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One-on-One with R. York Moore on ‘Do Something Beautiful: The Story of Everything and a Guide to Your Place in It’
Christianity Today 2018-07-21 @ 15:00
Jesus does not merely change our world––He changes the world. Ed: What is 'the story of everything?' York: I've intentionally written the book to be accessible to 'nons' and anti-churched readers...
'What's Unique About the Bible Is We Don't Just Read It, It Reads Us': DC Pastor Explains God's Voice
CBN - Christian World News 2018-07-20 @ 19:44
Iranian Christian Refugees Are Still Stranded in Austria. But Are Things About to Change?
Christianity Today 2018-07-20 @ 18:00
Dozens of Christians and other religious minorities from Iran have been on a resettlement roller coaster. It just took a new turn. Around 100 Iranian refugees who were invited to resettle in the...
Iranian Christian Refugees Are Still Stranded in Austria. Are Things About to Change?
Christianity Today 2018-07-20 @ 17:00
Dozens of Christians and other religious minorities from the Middle Eastern country have been on a resettlement roller coaster. It just took a new turn. Around 100 Iranian refugees who were invited...
Study: U.S. Churches Exclude Children with Autism, ADD/ADHD
Christianity Today 2018-07-20 @ 15:00
Children with the greatest need for a supportive community were the most likely to feel unwelcome. America's religious communities are failing children with chronic health conditions such as autism...
Evangelism: Just Do Something
Christianity Today 2018-07-20 @ 15:00
It’s high time we started sharing the gospel with the people around us. Sometimes, when people read the word evangelism, they stop reading. They think it doesn't matter to them and they move on to...
Pope accepts resignation of Honduran bishop accused of misconduct with seminarians (Vatican Press Office)
Catholic World News 2018-07-20 @ 11:07
Earlier this year, former seminarians accused Auxiliary Bishop Juan José Pineda Fasquelle of sexual misconduct. The bishop was governing the Archdiocese of Tegucigalpa as Cardinal Oscar...
Majority of US Melkite priests have no roots in Middle East, bishop says (Aleteia)
Catholic World News 2018-07-20 @ 11:07
The Melkite Greek Catholic Church is an Eastern Catholic church based in Damascus. Bishop Nicholas Samra, who ministers to Melkite Greek Catholics in the US, cited the "great attraction to Eastern...
Vatican cardinal: Pope's Bari visit offers hope for Middle East (OSV Newsweekly)
Catholic World News 2018-07-20 @ 11:07
Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for the Eastern Churches, reflected on the Pope's July 7 meeting with the heads of the churches and Christian communities of the Middle East.
New Mexico bishop investigates report of weeping statue at parish (Las Cruces Sun-News)
Catholic World News 2018-07-20 @ 11:07
Bishop Oscar Cantú said that investigators determined that the tears reportedly flowing from a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary are composed of olive oil. "But even if it were (a hoax), we are...
Nebraska bishop contrasts 'abject tragedy' of contraception, joy of Gospel of life (Southern Nebraska Register)
Catholic World News 2018-07-20 @ 10:07
"Contraception conditions men and women, and therefore the cultures which they form, to deny the obvious and intrinsic relationship between sex and the conception of new life," said Bishop James...
Pope Francis will help Church in Ireland grapple with changed culture, Dublin archbishop says (Archdiocese of Dublin)
Catholic World News 2018-07-20 @ 10:07
On July 19, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin released the program for the Festival of Families, which will take place during the World Meeting of Families in August.
Knesset approves Jewish nation-state bill, claiming Israel is 'exclusively' Jewish (AsiaNews)
Catholic World News 2018-07-20 @ 10:07
The Knesset is Israel's unicameral parliament; the bill passed in a 62-55 vote.
Archbishop Gomez: reread Humanae Vitae with 'new eyes and open hearts' (Angelus News)
Catholic World News 2018-07-20 @ 10:07
Blessed Paul VI issued Humanae Vitae, his encyclical letter on the regulation of birth, on July 25, 1968. "Much of what Pope Paul warned of has come to pass—from rampant divorce, infidelity and...
Church works to counter tribalism in Sudan (CNS)
Catholic World News 2018-07-20 @ 10:07
"Africa is suffering from one big cancer: tribalism," said retired Bishop Macram Max Gassis of El Obeid. "And as long as tribalism prevails, people will suffer a lot."
2 Pentecostals arrested for 'forced conversions' in Chhattisgarh are released (AsiaNews)
Catholic World News 2018-07-20 @ 10:07
Chhattisgarh is a state in east-central India; it is 93% Hindu, 2% Christian, and 2% Muslim.
