Tag: Roman Catholic Church

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 […]

Pope Francis invites scientists to the Vatican after Catholic Church realises the Big Bang is real

The Vatican has invited the world’s leading scientists and cosmologists to try and understand the Big Bang. Astrophysicists and other experts will attend the Vatican Observatory to discuss black holes, gravitational waves and space-time singularities as it honors the late Jesuit cosmologist considered one of the fathers of the idea that the universe began with […]

Catholic leaders: climate change on same level as abortion and death penalty

Opposition to abortion and the death penalty have long been cardinal beliefs for the Roman Catholic church, whose faithful make up about a quarter of all Americans. What if fighting climate change becomes an equally passionate issue in parishes nationwide? The foremost group of Catholic leaders in the U.S. is ramping up a campaign to do just […]

500th Anniversary of Protestant Reformation | Prophecy Update

In just one more month, we will enter the year 2017. The year 2017 will mark the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant reformation. Many people are declaring that the protest is now over; that Catholics and Protestants now believe the same things and therefore should reunite as one. Pope Francis is calling […]

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 […]

Pope: Women will be banned from priesthood forever

The Catholic Church’s ban on female priests will stand forever, Pope Francis said Tuesday. The pontiff made the declaration in response to a female reporter asking whether he thought women would one day serve as Catholic priests and bishops, noting the head of Sweden’s Lutheran Church whom Francis met on his trip there is a woman. “St. Pope John Paul II had the last clear word on […]

Why is the Vatican silent on UNESCO’s war on Jerusalem?

There have been some political voices denouncing UNESCO’s diplomatic and cultural war on Jewish Jerusalem and its Temple Mount, where the Jewish people worshipped for hundreds of years and the focal point of every practicing Jew’s prayers.     Read more: Why is the Vatican silent on UNESCO’s war on Jerusalem?

Knesset Speaker asks Vatican to join battle against UNESCO’s denial of history

The resolution, the Speaker wrote, “is an assault on history and is deeply offensive to both Christianity and Judaism. The denial of the historicity of the two Jerusalem Temples and the Temple Mount as recounted in both the Old and New Testaments is a terrible indictment of the international community when repeatedly adopted by an […]

Pope Francis: The Devil Wages a ‘Dirty War’ to Destroy the Church

Commenting on the Letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians, where Paul reprimands the early Christians for their quarrels, factions and infighting, Pope Francis said that “the devil has two powerful weapons to destroy the Church: divisions and money.”   On the one hand, the Pope said before a group of faithful in the chapel […]

Report finds American Catholics have lots to learn about Islam

Well, at least there’s room for improvement.   That could be the takeaway from a new Georgetown University report released on Monday that found fewer than two in 10 U.S. Catholics hold a favorable view of Muslims, with many possessing little understanding when it comes to the beliefs of the world’s second largest religion.   […]