’s members will vote Republican as they did in 2012

Amish and Mennonites number about 60,000 in Pennsylvania as well as in Ohio

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Mount Athos monasteries to welcome Russian President Vladimir Putin http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article80332487.html#storylink=rss For more than 1,000 years, the women have been banned from the area in Greece known as the Orchard of the Virgin Mary

The monastic community is seen as a spiritual ark of Eastern Christianity

Thousands of male pilgrims visit its 20 fortified monasteries every year

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Catholic Church sex abuse complaints up 35 percent, report finds http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article79378942.html#storylink=rss An audit found 838 complaints of abuse by clergy

The Church spent $153.6 million on settlements

Diocesan bankruptcies incentivize reporting of allegations

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Near Gower, Mo., nuns make beautiful music, top-selling albums http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article79209247.html#storylink=rss Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, have released four albums that have been top sellers

They use money to build and maintain a retreat for priests.

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