Are These the Biggest Scammers in Religion?

In no particular order, here are some of the most ridiculous church leaders around! 9 – Kenneth Copeland Prosperity Pastors are some of the most popular TV preachers in the country. They pack their mega churches each week and take in millions every year. They urge their faithful followers to donate generously and in return,…

Religion, North Korean Style

North Korea’s political system is based on a strict ideology that proclaims man is the master of everything. But which man? For more than six decades its people have succumbed to the worship of their deified dictators. While famine ravages 30 percent of the population, North Korea maintains one of the world’s largest armed forces….

The Buddha: The Spiritual Journey that Became a Religion

Twenty-five thousand years ago one’s man’s spiritual journey was the beginning of one of the world’s seven religions — boasting 376 million followers today. He is simply called “The Buddha,” and he grew up the son of a king…sheltered from the realities of human suffering. When he finally learned the harsh truth, he left his…

The Movie That Accidentally Killed Almost Half Of Its Cast

The story of the 1956 film The Conqueror is among the most shameful in the history of Hollywood. The big-budget would-be blockbuster featured an epically miscast John Wayne as the 13th century Mongol warlord Genghis Khan It’s not just that Genghis Khan had a southern drawl, no that’s bad enough. The worst part is The…

Saint of the Day — Nicephorus — March 13

Today we celebrate the fest of Saint Nicephorus. Born in Constantinople around 758, Necephorus was from a noble, strictly orthodox family. Despite being nobles, his family was antagonized for their steadfast support of the teachings of the Church concerning images and their opposition to Iconoclasts. Nevertheless, Nicephorus entered the service of the Empire, becoming the…

Assisi, Italy: Legacy of St. Francis

An hour’s drive to the east takes us to the neighboring state of Umbria, famous for the town of Assisi and its beloved St. Francis, who had a huge impact on the medieval church. The story of medieval Europe is the story of hard lives and a very religious world where people struggled and stressed…

St Josemaria’s First Holy Communion – and Benedict XVI’s

Los padres de San Josemaría prepararon este recordatorio para su Primera Comunión. Fue el día de de San Jorge, el patrón de su tierra, en la capilla de su colegio, los Escolapios de Barbastro. Tenía sólo 10 años. Sus padres José y Dolores le explicaron el Catecismo. También le preparó un sacerdote escolapio, de quien…

Saints Teddy Bridgewater rides his bike to home games

i don’t know if you caught this after the saints latest win… quarterback teddy bridgewater talking about riding his bike to and from the game. can you believe that? as the saints look ahead to the jaguars on sunday.. we wanted to know more about that bike ride. RICARDO LECOMPTE got some answers today at…