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Beware of hypocrisy, Pope warns in general audience devoted to fraternal charity (Vatican News)
Catholic World News 2019-08-21 @ 11:08
On May 29, Pope Francis began a series of audiences devoted to the Acts of the Apostles. On August 21 (video), he reflected on Acts 4:32-35.
'False and gratuitous': Indian bishop criticizes judge's comments (AsiaNews)
Catholic World News 2019-08-21 @ 10:08
"This court feels it appropriate to point out that Christian missionaries are always the source of attack in one way or the other and, in the present era, there are several accusations against them...
Chinese Christian prisoner released; pastor's whereabouts unknown (AsiaNews)
Catholic World News 2019-08-21 @ 10:08
"Persecution is a price worth paying for the Lord," said Li Yingqiang, an elder at Early Rain Covenant Church, an independent Chinese Protestant community.
Scranton diocese begins probe of national shrine's rector (CNA)
Catholic World News 2019-08-21 @ 10:08
"Approximately one year ago, concerns were raised in the public sector regarding Msgr. Walter Rossi, a priest who was incardinated in the Diocese of Scranton but who has served more than 20 years at...
Mexican bishops: It is urgent to stop violence against women (Fides)
Catholic World News 2019-08-21 @ 10:08
After protesters damaged a national monument, Archbishop Víctor Sánchez Espinosa said that "the recent protests by women, accompanied by vandalism, are not the best way to express dissent."
Fearing Turkish invasion, Christians in northeastern Syria appeal for prayer, safety (CNS)
Catholic World News 2019-08-21 @ 10:08
Turkey has "massed its army and allied jihadists along the border," three Syriac Christian organizations warned. "Even though the US and French armies are present in northeast Syria, we know that...
Authorities harass church members in attempt to block registration
Mission Network News 2019-08-21 @ 10:00
Kazakhstan (MNN) -- Trouble’s brewing in Central Asia. Sources note increasing efforts to restrict religious freedom in Kazakhstan. Forum 18 counted more than 100 cases between January and June...
Deaf Bible fueling sign language Bible translations across Africa
Mission Network News 2019-08-21 @ 10:00
Africa (MNN) -- Africa is a vast and diverse continent boasting 54 nations. However, 44 African countries still don’t have a sign language Bible translation for local Deaf individuals. Fasil Kidane...
Shifting culture in U.S. puts Christians on the outs
Mission Network News 2019-08-21 @ 10:00
USA (MNN) -- Christian. For most, it's a person belonging to a particular religion. For many of our listeners, it is an identity. But for social media giant YouTube, per a WND article, it is...
Holy See, Vietnam begin 8th round of talks toward diplomatic relations (Vatican News)
Catholic World News 2019-08-21 @ 09:08
The first meeting of the Vietnam — Holy See Joint Working Group was held in 2009. Vietnam, a Communist nation of 97 million, is 7% Catholic.
Minnesota archdiocese names abuse survivor to coordinate outreach efforts (The Catholic Spirit)
Catholic World News 2019-08-21 @ 09:08
"I was blessed in that I never blamed God for it," said Paula Kaempffer, Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis' new Outreach Coordinator for Restorative Justice and Abuse Prevention. "We have to be...
Planned Parenthood withdraws from Title X program over Trump administration's abortion rule (NPR)
Catholic World News 2019-08-21 @ 09:08
In March, the chairman of the US bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities, while restating the Church's "strong objections to government promotion and funding of contraceptives," praised the Trump...
Cardinal Pell's conviction upheld; Vatican, Australian bishops react (CWN)
Catholic World News 2019-08-21 @ 09:08
In a 2-1 ruling, an Australian appeals court has upheld the conviction of Cardinal George Pell on charges of sexually abusing two choir boys in the Melbourne cathedral in 1996.
LCWR resolves to focus on migration, racism, and climate change (Leadership Conference of Women Religious)
Catholic World News 2019-08-21 @ 09:08
The religious superiors who belong to the Leadership Conference of Women Religious represent nearly 80% of the 44,000 religious sisters in the United States; they voted to affirm the resolution at...
Muslim-Catholic committee created to promote document signed by Pope, grand imam (Vatican News)
Catholic World News 2019-08-21 @ 09:08
Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar signed the Document on Human Fraternity in Abu Dhabi in February.
