U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on China to honor its “international human rights obligations” in a statement marking the fifth anniversary of Beijing’s ignominious July 9 “nationwide offensive.
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The United States bishops praised Wednesday’s Supreme Court decision confirming the right of Catholic schools to choose teachers “who will teach and model the Catholic faith.”
Leaders of the U.S. bishops’ conference praised the Supreme Court’s defense of the Little Sisters of the Poor against immoral bullying while underscoring deeper problems that remain with the Obama-era Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate.
A South African cardinal has denounced the hijacking of Black Lives Matter (BLM), which is now “committed to dismantling the very values, structure and institutions” central to a healthy society.
Boko Haram Islamic terrorists carried out over “fifty different attacks on different communities between the end of 2019 to June 2020,” the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (EYN) has revealed, most of which were “unreported or underreported” by the media.
The bishop of Tyler, Texas, has urged the faithful to educate themselves about the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, insisting that its mission statement is contrary to Christian belief.
The bishop of Lafayette, Indiana, has suspended a priest from public ministry for penning an essay saying that Black Lives Matter had betrayed the civil rights legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
Pope Francis has thrown his support behind the United Nations’ appeal for a global ceasefire to address fallout from the coronavirus, telling pilgrims in the Vatican Sunday that the measure represents a “courageous first step.
A Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) has sharply criticised Scotland's left-separatist devolved government for allowing pubs to open ahead of places of worship as the country emerges from its coronavirus lockdown.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has mocked the decision by U.S. officials to fly a rainbow pride flag over the embassy in Moscow, saying it “tells you something about the people who work there.
The leader of Italy’s leading party declared Friday that China’s communist regime has nothing in common with Italian democracy, while condemning Italy’s official silence on Beijing’s crackdown on Hong Kong.
The president of the Commission of European Bishops’ Conferences (COMECE) has decried the ongoing violence and targeted persecution of Christians in Nigeria by Islamist militants.
The largest indigenous Christian denomination in the Northeast of Nigeria has reported a death toll of more than 8,370 of its members due to attacks from the Boko Haram Islamist terror group.
The redoubtable Cardinal Joseph Zen said this week that he is prepared to suffer arrest and trials under Hong Kong’s draconian new National Security Law.
The Vatican issued a statement Wednesday warning Israel that “unilateral actions” in the West Bank and Jordan Valley would seriously compromise peace efforts in the area.
Pope Francis told members of the Catholic Press Association Tuesday that the media should build bridges, defend life, and help people, especially the young, “to distinguish good from evil.
The chairman of the U.S. Bishops’ committee for pro-life activities denounced Monday’s Supreme Court decision that perpetuates the “cruel precedent” of prioritizing the abortion industry over women’s health and well-being.
People’s “gender identity” is given to them by God and is directly tied to their biological sex, the Vatican has declared in a major catechetical text published this week.
Pope Francis urged Christians Saturday to live in hope despite the many serious troubles and sorrows that plague our world.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blasted China’s egregious violations of religious liberty, telling journalists on Wednesday the Chinese Communist Party has been waging a “decades-long war on faith.
ROME — The Vatican Bank issued its annual financial report Monday, revealing a net profit of 38 million euros (U.S.$43 million) for fiscal year 2019.
The Catholic Bishops from Scotland and England & Wales have issued a joint statement criticizing the Immigration Bill before Parliament and urging the elimination of the offense of “illegal working” for migrants.
Climate alarmists have upped the ante once more, insisting that global warming is directly tied to law enforcement and therefore “climate justice” cannot be achieved without defunding the police.
People’s confidence in scientists has dropped dramatically as a result of confusion and contradictions over the coronavirus pandemic, a new French survey reveals.
Celebrated evangelical pastor Franklin Graham has slammed the leftwing movement to defund law enforcement as a recipe for anarchy.
Vatican Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli said on Italian television this week that a secret agreement with Beijing on the appointment of bishops is likely to be renewed this coming year.
A prominent Vatican Cardinal has called on U.S. Catholics to strive to overcome divisions and identity politics in order to reunite the nation.
Pope Francis told Italians Sunday that they have not beaten coronavirus yet and to do so they must submit to state authorities and “follow the rules.”
The Rev. Emmanuel Saba Bileya and his wife, Juliana, were gunned down on their farm in eastern Nigeria by unidentified insurgents last week, local media report.
The Catholic archbishop of Washington, DC, Wilton Gregory, has doubled down on an earlier statement slamming the Saint John Paul II Shrine for allowing President Trump and the First Lady to visit the sanctuary before issuing an Executive Order on International Religious Liberty.
Catholic League president Bill Donohue slammed New York mayor Bill de Blasio Friday for his irrational coronavirus lockdown rules and anti-religious animus.
The redoubtable former bishop of Hong Kong, Cardinal Joseph Zen, said this week that due to the Vatican’s “foolish” appeasement policy toward Communist China, the Holy See cannot be expected to come to the defense of Hong Kong protesters.
