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Syrian Christians Brave Insecurity to Stay Behind and Help
Christianity Today 2019-10-18 @ 18:00
Preemptive Love’s Jeremy Courtney says despite the Turkey deal, “This crisis shows no sign of letting up, and we can’t either.” Though most of the fighting has stopped for now, Turkey's...
Syrian Survivors Receive New Aid and Hope from Operation Blessing: 'There Are People Who Still Care for Us'
CBN - Christian World News 2019-10-18 @ 17:25
How to Stop the Shootings
Christianity Today 2019-10-18 @ 16:00
There is no simple solution to America's gun violence. But there is hope. This summer we witnessed—again—horrific shootings by enraged gunmen who injured and killed the innocent and...
You Can Make A Difference and Change the Trend with Young Adults
Christianity Today 2019-10-18 @ 15:00
There are ways we can help twenty-somethings find their place in their faith community. In part because of Pew Research findings about "the rise of the nones" and what is happening as many western...
Background: World Mission Sunday (CWN)
Catholic World News 2019-10-18 @ 10:10
On October 21, the Church around the world commemorates World Mission Sunday. The theme of the Pope's message for the day is "Baptized and Sent: The Church of Christ on Mission in the World."
In US, decline of Christianity continues at rapid pace (Pew Forum)
Catholic World News 2019-10-18 @ 10:10
"65% of American adults describe themselves as Christians when asked about their religion, down 12 percentage points over the past decade," according to the report. 43% of Americans now identify...
Australia to amend religious freedom legislation to consider health facilities (CNS)
Catholic World News 2019-10-18 @ 10:10
""This bill would provide important protection against discrimination on the grounds of religious belief or activity and a positive protection of our freedom to act in accordance with our religious...
Financial Times examines 'Vatican's money trail to prime London property' (Financial Times)
Catholic World News 2019-10-18 @ 10:10
Domenico Giani, the head of the Vatican Gendarmerie, resigned recently in the wake of a stunning October 1 raid on the offices of the Vatican Secretariat of State and the Financial Information...
40 indigenous persons meet with Pope (Vatican News)
Catholic World News 2019-10-18 @ 10:10
"They expressed their gratitude to the Holy Father for convoking the Synod, and asked for help in implementing their desire to ensure a peaceful and happy life for their peoples, caring for their...
Newman canonization the 'experience of a thousand lifetimes,' says cured Chicago mother (CNS)
Catholic World News 2019-10-18 @ 10:10
The healing of Melissa Villalobos helped lead to St. John Henry Newman's canonization.
'Nature has rights,' synod participant says at press briefing (Vatican News)
Catholic World News 2019-10-18 @ 10:10
"Humanity cannot destroy ecosystems in the name of progress," said Felicio de Araujo Pontes, Jr., an auditor at the synod. Other participants in the October 17 press briefing (video) discussed...
National leaders enter closed communities in their backyards
Mission Network News 2019-10-18 @ 10:00
Philippines (MNN) -- National Christians are often the best at reaching their countries. This is why AMG International strategically partners with local leaders and churches. The organization equips...
Persecution escalates in India; believers prepare for national anti-conversion law
Mission Network News 2019-10-18 @ 10:00
India (MNN) -- A new report confirms escalating persecution in India. According to the Alliance Defending Freedom, believers have endured 218 acts of “religiously-motivated” violence this year...
Lebanon: a new horror in Syrian refugee camps
Mission Network News 2019-10-18 @ 10:00
Lebanon (MNN) – Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon are no picnic. Sanitation is dicey, illness lurks in every corner, and food and space are seriously lacking. The terms often associated with the...
Brazilian bishop insists that the Amazon's indigenous people can understand celibacy (CNA)
Catholic World News 2019-10-18 @ 09:10
"It's not the indigenous culture that finds insurmountable difficulties in understanding celibacy," said Bishop José Luis Azcona, who led an Amazonian diocese for nearly 30 years. "For many...
Following Turkish invasion of Syira, prelate calls on Catholics in US to 'beseech our Lord' for peace (USCCB)
Catholic World News 2019-10-18 @ 09:10
"The ancient Christians and other religious minorities who have called this region home for millennia are at risk of being lost forever," said Archbishop Timothy Broglio, the archbishop for the...
Algerian officials close 2 more Protestant churches (AsiaNews)
Catholic World News 2019-10-18 @ 09:10
The nation of 41.7 million (map) is 99% Muslim (predominantly Sunni), and Islam is the official religion.
