Mar 20, 2017 - 08:01 pm .- Remember what Jesus' cross stands for, and don't misuse the Bible to justify the death penalty, the Philippines' Catholic bishops have said.
Mar 18, 2017 - 04:02 pm .- The practices of the Neocatechumenal Way in Guam have drawn attention from the island's coadjutor archbishop, who has said its members are to stop forming new communities for a year, in the interest of healing divisions in the archdiocese.
Mar 11, 2017 - 06:08 am .- A man acting as a guard outside a Catholic church in Bangladesh was injured in a knife attack on Friday. Local authorities attribute it to a private feud, and not terrorism.
Mar 9, 2017 - 06:02 am .- The first Bishop of Pyongyang, an American born-bishop, and numerous priests and laity are among the 213 who could be beatified and advanced on the process to sainthood under a process begun in South Korea.
Mar 5, 2017 - 05:31 am .- For some 35 years, the population of China was strictly controlled by the Communist government’s one-child policy.
Feb 28, 2017 - 05:08 pm .- Caught in the throes of a brutal war on drugs, the people of the Philippines are increasingly looking to the Catholic Church to provide refuge and resistance.
Feb 17, 2017 - 11:46 am .- Pakistanis are mourning those killed and wounded in a series of terrorist attacks which have taken place this week in the country, including one on a Sufi shrine that left more than 80 people dead.
Feb 8, 2017 - 05:02 pm .- Though the Philippines president has professed a willingness to go “to hell” to win his deadly war on drugs, the country’s bishops have said Catholics must speak out against its evils.
Feb 8, 2017 - 03:02 am .- A 17th century Catholic Samurai and martyr was beatified during a Mass in Osaka, Japan on Tuesday.
Feb 7, 2017 - 03:02 am .- Nine years ago, Christians in the Kandhamal district of Odisha, India suffered the worst attacks against Christians in modern times in the country.
Feb 6, 2017 - 10:32 am .- Days before Australia’s Royal Commission on institutional sex abuse begins their final hearing into the Church’s response to their abuse crisis, the country’s bishops have issued several statements expressing sorrow for past failures, and committing to do more to protect children.
Jan 31, 2017 - 07:37 pm .- The Catholic bishops of the Philippines voiced strong objections to proposals intended to reinstate the death penalty in the country.
Jan 25, 2017 - 12:02 am .- Catholic leaders have spoken out against a drug war that has left thousands dead, and the Philippines' new president is not taking the criticism well.
Jan 16, 2017 - 11:36 am .- The Philippines government has blocked several commonly accessed pornography websites, on both desktop and portable devices, citing child pornography laws.
Jan 14, 2017 - 04:02 pm .- India is a country of more than 1.2 billion people, with Christians accounting for only some three percent of the population, including close to 19 million Catholics. Despite its relatively small size, the Indian Church has a disproportionate impact on Indian society through education and social services. With the ascension to power of the Hindu nationalist BJP party, there has been a rising tide of violent attacks on Christians as well as Muslims.
Jan 6, 2017 - 06:01 am .- Supporters of Pakistan’s strict blasphemy law attempted to march in Lahore on Wednesday, but were thwarted when police made more than 150 arrests.
Jan 5, 2017 - 04:27 pm .- For over four centuries, a historical and iconic miraculous statue of Jesus Christ carrying his Cross has become an emblem of passion, struggle and faith for Filipino Catholics.
Jan 1, 2017 - 06:09 pm .- A long-venerated icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help turned 150 last year, and many Filipinos’ Marian devotion has never been stronger.
Dec 28, 2016 - 02:49 pm .- The story of Sister Teresita Castillo and the supposed Marian apparitions of Lipa City, Philippines reads something like a mystery novel.
Dec 27, 2016 - 08:23 pm .- An American group of cloistered nuns has opened a new monastery to bring their contemplative spirituality to the northeast of Thailand.