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Nov 10 2023
PROVO, Utah (ABC4 Sports) – The BYU basketball team made an early season statement Friday night, knocking off #17 San Diego State at the Marriott Center, 74-65. Dallin Hall scored 16 of his 18 points in the second half, and led five Cougars in double figures as BYU pulled out a significant win at home. “I thought we were terrific in transition events, truly terrific,” said BYU head coach MarkABC4 Utah
Nov 02 2014
Pope Francis’ Claims About God and Evolution Spark Major Debate — but Here’s Why Some Are Lambasting the Media
Pope Francis’ recent comments favoring evolution and the Big Bang Theory led to rampant media coverage claiming that the pontiff is embracing a newfound and “progressive” mentality.
But many critics are charging that journalists generally missed the mark, noting that there was nothing new about his statements and citing the Catholic Church’s decades-old belief that evolution and God’sThe Blaze
Dec 18 2013
Gushing journalists Josh Elliott and Robin Roberts met Pope Francis on Wednesday and thrilled over the fact that a gay magazine has made him "person of the year." The Good Morning America anchors traveled to the Vatican for "Christmas With the Pope." According to Elliott, "[Pope Francis has] ushered in a kind of truce in the culture wars."
He touted, "And both Time magazine and theMedia Research Center
Sep 23 2013
Pope Francis Clarifies His Stance on Abortion Following Statements About Social Issues and 'Small-Minded Rules'
Catholics are continuing to react to Pope Francis recent comments about the church's treatment of issues like homosexuality and abortion.The Blaze
Apr 25 2023
Rev. Ronald Gainer appeared with newly appointed Rev. Timothy C. Senior, who will succeed him as the 12th Bishop of Harrisburg, as named by Pope Francis. Gainer announced his retirement last August. Senior's Mass of Installation will be June 21, 2023, in Harrisburg.
Bishop Timothy. C. Senior was named the 12th Bishop of Harrisburg by Pope Francis, succeeding Bishop Ronald W. Gainer, right, as they appear at a press conference at the Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg in Harrisburg, Pa., Apr. 25, 2023. Mark Pynes | pennlive.com Get Photo Bishop Ronald W. Gainer will retire with the naming of Bishop Timothy. C. Senior as the 12th Bishop of Harrisburg, by PopePenn Live
Oct 05 2023
In a new letter from Pope Francis, the head of the Catholic Church urged global action to address the “enormous damage we have caused” to the environment.
Key Quotes: In his letter, Francis writes that it is “no longer possible to doubt” the human origin of climate change. He writes, “Despite all attempts to deny, conceal, gloss over or relativize the issue, the signs of climate changeCNN (Online News) BBC News Breitbart News
Jan 27 2023
"Being homosexual isn't a crime," Pope Francis said in a recent interview with the Associated Press (Lean Left bias). What could that mean for laws regarding religion and LGBTQ issues around the world?
For Context: The pope later added that being gay is "not a crime. Yes, but it’s a sin. Fine, but first let’s distinguish between a sin and a crime." Pope Francis previously urgedSlate The Daily Wire Newsweek
Dec 31 2022
Pope Benedict XVI died Saturday at the age of 95. Benedict served as head of the Catholic Church from 2005 until 2013, when he became the first Pope in 600 years to resign from the position, citing poor health.
Background: Pope Benedict XVI, born Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger, came of age in Nazi Germany. Conscripted into the military during the second world war, Benedict deserted his postNew York Post (News) BBC News Associated Press
Oct 26 2023
Five people were killed in a shooting at a house in eastern North Carolina, authorities said Thursday morning. No victims or suspects were identified in the hours after the apparent bloodbath in Sampson County. “This is not normal for our community. It’s not normal for any community,” Sampson County police officer Eric Pope said Thursday morning at a press conference. “And it should shock theNew York Daily News
Oct 29 2021
President Joe Biden, a lifelong Roman Catholic, met with Pope Francis on Friday for the first time since his inauguration. While the Vatican canceled its live broadcast of the meeting due to COVID-19 protocols, Biden later told reporters that the pope didn’t mention abortion but said he was a “good Catholic” and that he should continue receiving communion. The meeting comes amid a debate amongABC News (Online) Wall Street Journal (News) Washington Examiner