Vatican backs dismissal of Indian nun who protested against bishop accused of rape (AsiaNews)
Catholic World News 2019-10-18 @ 09:10
Indian prosecutors have charged Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jalandhar with rape. Bishop Mulakkal has insisted that he is innocent.
Caritas works to help Syrians displaced by Turkish bombings (CNS)
Catholic World News 2019-10-18 @ 09:10
"Hundreds of thousands of people have escaped," said a spokesman for the Catholic aid agency Caritas Syria. "They need water where they have fled."
Brazilian prelate ducks question on Ford Foundation funding (Catholic World Report)
Catholic World News 2019-10-18 @ 05:10
At an October 17 Vatican press conference, Archbishop Roque Paloschi, the president of the Brazilian bishops' indigenous missionary council, deflected a question about Ford Foundation support for his...
Bishop advocates reconciliation commission in Guinea-Bissau (Fides)
Catholic World News 2019-10-18 @ 05:10
Bishop José Camnate Na Bissing of Bissau has recommended the establishment of a reconciliation committee to address ethnic conflicts in Guinea-Bissau. "Why do some of our Guinean brothers not...
Data show mass exodus from Catholic Church in Amazon region (L'Espresso)
Catholic World News 2019-10-18 @ 05:10
Working with statistics furnished by the Vatican press office, Sandro Magister of L'Espresso finds that the Catholic proportion of the population in the Amazon region has plummeted in the years since...
Multiple new abuse claims lodged against McCarrick (Washington Post)
Catholic World News 2019-10-18 @ 04:10
Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been accused of molesting at least seven underage boys over a period of years, the Washington Post reports.
Algeria Forces Christians Out of the Country’s Largest Churches
Christianity Today 2019-10-17 @ 22:00
The North African faithful are holding sit-ins and prayer rallies to protest a government campaign that’s shut down a third of Protestant congregations. The Algerian government shut down three...
National Association of Evangelicals’ New President Hopes to Bring Together a Movement in Crisis
Christianity Today 2019-10-17 @ 22:00
Walter Kim, PCA pastor and former Park Street Church minister, becomes the first leader of color at the helm of the 77-year-old organization. As the evangelical label becomes more contentious and...
One-on-One with Joel Dillon on Serving Families Raising Children with Disabilities
Christianity Today 2019-10-17 @ 21:00
“Families raising children with intellectual disabilities are an unreached people group.” Ed: What is Jill's House? Joel: Jill's House is a Christian non-profit that loves and serves families...
Why Minority Churches Matter in the Multiethnic Church Discussion
Christianity Today 2019-10-17 @ 18:00
Minority churches can't be decimated in the name of building multiethnic churches. When you say, "majority culture church" where I live, that means predominantly white—a majority white/Anglo/Ca...
How Baptists and Catholics Together Helped Save Thousands of Florida Marriages
Christianity Today 2019-10-17 @ 16:00
A faith-based marriage campaign in Jacksonville appears to have driven divorce rates down. Can the model be replicated? In 2017, something unprecedented took place in Jacksonville, Florida. The...
The Puritans Had Two Shots at Building a Godly Society
Christianity Today 2019-10-17 @ 16:00
In both England and America, their political experiments collapsed. But they left behind a spiritual legacy that still inspires. How are evangelically minded Christians supposed to think about their...
In Tennessee, One Christian College Breaks Enrollment Records, While Another Fights Declines
Christianity Today 2019-10-17 @ 16:00
Bryan College and Trevecca Nazarene University navigate competitive higher ed landscape. Two Christian colleges in the same state, both holding to similar religious commitments, and both trying to...
New York City mayor accuses New York governor of politicizing Mother Cabrini statue (New York Post)
Catholic World News 2019-10-17 @ 10:10
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini (1850-1917) was the first American citizen to be canonized.
Texas bishop returns to ministry after CDF determines abuse allegation is 'manifestly unfounded' (Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston)
Catholic World News 2019-10-17 @ 10:10
In June, a woman accused Auxiliary Bishop George Sheltz of Galveston-Houston of molesting her in 1971.
Constantinople, Moscow patriarchs write forewords to books by Pope Francis (Vatican Press Office)
Catholic World News 2019-10-17 @ 10:10
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople has written the foreword to "Our Mother Earth"; Patriarch Kirill of Moscow has written the foreword to "Prayer." The books are part of the Vatican...
As Turkey invades Syria, Baghdad bishop has 'strong fear' of return of ISIS (AsiaNews)
Catholic World News 2019-10-17 @ 10:10
Cardinal Louis Raphaël I Sako, patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church, appealed "to all the Chaldean churches in the world, asking them to pray for a week for peace in Syria and Iraq."
