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Planting Pastors in the New America: A Case for Civic Advocacy Training
Christianity Today 2018-08-18 @ 15:00
In today’s urban ministry climate, people are not content to settle for “lip service” anymore. I was at the National Latino Evangelical Association a few weeks ago. After I spoke, I was on a...
'Surrounded by an Ocean of Water’: Historic Flooding Kills Hundreds in Kerala, India
CBN - Christian World News 2018-08-18 @ 01:53
How to Avoid the Folly of the Pharisees
Christianity Today 2018-08-17 @ 15:00
The real mistake made by Jesus' classic adversaries might surprise you. You’ve probably heard someone say at some point “Don’t be such a Pharisee.” Typically these words are uttered when...
Why Prepare for Ministry at a Liberal Arts College?
Christianity Today 2018-08-17 @ 15:00
A liberal arts education does not simply encounter creation; it encounters the Creator.   College is not for everyone. Nor is seminary. I've written plenty on that. But, what about those who are...
Is Your Notion of Human Dignity Too Narrow?
Christianity Today 2018-08-17 @ 13:00
Why “life issues” aren’t the only issues that pivot on what it means to bear God’s image. Day after day, the screens of our electronic devices are filled with images and reports that are hard...
Australia senate defeats bill legalizing assisted suicide (LifeNews.com)
Catholic World News 2018-08-17 @ 10:08
Ukrainian Catholic leader recalls Soviet repression (Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church)
Catholic World News 2018-08-17 @ 10:08
Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, 48, served for two years in the Soviet army. He said that "today, nobody knows, or doesn't remember well, that the Soviet Union was a very aggressive country...
Myanmar's persecuted Christians have been forgotten, Canadian journalist says (Kingston Whig-Standard)
Catholic World News 2018-08-17 @ 10:08
Newspaper journalist Geoffrey P. Johnston covers international affairs. Myanmar is 88% Buddhist, 6% Christian, and 4% Muslim.
Ecumenical Patriarch: we desire 'with all our heart' the restoration of Ukrainian Orthodox unity (Ecumenical Patriarchate)
Catholic World News 2018-08-17 @ 10:08
Ukraine's Orthodox faithful are divided into the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate), the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Kyiv Patriarchate), and the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church...
Persecution ramps up in Nepal after anti-conversion legislation
Mission Network News 2018-08-17 @ 10:02
Nepal (MNN) -- On August 15, anti-conversion legislation went into effect in Nepal. Two years ago, Christians were included in a rewrite of the country’s constitution, but now, anti-Christian...
Dealing with new regulations on the Chinese Church
Mission Network News 2018-08-17 @ 10:00
China (MNN) -- We told you yesterday that China Partner is taking a team to Jiangxi province in October. What you might not have known is that the team is smaller and more experienced than the usual...
Pastor Andrew Brunson’s appeal to leave house arrest rejected
Mission Network News 2018-08-17 @ 10:00
Turkey (MNN) -- American Pastor Andrew Brunson recently appealed to be released from house arrest in Turkey and to have his travel ban lifted. A lower Turkish court rejected this appeal on Wednesday....
Muslims on Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca are finding salvation in Jesus
Mission Network News 2018-08-17 @ 10:00
Middle East (MNN) -- Millions of Muslim men and women will convene Sunday for one of the most sacred experiences in Islam -- the Hajj. It’s an annual pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia and...
Pennsylvania attorney general: lift statute of limitations for child sexual abuse (Time)
Catholic World News 2018-08-17 @ 09:08
"Given what the grand jury produced in the 884-page report, I don't know how any lawmaker in Pennsylvania could possibly be against those reforms," said Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro.
Abortion advocate appointed to top UN human rights slot (C-FAM)
Catholic World News 2018-08-17 @ 09:08
Michelle Bachelet served two terms as president of Chile (2006-2010, 2014-2018).
Cardinal Burke: Church in US in 'possibly the worst crisis that it's ever experienced' (LifeSite News)
Catholic World News 2018-08-17 @ 09:08
"I've never heard so much anger, so much disappointment, so much frustration from good Catholic faithful," said Cardinal Raymond Burke. He added that "it doesn't seem reasonable to me to think that...
Venezuela's bishops decry grave violations of justice under Maduro regime (Zenit)
Catholic World News 2018-08-17 @ 09:08
The bishops cited arbitrary detentions, cruel and inhuman treatment, torture, and forced disappearances.
