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  • Learning disability care 'failing'

    Learning disability care 'failing'

    People with learning disabilities are being kept in hospitals too far from home for too long, a report commissioned by NHS England finds.
    - 26 Nov 14, 9:23am -
  • Blair charity award faces criticism

    Blair charity award faces criticism

    A Save the Children decision to give former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair an award for his anti-poverty work is criticised by some charity workers.
    - 26 Nov 14, 3:05am -
  • Pastor auctions car for charity

    Pastor auctions car for charity

    A Newport pastor is auctioning his classic car to raise money for three charities after having it valued on the Antiques Roadshow.
    - 26 Nov 14, 2:30am -
  • VIDEO: Mobile showers for the homeless

    VIDEO: Mobile showers for the homeless

    A new initiative in San Francisco offers the city's homeless population mobile showers and toilets in a converted bus.
    - 25 Nov 14, 7:00pm -
  • Bangladesh 'Hajj critic' is arrested

    Bangladesh 'Hajj critic' is arrested

    A senior Bangladeshi politician who criticised the annual Hajj pilgrimage made by Muslims to Mecca is arrested in Dhaka for insulting Islam.
    - 25 Nov 14, 9:28am -
  • Pope complains of 'haggard' Europe

    Pope complains of 'haggard' Europe

    Pope Francis warns that Europe appears "somewhat elderly" and less and less a protagonist, in a speech to EU politicians in Strasbourg.
    - 25 Nov 14, 8:29am -
  • The story of India's slave brides

    The story of India's slave brides

    The BBC's Akanksha Saxena and Neha Sharma meet Indian women who were trafficked when they were children, married off and treated as slaves.
    - 25 Nov 14, 2:43am -
  • The strange world of the 'head shop'

    The strange world of the 'head shop'

    Cannabis is illegal and yet in the UK shops selling cannabis paraphernalia operate openly on the High Street.
    - 24 Nov 14, 10:12pm -
  • The mysterious disappearance of a celebrity preacher

    The mysterious disappearance of a celebrity preacher

    Aimee Semple McPherson was one of the most glamorous women in the US in the 1920s - but there is still one unexplained mystery in the evangelist's life.
    - 24 Nov 14, 7:19pm -
  • VIDEO: 'End of life care needs more effort'

    VIDEO: 'End of life care needs more effort'

    Professor Atul Gawande of Harvard University on why more effort needs to be made to improve the last stage in people's lives.
    - 24 Nov 14, 7:15pm -

Essential Connection Magazine

  • Considering a GAP year?

    Considering a GAP year?

    Most high school seniors scramble to fill out college applications and cram for ACT’s and SAT’s, all while trying to apply for as many scholarships as humanly possible. Why? College is just what you do after high school, right? Well, not everyone…
    - 25 Mar 13, 9:11am -
  • March Reviews // Tech

    March Reviews // Tech

    iPad Mini Apple, Inc. http://www.apple.com ec’s grade: A+ When CEO Tim Cook announced the newest member of the Apple family, the iPad Mini, a few months ago, it was met with mixed reactions. However, since it’s release, the new smaller iPad has p…
    - 22 Mar 13, 1:13pm -
  • Expecting more from your spiritual life

    Expecting more from your spiritual life

    Your teachers don’t care if you cheat on a test. Your boss doesn’t care if you give away free food. Your coach doesn’t care if you win or lose and just wants everyone to have high self-esteem. Your parents don’t care if you break curfew as lo…
    - 18 Mar 13, 9:14am -
  • Movie Reviews // March

    Movie Reviews // March

    Wreck-It Ralph Walt Disney Animation Studios, 2012 Starring John C. Reilly, Jane Lynch Ralph is the bad guy in an arcade game named for its hero, Fix-It Felix. Day after day, he terrorizes the game’s denizens, while Felix swoops in to repair the wr…
    - 15 Mar 13, 9:14am -
  • 5 Tips to step out of your sibling’s shadow

    5 Tips to step out of your sibling’s shadow

    So, how do you blaze your own trail when your brother or sister has gone before you? Check out the following tips: 1. Pursue your own interests. Jeremy’s older brother was the quarterback for his high school football team and led them through two w…
    - 12 Mar 13, 9:54am -
  • March Music Reviews

