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Luis Palau Reveals Stage 4 Lung Cancer, Asks for Prayer
Christianity Today 2018-01-19 @ 02:00
‘It would literally take a miracle,’ says famed evangelist ready for heaven. In a 12-minute YouTube video, renowned international evangelist Luis Palau revealed yesterday that he has been...
Why Ralph Winter’s Missions Mobilizer Is Up for Sale
Christianity Today 2018-01-19 @ 00:00
Shift in global evangelism prompts downsizing of US Center for World Mission’s famous Pasadena property—but not all alumni are ready to say goodbye. The late missiologist Ralph Winter...
These Trump Advisers Want a Dreamers Deal Enough to Meet with Nancy Pelosi
Christianity Today 2018-01-18 @ 23:00
Evangelicals join the push for protection for young immigrants. Many evangelicals won't let partisan divides keep them from rallying for immigration reform, particularly the urgent push for...
Bolivia Bans Evangelism, Calls Sharing the Gospel a Form of 'Human Trafficking'
CBN - Christian World News 2018-01-18 @ 20:38
New HHS Division Defends Pro-Life Health Care Workers
Christianity Today 2018-01-18 @ 19:00
Under Trump, federal health care policy keeps shifting away from abortion rights in favor of religious conscience. Ahead of Friday's annual March for Life, pro-life Christians celebrated new federal...
Looking for Ancient African Religion? Try Christianity.
Christianity Today 2018-01-18 @ 16:00
The African religious imagination already anticipates Christ. It's ironic that as I crossed the Walt Whitman Bridge to attend an urban apologetics conference in Philadelphia I encountered the very...
God’s Message to #MeToo Victims and Perpetrators
Christianity Today 2018-01-18 @ 16:00
Scripture offers a radical framework for understanding anger and forgiveness. Young 20-somethings stood in line to speak with me after my workshop, "Is Christianity Good for Women?" They thanked me...
The Church’s Response to the Opioid Crisis: Practical Tool Kit for Faith-Based Leaders
Christianity Today 2018-01-18 @ 14:00
A new resource from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services This past fall, President Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis a national emergency. This came in response to a commission...
Pro-life bill would eliminate vast majority of legal abortions in Poland (CNA)
Catholic World News 2018-01-18 @ 12:01
The bill would outlaw abortions on the basis of an unborn child's "congenital disorder or deformity."
13-year-old Coptic Christian recounts attack on church, death of mother (Aid to the Church in Need)
Catholic World News 2018-01-18 @ 12:01
Nermeen Sadiq, 32, was among those killed during a December 29 attack on a Coptic Orthodox church in Helwan, a city near Cairo.
A Presbyterian pastor languishes in a Turkish prison (RNS)
Catholic World News 2018-01-18 @ 12:01
The pastor, Andrew Brunson, is an American citizen. He has been detained since October 2016.
Archdiocese of Milan begins synod (CWN)
Catholic World News 2018-01-18 @ 12:01
Six months after he was named head of Europe's largest diocese, Archbishop Mario Delpini of Milan opened an archdiocesan synod on January 14.
Belgian bishops visit refugees (Servizio Informazione Religiosa)
Catholic World News 2018-01-18 @ 11:01
"There are asylum seekers, refugees and migrants among us who are waiting to reach the UK," said Bishop Guy Harpigny of Tournai. "We show our solidarity with them by seeking objective information on...
Catholics, Protestants exchange pulpits in Austrian diocese for Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (Servizio Informazione Religiosa)
Catholic World News 2018-01-18 @ 11:01
The Diocese of Feldkirchen is located in south-central Austria. The Directory for the Application of Principles and Norms on Ecumenism (1993) states that while a bishop may permit a non-Catholic...
Leading French bishop calls for acceptance of more refugees (Servizio Informazione Religiosa)
Catholic World News 2018-01-18 @ 11:01
"Couldn't [France] maybe take in more people and, above all, couldn't it do it better?" asked Archbishop Georges Pontier, the president of the French Bishops' Conference, which issued a new statement...
Bishop says Congo 'gained heroes' during recent protests (CNA)
Catholic World News 2018-01-18 @ 10:01
President Joseph Kabila, who has ruled the Democratic Republic of the Congo beyond his constitutional term limit, reneged on an agreement to hold elections in 2017. Six priests were arrested, and 134...