Pope Francis employed some of his strongest environmental rhetoric to date Friday, insisting that the planet earth is “sick,” “wounded,” and “bleeding.”
President Donald Trump issued an executive order on advancing international religious freedom Tuesday, shortly after visiting a Washington D.C. shrine to Pope John Paul II.
Dr. Alberto Zangrillo, the head of intensive care at the San Raffaele hospital in Milan, told Italian media Sunday that Italy has beaten the coronavirus and it is counterproductive to keep attention focused on it.
The Lega party of Matteo Salvini has lengthened its lead over the opposition in the latest national electoral poll, climbing to 27 percent, while the Democratic Party (PD) dropped to below 20 percent.
ROME — Italians across the country are increasingly fed up with the bureaucratic slowness of returning life to normal after strict lockdowns, according to a survey.
The Vatican has decried the rise in anti-Christian hate crimes throughout Europe as well as the discriminatory treatment suffered by Christians during the coronavirus lockdowns.
The Catholic bishops of the European Union (COMECE) have endorsed the European Green Deal as an “underpinning strategy” for a continent-wide plan of recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
Dr. Anthony Fauci has urged Christians to wear masks, practice social distancing, and forego singing and receiving communion during worship services to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
The overwhelming majority of deaths with coronavirus in Italy have occurred in the presence of two or more serious chronic illnesses, according to a report from the country’s national health authority (ISS).
The Wuhan coronavirus will suffer a significant decline in activity as temperatures rise this summer, according to an Italian report published Tuesday on the relationship between the virus and temperature.
Two and a half months of forced lockdown has pushed many married couples into crisis, Italian media report, and divorce filings have seen a whopping 30 percent increase since the outbreak began.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz told reporters this weekend it is not clear that worship constitutes something essential, challenging President Trump’s assertion it is.
The Italian government announced Sunday it is recruiting 60,000 volunteer “civic assistants” as informants to report on anyone violating norms concerning the use of masks and social distancing.
Pope Francis took advantage Sunday of his first public blessing since the coronavirus outbreak to give a shout-out to the “great country” of China.
The long-term cost of Italy’s nationwide coronavirus lockdown is slowly emerging as media report that nearly a third of the country’s businesses will not reopen and millions remain without work or income.
The director general of the Vatican bank, Gian Franco Mammì, confirmed this week that the institution holds no investments in the fossil fuel industry, apparently in response to challenges from climate change activists.
Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker said Thursday that the push for reopening society from lockdowns comes from Christianity’s “malignant delusion” of belief in an afterlife.
A leading conservative national public interest law firm has defended President Trump’s call for the reopening of churches, insisting they provide “essential” services.
Forty-two progressive faith-based institutions from 14 countries announced are divesting from the fossil fuel industry, the largest ever such joint announcement from religious groups.
Thousands of Catholics in the People’s Republic of China have followed the Masses live-streamed daily by Pope Francis in recent weeks thanks to WeChat, according to a glowing report by Vatican News.
Cardinal Raymond Burke said Wednesday that the coronavirus pandemic raises “serious questions” about international dependence on China.
Pope Francis urges Christian missionaries to bear witness to Jesus with joy and simplicity, while avoiding proselytism, elitism, isolation, and self-absorption.
The Catholic Bishops of Minnesota have written an open letter announcing the resumption of public Masses as of May 26, in defiance of lockdown restrictions set by the state’s Democrat governor Tim Walz.
The French Council of State has ordered that a ban on public worship be lifted, ruling that it constitutes a “serious and manifestly unlawful attack” on freedom of worship.
“Christian voters are starting to feel that the angels really are on the side of the Donald,” writes Freddy Gray for the Catholic Herald.
Unidentified vandals broke into the Church of Saint-Jean-des-Cordeliers in southwest France Tuesday and jimmied open the tabernacle to steal the consecrated hosts.
The Irish government will not lift its ban on public worship until July 20th, despite reopening restaurants, public libraries, opticians, and numerous other “non-essential activities.
More than 200,000 Italians have signed a petition to cut all funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) from G20 nations.
Nancy Pelosi is seeking to “cripple Catholic schools” by cutting off needed funding while subsidizing “illegal aliens and sanctuary cities,” said Catholic League president Bill Donohue Monday.
Pope Francis heaped high praise on his predecessor Saint John Paul II in a videomessage to Krakow youth Saturday, calling the Polish pope “an extraordinary gift of God to the Church.
Pope Francis commemorated the 100thanniversary of the birth of the future Pope John Paul II on Monday, holding him up as an example of a “good shepherd.
The UK’s coronavirus lockdown was caused by “the most devastating software mistake of all time, in terms of economic costs and lives lost,” according to a report by The Telegraph this weekend.
The Vatican is pulling out all the stops to woo Beijing into full diplomatic relations, according to veteran Vatican journalist John L. Allen, Jr.
The Italian government issued a decree Saturday allowing travel to and from other countries beginning on June 3.
The Catholic bishop of Providence, RI, Thomas J. Tobin, has challenged the authority of the state to shut down the religious worship of its citizens.