    March Music Reviews

    Matt & Toby Matt & Toby Tooth & Nail Records www.facebook.com/mattandtoby ec‘s grade: B+ Matt & Toby is a side project from a couple of the guys from Emery. I’ve always enjoyed Emery’s harder stuff, but have always been a bigger fan of their mo…
    - 8 Mar 13, 9:44am -
  • March Read Through the Bible

    March Read Through the Bible

    Earlier this year, we invited you to join us on a yearlong journey through God’s Word. This month, you’ll finish reading Numbers and Deuteronomy and begin reading in Joshua in the Old Testament. For your NT readings, you’ll dig into the Gospel…
    - 6 Mar 13, 9:26am -
  • A note from the editor: March 2013

    A note from the editor: March 2013

    The most devastating moments  of my life have often had to do with unmet expectations. The friend who didn’t respond the way I thought she would to a significant change in our relationship. The guy I liked who I expected to like me back, but he di…
    - 4 Mar 13, 9:26am -
  • Boundary Lines

    Boundary Lines

    This month, ec‘s cover story, “Rules of the Road” by Jennifer Denning, had to do with the boundary lines God sets in the lives of those who follow Him. Her advice? “Don’t spend your life always pushing against God’s boundaries, convinced…
    - 18 Feb 13, 9:11am -
  • February Reviews: Movies

    February Reviews: Movies

    Chasing Mavericks (2012) ec‘s grade: B+ Young Jay Moriarty doesn’t have much going for him; his father abandoned him, his self-destructive mother can hardly function on most days, and he sees little in life worth pursuing. That is, until he cross…
    - 15 Feb 13, 9:21am -

First Things: On the Square

  • Mary Magdalene, Feminist Icon?
    Tomorrow Christendom observes the feast of St. Mary Magdalene. The woman from Magdala in Galilee was a financial supporter of Christ’s ministry, one of the last faithful to remain at the foot of the cross, and, according to St. John, the first witn…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 6:10am -
  • Putting Infants “Down Like Dogs”
    The Charlie Gard tragedy has renewed public advocacy for legalizing infanticide. Writing in the New York Times earlier this month, Gary Comstock recounted the tragic death of his son, Sam, who was born with a terminal genetic condition. Many ye…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 6:05am -
  • Butchering Shakespeare
    The Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park got unprecedented press this year for staging Julius Caesar as a coup against President Trump. Delta and Bank of America pulled their sponsorships from the production company. Donald Trump, Jr. sugg…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 6:00am -
  • Romanticism of the “Lost Cause”
    The ongoing conflict over the removal of Confederate statues in New Orleans, Charlottesville, and elsewhere has provoked a great deal of soul-searching about Civil War monuments. Sadly, most of the debate is anchored in an analysis that freights thes…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 6:00am -
  • On Healthcare, Don’t Blame Trump
    The Republicans control the presidency and have majorities in both houses of Congress, but this unified GOP government will likely neither repeal, replace, nor even much reform Obamacare. We might end up with a law that improves healthcare policy—b…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 5:55am -
  • Spadaro Contra Franciscum
    Fr. Antonio Spadaro and Rev. Marcelo Figueroa have a recent item in the Italian Jesuit review La Civiltà Cattolica, complaining of the “surprising ecumenism” between Catholic integralists and evangelical fundamentalists in America. The pi…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 6:00am -
  • The Cooler Cold War
    The claim that “the Cold War is over” and that the West needs a “new paradigm” for relations with Russia has become an antiphon in some conservative political circles—not least conservative Christian circles. The call for serious and creati…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 6:00am -
  • Manichaean Misdiagnosis
    In a recent issue of La Civiltà Cattolica, Fr. Antonio Spadaro, S.J. and the Rev. Marcelo Figueroa give us a perplexing piece of writing, in which they diagnose the illness of the American body politic in the present day. They observe: Continue…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 6:00am -
  • We Want God
    It’s been some days since President Trump delivered his speech in Poland on “the West,” but the debate the speech provoked shall remain with us in one form or another for a long, long time. As R. R. Reno noted last week, progressive commen…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 6:00am -
  • Difficult Translation
    The Face of Water:A Translator on Beauty and Meaning in the Bibleby sarah rudenpenguin random house, 272 pages, $26.95 Continue Reading »
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 5:00am -

