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Christian books distribution increases in Middle East
Mission Network News 2019-02-20 @ 10:00
Middle East (MNN) – Mission Cry, an organization dedicated to repurposing used Christian literature, recently sent 50,000 Arabic Bibles to the Middle East. Mission Cry has previously distributed...
Militants backed by Iran threaten religious minorities
Mission Network News 2019-02-20 @ 10:00
Iraq (MNN) -- Militant forces backed by Iran are gaining power in Iraq. The Los Angeles Times noted recently, "the militias have transformed themselves into a potent government institution, political...
Haiti: a call to account
Mission Network News 2019-02-20 @ 10:00
Haiti (MNN) – The situation in Haiti is a perfect recipe for instability with a generous helping of ‘fed up’, stirred by a call for change. Businesses and government offices carefully reopened...
Father Ernesto Cardenal, former Sandinista government minister, celebrates first Mass in 30 years (Vatican News)
Catholic World News 2019-02-20 @ 09:02
Pope Francis recently lifted the suspension imposed on Nicaraguan priest-poet Ernesto Cardenal, who is 94 and dying.
Australian Anglican body to defrock bishop over abuse inaction (AP)
Catholic World News 2019-02-20 @ 09:02
Rt. Rev. Richard Appleby "did nothing after he was told by a victim ... he had been sexually abused" by an Anglican cleric, according to the report.
Syrians have the right to decide their own future, patriarch says (Syrian Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch)
Catholic World News 2019-02-20 @ 09:02
Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II, head of the Syriac Orthodox Church since 2014, criticized the absence of the Syrian representatives from an international discussion on the nation's future at the Munich...
'Cost of war weighs on the weak,' Pope preaches at weekday Mass (Vatican News)
Catholic World News 2019-02-20 @ 09:02
At a Mass celebrated in the chapel of Domus Sanctae Marthae on February 19, Pope Francis compared our times to the era of the biblical flood, the subject of the first reading of the day.
Leaders of religious orders apologize for sexual abuse committed by members of their communities (International Union of Superiors General)
Catholic World News 2019-02-20 @ 08:02
"We bow our heads in shame at the realization that such abuse has taken place in our Congregations and Orders," the International Union of Superiors General and Union of Superiors General said in a...
Pope Francis approves, praises Jesuits' 4 priorities over next decade (Vatican News)
Catholic World News 2019-02-20 @ 08:02
Over the next ten years, the Society of Jesus' four universal apostolic preferences will be discernment and the Spiritual Exercises, walking with the excluded, caring for our common home, and...
Emergency declaration raises new questions about Texas border chapel (CNA)
Catholic World News 2019-02-20 @ 08:02
The Diocese of Corpus Christi has opposed the Trump administration's efforts to build border fencing on its property.
Cardinal Tobin: McCarrick's actions are 'profoundly disheartening and disturbing' (Archdiocese of Newark)
Catholic World News 2019-02-20 @ 08:02
Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark issued this statement after the Vatican's announcement of the laicization of Theodore McCarrick. Cardinal Tobin was named Archbishop of Newark in 2016; McCarrick held...
Boston cardinal says Pope Francis did not approve his proposal for tribunals to hold bishops accountable on abuse (The Atlantic)
Catholic World News 2019-02-20 @ 08:02
The Pope "was convinced to do it another way," Cardinal Seán O'Malley said in an interview with the Atlantic, following a Wall Street Journal report on signs of tension between the Pope and the...
Back by Popular Demand—Church Signs!
Christianity Today 2019-02-19 @ 21:00
It's been far too long, back their back! It's been way too long since we ran some good church signs. They never cease to end, though, and I think we all enjoy seeing them. So tweet me some good ones...
'If We Don't Get This Right, Our Churches Will Not Be a Safe Place for the Lost': Southern Baptists at Crossroads over Abuse
CBN - Christian World News 2019-02-19 @ 19:14
Billy Graham's Legacy Continues: Grandson Will Graham Draws Thousands of Filipinos to Christ
CBN - Christian World News 2019-02-19 @ 16:03
Emerging Adults: Apathetic or Indifferent to Matters of Faith?
Christianity Today 2019-02-19 @ 16:00
A call to spiritual care among our twenty-somethings. According to research, many emerging adults (those between the ages of 18 and 29) experience a spiritual slump in the years after high school...
