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1 in 10 Young Protestants Have Left a Church Over Abuse
Christianity Today 2019-05-21 @ 17:00
As the generation most likely to report experiencing misconduct and least likely to tolerate it, Christians under 35 stand to shape how congregations respond. Surrounded by revelations of #MeToo and ...
Interview: Why Character Is Making a Comeback
Christianity Today 2019-05-21 @ 16:48
Character formation isn’t just an individual process, says Anne Snyder. It requires institutions. In a media landscape awash in flame wars and polarizing punditry, it's a bit surprising that the...
Thoughts on Recent Movements in Evangelicalism: Part 1, Post Emerging Church Clarification
Christianity Today 2019-05-21 @ 15:00
I want to explore recent trends in the evangelical movement and how they are influencing the movement’s direction and identity. Start an article with the statement "What is an evangelical?" and you...
'Islam and Christianity Are Not...Cousins': UK Church Offered to Cover Up Cross and Image of Christ for Ramadan
CBN - Christian World News 2019-05-21 @ 13:14
International abuse prevention guidelines drafted for Anglican Communion (Anglican Communion News Service)
Catholic World News 2019-05-21 @ 10:05
Because the Anglican Communion is composed of 40 autonomous ecclesial communities and lacks a central authority, "of course there is no ability to enforce it," the chairman of the Safe Church...
Fears rise among Punjab's Christians as priests' graves are desecrated (AsiaNews)
Catholic World News 2019-05-21 @ 10:05
Punjab (map) is Pakistan's most populous province. The incident took place in Okara, a city of 327,000.
Pontifical Academy of Sciences conference calls for protection of species at risk of extinction (Pontifical Academy of Sciences)
Catholic World News 2019-05-21 @ 10:05
The Pontifical Academy of Sciences recently hosted a conference on species protection, and participants issued a 10-point final statement.
Cardinal Wuerl preaches at Roman Mass commemorating anniversary of US-Holy See relations (L'Osservatore Romano)
Catholic World News 2019-05-21 @ 10:05
On May 7, a Mass was celebrated at the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls to commemorate 35 years of diplomatic relations between the US and the Holy See. Cardinal Wuerl became the object of...
Unconventional Ministry podcast creates space for unique work
Mission Network News 2019-05-21 @ 10:00
USA (MNN) – Have you listened to the Unconventional Ministry podcast yet? SAT-7, a satellite TV ministry to the Middle East and North Africa, recently launched the podcast to bring together...
Terror’s aftermath: Sri Lanka, Christians, and hope
Mission Network News 2019-05-21 @ 10:00
Sri Lanka (MNN) -- On May 19, Sri Lanka marked the 10th anniversary of the end of the war with the Tamil rebels. Even amidst celebration, the specter of a new terror threat prompted the president...
Persecution helps spread God’s Word in Nepal
Mission Network News 2019-05-21 @ 10:00
Nepal (MNN) -- Recent accusations and the subsequent arrest of believers won’t stop one ministry from moving forward in Nepal. Bibles For The World President John Pudaite says the oppression...
The Middle East cannot withstand another war, Iraqi cardinal warns US ambassador (AsiaNews)
Catholic World News 2019-05-21 @ 09:05
"The danger is that the fundamentalist groups and armed militias want to provoke Americans and Iranians, dragging them to war," said Cardinal Louis Raphaël I Sako, Patriarch of the Chaldean...
Bishops' commission calls for rights-based approach in EU external action (COMECE)
Catholic World News 2019-05-21 @ 09:05
As the EU prepared an Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy (2020-2024), the Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Union issued a 17-page document with considerations and...
Cardinal Burke: Limiting Muslim immigration is prudent, responsbile (CNS)
Catholic World News 2019-05-21 @ 09:05
"To resist large-scale Muslim immigration in my judgment is to be responsible," Cardinal Raymond Burke said at a conference on May 17. "You don't have to be a rocket scientist to see what has...
'Think of future generations,' Polish bishops say in election statement (SIR)
Catholic World News 2019-05-21 @ 09:05
Pope St. John Paul II believed that "Poland's accession to the EU was not only an opportunity for the material and cultural development of the country, but also a chance for the Union itself to draw...
'Our God is not a God of revenge,' shrine rector says a month after Sri Lanka attacks (Vatican News)
Catholic World News 2019-05-21 @ 09:05
The Sri Lankan jihadist group National Thowheeth Jama'ath was responsible for the Sri Lanka Easter bombings, which killed over 250 people and injured over 500.
Vatican official urges West African bishops to care for migrants (Vatican News)
Catholic World News 2019-05-21 @ 09:05
"Human mobility seems to be a consequence of the fall of our first parents who became migrants after being expelled from their home for disobedience," said Father Ikechi Ikena, SJ, of the Migration...
