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Pope reflects on parable of weeds and the wheat
Catholic World News 2017-07-24 @ 04:46
Pope Francis reflect on the parable of the weeds and the wheat (Matthew 13:24-43) during his July 23 Sunday Angelus address (Italian text, video).
Papal appeal for prayer, dialogue amid Jerusalem violence
Catholic World News 2017-07-24 @ 04:30
Following the recitation of the Angelus in St. Peter's Square on July 23, Pope Francis appealed for prayer for peace in Jerusalem, where violence has erupted following the Israeli installation of...
Germany: 162,000 Catholics left Church, 537 parishes closed in 2016
Catholic World News 2017-07-24 @ 04:06
162,093 Catholics left the Church in Germany during 2016—down from 181,925 in 2015, according to statistics released by the bishops' conference on July 21.
Leading Communist official says Chinese Catholicism should 'fit into' socialism
Catholic World News 2017-07-24 @ 03:14
The fourth-ranking member of China's Communist party said that it is important for "the leadership of the Chinese Catholic Church" to be "firmly in the hands of those who love the nation and the...
Interfaith statement encourages Trump to pursue 2-state solution in Holy Land
Catholic World News 2017-07-24 @ 02:50
Thirty-five Christian, Jewish, and Muslim leaders have signed a statement calling upon President Donald Trump to pursue a two-state solution for peace in the Holy Land.
USCCB: fix Obamacare's deficiencies, rather than repealing it without a replacement
Catholic World News 2017-07-24 @ 02:32
The chairman of the US bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development urged senators to "oppose any effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without a concurrent replacement plan...
Cultural Self-Awareness: A Missing Element in Intercultural Service?
Christianity Today 2017-07-23 @ 18:00
Professor uses Dr. Seuss as a case study. There are a lot of books and articles that help prepare God's people for working in other cultures. Most of the material provides insights into cultural...
Pastor Murdered in The World's Largest Democracy
CBN - Christian World News 2017-07-22 @ 18:58
Rural Matters: Placing Rural Church Planting Back on the Map
Christianity Today 2017-07-21 @ 22:00
Small town pastors are doing big things for God’s Kingdom. I recently introduced my daughter to the 2006 Pixar movie Cars. Sorry, if I'm ruining the movie for anyone, but it has been out since 2006...
Heavy fines for contempt in release of undercover Planned Parenthood videos
Catholic World News 2017-07-21 @ 15:53
A California judge has ordered pro-life activists to pay over $135,000 in fines, citing them for contempt of court for releasing undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood's involvement in the...
Mosul is 'completely destroyed,' prelate reports
Catholic World News 2017-07-21 @ 15:49
"Today, Mosul is completely distroyed," reports the city's Syric-Catholic Bishop Petros Mouche. "Everything needs to be rebuilt."
‘To the Bone’ Is Big on Anorexia and Lean on Healing
Christianity Today 2017-07-21 @ 15:00
The new Netflix film seems more aspirational than instructional. Here's how you know when a movie is possibly a cliche: You ask your mom if she wants to watch it with you. She asks what it's about...
New officials named to Roman Rota
Catholic World News 2017-07-21 @ 12:48
Pope Francis has named two new officials for the Roman Rota.
Filipino bishop suggests new focus for war against drug trade
Catholic World News 2017-07-21 @ 12:44
A Filipino bishop has encouraged President Rodrigo Duterte to "reconfigure" his was against drug trafficking, concentrating on eliminating the demand for illegal drugs rather than wiping out drug...
Pope makes €25,000 contribution to fight famine in eastern Africa
Catholic World News 2017-07-21 @ 12:30
Pope Francis has donated €25,000 to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), to support efforts against famine in eastern Africa.
'Aspiring Dictator' Inflicts Chaos on Venezuela: Christians Call for Godly Solutions
CBN - Christian World News 2017-07-21 @ 12:21
Cameroon bishops demand further inquiry into bishop's death
Catholic World News 2017-07-21 @ 12:20
The Catholic bishops of Cameroon have filed a formal complaint of murder in the death of Bishop jean-Marie Benoit Bala, saying that they are unsatisfied with the government's inquiry to date.