Trump Warns Venezuelan Military: Abandon 'Cuban Puppet' Maduro or 'Lose Everything'
CBN - Christian World News 2019-02-19 @ 15:36
'Down with America!' Riots Rock Haiti, Five Americans Arrested in the Melee
CBN - Christian World News 2019-02-19 @ 15:08
Interview: Women in Missions Leadership Walk a Tightrope
Christianity Today 2019-02-19 @ 15:00
Researcher Mary Lederleitner explores the confusions and frustrations they face. What distinctive gifts do women have for the global church? Is the church helping or hindering women leaders? In Women...
Praising God Saves Me In My Pain
Christianity Today 2019-02-19 @ 15:00
In the face of illness, death, and disability, Lamentations gives me a script for how to suffer. In 2015, my husband and I opened the doors to our church plant, Renewal Church. We celebrated the...
Ex-Muslim Mom Beaten, Raped, Threatened with Death for Converting to Christianity
CBN - Christian World News 2019-02-19 @ 14:50
McCarrick to continue to live in Kansas Franciscan friary for time being (Diocese of Salina (Kansas))
Catholic World News 2019-02-19 @ 11:02
"Mr. McCarrick will continue to reside at the St. Fidelis Friary in Victoria until a decision of permanent residence is finalized," the Diocese of Salina said in a statement issued after the Vatican's...
Missionary warns of 'climate of intimidation' against the Church in the Philippines (Fides)
Catholic World News 2019-02-19 @ 10:02
Persons critical of President Rodrigo Duterte "are silenced even with violence: in particular the political opposition, mass media and the Church," said the editor of World Mission Magazine.
Asian bishops call on international community to address Rohingya crisis (Fides)
Catholic World News 2019-02-19 @ 10:02
"In spiritual unity with Pope Francis," who met with Rohingya refugees during his 2017 apostolic journey to Myanmar and Bangladesh, "let us not close our hearts, or look the other way," said a...
US politicians decide who lives and who dies
Mission Network News 2019-02-19 @ 10:00
USA (MNN) -- Human life continues to take center-stage in US politics. Most of the country’s attention and headlines are focused on pre-born life. Abortion decisions in New York, Virginia, and...
It is never too late in life to turn to Jesus
Mission Network News 2019-02-19 @ 10:00
Africa (MNN) -- During a recent e3 Partners trip to Africa, the e3 team had a chance to share the Gospel with their translator’s family. Their translator, Kofi, was a Christian, but his family was...
Three keys to engaging your Deaf neighbors with the Gospel
Mission Network News 2019-02-19 @ 10:00
USA (MNN) -- Do you know who your Deaf neighbors are? There is probably a Deaf community closer than you think. However, it can be difficult for hearing people to know how to engage the Deaf. There...
African Christians are converting Chinese workers in Africa (AsiaNews)
Catholic World News 2019-02-19 @ 09:02
"African migrants are also moving to China in larger numbers, many of them practitioners of very evangelistic forms of Pentecostal Christianity who are willing to flout the rules placed on religious...
Ukrainian prelate links abuse crisis to 'collapse of virtue' (Crux)
Catholic World News 2019-02-19 @ 09:02
On February 18, Pope Francis appointed the prelate, Bishop Boris Gudziak, as Archbishop of the Ukrainian Archeparchy of Philadelphia.
Iraqi cardinal: eliminate 'ideology of jihad' and concept of 'holy war' against Christians (AsiaNews)
Catholic World News 2019-02-19 @ 09:02
Cardinal Louis Raphaël I Sako, the patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church, spoke at the Munich Security Conference.
Nun who leads Franciscan organization decries 'hateful rhetoric' of Covington Catholic students (Franciscan Action Network)
Catholic World News 2019-02-19 @ 09:02
Sister Margaret Magee, OSF, the president of the board of the Franciscan Action Network, wrote her remarks on February 18, a week after Bishop Roger Foys of Covington announced that an investigation...
Vatican officials decline to comment on accused priest at Apostolic Signatura (National Catholic Reporter)
Catholic World News 2019-02-19 @ 09:02
Msgr. Joseph Punderson, defender of the bond at the Apostolic Signatura (definition), was recently included on the Diocese of Trenton's list of priests credibly accused of sexually abusing minors. He...
In Nigeria's tight election, Christian vote is seen as key (AP)
Catholic World News 2019-02-19 @ 08:02
The nation of 204 million (map) is the most populous in Africa. Nigeria is 50% Muslim and 40% Christian, with 10% retaining indigenous beliefs.
Church leadership 'must enforce accountability for cardinals and bishops,' Cardinal O'Malley says following McCarrick laicization (Archdiocese of Boston)
Catholic World News 2019-02-19 @ 08:02
Cardinal Seán O'Malley, who leads the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors but is not part of the organizing committee for this week's Vatican abuse summit, said that "the Holy...
