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Christian leaders react to Trump’s ‘God Bless the USA’ bibles: ‘More Trump than Bible?’

Former President Donald Trump raised eyebrows last month after announcing he was selling special edition “God Bless the USA” bibles.  The holy books, themed after country music artist Lee Greenwood’s patriotic anthem, contain more than just Christian scriptures: The special edition bibles also contain the text of secular documents, including the U.S. Constitution, the Pledge of Allegiance and the chorus of the titular Greenwood song….

Boston activists pushing ‘White churches’ to pay reparations is ‘absurd,’ says South Side Chicago pastor

Activist leaders in Boston demanding “White churches” pay reparations to the city’s Black community “is really absurd,” said a pastor from the South Side of Chicago.  “They’re playing on people’s guilt and shame and trying to shame them into doing something, trying to guilt them into doing something,” Pastor Corey Brooks told Fox News. “I don’t want anybody doing anything for me out of shame…

UFL kicker praises God after drilling game-winning 64-yard field goal in first attempt since high school

Jake Bates played three college football seasons as a kicker, but he was used exclusively on kickoffs. That meant, even as a kicker, he never attempted an extra point or field goal in college. So, naturally, he drilled a 64-yard field goal with just two seconds left to give the UFL’s Michigan Panthers an 18-16 win over the St. Louis Battlehawks Saturday. CLICK HERE FOR…

Hot weekend read: Man dials police over Sasquatch, plus a father-in-law’s text goes viral

Lifestyle stories this week included a fisherman’s monstrous catch, a father-in-law’s text gone viral, delicious food stories, interesting Americana and a strange call to police involving Sasquatch — and more. Fun quizzes and crosswords are always available to dive into as well. (Fox News Digital publishes daily crossword puzzles seven days a week.) CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR LIFESTYLE NEWSLETTER Grab your coffee…

Country music singer offers sneak peek at married life, new album and enduring gratitude to Blake Shelton

A country musician is peeling back the layers of his personal life as he releases new music for fans amid a fresh start in life that includes his recent elopement in the snow-covered mountains of Colorado to his lady love.  Ian Flanigan, best known for his third-place finish on Season 19 of “The Voice,” talked to Fox News Digital this week ahead of his new…

On Good Friday, behold the man

Throughout Jesus’ ministry on Earth, he told people he was the Son of God. He demonstrated it with his words and his actions. He forgave sins and healed disease. He taught with authority and drove out demons. And yet, many didn’t believe.  Ironically, one of the most profound declarations of who Jesus was didn’t come from Jesus. It came from Pontius Pilate – the Roman…

Federal judge rules in favor of Oregon church in key First Amendment lawsuit against city

A federal judge has stopped a southern Oregon city’s attempt to shut down a church’s homeless meal service, ultimately ruling against the city government in a key First Amendment case.  U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Clarke ruled Wednesday that an ordinance passed by the small city of Brookings, on the southern Oregon coast, violated the religious freedom rights of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, which regularly serves…

On Holy Thursday at the Last Supper, Jesus gave us the gift of himself, says Minnesota priest

Holy Thursday, also known as “Maundy Thursday,” is the first day of the Paschal Triduum and commemorates the Last Supper.  It is celebrated by many of the faithful worldwide this year on March 28, 2024.  Christians believe that at the Last Supper, Jesus Christ celebrated the first Eucharist, instituting the New Covenant. HOLY WEEK LEADS THE FAITHFUL TO EASTER SUNDAY: HERE ARE THE SPECIAL DAYS…

Easter bunny teaches kids ‘true meaning’ of Easter in new book with faith focus

Bestselling author Anthony DeStefano of New Jersey was tired of commercialism and secular culture overrunning the true meaning of Easter — so he wrote a book to “Christianize” the story of the Easter Bunny.  “The Story of the First Easter Bunny” tells of a “small bunny with very large ears” who lives with his ailing mother near Jerusalem during the time of Christ.  Desperate to…

Texas priest reveals why Orthodox Lent begins on ‘Clean Monday’ with forgiveness and fasting

The first full day of Lent for churches using the “old calendar” to calculate the date of Easter is Monday, March 18.  In the Eastern Christian tradition, this day is known as “Clean Monday” — and it comes on the sixth Monday before Palm Sunday.  The name Clean Monday stems from the beginning of a season of fasting and a renewed sense of forgiveness, Archpriest…

Story of St. Patrick offers important lessons during Lent, says Pennsylvania-based priest

This year of 2024, the Fifth Sunday of Lent coincides with St. Patrick’s Day, the feast of the patron saint of Ireland.  And while many people are taking the opportunity to revel in all things Irish, a priest told Fox News Digital that the story of St. Patrick is a timely reminder of the power of God’s forgiveness.  St. Patrick is subject to “a good…

This prayer is ‘not comfortable,’ but the Stations of the Cross help bring hope during Lent

The Stations of the Cross, also called the “Way of the Cross,” or “Via Crucis,” refers to the devotional prayer practice that commemorates the events leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.  The ancient prayer began when pilgrims to Jerusalem began retracing the actual steps of Jesus Christ in Jerusalem. It “invites us to accompany Jesus on the road to Calvary and reflect on…

Weekend read: Gator charges at Florida couple in frightening video, plus Lifestyle headlines to catch up on

This week, Fox News Digital offered a lineup of Lifestyle stories that covered odd news, viral moments, food, faith and more. Fun quizzes and crosswords are part of the equation, too. Sit back, relax, soak up these headlines and check out more trending content at www.foxnews.com/lifestyle.  WEEKEND READ: BEST LIFESTYLE STORIES ON FOOD, FAMILY AND FAITH IN CASE YOU MISSED THEM EARLIER A Florida woman…

Rev. Franklin Graham urges prayer and preaches hope at Mexican border

Rev. Franklin Graham and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association urged prayers for the border, Mexico, and for all the people who live in the area during a visit to Eagle Pass, Texas. “I’m on the border of Mexico, and of course this is the center of a lot of attention for our country. Millions of people have crossed this border into our country,” said Graham…

What is Ash Wednesday? Exploring religious traditions, significance in preparation for Lent

Tens of millions of Christians from multiple denominations across the globe will begin observing Lent with the start of Ash Wednesday on Feb. 14, 2024.  The holy holiday is meant to open up Christians to spiritual reflection and to connect with God through communal fasting and prayer.  Ash Wednesday occurs approximately six weeks before Easter Sunday — the resurrection of the Christian savior and begotten…

This epidemic is America’s modern civil rights challenge

Distracted by controversial political debates and foreign affairs, most Americans are unaware of the fatherlessness epidemic permeating our nation – a serious problem we have neglected at our doorstep. It’s now six decades since the Civil Rights Movement, where icons fought for a better America and marched to ensure that families could leave their children with a better country than the one they inherited. Just…

Kentucky couple adopts baby surrendered at fire station: ‘God’s hand is absolutely in this’

A baby boy who was surrendered at a Kentucky fire station nearly two years ago was officially adopted last month — a milestone his parents said they’d hoped and prayed for ever since they first learned about him. “This is just an amazing story of grace being shown,” Chris Tyler, 43, of Louisville told Fox News Digital.  “From a loving mother to a little baby…