L.A. Times: Religious News

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PBS: Religion

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    - 12 Mar 14, 4:19pm -
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Plugged In

  • Dunkirk Shows Us We’re Stronger Together Than Alone

    Dunkirk Shows Us We’re Stronger Together Than Alone

    This Christopher Nolan guy? Yeah, he can make a pretty good movie. In the decade I’ve been working at Plugged In, I think I’ve reviewed almost all of his films, and they’ve all had a takeaway for me—something that, even if the movies themsel…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 10:41am -
  • Culture Clips: Thrones and Zombies and Doctors, Oh My!

    Culture Clips: Thrones and Zombies and Doctors, Oh My!

    Game of Thrones just roared back for its seventh season. And any way you want to slice it, HBO’s graphic fantasy series (based on George R.R. Martin’s books) is bigger than ever. For starters, this season’s Thrones debut racked up the most vie…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 4:18pm -
  • Augmented Reality 1.5

    Augmented Reality 1.5

    As we all know, Pokémon GO is an augmented reality app that set the world on fire a year ago. But just in case you’re thinking that that’s all we’re gonna get in the realm of AR, think again. There are a number of devices and programs that pe…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 10:00am -
  • War For Planet of the Apes Wins Weekend Battle

    War For Planet of the Apes Wins Weekend Battle

    You could say that Caesar made some salad. War for the Planet of the Apes, featuring the super-smart alpha chimp Caesar, scrambled up the box office skyscraper, pulled down your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man and thumped its metaphorical chest in…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 11:44am -
  • Parents Blame Children’s Deaths on 13 Reasons Why

    Parents Blame Children’s Deaths on 13 Reasons Why

    The Netflix series 13 Reasons Why has been out for more than three months now, but it’s still in the news for all the wrong reasons. Two California teens committed suicide in April, and their grieving parents are speaking out now, blaming 13 Reaso…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Jul 17, 2:17pm -
  • Culture Clips: What Will the Future Look Like?

    Culture Clips: What Will the Future Look Like?

    This Friday, moviegoers will line up to see War for the Planet of the Apes, a dystopian vision (at least for us human types) of a not-so-distant future ruled by hairy simians. For those worried that this film could be a harbinger of a fate to come,…
    - 11 days ago, 12 Jul 17, 11:25am -
  • Being a Superhero Gets Real … Painful

    Being a Superhero Gets Real … Painful

    The folks who make superhero movies these days have their craft down to such a science you’d swear that what you’re seeing on the big screen is real. Watching Wonder Woman recently, I found myself wondering, How’d they do that? It looks so rea…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Jul 17, 11:15am -
  • Spider-Man Comes Home to No. 1

    Spider-Man Comes Home to No. 1

    Yeah, sure. Spider-Man can’t fly or turn green or bash bad guys back to the Bronze age with his gigantic hammer. But when it comes to his work at the multiplex, Spidey’s as big and bad as they come. Spider-Man: Homecoming shot some webbing at th…
    - 13 days ago, 10 Jul 17, 12:09pm -
  • A Look At VidAngel’s New Netflix Filtering Service

    A Look At VidAngel’s New Netflix Filtering Service

    For some, movie and TV show filtering is the white whale of the family entertainment business—an elusive tool that gives viewers the ability to watch otherwise good movies without the problematic content. VidAngel, a relatively new player in the g…
    - 16 days ago, 7 Jul 17, 11:02am -
  • Pokémon Go’s Influence a Year Later

    Pokémon Go’s Influence a Year Later

    Plugged In’s coverage of video games typically leans in a cautionary direction. (As does, frankly, our coverage of other entertainment media as well.) For years, our weekly Culture Clips feature has documented what social scientists have observed…
    - 17 days ago, 6 Jul 17, 12:16pm -

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