Action urged on impending pro-life legislation (Human Life Action)
Catholic World News 2018-01-18 @ 10:01
Human Life Action closely with the US bishops on pro-life legislation.
Bishop touts entrepreneurship to counter emigration of Senegal's young people (Fides)
Catholic World News 2018-01-18 @ 10:01
The nation of 14.7 million is 95% Muslim and 4% Christian.
Jesuit analyzes Mapuche grievances (Fides)
Catholic World News 2018-01-18 @ 10:01
The former rector of a Chilean university offered his perspective on attacks on churches by some members of the Mapuche people. Pope Francis pleaded for nonviolence, unity, and peace during his visit...
Indonesia: nun rescues orphan girls from human trafficking, offers education, job skills (AsiaNews)
Catholic World News 2018-01-18 @ 10:01
Historic German church demolished by mining company (Catholic Herald)
Catholic World News 2018-01-18 @ 10:01
The church was located in Immerath, a town of 240 near Germany's border with Luxembourg.
Peru's perilous politics: papal visit comes amid tensions (National Catholic Register)
Catholic World News 2018-01-18 @ 10:01
Pope Francis departs from Chile and arrives in Peru on January 18.
Amid civil unrest, religious sisters in Togo continue to serve the needy (Fides)
Catholic World News 2018-01-18 @ 10:01
The nation of 8 million is 29% Christian and 20% Muslim, with 51% retaining indigenous beliefs.
Students for Life reaches new generation (OSV Newsweekly)
Catholic World News 2018-01-18 @ 10:01
Founded in 1977, Students for Life has chapters at middle and high schools, colleges, and law and medical schools.
Mission Cry reaches goal of a Bible for every home in Belize
Mission Network News 2018-01-18 @ 10:00
Belize (MNN) -- In 2017, Mission Cry had an audacious goal: that every home in the entire country of Belize should have access to one Bible or Christian book. As the year drew to a close, God...
“Still Evangelical?”: new book wrestles with tensions about the evangelical label
Mission Network News 2018-01-18 @ 10:00
USA (MNN) – InterVarsity Christian Fellowship's President Tom Lin recently contributed a chapter to an upcoming book, Still Evangelical?. The book is set to be released next Tuesday, January 23...
Evangelical megachurch in China blown up by military police
Mission Network News 2018-01-18 @ 10:00
China (MNN) -- One of the largest evangelical churches in China was completely demolished in a shocking government campaign on January 9th. Golden Lampstand Church in Shanxi Province has been around...
On Day of Judaism, leading Polish bishop issues letter on nationalism, patriotism (Polish Episcopal Conference)
Catholic World News 2018-01-18 @ 09:01
Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki, the president of the episcopal conference, cited Pope Pius XI as he warned that "putting the nation at the top of the hierarchy of values ​​can lead to some kind of...
Italian bishop opens home for separated, divorced fathers (CWN)
Catholic World News 2018-01-18 @ 09:01
An Italian bishop has converted a former convent into a home for separated and divorced fathers in difficult economic circumstances.
US cuts funding for Palestinians following Trump's Twitter threat (CNN)
Catholic World News 2018-01-18 @ 08:01
L'Osservatore Romano (January 18 Italian edition) devoted front-page coverage to this story.
President Trump, Rep. Paul Ryan among speakers at March for Life (March for Life)
Catholic World News 2018-01-18 @ 08:01
The 45th March for Life will take place on January 19 in Washington. President Trump will address the marchers via video satellite.
Al-Shabaab pressures Somalis to hand over children for indoctrination, military training (Human Rights Watch)
Catholic World News 2018-01-18 @ 08:01
L'Osservatore Romano (January 18 Italian edition) devoted front-page coverage to this story. Al-Shabaab is a jihadist group active in Somalia and Yemen.
Cardinal Dolan invites nationwide participation in '9 Days for Life' prayer, action campaign (USCCB)
Catholic World News 2018-01-18 @ 08:01
The novena begins on January 18 and concludes on January 26.
National Prayer Vigil for Life in nation's capital, January 18-19; plenary indulgence available (USCCB)
Catholic World News 2018-01-18 @ 08:01
The National Prayer Vigil for Life takes place at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington.
