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‘A Cesspool of Political Bias’: Ambassador Nikki Haley on Leaving UN Human Rights Council
CBN - Christian World News 2018-07-18 @ 23:09
China's Atheist Communist Party Demolishes Mega-Church
CBN - Christian World News 2018-07-18 @ 21:05
Turkey Keeps American Pastor Behind Bars—At Least for Three More Months
Christianity Today 2018-07-18 @ 18:00
Andrew Brunson has spent most of the last two years in prison based on wild—or absent—accusations. After nearly two years in a Turkish prison, hopes for the release of American pastor...
Blessed Are the Slow
Christianity Today 2018-07-18 @ 15:00
Scripture reminds us that love—and loving communication—is patient. I have a box of letters that my husband wrote to me while we were dating last year. Traveling from Tennessee to South...
Interview: Rethinking Apologetics for the Black Church
Christianity Today 2018-07-18 @ 15:00
“Black people in the inner city need apologetics, but black people in the suburbs do, too,” says apologist Lisa Fields. When Lisa Fields started college, she was a preacher's kid who'd grown up...
The Big Conversation: A Q&A with Justin Brierley on a New Series that Engages Intellectual Thinkers around Issues of Faith
Christianity Today 2018-07-18 @ 15:00
By modeling good conversations about faith between people on both sides of the debate, we can hopefully improve the discourse globally. Ed: So what exactly is The Big Conversation? Justin: The Big...
Quebec cardinal calls for renewed evangelization of Canada (Salt and Light Media)
Catholic World News 2018-07-18 @ 12:07
Cardinal Gérald Lacroix of Quebec was the Pope's representative at the Mass marking the 200th anniversary of the evangelization of western and northern Canada. "Now is the time to evangelize!...
100,000 mark 100th anniversary of murder of last Russian czar (AFP)
Catholic World News 2018-07-18 @ 12:07
Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, led a 13-mile procession to commemorate the murder of Czar Nicholas II and his family.
Central African bishops distance themselves from group promising to avenge murdered priests (CNS)
Catholic World News 2018-07-18 @ 11:07
The Central African Republic's bishops distanced themselves from the League of Defense of the Church, which accused the nation's cardinal of inaction in the face of anti-Christian violence.
Dozens killed in Boko Haram attack on Nigerian military base (AFP)
Catholic World News 2018-07-18 @ 11:07
Nigerian political and military leaders had described the jihadist group as at "the point of defeat or even defeated," the report noted.
Caritas official: Greeks are suffering under increasing economic strains (SIR)
Catholic World News 2018-07-18 @ 11:07
The general manager of the Catholic Church's charitable agency in Greece said that "everyday life" is economically challenging for Greeks, who feel "betrayed by the EU, not only for the austerity...
Religion scholars aid Fordham theology student arrested protesting a white supremacist (RNS)
Catholic World News 2018-07-18 @ 11:07
Church in Germany allocated $700M to social and pastoral projects worldwide in 2017 (SIR)
Catholic World News 2018-07-18 @ 11:07
Click here for "Jahresbericht Weltkirche," the 32-page report on the allocations.
Florida bishop pays tribute to Humanae Vitae (The Florida Catholic)
Catholic World News 2018-07-18 @ 10:07
Bishop John Noonan was appointed bishop of Orlando in 2010. Blessed Paul VI issued Humanae Vitae, his encyclical letter on the regulation of birth, on July 25, 1968.
Texas bishops score major religious liberty victory in fetal remains case (Crux)
Catholic World News 2018-07-18 @ 10:07
The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court ruling that would have required the bishops to release decades of internal abortion-related correspondence to an abortion clinic. Judge James...
Tennessee's bishops urge governor to halt executions (Diocese of Knoxville)
Catholic World News 2018-07-18 @ 10:07
The state's bishops called on Gov. Bill Haslam "to use your authority as governor to put an end to the fast-track executions planned for later this year." The death penalty, the bishops added, "is...
Nicaragua's bishops to pray for exorcism amid Ortega crackdown (Crux)
Catholic World News 2018-07-18 @ 10:07
The nation's bishops have declared July 20 a day of prayer and fasting "as an act of atonement for the profanation carried out in recent months against God."
Russian Orthodox leaders issue message for 1030th anniversary of baptism of Kievan Rus' (Moscow Patriarchate)
Catholic World News 2018-07-18 @ 10:07
The Catholic Church also venerates Vladimir the Great (d. 1015) as a saint; under his rule, the people of Kievan Rus' (map) were baptized in 988.
