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Descobri na Itália o Poder de Três Tipos de Oração
Christianity Today 2020-03-29 @ 13:00
Salmos de lamento pareciam exagerados antes do COVID-19. Mas, em meio a 10.000 mortes, minha igreja em quarentena em Roma se identifica mais do que nunca com Davi. [READ IN ENGLISH] [LEGGI IN...
In Italia, Ho Riscoperto la Potenza di Tre Tipi di Preghiera
Christianity Today 2020-03-28 @ 21:00
Prima del COVID-19 i Salmi di lamento sembravano come eccessivi. Ma con ormai 10,000 morti la mia chiesa a Roma, chiusa dal blocco totale, vive più che mai gli stessi lamenti di Davide. [READ IN...
Spreading Love from a Distance: What a Church in Brooklyn Is Doing
Christianity Today 2020-03-28 @ 15:00
How one church in Brooklyn, the epicenter of the COVID-19 crisis, is responding to opportunities in their neighborhood. I can still hear the music spilling from storefront churches on Sunday mornings...
Cosa Lutero Ci Insegna Sul Coronavirus
Christianity Today 2020-03-27 @ 20:00
È fedele chi vuole sfuggire a un’epidemia? 
La riflessione del riformatore tedesco sulla peste può fungere da guida per i cristiani in Cina e dovunque il virus di Wuhan si è diffuso. Dal suo...
Survey: Churches Pivoting, Anxious, and Getting on Mission
Christianity Today 2020-03-27 @ 20:00
Over 1500 church leaders responded to our Covid-19 Church Survey. The coronavirus COVID-19 creeped onto the world scene only a few months ago and has spread at breakneck speed, disrupting societies...
Operation Blessing Providing Resources to Help Stem the Tide of COVID-19
CBN - Christian World News 2020-03-27 @ 19:39
'I'm Here to Kill You': How One Woman Dodged an Assassin's Bullet and Saved the Man Sent to Take Her Out
CBN - Christian World News 2020-03-27 @ 18:40
Online Communion Can Still Be Sacramental
Christianity Today 2020-03-27 @ 17:00
The bread and the cup Zoomed for you. Can ministers bless the Lord's Table over Zoom? The worldwide pandemic provides all-new context for this theologically untested—and for some unthinkable&#x...
Facebook Live Bloopers: Church Edition
Christianity Today 2020-03-27 @ 17:00
Church leaders are navigating new digital waters, with some hilarious results. Megan Castellan has been livestreaming morning prayer from home every day through the coronavirus pandemic for her...
Plagues, the End Times, and Trusting in God's Protection: 'You Will Hear Us and Rescue Us'
CBN - Christian World News 2020-03-27 @ 16:09
Rewatching ‘Spider-Verse’: A Theological Response to the Possibility of a Multiverse
Christianity Today 2020-03-27 @ 16:00
A new book explains Stephen Hawking’s physics yet points to the manifold wisdom of God. Life was a lot simpler when there was just one Spider-Man. Okay, so it was a stretch of the imagination to...
5 Keys to Speaking Positively about Generosity During COVID-19
Christianity Today 2020-03-27 @ 15:00
Encouragement and coaching to pastors to raise our confidence and clarity as it relates to leading generously. Pastors are beginning to see what may be in the future when it comes to resourcing...
Evangelism Isn’t a Chore. It’s a Joy.
Christianity Today 2020-03-27 @ 14:00
When Jesus changes our lives, it’s only natural to invite others along. I am rhythmically challenged. I can't dance, rap, or do high fives. I miss the other person's outstretched palm every time. I...
In Tamil Nadu, Hindu nationalists disrupt prayer meeting (Christian Solidarity Worldwide)
Catholic World News 2020-03-27 @ 10:03
The southern Indian state (map) is nearly 88% Hindu, 6% Christian, and 6% Muslim.
Churches exempt from Ohio's stay-at-home order (State of Ohio)
Catholic World News 2020-03-27 @ 10:03
Ohio's March 22 stay-at-home order, in effect from March 23 to April 6, lists "religious entities" among the exempt essential businesses and operations: "religious facilities, entities and groups and...
Catholic agencies: Move refugees from Greek camps to other EU nations to avoid pandemic disaster (CNS)
Catholic World News 2020-03-27 @ 10:03
"Solidarity must be seen above all in dramatic moments—it must be shown there's a European identity, and moreover a Christian European identity," said Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, SJ, president...
Canadian province's funding of Catholic school upheld (Religion Clause)
Catholic World News 2020-03-27 @ 10:03
The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal upheld the province's funding for non-Catholic students enrolled in a Catholic school.
Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre closed due to CO19 (Reuters)
Catholic World News 2020-03-27 @ 09:03
The Catholic Church, Greek Orthodox Church, and Armenian Apostolic Church share the basilica, built over the site of our Lord's Crucifixion and Resurrection (Encyclopaedia Britannica article). The...
Cardinal Tagle on CO19: 'We cannot wash our hands of our responsibility towards the poor' (Vatican News)
Catholic World News 2020-03-27 @ 09:03
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle is prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, president of the Catholic Biblical Federation, and president of Caritas Internationalis, the Church's...
Nun murdered in Gabon (Fides)
Catholic World News 2020-03-27 @ 09:03
The Central African nation of 2.2 million (map) is 56% Catholic, 30% Protestant, and 10% Muslim, with 3% adhering to ethnic religions.
Worldwide decline in number of priests, seminarians, sisters; Catholic population continues to rise (AsiaNews)
Catholic World News 2020-03-27 @ 09:03
According to Vatican statistics, the number of Catholics worldwide rose to 1.329 billion at the end of 2018, an increase of 75 million over the previous five years. During the same time period...
Pope donates 30 respirators to fight CO19 (Reuters)
Catholic World News 2020-03-27 @ 09:03
"A statement from the office of the papal Almoner, Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, did not say where they would be sent, or if any would go to countries beyond Italy," according to the report.
Sudan considers abolishing apostasy death sentence
Mission Network News 2020-03-27 @ 09:00
Sudan (MNN) -- The shackles of tyranny are slowly falling off the Sudanese Church. Sudan’s transitional government is taking significant steps towards freedom ever since former dictator Omar al-Bash...
Problems multiply in Afghanistan; God’s work continues
Mission Network News 2020-03-27 @ 09:00
Afghanistan (MNN) --The coronavirus is but one of the problems emerging on every front in Afghanistan. Another is an attack claimed by the Islamic State that killed 25 earlier this week at a Sikh...
Using sports to share Christ
Mission Network News 2020-03-27 @ 09:00
International (MNN) — the e33 Partners' SportReach program uses one of humanity’s greatest passions to build relationships and share the Gospel. Yesterday would have been opening day of baseball...
'It is the hour of contemplative life,' Cardinal Ouellet tells Poor Clares (L'Osservatore Romano (Italian))
Catholic World News 2020-03-27 @ 08:03
Cardinal Marc Ouellet, PSS, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops since 2010, has written a letter to Mother Chiara Agnese Acquadro, abbess of the Protomonastery of St. Clare in Assisi.
Leading Polish prelate entrusts nation to Sacred Heart of Jesus, Immaculate Heart of Mary (Church in Poland)
Catholic World News 2020-03-27 @ 08:03
On March 25, Portugal and Spain were also consecrated to the Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart.
At weekday Mass, Pope prays for those who are afraid, preaches on idolatry (Zenit)
Catholic World News 2020-03-27 @ 08:03
At a Mass celebrated in the chapel of Domus Sanctae Marthae on March 26 (video), Pope Francis preached on Exodus 32:7-14, the first reading of the day. The Pope invited those watching the Mass to...
'Don't assume CO19 is God's punishment," says Australian prelate (Catholic Weekly)
Catholic World News 2020-03-27 @ 03:03
"Don't assume that coronavirus is God's punishment," Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney, Australia told his people, as the archdiocese prepared for the suspension of all public Masses. He assured...
Georgian Orthodox decry attacks on public worship (Orthochristian)
Catholic World News 2020-03-27 @ 03:03
The Georgian Orthodox patriarchate has responded strongly to critics who have complained about the continuation of public worship during the CO19 epidemic. The patriarchate called on the faithful to...
Some US bishops lifting meatless-Friday requirement during Lent (
Catholic World News 2020-03-27 @ 03:03
Bishop James Checchio of Metuchen, New Jersey, has led a group of American bishops in dispensing the faithful from the obligation to abstain from meat on Fridays during Lent, because of the "many...
Pope asks faithful to join in worldwide prayer today (Vatican News)
Catholic World News 2020-03-27 @ 02:03
Pope Francis has renewed an urgent invitation for the faithful around the world to join him in prayer on Friday, March 27, at 6 pm Rome time (1 pm EDT). As he announced last Sunday, and repeated...
The Suffering in Suffering
Christianity Today 2020-03-26 @ 20:00
There will come a day when the last tear is shed. Until then, God has made himself present in our affliction. For today's musical pairing, Der Klang der Offenbarung des Göttlichen by Kjartan...