Irish bishops call on voters to recognize the good the EU has accomplished (Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference)
Catholic World News 2019-05-21 @ 09:05
"In looking honestly and critically at where the European Union—and its Member States—have fallen short in realizing its fundamental values, let us not forget to appreciate the historic and...
Vatican hosts conference on caring for families with severely ill, disabled unborn children (Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life)
Catholic World News 2019-05-21 @ 08:05
The conference—"Yes to Life! Caring for the precious gift of life in its frailness"—seeks to affirm that "no matter the child's condition, life is always a gift."
'Aquinas and the Market' wins Vatican foundation's book award (Vatican Press Office)
Catholic World News 2019-05-21 @ 08:05
The Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice (CAPP) Foundation, named after Pope St. John Paul II's 1991 encyclical, has announced that the winner of its International Economy and Society Award is Mary L...
Atlanta priest to lead US bishops' office for clergy, consecrated life, and vocations (USCCB)
Catholic World News 2019-05-21 @ 08:05
Father Luke Ballman has previously served as vocation director and vicar for clergy in the Archdiocese of Atlanta and director of apostolic formation at the Pontifical North American College in Rome.
Pope encourages institute in its 'passion and urgency for the mission' of evangelization (Zenit)
Catholic World News 2019-05-21 @ 08:05
The Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions (PIME, Italian-language link) was founded in Milan in 1850 by Venerable Angelo Ramazzotti (1800-1861), who would become Patriarch of Venice.
Montreal archbishop: legislation secularity is not neutral (CNS)
Catholic World News 2019-05-21 @ 05:05
Montreal's Archbishop Christian Lepine warns against legislation that would prohibit the wearing of religious symbols by public employees, including teachers. The measure, he said, would force...
Vatican dicastery sees 'grave violation' in Vincent Lambert case (Vatican Press Office)
Catholic World News 2019-05-21 @ 03:05
A court order allowing the end of nutrition and hydration for Vincent Lambert is a "grave violation of the dignity of the person," according to a May 20 statement from the Vatican's dicastery for...
French court orders resumption of feeding for Vincent Lambert after UN intervention (AP)
Catholic World News 2019-05-21 @ 03:05
Responding to a last-minute intervention by the UN's Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, a French court has ordered doctors to resume the supply of food and water to Vincent Lambert...
Vatican reports new strides toward financial transparency (Vatican News)
Catholic World News 2019-05-21 @ 03:05
The Vatican's Financial Information Authority (FIA) has reported significant new progress toward full transparency, in its annual report for the past year. René Bruhart, the president of FIA...
Paris archbishop decries 'cruel' court order on Vincent Lambert (Figaro (French))
Catholic World News 2019-05-21 @ 03:05
Archbishop Michel Aupetit of Paris denounced a court decision that allowed doctors to cut off the supply of food and water to Vincent Lambert, remarking that the ruling would "lead to the cruel pain...
'They Drug Their Babies and Put Them Under the Bed': A Woman's Desperate Mission to Save Kids of Prostitutes
CBN - Christian World News 2019-05-20 @ 18:36
Why Louie Giglio Believes Millennials, Gen Z Are Some of the Best Evangelists
CBN - Christian World News 2019-05-20 @ 17:56
I Used to Hide My Shame. Now I Take Shelter under the Gospel.
Christianity Today 2019-05-20 @ 17:00
How a gay atheist teenager discovered Jesus and stopped living undercover. Bill, I'm gay." The word vomited out of my mouth. I had never actually said it before. Not out loud, at least. We were in a...
The Call to Self-Discipline in a Media-Saturated Age
Christianity Today 2019-05-20 @ 17:00
Our society is addicted to spectacle. How do we keep our eyes are fixed on Christ? According to research released last summer by The Nielsen Company, American adults spend an average of 11 hours, or...
8 Simple (but not easy) Rules for Movement: Part 3 - Making and Multiplying Kingdom Disciples
Christianity Today 2019-05-20 @ 15:00
Multiplication is what Jesus’ people do. The concept of disciple-making is, thankfully, becoming in-fashion within our evangelical subculture these days. Unfortunately, few of these conversations...
South Sudan's president 'was shocked and trembled' when Pope kissed his feet (
Catholic World News 2019-05-20 @ 10:05
The South Sudanese Civil War began in 2013; the government and a leading rebel group signed a peace agreement in September 2018. In April 2019, Pope Francis kissed the feet of the nation's leaders as...
