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Learning About Other Faiths Doesn’t Lead Evangelical Students to Lose Theirs
Christianity Today 2020-02-26 @ 17:00
Compared to other colleges, students at evangelical institutions end up gaining the most knowledge of world religions. One of the negative stereotypes of evangelical colleges is that they keep...
Don’t Let Jean Vanier (or Other Heroes) Off the Hook
Christianity Today 2020-02-26 @ 16:00
The rhetoric around fallen leaders often erodes our high call to holiness. L'Arche International recently published an internal report revealing the news that Jean Vanier, its founder, sexually...
One-on-One with Daniel Im on ‘You Are What You Do’
Christianity Today 2020-02-26 @ 16:00
Doing does not result in done. It only leads to more doing. Ed: Why did you write You Are What You Do? Daniel: Because our definition of "normal" has changed—seemingly overnight. For example...
The Cross Changes Everything
Christianity Today 2020-02-26 @ 14:00
Why the Crucifixion is the center of our theology—and our lives. The cross of Christ is the center of salvation. It is the crucial point, the place of convergence where everything about the...
The Cross Changes Everything
Christianity Today 2020-02-26 @ 13:00
Why the Crucifixion is the center of our theology—and our lives. The cross of Christ is the center of salvation. It is the crucial point, the place of convergence where everything about the...
Virginia passes legislation permitting non-physicians to perform abortions (Live Action)
Catholic World News 2020-02-26 @ 12:02
If signed by the governor, the legislation would end "requirements such as ambulatory surgical center standards for abortion facilities, a 24-hour waiting period, delivery of informed consent...
Asia Bibi seeks asylum in France (AP)
Catholic World News 2020-02-26 @ 12:02
Asia Bibi is the Catholic woman who was jailed from 2009 to 2018 in Pakistan on an unsupported charge of blasphemy against Islam. She now lives in an undisclosed location in Canada.
China citing coronavirus, closes all houses of worship (CNS)
Catholic World News 2020-02-26 @ 12:02
Citing the coronavirus epidemic, the Communist party and government stated that they "have unified requirements to suspend the opening of religious venues, suspend all collective religious activities...
India's bishops call for dialogue (Matters India)
Catholic World News 2020-02-26 @ 12:02
The bishops called for dialogue with the poor, Dalits (once known as "untouchables"), and tribal peoples, as well as dialogue with cultures, religions, nations, and the unborn, stating, "We believe...
Notre Dame revokes awards given to Jean Vanier (Notre Dame News)
Catholic World News 2020-02-26 @ 12:02
Investigators reported that Jean Vanier (1928-2019), founder of L'Arche, initiated abusive and manipulative relations with six non-disabled women.
Papal message offers praise for Brazil's Lenten solidarity campaign (Vatican News)
Catholic World News 2020-02-26 @ 11:02
"This year, the campaign's theme deals precisely with the value of life and our responsibility to care for it in all its stages, because life is a gift and a commitment," Pope Francis wrote in his...
Pope expresses closeness to those affected by coronavirus (Vatican News)
Catholic World News 2020-02-26 @ 11:02
"I wish, again, to express my closeness to those who are ill with coronavirus and to health-care workers who are caring for them," Pope Francis said following his Ash Wednesday general audience.
Vatican hosts conference on artificial intelligence (Pontifical Academy for Life)
Catholic World News 2020-02-26 @ 11:02
The principal speakers at the February 26-27 conference (The "good" Algorithm? Artificial Intelligence: Ethics, Law, Health) are Nobel medicine laureate Shinya Yamanaka and former Italian education...
Service, not titles, is the measure of greatness in the Church, Pope preaches at weekday Mass (Vatican News)
Catholic World News 2020-02-26 @ 10:02
At a Mass celebrated in the chapel of Domus Sanctae Marthae on February 25, Pope Francis preached on Mark 9:30-37, the Gospel reading of the day.
Iraq's Christian legislators oppose new prime minister (Fides)
Catholic World News 2020-02-26 @ 10:02
Prime Minister Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi assumed office on February 1,
Bishops, Muslim leaders in Pakistan renew commitment to dialogue, fraternity (Fides)
Catholic World News 2020-02-26 @ 10:02
Pakistani bishops joined with the imam of Badshahi Mosque and other Muslim leaders in commemorating the anniversary of the Document on Human Fraternity, signed by Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of...
Franciscans in Idlib appeal for prayer (Pro Terra Sancta)
Catholic World News 2020-02-26 @ 10:02
Idlib Governorate (map) is the principal area of fighting in Syria. "We are in human misery," said one Franciscan friar, and "more than 400,000 displaced persons isolated in the cold and in the snow,...