Contribute to Congo's development, bishops' conference urges multinational corporations (CNS)
Catholic World News 2019-08-21 @ 09:08
"Instead of contributing to our country's development and benefiting our people, however, our mineral, petrol and forest resources have become the cause of our misfortune," said Msgr. Donatien Nshole...
India expels 86-year-old Spanish nun who helped the poor (UCANews)
Catholic World News 2019-08-21 @ 09:08
The Indian government did not state why it declined to renew the visa of Sister Enedina, a Daughter of Charity who first came to India in 1965.
Australian Court Upholds Cardinal’s Child Sex Convictions
CBN - Christian World News 2019-08-21 @ 00:59
Tim Tebow's Birthday Fundraiser Helps 150 Children Receive Life-Changing Surgeries
CBN - Christian World News 2019-08-20 @ 19:50
When Those Who Wander Aren’t Lost
Christianity Today 2019-08-20 @ 17:00
What does it look like to be the Church while members wrestle with their faith? Just yesterday one of my friends shared a sign that her local YMCA posted which stated this: We welcome all sizes, all...
Pro-Life and Pro-Choice Clinics Have the Same Adoption Referral Rate: 1%
Christianity Today 2019-08-20 @ 16:00
Why adoption has become a less popular option. As the wave of pro-life legislation continues to roll across the United States—nine states have passed significant abortion restrictions already...
The Billy Graham Rule Goes to Court
Christianity Today 2019-08-20 @ 16:00
A North Carolina sheriff’s deputy sues his former employer for religious discrimination after it wouldn’t accommodate his request to not train a female officer one-on-one. A former North Carolina...
Catholic, Hindu, Sikh leaders send 10-point resolution to Pakistan's prime minister (Fides)
Catholic World News 2019-08-20 @ 11:08
"A specific request touches on the problem of abductions, sexual violence and forced conversions of women belonging to religious minorities" in the Muslim nation, according to the report.
Bibles escape Trump's tariff fight with China (Christianity Today)
Catholic World News 2019-08-20 @ 11:08
The world's largest Bible factory is located in the Communist nation, according to a 2014 report.
Christian leaders upset by Indian judge's comments (UCANews)
Catholic World News 2019-08-20 @ 11:08
"This court feels it appropriate to point out that Christian missionaries are always the source of attack in one way or the other and, in the present era, there are several accusations against them...
Police investigate death of Polish missionary in Puerto Rico (Fides)
Catholic World News 2019-08-20 @ 11:08
Father Stanislaw Szczepanik, CM, was a missionary in Ponce, one of the island's largest cities.
Papuans seek Vatican probe into deaths of churchmen (UCANews)
Catholic World News 2019-08-20 @ 11:08
"Many Catholics in Papua believe the recent deaths of several indigenous priests and a bishop were not due to illness but the result of a conspiracy to end their fight for the rights of local people,...
Another Protestant church closed in Algeria (World Watch Monitor)
Catholic World News 2019-08-20 @ 11:08
The nation of 41.7 million (map) is 99% Muslim (predominantly Sunni), and Islam is the official religion.
Myanmar fighting forces people to take shelter at churches, monasteries (CNS)
Catholic World News 2019-08-20 @ 10:08
Rebels backed by China have targeted Christians in Myanmar's Shan State (map). The state is 81% Buddhist, 10% Christian, and 7% animist.
Priests are under-compensated in southern Africa, bishops' official warns (CNS)
Catholic World News 2019-08-20 @ 10:08
Father Dumisani Vilakati, who leads the pastoral department of the Inter-Regional Meeting of Bishops of Southern Africa, spoke of "lots of anxiety among members of the clergy, who more often than not...
Hong Kong priest decries government oppression (AsiaNews)
Catholic World News 2019-08-20 @ 10:08
"This is about people being abused by the government, people being falsely arrested by the police, people being unfairly prosecuted by the Department of Justice," said Father Carlos Cheung. "As...
Pope Francis blesses 6,000 rosaries, gifts to console Syrian families (Aid to the Church in Need)
Catholic World News 2019-08-20 @ 10:08
"The rosaries, made at the initiative of Aid to the Church in Need, are a sign of my closeness to our brothers and sisters in Syria," Pope Francis said following his August 15 Angelus address. "We...
LCWR president challenges notion that declining number of sisters is 'somehow bad' (Leadership Conference of Women Religious)
Catholic World News 2019-08-20 @ 10:08
The religious superiors who belong to the Leadership Conference of Women Religious represent nearly 80% of the 44,000 religious sisters in the United States. Sister Sharlet Wagner, the Conference's...
