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Sexual Violence: Whose Fault Is It?
Christianity Today 2019-01-22 @ 17:00
In case it's not crystal clear, let us be emphatic: The sole individual responsible for sexual violence is the perpetrator. In the movie Good Will Hunting, there is a poignant scene in which Will (Mat...
Self-Control, the Leader’s Make-or-Break Virtue
Christianity Today 2019-01-22 @ 16:00
Is it possible to build willpower like a muscle? Mark was one of the most talented pastors our church had ever hired. He had two advanced degrees (two more than anyone else on staff), but he was no...
'Murder on a Genocidal Scale': Why the US Church Needs to Wake Up to Scourge of Global Christian Persecution
CBN - Christian World News 2019-01-22 @ 13:26
Accused priest remains active at Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (National Catholic Reporter)
Catholic World News 2019-01-22 @ 11:01
According to the accuser, the official told her he loved her and tried to kiss her in a confessional in 2009. When she reported the incident to the Congregation in 2014, "I got a response that stated...
USCCB president: Society needs 'artisans of peace' who follow Martin Luther King's example (USCCB)
Catholic World News 2019-01-22 @ 11:01
In his statement, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston refers to the US bishops' 2018 pastoral letter against racism, which is found here.
Heavy security, no arrests during bishops' week-long retreat in Chicago (Chicago Tribune)
Catholic World News 2019-01-22 @ 11:01
The FBI deemed the retreat "an event worthy of resources despite a government shutdown," according to the report.
Indigenous Catholic youth call upon governments, corporations to respect indigenous peoples (EMJI 2019 (Spanish))
Catholic World News 2019-01-22 @ 10:01
The World Indigenous Youth Gathering 2019 took place in Panama in the days before the 2019 World Youth Day. Pope Francis addressed participants in a video message.
In Syria, Greek Orthodox patriarch backs Moscow in dispute over Orthodox Church of Ukraine (Interfax)
Catholic World News 2019-01-22 @ 10:01
Born in 1955 and based in Damascus, Patriarch John X was installed as Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East in 2013.
Lutherans reaffirm commitment to Christian unity (Lutheran World Federation)
Catholic World News 2019-01-22 @ 10:01
"With the Catholics we've been in ongoing, continuous, theological discussions for more than 50 years, so it's about time to look at what it means in the life of our local communities," a Lutheran...
Prelate calls on Pontifical Mission Societies to 'keep alive the missionary spirit in the Church' (Fides)
Catholic World News 2019-01-22 @ 10:01
Archbishop Giovanni Pietro Dal Toso is president of the Pontifical Mission Societies. In October, the Church will commemorate an extraordinary missionary month in honor of the 100th anniversary of...
Dominican priest speaks in historic Pakistani mosque (Fides)
Catholic World News 2019-01-22 @ 10:01
Father James Channan, OP, paid tribute to the late grand imam Maulana Muhammad Abdul Qadir Azad before Friday prayers at Badshahi Mosque in Lahore. "In his life he always had special care for...
On eve of World Youth Day, 14,000 youth take part in 'days in the dioceses' (Fides)
Catholic World News 2019-01-22 @ 10:01
Government shutdown, border wall, and God’s call to LOVE
Mission Network News 2019-01-22 @ 10:00
United States (MNN) – The United States government remains in a partial shutdown. The reason—a stalemate over funding for a wall at the southern border. But what is our position as Christians...
Russian religious regression creates opportunity for Protestant churches
Mission Network News 2019-01-22 @ 10:00
Russia (MNN) -- Concerning news follows on the heels of Open Doors’ 2019 World Watch List release. For the first time in eight years, Russia is ranked as one of the world’s toughest places to be...
For-profit business meets for-others missions
Mission Network News 2019-01-22 @ 10:00
International (MNN) -- We’ve been talking about what the future of missions could look like. Yesterday, we told you about how crucial understanding technology is to the future of the Church. Today,...
Ethiopia's prime minister meets with Pope (Rome Reports)
Catholic World News 2019-01-22 @ 09:01
The African nation of 108.4 million (map) is 44% Ethiopian Orthodox, 19% Protestant, 0.7% Catholic, and 34% Muslim.
'We are ready to welcome Pope Francis,' Panama's president says (Vatican News)
Catholic World News 2019-01-22 @ 09:01
"I feel honored that our country will be at the heart of the world for a few days, pumping the Pope's message of hope, unity, solidarity and concern for those in need," said President Juan Carlos...
