Tag: Catholicism

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 […]

Vatican defrocks former US cardinal over sex abuse

McCarrick is the first churchman who reached the rank of cardinal to be defrocked in the church’s sex abuse scandals Pope Francis has defrocked former US Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing confession and of sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Holy See said Saturday. […]

Pope ‘Heresy’ Corrected Dramatically by Conservative Catholics

Pope Francis has been accused of spreading heresy by a group of conservative Catholics who have taken issue with the pontiff’s views on marriage, the Eucharist, and moral life to the extreme of “correcting” him. Conservative Catholics said they gave the pope on Aug. 11 what is called a “filial correction,” something that had not been […]

Vatican investigates Catholic group after exorcism claim that Francis is devil’s man

The leader of a Brazilian traditionalist movement that was praised in the past two pontificates has resigned, and a video has subsequently emerged of the leader relaying bizarre claims by one of his priests regarding Pope Francis. Mgr João Scognamiglio Clá Dias, the founder and now ex-leader of the Heralds of the Gospel, can be seen […]

Age, ethnicity examined in survey on U.S. Catholics’ views of Muslims

A new update to a 2016 study on Catholic perceptions of Islam finds little difference in answers from a variety of age groups and ethnicities. The initial survey, “Danger and Dialogue: American Catholic Opinion and Portrayals of Islam,” was conducted by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University for the university’s […]

Pakistani Priest and Imam awarded for their pursuit of inter religious harmony

A Pakistani Catholic priest and an Islamic cleric have been honored for their efforts for upholding interfaith harmony in the country. Father James Channan and Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad had been awarded by the African branch of United Religions Initiative. These two were termed as role models to the entire continent of Africa for their […]

WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2017

World preparing for prophesied events U.S. Embassy Moved to Jerusalem? President-elect Donald Trump boldly promised to move the American Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Congress passed a law in 1995 mandating this move. However, they left a loop-hole. They said the president could ask for a waiver from this law if he felt it would endanger […]

Brazil Loses 9 Million Catholics in 2 Years

Brazil soon will no longer hold the position as the country with the largest number of Catholics in the world. For years the number of people who have declared themselves Roman Catholic are in grave decline, and the last survey by Datafolha Institute indicates a loss of about 9 million faithful since 2014. The institute heard 2.828 […]

Catholic, Lutheran churches begin unification process

At the end of October, Pope Francis and and Bishop Munib Younan, the president of the Lutheran World Federation, signed a joint statement in hopes of unifying the two churches once more. The statement had a common goal of realigning the two religions and creating a shared Eucharist once more. The agreement marked the 500th […]

In New Cardinal Picks, Pope Francis Sidelines Conservatives, Promotes Progressives

Pope Francis announced his choices for new Catholic cardinals Sunday, promoting a number of well-known progressives while snubbing conservatives who were up for the job. In all, the Pope named 17 new cardinals, including 13 who are under 80 years old and therefore eligible to participate in the conclave electing the next pope.   Notably, […]