- Aug 9, 2020
A U.S. appellate court has ruled against a self-described Satanist from Chicago who had filed a lawsuit seeking to remove the motto “In God We Trust” from U.S. currency.
Following another Vatican denial of a recount by Italian journalist Eugenio Scalfari of one of his conversations with the pope, the real question is why Francis keeps putting himself in this position.
On July 28, four secularist organizations – American Atheists, the American Humanist Association, the Center for Inquiry and the Secular Coalition for America – issued a joint statement calling for “dialogue with the Trump administration.” The four signatory organizations urged Trump to call upon them as a resource, so they can work together to “ensure religious freedom and inclusion for all Americans throughout your tenure as President of the United States.”
After a regional court on the Italian island of Sardinia refused to strike down an order by the mayor of a small town requiring crucifixes to be displayed in all government offices, the advocacy group for atheists and agnostics that brought the case is vowing to fighting on, taking it to a higher Italian court or perhaps the European Court of Human Rights.
Xenia Loutchenko, a Moscow-based commentator on church affairs, said, “The thing is, people don’t have much to hope for with the current state of our health care, what people hear from doctors and bureaucrats: They have nothing else to rely on, other than to go and pray.”
Fr. Dwight Longenecker says the Miracle of the Sun happened in Fatima on October 13, 1917. We have documentary, eyewitness, and photographic evidence that 70,000 people ‘saw’ the sun spin, felt it was yanked from the sky and that it plunged to earth. Everyone said they saw the same thing. Everyone was so frightened they screamed and ran for their lives. Clearly something happened, what was it? The answer given by believers is more rational than the answer given by atheists.