A surprise call to the mission field
Mission Network News 2017-07-21 @ 10:00
Kenya (MNN) -- Being content is a virtue, but not when we’re living a life that is less than what God has planned for us. This story, brought to us by missionaries with World Gospel Mission, is...
Young Saudi student bound for WMU sentenced to beheading
Mission Network News 2017-07-21 @ 10:00
Saudi Arabia (MNN) -- A Saudi Arabian young man who was accepted to be a student at Western Michigan University is now facing imminent beheading in his home country. Saudi Arabian flag overlay on the...
India’s new president puts religious minorities at heightened risk
Mission Network News 2017-07-21 @ 10:00
India (MNN) – India’s presidential election Tuesday was more just than a political contest -- it was a battle for human rights. And unfortunately, religious minorities came out on the losing end....
Texas bishop issues pastoral letter on migration
Catholic World News 2017-07-21 @ 06:50
Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso has issued a pastoral letter on migration.
Vatican's Secretary of State to meet with Putin
Catholic World News 2017-07-21 @ 06:39
Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican's Secretary of State, will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow in August.
USCCB: bishop criticizes House Republicans' budget proposal
Catholic World News 2017-07-21 @ 06:05
The chairman of the US bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development criticized the House Republicans' budget proposal, which was approved in a July 19 committee vote.
Sharp decline in Bosnia's Catholic population
Catholic World News 2017-07-21 @ 05:52
The Catholic population of Bosnia and Herzegovina has fallen to 400,000—down from over 740,000 before the Bosnian War (1992-95).
Russian Orthodox mission rededicated in Jerusalem
Catholic World News 2017-07-21 @ 05:23
The St. Sergius Mission, a Russian Orthodox church complex in Jerusalem, was rededicated on July 18 in the presence of Russian and Israeli officials.
Pope is 'the voice of suffering Ukraine,' leading prelate says
Catholic World News 2017-07-21 @ 04:55
In a recent homily at his cathedral in Kiev, the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church paid tribute to Pope Francis for his concern for strife-torn Ukraine.
Day of prayer, fasting for Venezuela's Catholics
Catholic World News 2017-07-21 @ 04:05
Venezuela's bishops have declared July 21 to be a day of prayer and fasting.
Chinese Government: Give Up Your Faith, Or Else
CBN - Christian World News 2017-07-20 @ 23:02
The Rise of the Nons: Protestants Keep Ditching Denominations
Christianity Today 2017-07-20 @ 21:00
Nondenominational identity has doubled in the US since 2000, Gallup finds. Ask an American Christian what type of church they belong to, and you're more likely than ever to hear the label...
South African bishops oppose bid for registration of religious ministers
Catholic World News 2017-07-20 @ 16:20
The Catholic bishops of South Africa have announced their opposition to a proposal for the registration of religious ministers with the government.
Central African Republic: Muslims take refuge in Catholic cathedral
Catholic World News 2017-07-20 @ 16:16
More than 2,000 Muslims have sought refuge in the Catholic cathedral in Bangassou, in the Central African Republic, to escape sectarian violence.
Charlie Gard offered permanent-resident status in US
Catholic World News 2017-07-20 @ 16:07
The US House of Representatives has approved a measure that would grant permanent-resident status to Charlie Gard, enabling the 11-month-old child to travel to an American hospital for medical...
Facebook restores Catholic pages, says blocking was accidental
Catholic World News 2017-07-20 @ 15:38
Facebook has restored full access to more than 20 Catholic pages that had been blocked on July 18, saying that the blockage was due to an error.
Jerusalem's Christian leaders insist on free access to sacred sites for all
Catholic World News 2017-07-20 @ 15:30
All of the major Christian leaders in Jerusalem have issued a joint statement of "serious concern" about the rise in tensions at the Temple Mount, where two police officers were killed by gunmen last...