Over 8 million in Yemen on verge of starvation (ReliefWeb)
Catholic World News 2018-01-18 @ 07:01
Click here (BBC) and here (Wikipedia) for information about the Yemeni Civil War. L'Osservatore Romano (January 18 Italian edition) devoted front-page coverage to this story.
Background: Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (CWN)
Catholic World News 2018-01-18 @ 07:01
In 1908, Rev. Paul Wattson, then an Anglican religious in Graymoor, New York, began a Church Unity Octave with the support of Anglican and Catholic prelates, including Cardinal William O'Connell of...
Papal message of support for Al Azhar conference on Jerusalem (Vatican Press Office)
Catholic World News 2018-01-18 @ 04:01
Pope Francis has sent a message of support to Sheik Ahmad al-Tayyib, the head of Egypt's Al Azhar University, for a conference the institution is holding this week on the status of Jerusalem. In his...
Chief Vatican ecumenist says faithful must 'convert' to ecumenical cause (Catholic Herald)
Catholic World News 2018-01-18 @ 04:01
Cardinal Kurt Koch, the president of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity, has suggested that ecumenical work will be productive only if the faithful engage in "self-evangelization that...
Pope presides at in-flight wedding (Vatican Insider)
Catholic World News 2018-01-18 @ 04:01
Pope Francis officiated at an in-flight wedding ceremony for two flight attendants on his trip from Santiago to Iquique, Chile, on January 18. In conversation with the couple, he learned that they...
Guam archbishop denies new abuse charges (CWN)
Catholic World News 2018-01-18 @ 04:01
Archbishop Anthony Apuron of Agana, Guam, has strongly denied new complaints of sexual abuse, and repeated that all such charges against him are false.
Unite hearts and minds, Pope advises academics in Chile (Vatican News)
Catholic World News 2018-01-18 @ 04:01
In an address Wednesday evening to the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Pope Francis said that higher education should serve the cause of coexistence in the country. He said that this...
A Look at Notable 2017 Publications
Christianity Today 2018-01-17 @ 21:00
TEDS President offers his annual list of best books As we move closer to the conclusion of the 2017 calendar year, it seems like a good time to look back at some of this year's important publications...
Bolivia Makes Evangelism a Crime
Christianity Today 2018-01-17 @ 17:00
Evangelicals ‘deeply worried’ about socialist government’s changes to penal code. This coming Sunday, evangelical churches in Bolivia will observe a day of prayer and fasting in the wake of...
How ‘Oh Happy Day’ Gave Gospel a New Beat
Christianity Today 2018-01-17 @ 15:00
A tribute to the legendary composer, singer, and pianist Edwin Hawkins. The first time I heard Edwin Hawkins and the Edwin Hawkins Singers' "Oh Happy Day" was in June 1969 in base housing at Itazuke...
One-on-One with Scott Breslin on Embracing Our Priestly Nature at Work
Christianity Today 2018-01-17 @ 14:00
There is innate dignity to every occupation and job a Christian might do. Ed Stetzer: What was the reason for writing Embracing Our Priestly Nature at Work? Scott Breslin: I wrote the book to help...
Holy Land: Franciscan superior condemns protests against Greek Orthodox patriarch (Custody of the Holy Land)
Catholic World News 2018-01-17 @ 12:01
Father David Patton, the Franciscan superior in the Holy Land, condemned recent protests by Palestinian Christians in Bethlehem against embattled Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem.
Rural English diocese has highest number of seminarians in 30 years (Catholic Herald)
Catholic World News 2018-01-17 @ 12:01
Bishop Alan Hopes has led the Diocese of East Anglia since 2013.
1 Catholic school in diocese twice as large as Texas (Cardinal Newman Society)
Catholic World News 2018-01-17 @ 12:01
According to the report, the missionary spirit is "alive and well" at the preK-12 Catholic school in the Diocese of Fairbanks (Alaska).
Following White House meeting, prelate calls for legislative solution for 'DREAMers' (USCCB)
Catholic World News 2018-01-17 @ 12:01
Bishop Joe Vásquez of Austin is chairman of the US bishops' Committee on Migration; 'DREAM' is a reference to the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act, first introduced in...
Canadian bishops name delegates to Synod of Bishops on youth (CCCB)
Catholic World News 2018-01-17 @ 11:01
The 15th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops is devoted to "Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment" and will take place in October.
 
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