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Roy Moore says the Constitution is based on God

Senate candidate Roy Moore, an Alabama Republican, believes that the Constitution reflects "the sovereignty of God" and that same-sex marriage and the Senate filibuster rules do not. "I talk to liberals, and I tell them this," he said in a new interview with Time magazine....

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 1:30pm

Is All Saint’s Day a holy day of obligation?

While some city-goers are marking their calendars for Halloween, others are keeping their eyes on an often-ignored holiday that follows hot on its heels: All Saint’s Day. That also means all of you curious Catholics out there who are religious but don’t grace the pews every Sunday might...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 9:52am

When is Diwali Day 2017 and what is Diwali?

Diwali, the first day of a five-day Hindu celebration, is a festival of lights. It is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains. The dates vary, depending on the moon cycle. Diwali is observed on 15th day of Kartik, the holiest month in the Hindu lunar calendar. This is what you need to know about...

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 6:00pm

Did Trump forget about Muslims when he said 'no religion would ever be targeted' at speech before hate group?

While addressing an anti-LGBT hate group on Friday, President Donald Trump claimed religious groups would never be targeted under his administration, but his track record tells a different story. Though it was his fourth time addressing the Family Research Council, an Evangelical organization that...

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 4:04pm

LGBT rights thrown under the 'religious freedom' bus and Jeff Sessions is driving

Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a broad decree which encourages agencies to do as much as possible for people who feel their religious beliefs are being violated. The new Trump administration policy does not name the LGBT community, but many see it as a direct hit against LGBT protections and...

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 4:13pm

How the Jewish holiday Sukkot, or the Feast of Booths, is celebrated

Sukkot, the Jewish holiday that follows five days after Yom Kippur, celebrates the years the Jews spent in the desert on the way to the Promised Land and the way God protected them in the desert.  Sukkot is also known as the Feast of Tabernacles or the Feast of Booths. How Sukkot is...

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 8:59pm

When is Sukkot 2017?

Sukkot 2017 is upon us already! This weeklong Jewish holiday comes just five days after Yom Kippur, so if you thought you learned g’mar tov just in time, you’ve got some more boning up to do on your Jewish holidays. This holiday is a much happier occasion than the solemn Yom Kippur as...

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 1:13pm

What is a sukkah?

If you know a little bit about Jewish holidays, you might be wondering, what is a sukkah? But if you’re unfamiliar with the traditions, you might just be wondering, what is that wood structure outside that popped up overnight? Although more rural communities have more private space to build...

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 12:51pm

Pat Robertson blames Las Vegas shooting on 'disrespect' for Trump, God

Televangelist Pat Robertson told his “700 Club” viewers that “disrespect” for President Donald Trump, the national anthem and God caused the mass shooting in Las Vegas over the weekend that left 59 dead and more than 500 wounded. “Violence in the streets, ladies and...

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 12:31pm

When is Passover 2017?

This year, Passover, which falls on the Hebrew calendar dates of Nissan 15-22, begins at sundown on April 10 and continues until the evening of April 18. The first two days of Passover, this year April 10 and 11, are when the Seder feast is held. What is Passover? Passover is a spring festival...

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 4:34pm

What do you say on Yom Kippur?

If you know even a little bit about Yom Kippur and what it’s about, it’s easy to get lost wondering how to address people recognizing the holiday. What do you say on Yom Kippur? After all, it’s a day of atonement, so a “happy holiday” seems awkward at best. And you...

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 2:19pm

This is what you should know about Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur is often described as the most important holiday in the Jewish calendar. What is Yom Kippur? Yom Kippur means “day of atonement.” Many Jews who don’t observe other holidays will often participate, according to Judaism 101, and “afflict the soul.” Yom...

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 3:05pm

Brave the crowd and get cannoli at the Feast of San Gennaro

Plan on heading to the Feast of San Gennaro? San Gennaro NYC 2017 is the 21st presentation of the 11-day event by Figli di San Gennaro, Inc. (Children of San Gennaro), “a not-for-profit community organization dedicated to keeping alive the spirit and faith of the early Italian immigrants,...

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 7:43pm

Um, did Planned Parenthood find a friend in Satan?

And in other news, Satanists are trying to save abortion in Missouri. Until this month, there was one Planned Parenthood in St. Louis. The organization announced on Monday that its clinic in Kansas City is offering medication abortion; it’s Columbia location will soon offer surgical abortions...

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 6:08pm

When is Rosh Hashanah 2017?

Rosh Hashanah, from the Hebrew, translates to “head (beginning) of the year.” The Jewish New Year festival is a prefix to the 10-day atonement leading to Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah 2017: When is it? This year, Rosh Hashanah will start the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 20 and ends on...

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 8:20pm

Leah Remini forgives mom for 'getting us into a cult'

With her first nomination, Leah Remini stopped Anthony Bourdain’s four-year Emmy winning streak cold when she took home to Emmy for Best Informational Series or Special on Saturday for A&E’s Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath. Remini’s mom was in the audience to watch...

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 8:49pm

What is Eid Mubarak?

Eid Mubarak is trending on social media and celebrities, politicians and common folk alike are wishing all Eid Mubarak. Celebrating #EidalAdha with the Muslim community in Saskatoon this morning. Eid Mubarak! pic.twitter.com/VmRKLry2PD — Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) September 1, 2017...

Friday, September 1, 2017 - 5:57pm

Who is Joel Osteen, and why is everyone criticizing him?

The Houston-based TV pastor Joel Osteen ran into controversy this weekend, for claiming his 16,800-seat megachurch, Lakewood Church, housed in the former Houston Rockets Stadium, was "inaccessible" and not able to accept evacuees from areas devastated by Hurricane Harvey. What the...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 5:11pm

God is OK with nuking North Korea, Trump evangelical adviser says

President Donald Trump has promised to meet North Korea’s threats against the United States with “fire and fury” and one of the president’s evangelical advisers said God has given Trump “full power” to attack the rogue Asian nation. Robert Jeffress, head of the...

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 12:38pm

Trump Cabinet members attending weekly Bible study with conservative minister

After more than 100 years of separation of church and state, God is edging his way into the White House in the form of weekly Bible study meetings with top members of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet. Lead by ex-NBA player turned conservative minister Ralph Drollinger, some of the most...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 12:54pm