Tupac’s ‘Hail Mary’

“I ain’t a killer but don’t push me, revenge is like the sweetest joy,” certainly isn’t a Sunday school staple.

CHR Comment: For a prayer booklet in Sri Lanka, the compiler picked up a rapper’s revision of a traditional Catholic devotional poem. This illustrates the dangers of cut and paste!

Source: Church Accidentally Prints the Lyrics to Tupac’s ‘Hail Mary’ Instead of the Prayer | Mental Floss

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ISIL issues hit list of U.S. churches for holiday attacks

The Islamic State published the names and addresses of thousands of churches in the United States and called on its adherents to attack them during the holiday season, according to a message posted late-night Wednesday in the group’s “Secrets of Jiha

CHR Comment: The article does not include a list of the churches that were suggested as targets but they were found across country. These attacks did not take place. ISIS was perhaps hoping that their publication of a list would inspire action by resident disciples of their movement.

Source: ISIL issues hit list of U.S. churches for holiday attacks

Pope: Resistance to Vatican reform inspired by devil

It marked the third consecutive year that the pope has slammed the highest levels of the Catholic Church’s administration in his annual holiday greeting at the Vatican.

CHR Comment: The pope’s comments perhaps illustrate his rising frustration as he attempts reforms. Conservative Catholics are not accepting Francis’s modernism; liberal Catholics are waiting for more substantial changes and not receiving them.

Source: Pope: Resistance to Vatican reform inspired by devil

Franklin Graham ‘So Instrumental’ In My Victory, Says Trump

Trump’s warm words for Graham are an acknowledgment of the role the founder of Samaritan’s Purse and son of Billy Graham played in delivering his election victory.

CHR Comment: According to the article, Graham did not campaign directly for Trump but called attention to issues that brought Trump and Evangelical voters together. The role of Evangelical Christians in the Trump win is one of the significant stories in American Christianity this year. Both the Trump and Clinton campaigns courted Christian voters.

Source: Franklin Graham ‘So Instrumental’ In My Victory, Says Trump | Christian News on Christian Today

Church Asked to Mediate in Ecuador

Ecuador sent soldiers and police on Thursday to an isolated jungle area after a policeman was killed and several security officials injured in a violent protest against a Chinese copper exploration project amid conflicts between mining companies and indigenous communities.

CHR Comment: The article does not explain what church is involved (presumably Roman Catholic) or how it is serving in the mediation. It is ironic that the communist state, which has actively suppressed some churches in China, would turn to a church for aid in economic and trade disputes.

Source: Church Asked To Mediate Between Indigenous People And Chinese Mining Company In Ecuador | Christian News on Christian Today