Lebanon austerity opens door for ministry
Mission Network News 2019-05-20 @ 10:00
Lebanon (MNN) -- Another Mediterranean nation faces austerity measures. Public debt is 150 percent of Lebanon’s GDP and severe budget cuts are in the works to save the economy from falling apart...
Native American missions team will face challenges this summer
Mission Network News 2019-05-20 @ 10:00
North America (MNN) -- Last week, we talked about the upcoming Warrior Leadership Summit with On Eagles’ Wings – a week for Native American young people to have fun and hear the Gospel. After the...
Russian pastors receiving biblical counseling
Mission Network News 2019-05-20 @ 10:00
Russia (MNN) – Slavic Gospel Association’s Eric Mock recently led biblical counseling training for pastors in Far East Russia. This vital training is part of the Reach Russia Now initiative...
Pope reflects on Jesus' new commandment of love (Zenit)
Catholic World News 2019-05-20 @ 09:05
Pope Francis devoted his May 19 Regina Coeli address (video) to John 13:31-35, the Gospel reading of the day.
Pope lends support to Anglican prayer initiative (@JustinWelby)
Catholic World News 2019-05-20 @ 09:05
In a meeting with Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury, Pope Francis offered a video message of support for Thy Kingdom Come, an Anglican "prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to...
Missouri legislature passes ban on abortion after 8 weeks (AP)
Catholic World News 2019-05-20 @ 09:05
The Missouri Catholic Conference, which represents the state's bishops, praised lawmakers for passing the Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act.
Vatican insiders criticize Italian premier for invoking Catholic faith (AP)
Catholic World News 2019-05-20 @ 09:05
Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Salvini flourished a rosary, and invoked the protection of the Virgin Mary on Italy, at a rally of nationalist leaders in Milan on May 18. His statements drew a caution...
Cardinal Hummes outlines vision for Amazon synod, calls for a 'truly indigenous Church' (La Civiltà Cattolica)
Catholic World News 2019-05-20 @ 09:05
"Amazonia: new pathways for the Church and for an integral ecology" is the theme of the Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon Region, which takes place October 6-27. Pope...
East African bishops launch disarmament initiative (Vatican News)
Catholic World News 2019-05-20 @ 09:05
Bishops "have resolved to begin a peaceful disarmament process of small arms and light weapons mostly used by pastoralists around Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and South Sudan borders," according to the...
Vatican diplomat sees new Palestinian government as 'glimmer of hope' in Middle East (Holy See Mission)
Catholic World News 2019-05-20 @ 09:05
Archbishop Bernardito Auza, apostolic nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, made his remarks at a recent UN Security Council debate on the Palestinian question. The new...
'With renewed enthusiasm and dynamism,' persevere in evangelizing Africa, Pope tells missionary community (Vatican Press Office)
Catholic World News 2019-05-20 @ 09:05
Pope Francis addressed participants in the general chapter of the Society of African Missions. Participants are meeting in Rome to discuss the following theme: "a family faithful to its missionary...
Dutch cardinal: gender ideology prompts hostility toward Christians (National Catholic Register)
Catholic World News 2019-05-20 @ 09:05
Cardinal Willem Eijk of Utrecht said that contemporary movements like gender ideology have prompted a mounting hostility "against the Christian faith." However, in an interview with the National...
New York archdiocese again appeals ruling on Archbishop Sheen's remains (Journal-Star)
Catholic World News 2019-05-20 @ 09:05
The Archdiocese of New York has again appealed a court ruling that the body of Archbishop Fulton Sheen should be transferred to the Diocese of Peoria. The appeal is the sixth legal effort by the New...
Vast majority of couples who carry a terminally ill baby to term do not regret it (Iona Institute)
Catholic World News 2019-05-20 @ 09:05
When women carry a pregnancy to term even after learning that the baby will not survive after birth, the vast majority have no regrets, according to a study of 400 cases by the Duke University...
Cardinal Sarah praises former Pope's letter on Church crisis, raps Benedict's critics (L'Espresso)
Catholic World News 2019-05-20 @ 09:05
At an event in Rome, anticipated as a launch for his new book The Day is Now Far Spent, Cardinal Robert Sarah instead spoke at length about the letter of Pope-emeritus Benedict on the sex-abuse...
El Salvador criminal gang murders priest (Vatican News)
Catholic World News 2019-05-20 @ 09:05
Father Cecilio Perez Cruz, who reportedly refused to pay "protection fees" to the gang, was a parish priest in the Diocese of Sonsonate (map).
Pope scolds Italian bishops for delay on annulment reforms (Crux)
Catholic World News 2019-05-20 @ 09:05
Speaking on May 20 to the Italian bishops' conference, Pope Francis lamented that reform to the annulment procedure, which he instituted four years ago, "remains far from being applied in the great...
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