UN chief renews criticism of government repression in Nicaragua (UN News)
Catholic World News 2018-07-18 @ 10:07
Last week, UN Secretary-General António Guterres deplored an attack on Nicaraguan bishops and priests by the Ortega regime's paramiltary supporters.
Is freedom imminent for American Pastor Andrew Brunson in Turkey?
Mission Network News 2018-07-18 @ 10:04
Turkey (MNN) -- American Pastor Andrew Brunson has endured two hearings in Turkey during his imprisonment. But will his third hearing today be the charm? A news source in Ankara seems to think so...
Renewed violence in Syria displaces more refugees
Mission Network News 2018-07-18 @ 10:03
Middle East (MNN) -- Refugees were planning their journey home to Afrin, Syria, when things took an unexpected turn for the worse. “Just when people thought that everything was settling down in...
Ten new language groups need Scriptures
Mission Network News 2018-07-18 @ 10:01
Middle East (MNN) – Imagine living in fear of an oppressive regime without being able to read a translation of the Scriptures in your own language for reassurance. Or residing in a place that is so...
Distributor uses speakers to reach Mexico
Mission Network News 2018-07-18 @ 10:00
Mexico (MNN) -- Sometimes, sharing the Gospel is as easy as making an announcement. Take a distributor in Mexico working with World Missionary Press. The distributor has been operating in Mexico for...
Chinese authorities raze Catholic church, claiming zoning violations (AsiaNews)
Catholic World News 2018-07-18 @ 09:07
Government officials in Liangwang (Shandong), China, have demolished a Catholic church, saying that the building was in violation of local zoning regulations. The church—administered by the...
Judge rules Catholic agency must include same-sex couples in foster care (Crux)
Catholic World News 2018-07-18 @ 09:07
A federal judge in Pennsylvania has rules that the foster-care program operated by Catholic Social Services in Philadelphia must provide services for same-sex couples. The court rejected an argument...
Cardinal Coccopalmerio: canon law should include environmental norms (CNA)
Catholic World News 2018-07-18 @ 09:07
Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio told a Vatican conference that the Code of Canon Law should be amended to include specific norms requiring the faithful to take action to protect the environment. The...
Thailand cave rescue draws attention to small but thriving Catholic population (America)
Catholic World News 2018-07-18 @ 09:07
The Southeast Asian nation of 68 million is 95% Buddhist and 4% Muslim.
USCCB grants $4.9M to 209 projects in ex-Communist nations (USCCB)
Catholic World News 2018-07-18 @ 09:07
"As the people of Central and Eastern Europe continue to build a new future after decades of repression, we are all inspired by the example of great hope they give to the world that it is possible to...
Vatican authors critique American 'Prosperity Gospel' (Civilta Cattolica (English))
Catholic World News 2018-07-18 @ 09:07
Father Antonio Spadaro and Rev. Marcelo Figueroa—who last year collaborated in a controversial essay condemning the "ecumenism of hate" among American conservatives—have published a new...
European bishops' conferences seek to sway Catholics' views on migrants (CCEE)
Catholic World News 2018-07-18 @ 09:07
At a meeting organized by the Council of the Bishops' Conferences of Europe, bishops and delegates entrusted with the ministry of migrants heard presentations on "Immigration and public opinion: the...
Dots of Light Represent More Than 1,000 Galaxies: New Infrared Image Reveals the Glory of God in Outer Space
CBN - Christian World News 2018-07-17 @ 22:06
How Christians Can Take the Lead with Paid Family Leave
Christianity Today 2018-07-17 @ 16:00
A new report from the Center for Public Justice offers guiding principles for how church communities, policy makers, and employers can put pro-family beliefs into action. "Jane" is a young mother who...
How to Witness to a Distracted World
Christianity Today 2018-07-17 @ 15:00
Effective Christian evangelism and discipleship requires us to be disruptive. Most days I can hardly hear myself think. It feels like there are a million voices calling for my attention as long as I'm...
Renewing Your Church: Growing Together to Discover Our God-Given Purpose
Christianity Today 2018-07-17 @ 15:00
I asked if they were ready to see God do something new. When they affirmed that they were, I told them that we would be changing absolutely everything. November 2014 marked the month of my 32nd...