Roundup: bishops react to sexual abuse scandal (National Catholic Register)
Catholic World News 2018-08-17 @ 09:08
Vietnamese court jails Catholic activist for 20 years (UCANews)
Catholic World News 2018-08-17 @ 09:08
Seventeen priests concelebrated at a special Mass for Le Dinh Luong, who was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
India's bishops lament 'unprecedented' Kerala floods, pray for victims (Catholic Bishops' Conference of India)
Catholic World News 2018-08-17 @ 09:08
88 inches of rain have fallen in the southwestern Indian state since June 1—the worst local flooding in nearly a century.
Boston cardinal cancels Ireland trip to focus on St. John's Seminary investigation (Boston Globe)
Catholic World News 2018-08-17 @ 08:08
Cardinal Sean O'Malley had been scheduled to speak at the World Meeting of Families.
USCCB president announces effort to address 'moral catastrophe' of McCarrick scandal, PA grand jury report (USCCB)
Catholic World News 2018-08-17 @ 08:08
Cardinal Daniel DiNardo has announced an investigation into the McCarrick scandal and "new and confidential channels for reporting complaints against bishops," with "proper independence, sufficient...
Vatican responds to Pennsylvania grand jury report, says Pope is on the side of the victims (Vatican News)
Catholic World News 2018-08-17 @ 08:08
"The abuses described in the report are criminal and morally reprehensible," said Greg Burke, director of the Holy See Press Office. "The Church must learn hard lessons from its past, and there...
Wall Street Journal op-ed laments 'the Catholic bishops who failed us' (Wall Street Journal)
Catholic World News 2018-08-17 @ 08:08
The op-ed was written by C. C. Pecknold, a theology professor at the Catholic University of America and frequent contributor to First Things.
Colorado commission rules against cake baker following transgender complaint; baker files suit (Religion Clause)
Catholic World News 2018-08-17 @ 08:08
Weeks after his Supreme Court victory, the Colorado Civil Rights Commission determined that Jack Philips of Masterpiece Cakeshop likely discriminated against a transgender person when he declined to...
Former priest alleges Erie bishops ignored his abuse reports (NPR)
Catholic World News 2018-08-17 @ 08:08
James Faluszczak alleges that his pastor abused him for three years, beginning when he was 16, and that Bishops Donald Trautman and Lawrence Persico did not act upon his reports of abuse.
Will Trump’s Turkey Sanctions Help Andrew Brunson More Than They Hurt Turkish Christians?
Christianity Today 2018-08-17 @ 00:00
Religious freedom advocates wrestle with whether the need of the one outweighs the needs of the many. Governments are supposed to take care of their citizens. For Andrew Brunson, an American detained...
Aretha Franklin’s One Faith
Christianity Today 2018-08-16 @ 17:00
As her father once said, Aretha was still a gospel singer. Today's homecoming of Aretha Franklin prompted me to pull out her legendary double-CD live set, One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism from 1987...
Christians to Science: Leave Animals the Way God Designed Them—Except Mosquitoes
Christianity Today 2018-08-16 @ 16:00
Pew finds 7 in 10 Americans, as well as highly committed evangelicals, say the pesky insects should be genetically engineered to reduce disease. When asked about five ways that science can use...
Christian College Drops Sex Standards in Law School Bid
Christianity Today 2018-08-16 @ 15:00
Trinity Western University abandons its community covenant after Canadian Supreme Court loss. Two months after Canada's Supreme Court ruled against what would have been the country's first Christian...
The Places Where Church & Culture Collide—A Look into New Churches, Stories, and the Many Forms of Gospel Witness
Christianity Today 2018-08-16 @ 15:00
We should plant churches that plant churches, but also help these communities blossom into a life-giving presence in and for their cities. What would it look like for a local church to contribute to...
Richard Stearns: ‘Every Day Is a Celebration’
Christianity Today 2018-08-16 @ 14:00
After 20 years of tackling the “hole in our gospel,” World Vision's most recent president is fine retiring from World Vision with some tasks unfinished. You've grown World Vision US from $350...
Another Catholic parish demolished in China (AsiaNews)
Catholic World News 2018-08-16 @ 10:08
The parish, though recognized by the Communist government, was demolished to make way for a park. An estimated 100 people "began demolition work on the building, smashing the altar, the statues, and...
Pope Francis pays tribute to St. Stanislaus Kostka (Vatican News)
Catholic World News 2018-08-16 @ 10:08
The Jesuit novice died 450 years ago, on August 15, 1568.
