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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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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First Things: On the Square

  • newSearching for Ted Kaczynski
    I’ve often dreamed of retiring to a cabin in the Rockies with several million dollars and a deep freeze full of Tombstone pizzas. I would spend my days enjoying scenic hikes, reading, writing, and studying the landscape.  Aside from contemplativ…
    - 3 hours ago, 26 Sep 17, 6:00am -
  • newThe Lost Purpose of Learning
    In the autumn of AD 386, a thirty-two-year-old academic superstar named Aurelius Augustinus made a radical move: He resigned his position as imperial professor of rhetoric in Milan and retired early. The position, as prestigious as an endowed chair o…
    - 3 hours ago, 26 Sep 17, 6:00am -
  • newEuthanasia and the Belgian Brothers of Charity
    Over a decade before the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Archbishop Joseph Francis Rummel of New Orleans formally moved to end segregation in his archdiocese. He had already taken the unpopular step of admitting two African-American students to Notre…
    - 3 hours ago, 26 Sep 17, 6:00am -
  • What They Knew Without Seeing
    What has Athens to do with Jerusalem? Or, to put it more contemporarily, what has Shakespeare’s formation to do with the vitality of today’s Church? A seemingly obscure literary artifact might give an answer. Continue Reading »
    - 1 day ago, 25 Sep 17, 6:00am -
  • Prepping for an Amish Apocalypse
    Afairly popular contemporary view of the apocalypse envisions it as a sudden and complete shutdown of electrical power. Think of S. M. Stirling’s series of science fiction books, which kicked off in 2008 with Dies the Fire, or the television series…
    - 1 day ago, 25 Sep 17, 6:00am -
  • Losing my Child at Easter
    The closest my husband got to giving away he was going to propose was at the Easter Vigil. We’d gone back to our college, to see an undergraduate friend received into the Church, and just before we’d gone in to the liturgy, we’d heard that two…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 6:00am -
  • Christianity and the Thucydides Trap
    China’s economic growth has been so preposterously huge and fast that statistics sound like a riff from a stand-up routine. A few highlights from Graham Allison’s Destined for War: Continue Reading »
    - 4 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 6:00am -
  • Civility and Church Life
    As I write these words I’m looking at an untitled cartoon from the National Catholic Reporter in the Wojtyla-era 1980s. It’s an image of an elaborate canopy with praying angels draped over a Chair of Peter—in this case, a toilet with the papa…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 9:25am -
  • Obergefell and the Right to Other People’s Children
    We’re mournfully familiar with the constitutional right of mothers to be rid of their own prenatal children. Now coming into view is an adult right to possess and have authority over other people’s recently born children. What this means, and por…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 6:00am -
  • Mashallah: What God Wants, Happens
    The great oracle of English conservatism, Charles Moore, once pronounced Slumdog Millionaire the Islamic breakthrough movie, in the same way Four Weddings and a Funeral was the breakthrough movie for gays. Hindu violence orphans the young hero an…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 6:00am -

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

  • IT Still a Hit

    IT Still a Hit

    After a second-straight week at the top of the box office, one thing should be abundantly clear: IT ain’t clowning around. The high-grossing (and kind of gross) horror flick scared the willickers out of its competition and officially became the la…
    - 8 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 12:15pm -
  • The Great Television Content Rush Gets a Bit … Purer

    The Great Television Content Rush Gets a Bit … Purer

    Way back yonder, folks came out West to find a new life, raise families and … well, who am I kidding, get stinkin’ rich. They’d travel to the gold fields of California or Colorado or the Yukon, visions of shiny yellow metal flashing in their n…
    - 11 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 1:07pm -
  • Culture Clips: Hey, Siri! Can You Tell Me How to Pay for You?

    Culture Clips: Hey, Siri! Can You Tell Me How to Pay for You?

    Apple unveiled its nifty new iPhone yesterday—one that weighs in at a delicate 6.14 ounces and costs a hefty $999. What do you get for that kind of moola? A phone with a wall-to-wall screen (sans home button), better cameras, a wireless charging s…
    - 13 days ago, 13 Sep 17, 12:59pm -
  • Entertainment versus The Downers of Life

    Entertainment versus The Downers of Life

    Life’s just a downer, right? Well, maybe not totally, but it sure can feel that way—even here in the good old U.S. of A. A new poll from NBC News and the Wall Street Journal reported just how pessimistic and deeply divided we Americans are feeli…
    - 14 days ago, 12 Sep 17, 11:34am -
  • IT Floats to the Top

    IT Floats to the Top

    Pennywise is dollar rich. IT pulled a truly staggering estimated $123.1 million into its dark sewers and, ironically, breathed a little life into a moribund the box office. The R-rated horror flick (based on the bestselling novel by Stephen King) al…
    - 15 days ago, 11 Sep 17, 12:09pm -
  • Why Do Christians Struggle to Make Good Movies?

    Why Do Christians Struggle to Make Good Movies?

    Christians can make good movies. No doubt about it. Most of us have seen one. But I think that most of us, even most Christian moviemakers, would say that overall, Christian movies aren’t all they could or should be. We Christians believe we have…
    - 18 days ago, 8 Sep 17, 11:26am -
  • Introducing the Bothie

    Introducing the Bothie

    Virtually every smartphone sold these days comes equipped with cameras on both sides. The one facing the user, of course, has given rise to the now-ubiquitous selfie. (And, for me at least, it’s also given rise to startled moments where I accident…
    - 19 days ago, 7 Sep 17, 12:09pm -
  • Culture Clips: Clowns Taking It On the Red, Squeaky Nose

    Culture Clips: Clowns Taking It On the Red, Squeaky Nose

    It’s not even October yet, but already our Culture Clips blog is taking on a rather frightening hue. First up: clowns. The World Clown Association is bracing for the release of IT, a horror flick featuring a diabolical clown. The association, stil…
    - 20 days ago, 6 Sep 17, 12:50pm -
  • Hitman’s Bodyguard Threepeats During Drowsy Labor Day Weekend

    Hitman’s Bodyguard Threepeats During Drowsy Labor Day Weekend

    It’s a bit fitting that the weekend’s only major “new” release was the 40-year-old Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Given the woefully slim box-office receipts, this was a distinctly retro weekend. The top 12 movies collectively cashed a…
    - 21 days ago, 5 Sep 17, 11:26am -
  • A Lesson From the Game of Thrones. (No, Really.)

    A Lesson From the Game of Thrones. (No, Really.)

    HBO’s Game of Thrones wrapped up its seventh season last Sunday, gearing up for a frenetic, likely salacious sprint to the finish next year. But for all its many weaknesses, the show sometimes offers—albeit unintentionally—a kernel of truth. A…
    - 25 days ago, 1 Sep 17, 2:14pm -

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