Follow Jesus in His prayer and fasting, Pope says at Ash Wednesday general audience (Vatican News)
Catholic World News 2020-02-26 @ 10:02
On January 29, Pope Francis began a series of Wednesday general audiences devoted to the Beatitudes. On Ash Wednesday (video), the Pope departed from the series and spoke about Lent.
Frontiers team sowing Gospel seeds among Muslim Hazani people
Mission Network News 2020-02-26 @ 10:00
North Africa (MNN) -- The Hazani people in North Africa are devoutly Muslim. They are also an unreached people group, meaning they don’t have any local Christians. Jared and a team with Frontiers...
Fresh violence breaks out between Russia and Ukraine
Mission Network News 2020-02-26 @ 10:00
Ukraine (MNN) — The war between Russia and Ukraine drags on, and civilians are caught in the cross-fire. If you haven’t heard anything about the war in Ukraine recently, it’s not because it’s...
Senegal missionary finds faith through personal struggles and shares the Gospel with his people
Mission Network News 2020-02-26 @ 10:00
Senegal (MNN) – Ibrahima D.’s comfortable life turned tragic one night, but he now knows what he couldn’t have imagined then: God’s hope shines even brighter in the darkness. In the primarily...
'Appalling': USCCB pro-life chairman laments failure of legislation in Senate (USCCB)
Catholic World News 2020-02-26 @ 09:02
"It is appalling that even one senator, let alone more than 40, voted to continue the brutal dismemberment of nearly full-grown infants, and voted against protecting babies who survive abortion,...
Key official of German bishops' conference resigns (National Catholic Register)
Catholic World News 2020-02-26 @ 03:02
Father Hans Langendörfer, a controversial Jesuit who has served for years as secretary of the German episcopal conference, has stepped down from that post. The resignation comes as a surprising...
In suit, lay Catholics charge Detroit archdiocese fabricated abuse charges against pastor (CNA)
Catholic World News 2020-02-26 @ 03:02
A group of Catholics have filed suit against the Archdiocese of Detroit, charging that archdiocesan officials fabricated abuse charges against their pastor, Father Eduard Perrone. Father Perrone, who...
Eritrea bars Catholic prelates from entering country (Fides)
Catholic World News 2020-02-26 @ 03:02
A delegation of Catholic leaders from Ethiopia was detained at an airport in Eritrea on arrival, then refused entry to the country, despite valid travel credentials. The Ethiopian delegation, led by...
Seattle Catholic school head on leave after furor over gay teachers' resignations (Seattle Times)
Catholic World News 2020-02-26 @ 03:02
The head of a Catholic high school in Seattle has taken a leave of absence, a week after two teachers at the school resigned after acknowledging that they planned marriage with same-sex partners. The...
US Chinese Churches on the Frontlines of Coronavirus Vigilance
Christianity Today 2020-02-26 @ 02:00
Attendance has dropped as much as 50 percent this year. There has been no sustained community transmission of the coronavirus in the United States so far, and many Chinese churches such as Raleigh...
500 of Korea’s 1,000 Coronavirus Cases Tied to Shincheonji Church
Christianity Today 2020-02-25 @ 18:00
Outbreak prompts 700,000 to petition Korean president to outlaw religious movement deemed a cult by Christian leaders. SEOUL — A sect whose leader claims he is an angel of Jesus has become the...
Black Theology Sings of Freedom
Christianity Today 2020-02-25 @ 16:00
To be black and to be Christian is to remember the brutality of our experience and the brilliance of our resistance. But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams his shadow shouts on a nightmare...
Global Family and the Coronavirus
Christianity Today 2020-02-25 @ 16:00
God is our refuge in times of troubles, and he is our defender, as well as our deliverer. The World Health Organization has named the Coronavirus, "Covid-19" (https://time.com/5782284/who-name-coronav...
Black Theology Sings of Freedom
Christianity Today 2020-02-25 @ 15:00
To be black and to be Christian is to remember the brutality of our experience and the brilliance of our resistance. But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams his shadow shouts on a nightmare...
25 Black Theologians Who Have Grown Our Faith
Christianity Today 2020-02-25 @ 15:00
Scholars and authors reflect on the significance of African American leaders in the church. More than 15 years ago, one of the theologians on this list—Bruce L. Fields—asked the...
