Christians mark Christmas in China, where the government has closed hundreds of unofficial churches and detained pastors and worshippers. Artyom …
Bitter Winter notes that under the new Regulations on Religious Affairs, the Chinese government’s “control over the religious faith of …
Have you ever considered that Jesus modeled work-life ministry? It is easy to forget that Jesus spent more than 50 …
An Oklahoma family is counting their blessings after an intense fire charred their truck – but left their Bible untouched.
And if it wasn’t for the vehicle’s horn honking, the family may have lost their house, too, which was just feet from the flames.
Thirty years ago in February 1985, I got divorced. So far I’ve lived fifty-nine years, and without a doubt divorce was the worst season of my life.
Nothing I’ve suffered since that time even comes close. Not a wayward child, not a stroke, not the betrayal of a close friend, not job loss, not watching the collapse of a ministry, not the death of a parent, not a root canal when the Novocain didn’t work—absolutely nothing compares to the horrific pain of having a spouse decide, “I Don’t” after saying “I Do.”
So what do you do with that kind of pain and shame?
Cardinal Walter Brandmüller made headlines last week, after he told German news agency DPA that debate over the clerical sexual abuse crisis should not “forget or silence the fact that 80% of the cases of sexual assault in the Church affected male youths not children,” adding that a connection between homosexuality and sexual abuse has been “statistically proven.”
The influential Catholic Church has questioned the official results of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s controversial presidential election.
Opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi was named the winner on Thursday.
However, the Church, which posted 40,000 election observers, says the result does not match its findings.
President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday denounced bishops in the Catholic-majority country as “sons of bitches”, renewing his attacks on the church that has criticized him over his bloody war on drugs.
Construction of the first-ever church built in Republican-era Turkey will begin at the end of the February in Istanbul, an official has said. The paperwork has been done and a permit issued, Bülent Kerimoğlu, the mayor of Istanbul’s Bakirköy municipality, told reporters on Jan. 8 while meeting with Yusuf Çetin, the Syriac Orthodox Church’s metropolitan for Istanbul and the capital Ankara.
Cardinal Pietro Parolin sent a message on the Pope’s behalf to the 31st plenary assembly of India’s Latin-rite bishops (CCBI) that is discussing the theme, “The Joy of the Gospel”.