'We feel the scorch of climate change and ecological crisis,' Suriname bishop says (Vatican News)
Catholic World News 2019-10-17 @ 10:10
The South American nation of 600,000 (map) is 24% Protestant, 22% Catholic, 22% Hindu, and 14% Muslim.
Franciscan, Maryknoll organizations' members among those arrested at Capitol refugee protest (CNS)
Catholic World News 2019-10-17 @ 10:10
"To arbitrarily restrict tens of thousands of people from seeking safety would be to forsake our nation's values of compassion, hospitality and welcome," said Susan Gunn, director of the Maryknoll...
Catholic anti-nuclear activists may not raise religious-freedom defense, judge rules (Religion Clause)
Catholic World News 2019-10-17 @ 10:10
In April 2018, seven Catholic anti-nuclear activists broke into a nuclear submarine base in Georgia.
Drug trafficking has 'permeated our country's institutions,' Honduran bishops say (CNS)
Catholic World News 2019-10-17 @ 10:10
The brother of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez is on trial in the United States.
Controversial feminine image at synod resprents life, leading Vatican official says (CNA)
Catholic World News 2019-10-17 @ 10:10
"The wooden figure of a [nude] pregnant woman has been described as both a Marian image and as a traditional indigenous religious symbol of the goddess Pachamama, or Mother Earth," according to the...
Crackdown in Algeria continues
Mission Network News 2019-10-17 @ 10:00
Algeria (MNN) – There are only so many ways that you can say, 'There is a crackdown.' For Algerians, the latest church closures are more of the same. Middle East Concern noted the most recent on...
Deaf teams see Bible translation progress in four Eurasian sign languages
Mission Network News 2019-10-17 @ 10:00
Eurasia (MNN) -- Political and cultural lines divide nations and continents, but Eurasia is the world’s single largest landmass. It contains roughly 65-percent of the world’s 7 billion people...
Liberian village trades ancient human sacrifice for Christ’s sacrifice
Mission Network News 2019-10-17 @ 10:00
Liberia (MNN) -- A village in Liberia with a gruesome history now has new purpose. Over a century ago, villagers buried six girls alive as a sacrifice for power. They then erected six stones on the...
Rupture with Constantinople over Ukraine has not damaged us, leading Russian Orthodox official says (Moscow Patriarchate)
Catholic World News 2019-10-17 @ 09:10
Metropolitan Hilarion, the chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate's Department for External Church Relations, also spoke about the Moscow Patriarchate's cooperation with the Catholic Church in aiding...
Vatican employees sad, surprised, dispirited by security chief's departure (America)
Catholic World News 2019-10-17 @ 09:10
Domenico Giani, the head of the Vatican Gendarmerie, recently resigned following a stunning October 1 raid on the offices of the Vatican Secretariat of State and the Financial Information Authority.
Vatican prefect summarizes synod's main themes (Vatican News)
Catholic World News 2019-10-17 @ 09:10
The Amazon synod's main themes, according to Paolo Ruffini, prefect of the Dicastery for Communication, are the "Amazon region as a paradigm for the earth as our common home a calling to ecological...
Pope greets delegation from NATO's international military college (Vatican Press Office)
Catholic World News 2019-10-17 @ 09:10
"I greet in particular the delegation from the NATO Defense College, with good wishes for their efforts in the cause of peace," Pope Francis said to the crowds gathered in St. Peter's Square for his...
Pope Francis pays tribute to St. John Paul II, St. Luke (Vatican Press Office)
Catholic World News 2019-10-17 @ 09:10
"Let us give thanks to the Lord for all the good that has been done in the Church, in the world and in human hearts through the words of John Paul II, his works and his holiness," Pope Francis said...
Kenyan priest abducted and killed (Fides)
Catholic World News 2019-10-17 @ 02:10
The body of Father Michael Kyengo, who was abducted from his parish in Thata, Kenya, on October 7, has been discovered. Police report that he was evidently strangled. A suspect who was in possession...
Venezuelan bishop: why so many priests in Rome? (Crux)
Catholic World News 2019-10-17 @ 02:10
A Venezuelan bishop, speaking at the Amazon Synod, has remarked that at a time when the Amazon region (among others) suffers from a severe shortage of priests, there is an enormous number of priests...
The Early Church Thrived Amid Secularism and Shows How We Can, Too
Christianity Today 2019-10-16 @ 16:00
The pre-Christendom church managed to avoid both isolationism and accommodationism. Their model gives us a map for post-Christendom challenges. I attended seminary in the 1970s. I had to take several...
 
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