Australian bishops 'affirm and celebrate' lay pastoral ministry (Australian Catholic Bishops Conference)
Catholic World News 2018-07-17 @ 12:07
The 40-page document ("Faithful Stewards of God's Grace: Lay Pastoral Ministers in the Church in Australia") was released at Proclaim 2018, a gathering devoted to evangelization and renewal.
Bosnian bishops: lawmakers should consider common good, rather than focus on ethnic majority (Servizio Informazione Religiosa)
Catholic World News 2018-07-17 @ 12:07
Bosnia and Herzegovina, a nation of 4 million, is 51% Muslim, 31% Orthodox, and 15% Catholic.
Eritrea's Eastern-rite church calls for prayers for peace with Ethiopia (Vatican News)
Catholic World News 2018-07-17 @ 11:07
In 2015, Pope Francis established the Eritrean Catholic Church as an Eastern Catholic church led by a metropolitan archbishop.
Is Hungary experiencing a policy-induced baby boom? (Institute for Family Studies)
Catholic World News 2018-07-17 @ 11:07
"Hungary is not just experiencing a fertility spike; it's winding back the clock on much of the fertility and family-structure transition that demographers have long considered inevitable," according...
In North Korea, despite hostile regime, the faith clings to life (Aid to the Church in Need)
Catholic World News 2018-07-17 @ 11:07
"Not soon but very slowly, I believe that Christianity will come back to the North along with the reform and opening up of North Korea," said a South Korean priest. "The North Korean regime will not...
Provincial says Carmelite nuns in Aleppo live in 'heroic situation' (CNS)
Catholic World News 2018-07-17 @ 11:07
Four Syrian nuns and two French nuns live in the Discalced Carmelite convent in Aleppo.
Denver archbishop: efforts against religious freedom punish the poor and needy (Denver Catholic)
Catholic World News 2018-07-17 @ 11:07
Archbishop Samuel Aquila, 67, was appointed archbishop of Denver in 2012.
House panel moves to protect 'religious conviction' of adoption agencies (The Hill)
Catholic World News 2018-07-17 @ 11:07
The US Conference of Catholic Bishops, along with Protestant and Jewish groups, supports the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act, sponsored by Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA).
Anchor your social apostolate in evangelization, Vatican prelate tells East African bishops (Fides)
Catholic World News 2018-07-17 @ 10:07
Archbishop Protase Rugambwa, secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, also emphasized that ethnic differences should not be a cause for division within the Church.
Catholic Charities storefront center in Texas stands in eye of border 'storm' (Angelus News)
Catholic World News 2018-07-17 @ 10:07
The center, operated by Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley, is located in McAllen, Texas,
Catholic Action president calls for renewed commitment to internationalism (Europeinfos)
Catholic World News 2018-07-17 @ 10:07
"The big issues of our time cannot ... be solved by individual states," said Matteo Truffelli, president of Italian Catholic Action, a lay apostolate founded in 1868. "We need to cultivate the...
Rebuilding with US funds, Iraq's minority religious communities still await security (RNS)
Catholic World News 2018-07-17 @ 10:07
"While some towns are policed by remaining residents or Yazidi or Christian militias, many are being guarded by the forces that reclaimed them from the Islamic State—including Shiite Muslim...
British study examines character education in Catholic schools (University of Birmingham)
Catholic World News 2018-07-17 @ 10:07
"In the vast majority of cases, Catholic schools prefer to articulate their ethos through the language of Gospel values, rather than virtues," according to the study. "There was a tendency for Gospel...
Brunson to appear in court tomorrow, please pray
Mission Network News 2018-07-17 @ 10:02
Turkey (MNN) -- Andrew Brunson will appear in court tomorrow for his third hearing in four months. Despite rumors circulating about Brunson’s release, Miles Windsor of Middle East Concern says, “P...
A new door for ministry in the Middle East
Mission Network News 2018-07-17 @ 10:01
Middle East (MNN) – Since their inception, Mission Cry has sent over $330 million worth of Bibles and Christian books to 171 nations. “You can imagine the impact of now the hundreds of millions...
New contemporary Bible translation in works for Indonesia
Mission Network News 2018-07-17 @ 10:00
Indonesia (MNN) -- Indonesia, home of the world’s largest Muslim population, is getting a fresh translation of the full Bible. It’s been around 30 years since the last full translation was...
 
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