Pope Francis has compared displaced persons to Jesus Christ in his annual message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees.
The Hungarian Justice Minister chastised the European Parliament (EP) in a stinging address Wednesday, insisting that it has been “part of the problem” rather than a solution during the coronavirus pandemic.
Italy has enacted a series of detailed regulations for beach lifeguards as the country slowly emerges from total lockdown, including a ban on mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to prevent coronavirus contagion.
Vandals have cut down the iconic iron cross surmounting the summit of Pic Saint-Loup in southern France, hewing through the vertical beam one meter above the base.
The Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano announced Wednesday that migrants are the “true victims” of the coronavirus pandemic and yet they have disappeared from the news.
The Catholic Church in England and Wales has released a statement accusing the government of failing to recognize the “spiritual needs” of the people in its plan to relax restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
The 2020 presidential election is not so much a clash of personalities as a “clash of worldviews,” writes Father Frank Pavone, and at the core of the battle is people’s views on the right to life of the unborn.
Pope Francis marked International Nurses Day Tuesday by calling on the nations of the world to invest more in healthcare coverage for their citizens.
The Italian government has announced that coffee bars, restaurants, hairdressers, retail shops, and other establishments may reopen on May 18 instead of June 1 as previously stipulated.
Frequent attendance at religious services dramatically reduces deaths from suicide, alcohol, and drugs, according to study by researchers from Harvard University.
Manmade global warming will “compound” the devastation wrought by the coronavirus pandemic, according to an article on Sunday in Popular Science.
The progressive leader of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community (COMECE) has called on Europeans to fight against the twin enemies of coronavirus and nationalism in order to preserve the European Union.
A group of armed men raided a Christian church in Punjab, Pakistan, on Saturday, desecrating a cross and demolishing a gate and a boundary wall, L’Observatoire de la Christianophobie reported Monday.
Both secularists and Christians have come out against a proposed hate crime law in Scotland, insisting that the loosely worded law poses a threat to free speech.
Europe’s best-selling newspaper announced this weekend the lockdown in response to the Chinese coronavirus pandemic was a “huge mistake,” citing a number of public intellectuals critical of the country’s official response.
The German bishops conference has dismissed a warning by high-ranking Church figures that the coronavirus crisis has furnished a pretext for government overreach and the squelching of liberties.
The bishop of Providence, Rhode Island, has reiterated in comments loaded with political overtones church teaching that a person cannot be Catholic and pro-abortion because it would be a “contradiction in terms.
A significant group of cardinals, bishops, and Catholic leaders have signed a declaration denouncing unjustified government coercion of citizens over coronavirus.
Italy’s Catholic bishops’ conference (CEI) announced this week that an accord has been reached with the government for the re-initiation of public worship, with a series of restrictions.
The United Kingdom’s Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) argued before the High Court that Christian groups should not allow their religious beliefs to influence their professional activities.
A team of researchers has used climate models to project that in 50 years one-third of the earth’s population will be living in an extremely hot environment, comparable to the Sahara Desert.
The rise in the suicide rate caused by lockdowns in Australia is predicted to exceed deaths from the Wuhan coronavirus by a factor of ten, the Australian reported Thursday.
Italy has announced the production of a new, fast-acting saliva test that detects the presence of the coronavirus in minutes, Italian media revealed Wednesday.
Catholic League president Bill Donohue has decried a coordinated left-wing attack on the project of the U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights in an attempt to downgrade religious freedom and elevate LGBT and “reproductive” rights.
Leaders of the U.S. Bishops’ conference (USCCB) have denounced an increase in “incidents of bullying and verbal and physical assaults, particularly against Americans of Asian and Pacific Island heritage” allegedly brought on by the Chinese Coronavirus pandemic.
The Chinese communist party has ordered the Early Rain Covenant Church (ERCC) to cease all online worship services, in its latest crackdown on Christianity in the country.
The International Committee on Nigeria (ICON) has called for the appointment of U.S. Special Envoy to Nigeria, asserting that the country is failing to provide freedom of religion and basic protections for its citizens.
Leaders of the U.S. Bishops’ conference (USCCB) have issued a statement denouncing the coronavirus’ “disproportionate” effects on African Americans and the “systemic structural conditions” underlying it.
Muslim Fulani raiders in northwest Nigeria slaughtered 12 Christians and kidnapped a couple from their church wedding ceremony in recent days, Christian Today reports.
The Vatican-sponsored Higher Committee of Human Fraternity has called for a common day of prayer and fasting, asserting that the world is “facing a great danger that threatens the lives of millions of people around the world due to the growing spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Catholic League President Bill Donohue has denounced an attack that Democrats, following a George Soros-funded activist’s lead, have waged against Cardinal Timothy Dolan.
New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan has stood by his recent dealings with President Trump in the face of criticism from Catholic Democrats, insisting Catholics believe in dialogue and engagement.
Pakistan’s Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs has called for the beheading of people who commit blasphemy.