Andrew Brunson returns to prison after third hearing
Mission Network News 2018-07-20 @ 10:03
Turkey (MNN) – Heading into Andrew Brunson’s third court hearing on Wednesday, the international community seemed optimistic about Brunson being released from prison for the rest of his trial...
Migration crisis cannot outpace Gospel growth
Mission Network News 2018-07-20 @ 10:02
Venezuela (MNN) -- Venezuela’s migration crisis is cause for concern. Every day, thousands of people pour across the border into Colombia seeking food, medicine, and a future. “We’re standing...
Scripture booklet prevents suicide in South Africa
Mission Network News 2018-07-20 @ 10:01
South Africa (MNN) -- How much power can a few pages hold? Ask Helen Williams of World Missionary Press, and she’ll tell you the story of one of their partner groups in South Africa. “We were...
Postage stamps key to reaching students in prison with the Gospel
Mission Network News 2018-07-20 @ 10:00
USA (MNN) – Crossroads Prison Ministries has tripled the number of Bible study students in prison they are able to minister to since January. The difference? Postage stamps. Lisa Blystra, President...
UN agencies interfere in Mexican abortion debate (C-FAM)
Catholic World News 2018-07-20 @ 09:07
According to the report, three UN agencies applauded a court ruling that "orders the legislature of Veracruz to guarantee access to abortion for women and girls on the basis of the non-binding...
Cardinal Dolan: pray that Supreme Court change will lead to protection of all human life (USCCB)
Catholic World News 2018-07-20 @ 09:07
"While the US Conference of Catholic Bishops does not support or oppose the confirmation of any presidential nominee, we can and should raise grave concerns about a confirmation process which is...
Italian bishops urge new government to be receptive to migrants, refugees (SIR)
Catholic World News 2018-07-20 @ 09:07
In cases that have received much media attention in Europe, the government of Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has not permitted boats of migrants rescued in the Mediterranean Sea to land in Italy. "We...
Nicaraguan cardinal appeals for prayers, calls on Catholics to 'put pressure' on Ortega regime (Aid to the Church in Need)
Catholic World News 2018-07-20 @ 09:07
With one city "submerged under a wave of bullets," Cardinal Leopoldo Brenes of Managua "addressed an appeal to the West, and to Catholics in particular, calling for the Ortega government to be...
Australian nun again ordered to leave Philippines (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Catholic World News 2018-07-20 @ 09:07
In an April interview, Sister Patricia Ann Fox said that her advocacy on behalf of human rights brought her into conflict with the Philippine government.
Nigerian bishop fears genocide against Christians, pleads with West to take notice (Aid to the Church in Need)
Catholic World News 2018-07-20 @ 02:07
Bishop William Amove Avenya of Gboko, Nigeria, has warned that escalating attacks on Christians by Fulani tribesmen could soon become a genocidal campaign. "Please don't make the same mistake as was...
Contraception 'intrinsically wrong,' affirms head of Vatican commission on Humanae Vitae (Catholic Herald)
Catholic World News 2018-07-20 @ 02:07
Msgr. Gilfredo Marengo, the head of a Vatican commission exploring the history of Humanae Vitae, told an audience in England that the encyclical must be understood in the context of the entire Gospel...
Faith on the Field: FCA Brings the Gospel to Thousands of Coaches and Athletes
CBN - Christian World News 2018-07-19 @ 22:53
Unfriending Convenience
Christianity Today 2018-07-19 @ 15:00
Why Christians are called to inefficiency in an age of easy living. It was about two years after I signed up for Facebook when I noticed how lackadaisical I had become in my relationships. We'd moved...
The Gospel in Suburbia: Living on Mission in a “Soul-less” Place
Christianity Today 2018-07-19 @ 15:00
The deep power of the hope of Jesus Christ can overcome any amount of separation, not matter how soul-less we may feel our communities to be. When you hear the word "suburbia," what's your first...
Venezuela's bishops decry Maduro regime's authoritarianism, abuse of power (Fides)
Catholic World News 2018-07-19 @ 11:07
The Church "does not aspire to dominate the social landscape, nor to become a factor of government or opposition," the nation's bishops said in a statement. "However, it encourages the laity, duly...
Cardinal renews consecration of Lebanon, Middle East to Immaculate Heart of Mary (National Catholic Register)
Catholic World News 2018-07-19 @ 11:07
"Mary, with her invisible hand, has kept our homeland safe from collapse, every time it reached the brink," said Cardinal Bechara Boutros al-Rahi, patriarch of the Maronite Catholic Church. "With...
Vatican media will not abandon countries with scant internet access, new prefect says (Zenit)
Catholic World News 2018-07-19 @ 11:07
"The reform of the Vatican media doesn't intend to neglect or abandon these countries, of which a significant number is found in Africa," Paolo Ruffini, the new lay prefect of the Dicastery for...
