Tag: Catholicism

Abp Vigano: Pope is subjecting Church to ‘powerful forces’ that want world government

For twenty centuries, the Catholic Church has professed faith in Jesus Christ, the only Savior, which has come down to us intact, as she received it from the Apostles and Fathers of the Church at the price of the blood of the Martyrs, and by the witness of the Confessors of the faith and of […]

Pope considering adding ‘sin against ecology’ to Church’s catechism

Speaking to a group of lawyers on Friday, Pope Francis said that the Catholic Church is contemplating the introduction of “ecological sin” to the compendium of Church teaching. “We have to introduce, we are thinking about it, in the catechism of the Catholic Church, the sin against ecology, the sin against our common home, because […]

Global debate gets underway over married Catholic priests

Germany’s Catholics reacted enthusiastically when bishops from across the Amazon called for the ordination of married men as priests to address the clergy shortage in that region. Such reforms have been pushed for decades by many German bishops and lay groups who hope it can lead to the liberalization of centuries of Roman Catholic tradition. […]

Vatican Says Christians and Hindus Must Be ‘Builders of Fraternity’

The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue sent greetings to Hindus around the world Monday, wishing them a fruitful feast of Deepavali, to be celebrated on October 27. “May this festival of lights illumine your hearts and homes and bring to your families and communities joy and happiness, peace and prosperity. At the same time, may […]

Pope Francis could allow MARRIED men to be ordained as Catholic priests

Pope Francis  could allow married men to be ordained as Catholic priests in remote areas, in a move traditionalists fear could end celibacy. Francis will commence a three-week synod of Amazonian bishops at the Vatican on October 6 which will consider breaking the centuries-old tradition. It is among 146 items to be considered but it […]

Pope has appointed ‘many’ pro-LGBT cardinals, bishops

In advance of one of the world’s largest homosexual “Pride” parades, Fr. James Martin, SJ celebrated a pre-parade Mass during which he told “LGBT Catholics” to be hopeful because Pope Francis has “LGBT friends” and has “appointed many LGBT-supportive cardinals, archbishops, and bishops.” Fr. Martin is a consultor to the Vatican’s communications office who campaigns […]

Muslims and Catholics: ‘We believe in the same God’

In the woods of southern Indiana at a Catholic youth summer camp, teenagers prepared themselves to pray after a day of canoeing and rope courses. But these young people were not Catholics; they were Muslims. In the summer of 2018, the Catholic Camp Rancho Framasa opened its cabins and mess hall to Muslim campers for […]

‘No Religion’ Now As Popular As Catholicism

A new report published by the General Social Survey says that for the first time ever, ‘No Religion’ is now the most popular choice for Americans, tying Catholicism and evangelicalism. “‘Religious nones’ as they are called by researchers, are a diverse group made up of atheists, agnostics, the spiritual, and those who are no specific […]

POPE: YOUR MISSION IS NOT CONVERSION

The country’s 23,000 Roman Catholics – most of them expatriate Europeans, mainly French, and sub-Saharan African migrants – make up less than one percent of the population of about 35 million. Pope Francis told Morocco’s tiny Catholic community on Sunday their role in the predominantly Muslim country was not to covert their neighbors but live […]

Faced With an Ongoing Sexual-Abuse Crisis, What Are Catholic Parents to Do?

“I think it’s different for parents. We have to protect our children. That’s our No. 1 calling in life, and that comes before everything.”​ As it has been for decades, the Catholic Church is in the midst of a crisis, one whose long reach has traumatized thousands and left one of the world’s oldest institutions […]