Vatican sets the stage for abuse summit (National Catholic Register)
Catholic World News 2019-02-19 @ 08:02
At a February 18 press conference (video), organizers of the upcoming Vatican abuse summit discussed the meeting's agenda, unveiled a website (, and fielded questions on homosexuality...
Pope Francis, in weekday Mass homily, asks, 'Where is your brother?' (Vatican News)
Catholic World News 2019-02-19 @ 08:02
At a Mass celebrated in the chapel of Domus Sanctae Marthae on February 18, Pope Francis preached on Genesis 4:1-15, 25, the first reading of the day.
Missionary bishop links abuse crisis to homosexual priests, Internet (Crux)
Catholic World News 2019-02-19 @ 08:02
In this interview, Spanish-born Bishop Juan José Aguirre Munoz of Bangassou (Central African Republic) discusses the Islamist persecution of Christians as well as the abuse crisis, which he...
Supreme Court rejects abortionists' effort to get internal documents of Texas Catholic bishops (Becket)
Catholic World News 2019-02-19 @ 04:02
The US Supreme Court has rejected a bid by Texas abortionists to acquire notes from the internal discussions of the Texas Catholic Bishops' Conference. The court upheld a decision by an appeals court...
Taiwan: dispute over expropriation of church property (Fides)
Catholic World News 2019-02-19 @ 04:02
Church leaders in Taiwan are tangling with government officials over proposals for takeover of church properties. Parish properties that are currently not in use are being designated as sites of...
Salesian missionary among victims of terrorist attack in Burkina Faso (Fides)
Catholic World News 2019-02-19 @ 04:02
Father Antonio Cesar Fernandez, a Spanish Salesian, was one of five people killed in a terrorist attack in Burkina Faso. Two other Salesians, who were accompanying Father Fernandez, survived the...
The Danger of “Christian” Infamy
Christianity Today 2019-02-18 @ 17:00
Fallen flesh doesn’t like simply being sent. We’d rather build our own tower for our own glory. Last week, the Send Institute ran a poignant piece by John Davidson that argued for the decoupling...
A Caution to 'Nice' Christians
Christianity Today 2019-02-18 @ 17:00
When we don't confront sin, in others and in ourselves, we commit spiritual malpractice. Once, when my family lived in New York City, I was in a hurry to get from one meeting to the next. The first...
Making America Hospitable for Religious Outsiders
Christianity Today 2019-02-18 @ 16:00
Muslims (and other minorities) shouldn’t have to elevate national ideals above faith commitments before gaining a seat at the table of citizenship. Eboo Patel's latest book, Out of Many Faiths...
Pope Francis: Indigenous peoples are 'living cry of hope' for the earth (Vatican News)
Catholic World News 2019-02-18 @ 12:02
"They know what it is to listen to the earth, to see the earth, to touch the earth," Pope Francis said following an address to representatives of the UN's International Fund for Agricultural...
India's bishops mourn victims of Kashmir terrorist attack (Vatican News)
Catholic World News 2019-02-18 @ 11:02
40 persons were killed and 35 injured in the Pulwama attack, which took place on February 14.
Election delay is 'bad news' for country, Nigerian cardinal says (Vatican News)
Catholic World News 2019-02-18 @ 11:02
Cardinal John Onaiyekan of Abuja, Nigeria's capital, made his remarks after the 2019 Nigerian general election was postponed from February 16 to February 23.
Pope cancels sanctions against suspended priest-poet Ernesto Cardenal (La Croix)
Catholic World News 2019-02-18 @ 11:02
Father Ernesto Cardenal, the former Nicaraguan culture minister who defied St. John Paul II's order to resign from his position in the Sandinista government, is 94 years old and dying, according to...
Churches at Colombian border work to help desperate Venezuelans (CNS)
Catholic World News 2019-02-18 @ 11:02
An average of 5,500 Venezuelans fled their country each day in 2018, and an estimated 3 million have fled since 2015.
Pope invites prayers for abuse summit (Vatican News)
Catholic World News 2019-02-18 @ 11:02
"From next Thursday to Sunday a meeting will be held in the Vatican of the presidents of all the episcopal conferences on the theme of the protection of the minors in the Church," Pope Francis said...
Cardinal Sarah writes new book on today's 'spiritual, moral, and political crisis' (National Catholic Register)
Catholic World News 2019-02-18 @ 11:02
Pope Francis appointed Cardinal Robert Sarah as Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments in 2014. His new book, "Le soir approche et déjà le jour...
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