Racist video, threats at South Carolina Catholic school (The State (Columbia))
Catholic World News 2019-08-20 @ 10:08
The grade 7-12 school, located in Columbia, South Carolina, had 580 students in 2018-19.
Social media as a tool for ministry
Mission Network News 2019-08-20 @ 10:00
International (MNN) -- With its standard-setting power and time-consuming tendencies, social media can be a dangerous thing. But what if the standards set on social media were based on Gospel-found...
Terror attacks, political pressures affect persecuted believers
Mission Network News 2019-08-20 @ 10:00
Afghanistan (MNN) -- Violence and bloodshed fill the streets of Afghanistan as decision-makers try to make progress. Yesterday, militants targeted people gathered in shops and markets to celebrate...
Persecuted Church encouraged through videos
Mission Network News 2019-08-20 @ 10:00
International (MNN) – Today, Christianity is often associated with the West. This association causes tension and increases challenges for Christians living in countries who may not get along with...
Flood of claims emerges as NY suspends its statute of limitations on child sex abuse (PBS NewsHour)
Catholic World News 2019-08-20 @ 09:08
427 lawsuits were filed against dioceses, the Boy Scouts, and other entities on the first day of the yearlong suspension of the statute.
Missionary sisters in Mali persevere in service amid rising tensions, insecurity (Fides)
Catholic World News 2019-08-20 @ 09:08
The West African nation of 18.4 million (map) is 95% Muslim and 2% Christian.
In book preface, Pope Francis gives boost to popular movements (Vatican News)
Catholic World News 2019-08-20 @ 09:08
Pope Francis has written the preface to the Pontifical Commission for Latin America's new work, "La irrupción de los movimientos populares: Rerum novarum de nuestro tiempo" [The Emergence of...
Planned Parenthood Drops Title X Funding Over Abortion
Christianity Today 2019-08-19 @ 23:00
UPDATE: Trump administration upholds Title X funding cuts for abortion providers. Update (August 19): After a court of appeals ruled in favor a Trump administration policy barring federal funding for...
Early Rain Covenant Church Elder Released by Chinese Govt, Still No Word on Pastor Wang Yi
CBN - Christian World News 2019-08-19 @ 21:11
Christian Sexual Ethics Are Liberating, Not Repressive
Christianity Today 2019-08-19 @ 19:00
Why we can take pride and joy in the historic, biblical view of human sexuality. Over the last five years, an increasing number of believers have changed their stance on sexual ethics and slipped...
The Power of Biblical Hospitality
Christianity Today 2019-08-19 @ 19:00
Four characteristics that distinguish biblical hospitality from merely entertaining guests. We all like to be entertained. An entire global industry has emerged to satisfy our longing to be amused...
Did CT Fail Its Readers on Civil Rights?
Christianity Today 2019-08-19 @ 18:00
Not in my view. Just the opposite. Last year, upon the unveiling of our archives (we are in the process of making every issue digital going back to our beginning), I rehearsed some high and low...
Study: Babylon Bee’s Satire Gets Shared by People Who Think It’s Real
Christianity Today 2019-08-19 @ 18:00
The truth is, parsing political parody on the internet isn’t straightforward. In July, the website Snopes published a piece fact-checking a story posted on The Babylon Bee, a popular satirical news...
How US Churches Cover Millions in Medical Debt
Christianity Today 2019-08-19 @ 17:00
A nonprofit helps even modestly sized congregations take on their neighbors’ unpaid bills. Americans shoulder a lot of debt. When it comes to past-due medical bills, the country collectively owes...
Confessions of a Chinese Dreamer
Christianity Today 2019-08-19 @ 17:00
When my immigration status jeopardized my college goals, I discovered my true identity. he summer of 2009 was one of the scariest times of my life. I should have been excited about heading to...
Interview: Are Women More Religious Than Men? Or Just More Intimate?
Christianity Today 2019-08-19 @ 17:00
Women tend to feel closer with God. But both men and women who seek spiritual intimacy view the Bible more literally. Sociologists have long suggested that Christian women are more religious than men...
The Rise of the Bible-Teaching, Plato-Loving, Homeschool Elitists
Christianity Today 2019-08-19 @ 17:00
How evangelicals are becoming the new champions of the pagan classics. In the fall of 2018, I spoke at Mars Hill Academy, a classical homeschooling co-op in Lexington, Kentucky. It began in 1995 and...
 
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