Tag: Religion

‘Going Clear’: Tom Cruise reportedly leaving Scientology

Tom Cruise speaks at an event for the Church of Scientology

You have to hand it to Tom Cruise. Over the last three decades, he has established himself as a Hollywood institution; in total, his films have had an aggregate box office gross of over $6 billion — that’s nothing to scoff at.   Between the upcoming release of “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation,” and the recent announcement… Read More

Student Group Challenges Catholic University’s Policy on Contraceptives at Fordham

A group of students at Fordham University recently taped over 1,000 signatures to the office doors of the university’s president, Fr. Joseph McShane, S.J. The group of students have formed a coalition called S.A.G.E.S. (Students for Sex and Gender Equality and Safety) and demand that the university take “responsibility for the health and welfare of… Read More

Faith & Politics: Pope Francis Visits The Holy Land

Pope Francis prays at the "Separation Wall" encircling Bethlehem. Uncredited/AP

The defining image of Pope Francis’ inaugural trip to the Holy Land was simple enough.   In transit to an open-air mass in Bethlehem’s Manger Square, the pontiff made an unscheduled stop at the “Separation Wall.” A graffitied concrete behemoth widely viewed as a symbol of division and conflict, the Wall surrounds Bethlehem on three… Read More

Why Religion Should Be Part Of A School’s Curriculum

Although religion and theology are topics that are heavily debated in society today, almost every culture is heavily influenced by one religious view or another.  Moreover, improving one’s knowledge of religious and theological ideas, is extremely important for global acceptance and understanding. This is why a class on world religions should be a part of… Read More