Chilean police conducts raid on bishops' conference office (CNA)
Catholic World News 2018-08-16 @ 10:08
"We are collecting and complementing the information we have already received, particularly about the identification of victims who have lodged complaints about abuses of various types," a prosecutor...
Philosophers, theologians ask cardinals to address Pope's 'gravely scandalous' Catechism revision (First Things)
Catholic World News 2018-08-16 @ 10:08
Referring to the revision of the Catechism of the Catholic Church's teaching on the death penalty, the scholars called upon the cardinals "to advise His Holiness that it is his duty to put an end to...
Archdiocese creates, takes down website defending Cardinal Wuerl's record on abuse (Deacon's Bench)
Catholic World News 2018-08-16 @ 10:08
Referring to TheWuerlRecord.com, the communications director for the Archdiocese of Washington said, "A few days ago, I had the bright idea to build a webpage that would provide reporters and others...
Papal prayers for victims of bridge collapse (Vatican News)
Catholic World News 2018-08-16 @ 10:08
The collapse of Genoa's Ponte Morandi killed at least 39 people.
Indonesian bishops call for election date change (UCANews)
Catholic World News 2018-08-16 @ 10:08
Elections have been scheduled during Holy Week. Indonesia, the world's fourth most populous nation (261 million), is 87% Muslim, 7% Protestant, and 3% Catholic.
Evangelical helps end Ethiopian Orthodox schism (Christianity Today)
Catholic World News 2018-08-16 @ 10:08
Two prelates have claimed leadership of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. The church, which is the largest of the Oriental Orthodox churches, ceased to be in full communion with the Holy See...
Indian Christian kidnapped, others threatened by Hindu radicals (AsiaNews)
Catholic World News 2018-08-16 @ 10:08
The incident took place in a village in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, which is nearly 83% Hindu, nearly 17% Muslim, and 0.1% Christian.
Church in Pakistan calls for equal rights for members of all religions (AsiaNews)
Catholic World News 2018-08-16 @ 10:08
Pakistan, whose official religion is Islam, is the world's sixth most populous nation (205 million). Over 96% of Pakistanis are Muslim.
US sends millions in military aid to Egypt
Mission Network News 2018-08-16 @ 10:02
Egypt (MNN) -- The US has promised to send $195 million in military aid to Egypt. The goal is to alleviate pressure from extremist groups like al-Qaeda and ISIS who are intent on overturning...
350,000 displaced by earthquakes in Indonesia
Mission Network News 2018-08-16 @ 10:01
Indonesia (MNN) -- The Indonesian island of Lombok has been hit with three powerful earthquakes since July 29. Three Earthquakes & 350,000 Displaced The first earthquake on July 29 was a 6.4...
China Partner revisits its roots with October trip
Mission Network News 2018-08-16 @ 10:00
China (MNN) -- China Partner is taking a trip to the province of Jiangxi in October. Yes, it’s about bringing a new tool for small group ministry to the local Church, but it’s also about history....
Pope Francis: the Blessed Virgin Mary's Assumption confirms our glorious destiny (Zenit)
Catholic World News 2018-08-16 @ 09:08
Addressing pilgrims in St. Peter's Square (video), Pope Francis said that "the stupendous reality of Mary's Assumption manifests and confirms the unity of the human person, and it reminds us that we...
US bishops' official 'angry' at abuse revelations (CNS)
Catholic World News 2018-08-16 @ 09:08
"Well, I'm angry, too," said Deacon Bernie Nojadera, executive director of the USCCB's Secretariat for the Protection of Children and Young People, as he commented on acts committed by ex-Cardinal...
CNN op-ed: sex abuse scandal saps trust in the Church but not in Catholic teaching (CNN)
Catholic World News 2018-08-16 @ 09:08
The op-ed was written by Helen Alvaré, a George Mason University law professor who once worked as director of planning and information for the US bishops' Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities.
Nebraska bishops called for prayer during prisoner's execution (Catholic Voice (Archdiocese of Omaha))
Catholic World News 2018-08-16 @ 09:08
The prisoner, executed on August 14, was sentenced to death 38 years ago for two murders he committed in 1979.
Philippine president says he is no longer Catholic (Crux)
Catholic World News 2018-08-16 @ 09:08
Directing profanity at bishops and saints, President Rodrigo Duterte said he is no longer Catholic and now belongs to the "church of Rodrigo." The president repeated his earlier allegation that a...
 
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