Nuns who protested against rape-accused bishop express fear for their lives (AsiaNews)
Catholic World News 2019-01-22 @ 09:01
Appealing for government protection, the members of the Congregation of the Missionaries of Jesus said that their mother superior's decision to transfer them is an attempt to sabotage the trial of...
Bishop welcomes scrapping of application fee for EU citizens living in UK (Catholic Church in England and Wales)
Catholic World News 2019-01-22 @ 09:01
"The Church stands in solidarity with all EU citizens who have made their home here," said Bishop Paul McAleenan, the episcopal conference's lead bishop for migration and asylum, "and we will...
The Beatitudes are the Christian's true way of life, Pope preaches at weekday Mass (Vatican News)
Catholic World News 2019-01-22 @ 09:01
At a Mass celebrated in the chapel of Domus Sanctae Marthae on January 21, Pope Francis preached on Mark 2:18-22, the Gospel reading of the day. The Pope contrasted the Beatitudes with the "accusatory...
Madhya Pradesh priest arrested for instigation of a 17-year-old's suicide (AsiaNews)
Catholic World News 2019-01-22 @ 09:01
The central Indian state (map) is 91% Hindu, 7% Muslim, and 0.3% Christian.
Plenary indulgence for World Youth Day participants who venerate Our Lady of Fatima (SIR)
Catholic World News 2019-01-22 @ 08:01
The 2019 World Youth Day (January 22-27) is taking place in Panama.
Terror cannot be the seed of peace, Bogota cardinal says after car bomb (CNA)
Catholic World News 2019-01-22 @ 08:01
A leftist rebel group, the National Liberation Army (ELN), claimed responsibility for the deadly bombing of a police academy in Colombia's capital. On January 20, Pope Francis prayed for victims of...
Vatican newspaper draws attention to economic inequality (L'Osservatore Romano (Italian edition, p. 1))
Catholic World News 2019-01-22 @ 08:01
The January 21-22 edition of L'Osservatore Romano devoted front-page coverage to a new Oxfam International report on economic inequality. The report found that "billionaire fortunes increased by 12...
Christians face 'extreme persecution' in 11 nations, group says in annual report (Open Doors USA)
Catholic World News 2019-01-22 @ 08:01
Founded in 1955, Open Doors is a nondenominational organization devoted to assisting persecuted Christians.
World Youth Day organizers expect 500,000 for Mass with Pope (Crux)
Catholic World News 2019-01-22 @ 04:01
As World Youth Day opens in Panama, organizers have reported that only 150,000 young people have registered for the event: a sharp drop from previous years. However they expect up to 500,000 for the...
Before trip, Pope prays at St. Mary Major (Vatican News)
Catholic World News 2019-01-22 @ 04:01
On the eve of his trip to Panama for World Youth Day, Pope Francis—following his usual practice—made a visit to the basilica of St. Mary Major to pray before his favorite icon of the...
Vatican denies early knowledge of Argentine bishop's misconduct (AP)
Catholic World News 2019-01-22 @ 04:01
Vatican spokesman Allessandro Gisotti has denied that the Holy See was informed years ago about reports of sexual misconduct by Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta, who resigned in 2017 and was appointed by...
Our Response to the Eschatological Dream of Martin Luther King Jr.
Christianity Today 2019-01-22 @ 00:00
Dr. King had a hope that was out of this world. Today, we remember the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.—a man who sacrificed much to advance the causes of the civil rights...
The Head of the Church of England Reveals: 'I Pray in Tongues Every Day'
CBN - Christian World News 2019-01-21 @ 16:20
Chinese Officials Going Home to Home Removing Christian Symbols
CBN - Christian World News 2019-01-21 @ 15:29
Martin Luther King Jr.: Exemplar of Hope
Christianity Today 2019-01-21 @ 15:00
The Civil Rights leader’s life and legacy embodies the revolutionary ethic Jesus Christ. "Martin Luther King Jr. is dead." These solemn words were uttered by King's distant friend and spiritual...
Ecumenical journey is not optional, Pope tells Finnish Lutherans (Vatican News)
Catholic World News 2019-01-21 @ 12:01
A "shared commitment to ecumenism is an essential requirement of the faith we profess; it stems from our very identity as Christ's followers," Pope Francis said on January 19 to members of a...