A Kairos Moment for Small Town America
Christianity Today 2017-07-20 @ 15:00
Over 30 million people still live in rural areas. When is time more than just seconds and minutes stuck end-to-end? If you've been around the Church for a while, you probably know the answer. As the...
Mongolia’s Church calling for unity of believers
Mission Network News 2017-07-20 @ 10:00
Mongolia (MNN) -- Mongolia’s Church is younger than most. Many pastors have only been ministering for just over 20 years, but they’re already facing challenges on a national scale. “In our...
Biblica completes Accessible Edition of New Testament
Mission Network News 2017-07-20 @ 10:00
UK (MNN) -- Everyone deserves to know the message of hope found in God’s Word. But the reality is, even those who have the Bible in their own language can’t always fully experience it. (Photo...
Egyptian government extends state of emergency
Mission Network News 2017-07-20 @ 10:00
Egypt (MNN) -- Church leaders in Egypt already canceled summer trips and ministries after security services learned of plans for increased violence against churches over the summer. Now, Egypt’s...
Nigerian bishop: government corruption has aided Boko Haram
Catholic World News 2017-07-20 @ 07:55
Speaking in Hungary, a Nigerian bishop said that government corruption has helped foster the Boko Haram jihadist insurgency.
Vatican's Secretary of State condemns attack on crowd outside Venezuelan church
Catholic World News 2017-07-20 @ 07:11
Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican's Secretary of State, condemned an attack by supporters of President Nicolas Maduro on a crowd outside a church near Caracas.
Caritas rues 'lack of political will' to address hunger, ecological problems
Catholic World News 2017-07-20 @ 06:52
The Church's confederation of relief and development agencies recently called upon participants in a UN meeting to make greater efforts to address hunger and ecological concerns.
80th anniversary of French ecumenical initiative
Catholic World News 2017-07-20 @ 06:43
The Vatican newspaper has published a front-page article recalling that July 2017 marks the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Dombes Group, an ecumenical initiative in Lyon, France.
Russian high court affirms ban on Jehovah's Witnesses
Catholic World News 2017-07-20 @ 06:11
Russia's Supreme Court has upheld an earlier court decision banning the Jehovah's Witnesses.
Pontifical abuse commission member praises Regensburg bishop for confronting abuse
Catholic World News 2017-07-20 @ 05:41
The publication of a report on widespread abuse at the famous choir school associated with the Diocese of Regensberg, Germany, manifests a "courageous" attitude on the part of the local bishop...
New Evidence: Blood of Tortured Man is Found on the Shroud of Turin
CBN - Christian World News 2017-07-19 @ 22:30
Miscarriage Changed Me
Christianity Today 2017-07-19 @ 19:00
How trauma and loss deepened my understanding of God’s love. It took us an eternity to become pregnant again—or at least, that's how it felt. Years of tests, treatments, specialists, and...
Ready to Write Your Book? Here’s a Five Point Checklist
Christianity Today 2017-07-19 @ 15:00
It’s time to start writing. Writing often begins with wondering. Pen in hand, you find yourself asking… Will people ever read what I write?Do I have what it takes to write a book?Why should...
Cardinal Paglia explains new direction for Pontifical Academy for Life
Catholic World News 2017-07-19 @ 12:35
Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia explained the new strategic vision of the Pontifical Academy for Life in an interview with Austen Ivereigh for Crux.
Archbishop Gänswein: statement by Benedict XVI not aimed at Pope Francis
Catholic World News 2017-07-19 @ 12:26
Archbishop Georg Gänswein, the longtime personal secretary to Benedict XVI, denounced suggestions that the retired Pontiff had intended to criticize Pope Francis with a statement issued for the...
Facebook blocked, then restored, many Catholic pages
Catholic World News 2017-07-19 @ 12:19
Facebook blocked access to more than 20 Catholic pages on July 18, without any explanation.
 
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