Egyptian State TV Says Ex-President Mubarak Has Died at 91
CBN - Christian World News 2020-02-25 @ 12:50
Zambia's bishops decry poison-spray attacks (CNS)
Catholic World News 2020-02-25 @ 11:02
"Police have received 511 reports of incidents of 'chemical spraying of poisonous substances on households' that have affected 1,687 victims across the country," according to the report. The southern...
Australian High Court releases submissions for Cardinal Pell's appeal (CNS)
Catholic World News 2020-02-25 @ 10:02
The prelate's final appeal hearing will take place March 11 and 12.
Appeals court upholds Trump administration rules against Title X funding for abortion (Fox News)
Catholic World News 2020-02-25 @ 10:02
In 2018, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops welcomed the administration's separation of abortion from Title X funding.
Arab bishops meet, discuss liturgical translations, regional youth day (Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem)
Catholic World News 2020-02-25 @ 10:02
Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops, exhorted the bishops of the Conference of Latin Bishops of the Arab Regions (CELRA) to overcome "every form of individualism...
In Poland, Church begins week of prayer for sobriety (Church in Poland)
Catholic World News 2020-02-25 @ 10:02
"A great advocate of sobriety was Cardinal Wyszynski," the Polish bishops' media office stated in reference to Venerable Stefan Wyszynski (1901-1981), the Primate of Poland during the last 33 years...
Nigeria's bishops ask faithful to wear black on Ash Wednesday (Vatican News)
Catholic World News 2020-02-25 @ 10:02
Wearing black on Ash Wednesday is "a sign of mourning and solidarity with the victims of kidnapping and other violent crimes," according to the report. On Ash Wednesday, Nigerian Catholics are also...
Canadian bishops shocked, appalled by report on Jean Vanier's abusive relationships (CCCB)
Catholic World News 2020-02-25 @ 10:02
Investigators reported that Jean Vanier (1928-2019), founder of L'Arche, initiated abusive and manipulative relations with six non-disabled women. Jean Vanier was the son of Georges Vanier (1888-1967...
Pray for the Church, especially in bad times, Pope says at St. Nicholas' crypt (Vatican News)
Catholic World News 2020-02-25 @ 10:02
On February 23, Pope Francis made an apostolic journey to Bari, where the saint's relics are venerated.
Indiana bishop deplores anti-Semitism (Today's Catholic)
Catholic World News 2020-02-25 @ 10:02
"Unfortunately, there has been a rise in recent years of anti-Jewish and anti-Semitic rhetoric in our society," said Bishop Kevin Rhoades of Fort Wayne —South Bend. "Further, there have been...
Pope appeals for defense of human person, ecological conversion (Vatican News)
Catholic World News 2020-02-25 @ 10:02
The Pontiff made his remarks on February 24 during an audience with members of the Pro Petri Sede association.
Artificial intelligence: Microsoft, IBM partner with pontifical academy in committing to ethical principles (Pontifical Academy for Life)
Catholic World News 2020-02-25 @ 10:02
According to Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, the academy's press officer wrote this unsigned article.
Kids in East Africa find freedom from AIDS and witch doctor abuse
Mission Network News 2020-02-25 @ 10:00
East Africa (MNN) -- Yesterday, we told you about Set Free Ministries’ work in East Africa supporting disabled children who would otherwise be abused and neglected. But that’s not all they do...
Only a few days left to send twice as many Bibles
Mission Network News 2020-02-25 @ 10:00
Pakistan (MNN) — Forgotten Missionaries International’s Twice as Far campaign has almost reached its end, but there is still time to donate. Mollah He went from training suicide bombers to...
New February laws restrict Chinese religious freedom even more
Mission Network News 2020-02-25 @ 10:00
China (MNN) – Believers in China face an insecure future as local governments enforce legislation restricting religious freedom even more. On February 1, new laws were enacted in China givingthe...
Tennessee bishop rips separation of children, parents (Bishop Rick Stika)
Catholic World News 2020-02-25 @ 09:02
"It is a scandal that children are still separated from their parents," Bishop Rick Stika of Knoxville said in an apparent reference to the Trump administration's family separation policy. "This...
Prelate sees Vos Estis as 'watershed law' on sexual abuse (Times of Malta)
Catholic World News 2020-02-25 @ 09:02
In May 2019, Pope Francis issued Vos estis lux mundi [You Are the Light of the World], his motu proprio addressing sexual abuse. Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta, the author of this article, is...
'We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God': Pope Francis issues Lenten message (Vatican Press Office)
Catholic World News 2020-02-25 @ 09:02
The message, dated October 7, was released on February 24.
 
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