Here’s a new twist on church growth: creating a pagan atmosphere and branding campaign for New Age spiritualists in order to increase the number of bodies in the pews. The Church of England is actually training its ministers to create “a pagan church where Christianity [is] very much in the center” to attract spiritual believers. […]
Pope Francis has called on the international community to take concrete steps to bring about peace and to protect all those who are victims of war and persecution. Read More: Pope: “Int’l community must take concrete steps for peace Vatican Radio.
Pope Francis is insisting that his concern for the poor and critique of the global economic system isn’t some novel, communist-inspired ideology but rather the original and core “touchstone” of the Christian faith. Read More: Pope Says Concern for Poor Is Gospel, Not Communism – ABC News.
Nagpur: “Spiritual religion has been the best discovery by the human race to shape an individual’s life, and there will always be a need for it. Man cannot always think of matter, however pleasurable it may be,” said Swami Satyamayananda, secretary of Ramakrishna Mission Ashram, Kanpur. Read More: ‘The world will soon follow one religion’ […]
Pope Francis is increasingly pitting the Catholic Church against the Republican Party in the United States, The Hill reports. Read More: Report: Pope’s Actions Pitting Catholic Church Against GOP.
The general secretary of the Lutheran World Federation, Rev. Martin Junge, says relations between the Lutheran and Catholic churches have reached an epoch-making turning-point. He was speaking during preparations for the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation in 2017 when Lutheran and Catholics are expected to cooperate in an act of Christian unity. […]
Senior Roman Catholic and Lutheran officials announced on Monday they would mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017 as a shared event rather than highlight the clash that split Western Christianity. Read More: Catholics, Lutherans jointly to mark Reformation anniversary | Reuters.
‘The Pope doesn’t wield armies. He can’t impose sanctions, but he can speak with great moral authority, and that makes a difference,’ he added Read More: Pope ‘played a very important role’ in Cuba deal, Obama says | Daily Mail Online.
The Catholic church is well-known for its opposition to many important “-isms” over the years: It has railed against secularism, materialism, communism, and modernism with vigor and determination. Read More: Fundamentalism is the new ‘-ism’ for the church to fight | National Catholic Reporter.
During a recent visit to the former capital of the Ottoman Empire, the pope labored mightily to bring Islam into dialogue with Christianity. But does he really accept that God is God? Read More: Does Pope Francis Believe Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God? – The Daily Beast.