Fake Dead Sea Scrolls Displayed at Museum of the Bible
Christianity Today 2020-03-26 @ 17:00
Updated exhibit will focus on forgery. The Museum of the Bible displays 16 fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls—and all of them are fake, according to an independent analysis contracted by the...
In Italy, I’ve Rediscovered the Power of Three Types of Prayer
Christianity Today 2020-03-26 @ 16:00
Psalms of lament felt hyperbolic before COVID-19. But amid 7,400 deaths, my locked-down church in Rome resonates with David more than ever. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how Italian Christians...
In a Time of Crisis, We Need Both ‘Sense’ and ‘Sensibility’
Christianity Today 2020-03-26 @ 16:00
The Bible speaks to our rational and emotional needs. But how do we balance them in the midst of fear? We all need a little more "sense and sensibility" in our lives these days. The title of the much...
Screwtape’s Practical Advice for Dealing with the Present
Christianity Today 2020-03-26 @ 14:00
What C.S. Lewis’s senior devil would recommend in response to COVID-19. What you should do is imagine all the bad things that could happen. Picture each awful possibility as you lay awake at 3 a.m....
The Pandemic in Prison
Christianity Today 2020-03-26 @ 14:00
You can’t lock it up without letting it loose. The advice to slow and curb the spread of the novel coronavirus is by now familiar: Practice social distancing. Don't congregate in large groups. And...
Jordanian ministry serves refugee and orphaned children
Mission Network News 2020-03-26 @ 09:00
Jordan (MNN) –Refugees and orphans flooding into Jordan are receiving therapy and life skill training through Al Hadaf, a ministry whose name means “the purpose.” Maran Maayah, founder of Al...
Connecting with other Christians in the age of social distancing
Mission Network News 2020-03-26 @ 09:00
USA (MNN) — We weren’t made for social distancing, but it might be an opportunity to examine our potentially half-hearted interactions with others. With roughly 20% of the world population in...
Believers respond as coronavirus deepens Iraq’s misery
Mission Network News 2020-03-26 @ 09:00
Iraq (MNN) -- Protests in Iraq are “on hold” for the foreseeable future. Coronavirus closures and curfews are forcing people inside, effectively putting an end to demonstrations. The anti-governme...
Vermont bishop closes all churches (
Catholic World News 2020-03-26 @ 07:03
Five days after suspending all public Masses, Bishop Christopher Coyne directed that "all Catholic churches, chapels and shrines throughout the state be closed" following Gov. Phil Scott's stay-at-hom...
Indianapolis archbishop: No requests for Confession unless one is in danger of death (Archdiocese of Indianapolis)
Catholic World News 2020-03-26 @ 07:03
Asking would-be penitents to "rely on perfect contrition," Archbishop Charles Thompson said that "the reality of our situation is dangerous and unsafe for many right now. If regularly scheduled...
Portugal, Spain consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Immaculate Heart of Mary (SIR)
Catholic World News 2020-03-26 @ 07:03
The consecration took place on March 25 at the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary in Fatima.
Cardinal Burke writes message on combating CO19 (
Catholic World News 2020-03-26 @ 07:03
"We need to insist that the regulations of the State, also for the good of the State, recognize the distinct importance of places of worship, especially in time of national and international crisis,"...
Indian archbishop lauds Modi's lockdown measure (UCANews)
Catholic World News 2020-03-26 @ 07:03
The Indian prime minister imposed a "total ban on venturing out of your homes."
New York bishops oppose marijuana legalization (The Evangelist)
Catholic World News 2020-03-26 @ 07:03
"It's irresponsible to pass marijuana legalization during a pandemic, whether in the budget or as stand-alone legislation, both for public health and good government reasons," said a spokesman for...
Leading Brazilian prelate rebukes nation's president on CO19 (CNBB (Portuguese))
Catholic World News 2020-03-26 @ 06:03
President Jair Bolsonaro said that concerns about the virus are overblown; Archbishop Walmor Oliveira de Azevedo of Belo Horizonte, president of the bishops' conference, denounced his remarks...
Miraculous crucifix moved to St. Peter's Square (Francesco Antonio Grana)
Catholic World News 2020-03-26 @ 06:03
Francesco Antonio Grana covers the Vatican for the Roman daily Il Fatto Quotidiano. On March 15, Pope Francis walked to the Church of San Marcello al Corso, where he venerated a crucifix associated...
'We are before a mystery': Pope celebrates Mass of the Annunciation (Vatican News)
Catholic World News 2020-03-26 @ 06:03
On March 25, the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, Pope Francis offered Mass in the chapel of Domus Sanctae Marthae (video).
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