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Mark A. Kellner

Mark A. Kellner

Mark A. Kellner is the Faith & Family reporter for The Washington Times. He can be reached at mkellner@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Mark A. Kellner

Pastor Ed Litton, of Saraland, Ala., answers questions after being elected as president of the Southern Baptist Convention Tuesday, June 15, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) ** FILE **

Southern Baptist leader Ed Litton faces more questions on plagiarism allegations

Southern Baptist Church pastor Ed Litton, elected June 15 as president of the nation's largest Protestant denomination, is expected to be in the hot seat Friday over questions of alleged sermon plagiarizing and exactly which of the veteran preacher's messages are still available online. Published July 1, 2021

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden speak with a priest as they depart after Mass at St. Joseph on the Brandywine Catholic Church, Saturday, June 19, 2021, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

President Biden’s parish in D.C. won’t restrict Communion

A D.C. Catholic church frequently attended by President Biden won't deny the chief executive -- or anyone else -- the sacrament of Holy Communion based on political opinions, according to a statement released Tuesday. Published June 29, 2021

The Rev. Tim Tutt, flanked by clergy and representatives of the eight D.C. area churches.
Photo by Samantha Steinfeld, courtesy of the United Church of Christ.

D.C. area church members help cancel $9 million in medical debts

Members of eight United Church of Christ (UCC) congregations in and around the District of Columbia have enough money to cancel $9 million in medical debt for people in four states. More than 7,800 families in Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, and New Jersey will benefit from the fundraising drive, church officials said Tuesday. Published June 29, 2021

In this March 26, 2021, photo, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the West Side Conservative Club in Urbandale, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) **FILE**

Pompeo to Christian broadcasters: Pray for me to be ‘in the right place’

Five months after leaving office, former Secretary of State -- and potential 2024 GOP presidential hopeful -- Mike Pompeo Thursday asked hundreds of Christian broadcasters to pray that he is in "the right place for me to be able to listen to the Lord, to surrender myself to the Lord, so that I can listen well." Published June 24, 2021

In this Sunday, June 7, 2020, file photo, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez holds a Communion wafer as he celebrates the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, a Mass, with churchgoers present at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops plans to devote part of its national meeting in June 2021 to the sensitive issue of which Catholics are worthy of receiving Communion. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Catholic leader retreats on Communion document aimed at Biden, Dems supporting abortion

The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops late Monday appeared to waver on what a teaching document on the Holy Communion -- voted on last week by the group's members with a draft due in November -- will say about whether Catholic politicians such as President Biden, who support abortion rights, can receive the sacrament. Published June 21, 2021

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, speaks during a memorial ceremony for Israeli soldiers who fell in battle during the 2014 Gaza War, in the Hall of Remembrance at Mount Herzl Military Cemetery in Jerusalem, Israel, Sunday, June 20, 2021. (Abir Sultan/Pool Photo via AP)

Evangelical-Jewish author Rosenberg sees room for optimism in Biden, Bennett pairing

Novelist, journalist, and political insider Joel C. Rosenberg, whose Middle East connections extend from the top echelons of Israeli governments to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia, believes there is room for optimism over U.S.-Israeli relations despite changes in administrations in Washington and Jerusalem. Published June 21, 2021

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, right, speaks at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. At left is moderator Allie Stuckey. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Christian broadcasters claim year of advancement amid pandemic

Representatives of the nation's more than 4,000 Christian radio and television stations gather Monday to note a year of advancement in the face of a pandemic whose lockdowns have decimated tens of thousands of secular businesses. Published June 20, 2021

In this Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 file photo, President-elect Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, attend Mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle during Inauguration Day ceremonies in Washington. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will draft a document setting forth the American church’s position on the Eucharist — possibly including instructions on who should, and should not, receive the sacrament, such as President Biden, a Catholic who has expanded abortion funding during his first months in office. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)  **FILE**

U.S Catholic bishops open the door to possible rebuke of Biden

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will draft a document setting forth the American church's position on the Eucharist -- possibly including instructions on who should, and should not, receive the sacrament, such as President Biden, a Catholic who has expanded abortion funding during his first months in office. Published June 18, 2021