Aug 13, 2014 - 08:44 am .- The Holy See's permanent observer to the United Nations on Saturday urged the international community to provide humanitarian assistance and military and political protection for Christians persecuted by the Islamic State.
Aug 13, 2014 - 07:06 am .- Churchgoing Christians who support “gay marriage” are more likely to approve of commitment-free sexual relations, pornography, adultery, polyamory, and abortion than other churchgoers, says one researcher who calls the differences a “massive divide.”
Aug 13, 2014 - 04:05 am .- The death of iconic comedy star Robin Williams highlights the need for greater education, understanding and support surrounding those struggling with mental illness, say mental health advocates.
Aug 13, 2014 - 02:03 am .- Despite the stresses of alternating violence and ceasefires between Hamas and Israel, Franciscans in the Holy Land are committed to helping the region's Christians remain in their homeland.
Aug 13, 2014 - 12:03 am .- The annual meeting of Benedict XVI's students from his time at the University of Regensburg will gather next week to discuss the theology of the cross, a member of the circle has said.
Aug 12, 2014 - 02:54 pm .- The Knights of Columbus have established a matching fund to assist Christians and other religious minorities facing severe persecution or displacement in Iraq and nearby countries.
Aug 12, 2014 - 02:12 pm .- Following the controversial botched execution of an inmate in Ohio, using a new lethal-injection mixture, a federal judge has decided to halt executions in the state until January 2015.
Aug 12, 2014 - 12:18 pm .- L'Osservatore Romano, the Vatican newspaper, published a brief Aug. 12 article on the death of Robin Williams, calling the comedian and actor an “unforgettable clown with a heart of gold.”
Aug 12, 2014 - 10:10 am .- In a 20-minute live interview on an Argentinean radio station on Aug. 8, Pope Francis encouraged young people to fearlessly answer God’s call to selfless love through a vocation.
Aug 12, 2014 - 04:02 am .- The rich history of martyrdom in South Korea and the thousands of young people slated to gather this week for Pope Francis shows the beauty and power of the faith, says a local bishop.
Aug 12, 2014 - 02:06 am .- A report investigating audits of Planned Parenthood claims to show that the national abortion provider’s practices may have led to the loss of more than $100 million of taxpayer money.
Aug 12, 2014 - 12:03 am .- In South Korea this week, Pope Francis will meet a Church young, founded on martyrs, suffering, dynamic, and missionary a former South Korean ambassador to the Holy See has said.
Aug 11, 2014 - 09:35 pm .- Amid preparations for his trip to South Korea, Pope Francis has sent a video message greeting the people of the country and offering special encouragement to the youth and elderly.
Aug 11, 2014 - 05:37 pm .- As persecution of religious minorities intensifies in Iraq, in the U.S. Christian, Jewish, and Muslim leaders have joined together to ask the Obama administration to work “urgently” to end religious persecution in the Middle East.
Aug 11, 2014 - 05:14 pm .- The Aug. 11 Feast of Saint Clare is an occasion for the people of Assisi to show their devotion to the beloved saint, with whom they feel a profound connection, said a local priest.
Aug 11, 2014 - 02:07 pm .- Faith-based schools should not be excluded from Colorado's educational choice programs, according to a brief filed by attorneys in a case which is due to be heard by the state supreme court.
Aug 11, 2014 - 09:45 am .- Warning that the international community neglected the initial outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, a relief agency testified before Congress about the need to take the disease seriously in order to contain it.
Aug 11, 2014 - 05:55 am .- Since Friday Pope Francis has been tweeting three times a day asking faithful and parishes to both pray for those affected by violence in Iraq, as well as to offer material support.
Aug 11, 2014 - 12:01 am .- Catholics in various parts of the U.S. have organized efforts to pray for peace in Iraq, especially for persecuted Christians.
Aug 10, 2014 - 04:04 pm .- During his upcoming trip to South Korea, Pope Francis will pray for the unborn at the “Cemetery for Aborted Children” as part of his visit to the Kkottoghnae Home for the sick.