Cardinal Tagle: 'Prepare to be attacked because we are for Christ' (CBCP News)
Catholic World News 2018-07-19 @ 11:07
Cardinal Luis Antonio ("Chito") Tagle, 61, was appointed archbishop of Manila in 2011.
USCCB approves $1.4M in grants to Church in Africa (USCCB)
Catholic World News 2018-07-19 @ 11:07
"We stand in solidarity with our sisters and brothers in Africa and recognize their courageous commitment to peace, justice, reconciliation, and Christian hope throughout the continent," said Newark...
Russian Orthodox patriarch: 'tempations coming from abroad' led to assassination of Czar Nicholas II (AsiaNews)
Catholic World News 2018-07-19 @ 11:07
Patriarch Kirill of Moscow made his remarks as he led 100,000 in a nighttime procession to mark the 100th anniversary of the czar's murder by Communist forces.
Study: as Catholic options dwindle, middle class retreats from private schools (The 74)
Catholic World News 2018-07-19 @ 10:07
"As a percentage of private elementary students, those attending Catholic schools dropped from 89% to 42%" over the past 50 years, according to the report.
Priest criticizes tougher Italian policies on migrants, refugees (CNS)
Catholic World News 2018-07-19 @ 10:07
Msgr. Robert Vitillo is secretary-general of the International Catholic Migration Commission.
EU bishops' commission calls for stricter measures to protect children from online pornography (COMECE)
Catholic World News 2018-07-19 @ 10:07
The Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the EU welcomed portions of the EU's revised Audiovisual Media Services Directive but called upon EU nations to adopt stricter measures.
Borders pose challenge for Church in Amazon basin (CNS)
Catholic World News 2018-07-19 @ 10:07
"Amazonia: new pathways for the Church and for an integral ecology" is the theme of the Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops of the Pan-Amazon Region, which will take place in October 2019.
1.5 million Venezuelans have left nation in past year (Lutheran World Relief)
Catholic World News 2018-07-19 @ 10:07
Venezuela's economic collapse and repressive government have led 1.5 million of the nation's 31 million people to flee since early 2017—a level "on par with refugee levels of Syrians fleeing...
Cardinal Marx criticizes Merkel's allies over immigration policy (Reuters)
Catholic World News 2018-07-19 @ 10:07
The head of the German Bishops' Conference made his remarks in an interview with Die Zeit (German-language link).
Japan floods: heat wave heightens despair
Mission Network News 2018-07-19 @ 10:02
Japan (MNN) -- “When it rains, it pours.” In other words, when something bad happens, more trouble is right around the corner. Such is the case in Japan. Earlier this month, a typhoon brought...
God is moving as people in PNG recover from earthquake
Mission Network News 2018-07-19 @ 10:01
Papua New Guinea (MNN) -- It has been almost five months since a 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck the highlands of Papua New Guinea (PNG). Powerful aftershocks came in the following days, adding to...
Microloan program boosts pastoral ministry in India
Mission Network News 2018-07-19 @ 10:00
India (MNN) – In Nagaland, India, a simple loan program is transforming a community. Scott Clifton has been serving as the Assistant Director of FARMS International since May. Before that, he...
California bishop deplores administration's immigration policies as 'unconscionable' (The Mercury News (San Jose))
Catholic World News 2018-07-19 @ 09:07
The US is using "unconscionable tactics to drive asylum seekers deep into the desert," Bishop Patrick McGrath of San Jose said at a prayer service for immigration reform and the reunification of...
Nicaraguan forces storm barrio, destroy churches; 'it is a genocide,' says priest (CWN)
Catholic World News 2018-07-19 @ 09:07
Nicaraguan police and pro-regime paramilitary forces stormed the indigenous community of Monimbó, a center of opposition to the President Daniel Ortega's repressive regime.
Pope's representative in Nicaragua appeals for peace (Vatican News)
Catholic World News 2018-07-19 @ 08:07
"I wish to express, on behalf of the Holy Father and the Holy See, my deep concern for the grave situation the country is facing," said Archbishop Waldemar Sommertag, who was present when pro-governme...
$63,000 cash found in home of priest charged with embezzlement (Lansing State Journal)
Catholic World News 2018-07-19 @ 04:07
Michigan police have discovered a trove of $63,000 in cash, hidden in the home of a priest who has been charged with embezzling $5 million from his parish in the Lansing diocese. Father Jonathan...
Canonizations fixed for October 14 (CWN)
Catholic World News 2018-07-19 @ 04:07
At an ordinary consistory on July 19, Pope Francis announced that five more people will be canonized on October 14—the date already set for the canonizations of Blessed Pope Paul VI and...
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