Faith Forum: October 7 through October 13

The religious news was dominated by two stories this week.  The first is historically relevant but may not be of interest to you otherwise so we’ll be spending less time on it today.  On October 11th, 1962, Pope John XXIII opened the Second Vatican Council, a three-year process which altered much about how the Catholic faith operated.  Everything from the direction faced by priests during the Mass to the language used during the ceremony was changed.  It was also after this council that the Catholic …

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Faith Forum: September 16 to 24, 2012

Mea Culpa!  I forgot to post this on Sunday, so here’s a better-late-than-never Faith Forum with links to articles about faith from around the world that I found interesting during the last week (or so).

The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life released a 50-state survey regarding prison chaplains in the US.  I found it particularly interesting in light of the story discussed by Jason Pitzl-Waters at the Wild Hunt regarding the search for a Wiccan chaplain in British Columbia, Canada and the subsequent reversal by …

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