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Turkey's Religious Affairs Directorate Ends Online Fatwas After Embarrassing Posting

The Religion Clause - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Turkey's Religious Affairs Directorate announced on Friday that it is closing down its online fatwa service after public outrage over a online fatwa discussing whether a man...

Pope calls on Europe to welcome migrants despite security fears

Catholic Herald - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Pope Francis has said European countries must “find the right balance between its two-fold moral responsibility” to protect its citizens from terrorism and welcome migrants and...

Church Sues Over Denial of Use Permit

The Religion Clause - 5 months 2 weeks ago
According to Saturday's Fort Worth Star Telegram, earlier this month the 75-member Now Faith Deliverance Temple filed a state court lawsuit against the Pantego, Texas Town Council...

Pope to Ambassadors: 'Every Authentic Practice of Religion Cannot Fail to Promote Peace'

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 2 weeks ago
During Annual Greeting to Diplomatic Corps, Reflects on Migration, Apostolic Visits, and Duties Read more

Prayer Corner: January 11, 2016

CatholicMom.com - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Welcome to the CatholicMom.com Prayer Corner! In this space, readers are invited to share their prayer intentions and give thanks for prayers answered. When requesting prayer,...

Recent Articles of Interest

The Religion Clause - 5 months 2 weeks ago
From SSRN: Nelson Tebbe, Religion and Social Coherentism, (Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 91, No. 363, 2015). Julie A. Nice, Conjuring 'Equal Dignity': Mapping the Constitutional...

I am Jar Jar Binks

Dominicana - 5 months 2 weeks ago
It’s tough these days to find someone who’ll defend Jar Jar Binks. For those who don’t know him, you actually don’t need much of a description of his personal details, background...

Cardinal Turkson: Pope is not anti-business, but calls leaders to deeper responsibility

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 2 weeks ago
In an address delivered at the University of the Andes in Chile, the president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace said that Pope Francis is challenging business...

After week of silence, German bishops respond to Cologne attacks

EWTN - World Catholic News - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Cologne, Germany, Jan 11, 2016 / 05:21 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A week after hundreds were attacked in Cologne on New Year's Eve, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, Archbishop of Munich and...

Francis discusses divorce and remarriage in first book-length interview

Catholic Herald - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Pope Francis has discussed his thinking on the divorced and remarried, gay people and the importance of mercy in his first book-length interview of his papacy. In the book, The...

Prelate encourages, challenges Ivory Coast president

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 2 weeks ago
The Ivory Coast’s Christian and Muslim leaders met with President Alassane Ouattara on January 5, with the head of the episcopal conference praising Ouattara’s efforts to ...

Pope Francis: speech to diplomatic corps

News.va - 5 months 2 weeks ago
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis delivered an address to the Corps of Diplomats Accredited to the Holy See on Monday morning, during the course of his traditional exchange of New Year...

Church's credibility found in showing mercy, pope says in new book

American Catholic - Top News - 5 months 2 weeks ago
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Being ministers of God's mercy, church members overcome "prejudice and rigidity," taking risks like Jesus did in order to heal and to save, Pope Francis said...

Bishop says Palestinians in Cremisan Valley 'have lost hope'

American Catholic - Top News - 5 months 2 weeks ago
BEIT JALLA, West Bank (CNS) -- A U.S. bishop visiting the Holy Land for the second year in a row said Palestinians whose land has been divided by the Israeli separation barrier "...

Echoing Bible, Francis calls on world leaders to adopt bold solutions for migration 

Vatican Insider - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Pope Francis has used his annual address to global ambassadors accredited at the Vatican to cry for better treatment of migrants around the world, calling especially on European...

Congo bishops foster election dialogue

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 2 weeks ago
In the Democratic Republic of the Congo—where an estimated 5.4 million people perished in two recent civil wars (1996-97 and 1998-2003)—a delegation of bishops met with the ...

Pope's Speech to Diplomatic Corps

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 2 weeks ago
'Today, then, I would like to reflect with you on the grave crisis of migration which we are facing, in order to discern its causes, to consider possible solutions, and to...

Daily Gospel Reflection for January 11, 2016

CatholicMom.com - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Today’s Gospel: Mark 1, 14-20 Notice that Jesus waited for a definitive sign, John the Baptist’s arrest and confinement, to begin His invitation. Not too soon, not late. Today....

Cardinal Wuerl highlights plight of persecuted Christians

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 2 weeks ago
L’Osservatore Romano has published an excerpt of a new book by Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington on the persecution of Christians. “According to reliable estimates, more ...

Over 1 million have registered for jubilee events in Rome

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Writing in the Vatican newspaper, the president of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization said that 1,025,000 persons have registered for this year’s...
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