Other Recent Articles

People have right to receive God’s word, so preach it well, pope says

People have right to receive God’s word, so preach it well, pope says

| February 14, 2018 | 1 Comment

Everyone who goes to Mass has the right to hear the word of God in all its fullness, which means it must be read well and explained well with “fervor,” Pope Francis said.

Continue Reading

Muslims who desecrated statue ordered to memorize Quran verses about Mary

Muslims who desecrated statue ordered to memorize Quran verses about Mary

| Wyatt Noble | February 13, 2018 | 1 Comment

Three young Muslim men who were found guilty of desecrating a statue of Mary were ordered by a Lebanese judge to memorize passages from the Quran that praise the mother of Jesus.

Continue Reading

Producer: New sitcom ‘Living Biblically’ avoids bad language on purpose

Producer: New sitcom ‘Living Biblically’ avoids bad language on purpose

| Mark Pattison | February 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Just because the new CBS sitcom “Living Biblically” has landed a spot in the network’s decades-dominant Monday night comedy lineup does not automatically guarantee it an audience.

Continue Reading

Q-and-A on faith leaders’ letter on beauty of ‘God-given sexual identity’

Q-and-A on faith leaders’ letter on beauty of ‘God-given sexual identity’

| Julie Asher | February 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

In December, Bishop James Conley of Lincoln, Nebraska, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage and three other Catholic bishops joined several other religious leaders in signing an open letter titled “Created Male and Female” about the inherent beauty and dignity of God-given sexual identity.

Continue Reading

Pilgrim pope: Benedict says he’s journeying toward God

Pilgrim pope: Benedict says he’s journeying toward God

| Cindy Wooden | February 9, 2018 | 1 Comment

“I am on a pilgrimage toward Home,” retired Pope Benedict XVI wrote, capitalizing the Italian word “casa” or “home.”

Continue Reading

Pope says unified Korean team at Olympics offers hope for peace

Pope says unified Korean team at Olympics offers hope for peace

| Carol Glatz | February 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

The presence of a unified delegation and team for North and South Korea at this year’s Olympic Games gives people hope for a world dedicated to peace through dialogue and respect, Pope Francis said.

Continue Reading

Some Chinese Catholics see restrictions as new religion rules take effect

Some Chinese Catholics see restrictions as new religion rules take effect

| February 9, 2018 | 1 Comment

Since China’s new regulations for religious affairs took effect Feb. 1, minors have been banned from entering places of worship in several regions.

Continue Reading

Two Mexican priests killed in ambush

Two Mexican priests killed in ambush

| David Agren | February 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Two priests were gunned down as they returned from Candlemas celebrations in a corner of Mexico rife with drug cartel violence and increasingly lethal for prelates.

Continue Reading

German cardinal urges pastoral care, but not ‘blessing’ of gay couples

German cardinal urges pastoral care, but not ‘blessing’ of gay couples

| February 9, 2018 | 1 Comment

The president of the German bishops’ conference urged priests to provide better pastoral care to Catholics who are homosexual, but he said, “I think that would not be right” when asked if he could imagine the Catholic Church blessing gay couples.

Continue Reading