Category: Today in Religion

  • Today in Religion – Edmond Halley

    Today in Religion – Edmond Halley

    Remember Halley’s comet? Well, Edmond Halley, the person behind the name, proposed that a comet caused the Biblical flood. As result, the Royal Society censured him in 1694. Dedicated to learning about space, Edmond Halley calculated longitudes and latitudes for 341 stars in the south Atlantic. This star chart established his reputation in the science […]

  • Pope Visits Lutheran Church

    Pope Visits Lutheran Church

    Pope John Paul II visits a Lutheran church in 1983. This was the first-ever visit of a Pope to a Lutheran church. Pope John Paul II became Pope in 1978. From his first year, he focused on the global church and interfaith connections. This includes participating in service in a Lutheran church in 1983.

  • Martin Luther Burns Edict

    Martin Luther Burns Edict

    In 1520, Martin Luther publicly burned the papal edict demanding he recants. When Martin Luther was born in 1483, his family probably did not expect him to become a famous religious name. In fact, he did not originally choose religion as his vocation. His parents sent him to school up through university. He then started […]

  • Today In Religion – Frederick II

    Today In Religion – Frederick II

    In 1212, Frederick II was crowned King of Germany in Mainz. Born in 1194, the princes in Germany elected him king at the age of two. Shortly thereafter his mom moved them to Sicily and had him crowned king of Sicily at the age of 4. The people probably did not agree with a king […]

  • Today In Religion – Immaculate Conception

    Today In Religion – Immaculate Conception

    In 1854, Pope Pius IX proclaimed Immaculate Conception making Mary free of Original Sin. Pope Pius IX stopped any doubts about the holiness of Mary. He proclaimed Immaculate Conception for the mother of Jesus as fact. This freed Mary from the Original Sin at the moment of her conception. Original Sin meaning the sin that […]

  • Today In Religion – Delaware

    Today In Religion – Delaware

    Delaware becomes the first state to ratify the US constitution in 1787. The new United States of America started cementing its government by the creation of the US Constitution. After the Constitutional Convention ratified the document, they sent it to the states. Delaware unanimously voted to accept it. They became the first state to sign […]

  • Today in Religion – Rudolph

    Today in Religion – Rudolph

    Considered a Christmas classic, “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” first aired on TV on December 6, 1964. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer told the story about the misfit reindeer Rudolph who meets an elf that wants to be a dentist and a prospector. Together they learn that even they have a purpose. A cute story with some […]

  • Today in Religion – Elisabeth Petrovna

    Today in Religion – Elisabeth Petrovna

    Russian princess Elisabeth Petrovna grabs powers in 1741 Born of Peter I and Catherine I, Elisabeth Petrovna showed no real interest in the politics of Russia until her cousin Anna took the throne. After a few years, members of the court, who wanted to return to the rule of Peter the Great, convinced his daughter […]

  • Today in Religion – Rhythm Method

    Today in Religion – Rhythm Method

    The Vatican approves the rhythm method for birth control in 1930. The Catholic church has a history of restricting birth control. They taught that sex was to be used for procreation and should not be restricted. Even with approving the rhythm method, they emphasized the procreation of sex. This method is now called family planning. […]

  • Today in Religion – First Heart Transplant

    Today in Religion – First Heart Transplant

    On December 3, 1967, Dr. Christiaan Barnard performed the first human heart transplant. Dr. Christiaan Barnard grew up in South Africa and attended medical school. On a scholarship to the University of Minnesota, he was exposed to heart surgery. When he returned to South Africa, Dr. Barnard set up a heart surgery program. After a […]