Archive of February 1, 2017

Nigerian bishop: Evangelize through family, social media

Feb 1, 2017 - 09:46 pm .- For one Catholic bishop in Nigeria, social media and family life are two keys for evangelization and sharing the values of the Catholic Church.

UK evangelicals affirm centrality of Reformation in their communities

Feb 1, 2017 - 08:07 pm .- An umbrella grouping of evangelical Christians in the United Kingdom has issued a statement marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, which reaffirms that movement's "enduring importance" for them.

Catholic bishops see trouble in Trump-backed LGBT executive order

Feb 1, 2017 - 04:16 pm .- The U.S. bishops are concerned by the Trump administration’s decision to maintain a “troubling” Obama-era executive order that could demand federal contractors violate their religious beliefs on marriage and gender ideology.

German bishops say the divorced-and-remarried may receive Communion

Feb 1, 2017 - 11:29 am .- The German bishops have published their own guidelines on Amoris laetitia allowing, in certain cases, for divorced-and-remarried Catholics to receive Communion.

Supreme Court pick wins applause from religious freedom advocates

Feb 1, 2017 - 10:16 am .- Pro-life leaders and religious freedom advocates hailed President Trump’s choice of Neil Gorsuch to fill the Supreme Court vacancy on Tuesday.

The Resurrection is more than a wish – it's a reality, Pope Francis says

Feb 1, 2017 - 06:47 am .- On Wednesday Pope Francis said the Christian belief in the Resurrection of Christ and in our own resurrection at the end of time is more than just wishful thinking, but rather implies confidence in something certain.

Iraqis' experiences recall 'what it means to live as a Christian'

Feb 1, 2017 - 06:01 am .- An Iraqi priest who was forced to flee his village when the Islamic State seized the area in 2014 said the hardship and persecution Christians in Iraq have experienced has taught them what it really means to fully live out their faith.

Krakow's new archbishop talks St. John Paul II and Divine Mercy

Feb 1, 2017 - 03:02 am .- The archdiocese that once sent St. John Paul II to the papacy has a new archbishop: Marek Jedraszewski. The archbishop has special memories of the sainted Pope and the Divine Mercy devotion he brought to the world.

How to watch the Super Bowl with a clean conscience

Feb 1, 2017 - 01:59 am .- Super Bowl Sunday. It's as American as apple pie, but in recent years, controversy has erupted over the beloved American pastime and – considering the risk it poses – whether or not the game of football is even worth it.

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