Tag: Catholicism

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, […]

Ex-Catholic priest admits 27 counts of child sex assault in London

A former Catholic priest and children’s home worker has pleaded guilty to 27 charges of historical sexual assault against minors during the 1970s in London. Philip Temple, aged 66 of no fixed address, admits abusing 12 boys and one girl while working in several south London care homes and a north London church.   Temple […]

Normandy church attack: France fears religious war after symbolic killing of Catholic priest

France’s political leaders have expressed fears of a religious war, after the murder of a Catholic priest marked a grim new direction for jihadi terrorism in the country.   Prime Minister Manuel Valls said the intention of the highly symbolic murder was to “provoke a war of religion in France”.   On Wednesday morning, President Francois […]

Catholic Bishops Plan ‘Dialogue’ With Islamists

An influential Catholic bishop will speak on a panel tomorrow in San Diego with a representative of a Muslim organization that has been tied to a secret jihad-funding operation in Texas.   Bishop Robert McElroy, Diocese of San Diego, is speaking at a conference called “Deepening Inter-Religious Dialogue and Community Alliances” at the University of […]

US Catholic Bishops launch National Catholic-Muslim Dialogue, partnering with groups linked to Hamas and MB

“The current regional Catholic-Muslim dialogues are the Mid-Atlantic (partnering with the Islamic Circle of North America), Midwest (partnering with the Islamic Society of North America) and West Coast (partnering with the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California and the Islamic Educational Center of Orange County). Each is co-chaired by a bishop and a Muslim leader […]