Hmong refugees in Vietnam turn to Catholicism (UCANews)
Catholic World News 2019-01-21 @ 12:01
Members of the Hmong ethnic group live primarily in China, Vietnam, and Laos. The refugees were victims of floods in Vietnam's Lai Châu Province (map).
Pope prays for victims of terrorism in Colombia, shipwrecks in Mediterranean (Vatican News)
Catholic World News 2019-01-21 @ 12:01
Pope Francis made his remarks following his January 20 Sunday Angelus address, delivered to pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square. Two days earlier, the Vatican's Secretary of State had sent a...
Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith assumes duties of Ecclesia Dei commission (Vatican News)
Catholic World News 2019-01-21 @ 12:01
Pope St. John Paul II founded the commission in 1988 to facilitate full ecclesial communion between the Holy See and members of the Society of Saint Pius X, which was founded by Archbishop Marcel...
Pope calls for 'the worship demanded by justice' as Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins (Vatican Press Office)
Catholic World News 2019-01-21 @ 11:01
Joined by representatives of non-Catholic churches and ecclesial communities, Pope Francis celebrated Vespers at the Papal Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls on January 18 (video, booklet) to...
50×25: How to reach world’s Deaf for Christ
Mission Network News 2019-01-21 @ 10:00
International (MNN) -- There are 70 million Deaf people worldwide, and 98-percent of them have no way to access God. No Scripture, no churches, no Deaf Christians. DOOR International wants to change...
The Great Commission: what is it?
Mission Network News 2019-01-21 @ 10:00
USA (MNN) – The Barna Group released research last year that shocked the Christian community in North America. According to the study conducted with the Seed Company, 51-percent of American...
Using Technology for Missions
Mission Network News 2019-01-21 @ 10:00
International (MNN) -- Generation Z is growing up fast, and a new generation of believers is already making decisions about how to follow the Great Commissions. But where will they go? What does the...
Pope reportedly aware of charges against Argentine bishop in 2105 (AP)
Catholic World News 2019-01-21 @ 04:01
Pope Francis was alerted to charges of sexual misconduct by Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta in 2015—long before appointing him to a sensitive Vatican post—the Associated Press has learned. The...
Notre Dame will cover up murals of Christopher Columbus (University of Notre Dame)
Catholic World News 2019-01-21 @ 04:01
Father John Jenkins, the president of the University of Notre Dame, has announced that the school will cover up prominent murals that honored Christopher Columbus. In a letter to the university...
Swiss bishop will join SSPX community on retirement (Le Salon Beige)
Catholic World News 2019-01-21 @ 04:01
Bishop Vitus Huonder of Chur, Switzerland, has announced that when he retires from pastoral ministry he will live at an institute run by the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X. Bishop Huonder is 76...
Florida hotel dishwasher awarded $21M after boss fired her for refusing to work on Sunday (South Florida Sun Sentinel)
Catholic World News 2019-01-21 @ 03:01
According to the report, the plaintiff is a Catholic, but according to another report, she is a Baptist.
Christian acquitted in Pakistan following blasphemy trial (Fides)
Catholic World News 2019-01-21 @ 02:01
In 2015, Pervaiz Masih was accused of blasphemy against Muhammad; according to the report, police subsequently tortured his wife, and their three-year-old daughter was killed.
End the government shutdown, USCCB president tells president, Congress (USCCB)
Catholic World News 2019-01-21 @ 02:01
Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, joined by the chairman of the US bishops' Committee on Migration, issued a statement following remarks made by President Donald Trump on January 19.
Steep attendance decline predicted for upcoming World Youth Day in Panama (Crux)
Catholic World News 2019-01-21 @ 02:01
The 2019 World Youth Day will take place in Panama from January 22 to 27.
'Never drink from the cup of hatred,' Vatican newspaper columnist writes on Rev. Martin Luther King's birthday (L'Osservatore Romano)
Catholic World News 2019-01-21 @ 02:01
Gabriele Nicolò's column appears on page 5 of the English edition of the Vatican newspaper.
A year after papal visit, Peru's bishops lamented continued corruption (Fides)
Catholic World News 2019-01-21 @ 02:01
The Pope's apostolic journey to Chile and Peru, the 22nd foreign trip of his pontificate, took place in January 2018.
Malawi's bishops condemn government oppression (Fides)
Catholic World News 2019-01-21 @ 02:01
The southeastern African nation of 19.8 million (map) is 27% Protestant, 18% Catholic, and 12% Muslim.
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