Catholics need to be more courageous in showing that religion and science co-exist says the papal astronomer who has just been awarded one of the world's most prestigious awards in science. Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno, who was honored last week with the Carl Sagan Medal for “outstanding communication by an act...read more
By Oliver Maksan There is no doubt in the mind of 23-year-old Haram. With his second child on the way, he is prepared to rush his family out of town at a moment’s notice: “My tank is always full,” he says. “If the situation escalates I’ll grab my wife and child and flee,” he adds with determination. Haram’s older...
In an appeal to the international community, the Archbishops of Mosul in Iraq on Tuesday asked for more outside help for minorities in Iraq. With violence still ongoing in parts of the country, they declared: “We, the Archbishops of Mosul, coming from all the denominations gathered in Erbil/Ankawah, headed by His...
ByMonica Doumit On Wednesday evening, euthanasia advocate Dr Philip Nitschke’s medical license was suspended by the South Australian Board of the Medical Board of Australia. The Medical Board is permitted to take immediate action in relation to a registered health practitioner if it reasonably believes that be...
Quote for July 24th
"As for what concerns our relations with our fellow men, the anguish in our neighbor's soul must break all precept. All that we do is a means to an end, but love is an end in itself, because God is love."
- St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)
Here is today's statement byArchbishop Silvano M. Tomasi, Permanent Representative of the Holy Seeto the United Nations in Geneva. He addressed the21stSpecial Session of the Human Rights …read more
Here is a statement released Tuesday byBishop John McAreavey of Dromore, chairman of the Irish bishops' Council for Justice and Peace. * * * The death and destruction that we are witnessing …read more
On 2 June 2014,F.G. v. Swedencase(n 43611/11), concerning the implementation of an expulsion order against a Christian convert, was referred to the Grand Chamber.The issue is whether the …read more
An hour-long program documenting the extreme danger facing Syrian Christians in the midst of the country’s internal conflict is showing this week on EWTN. “Syria’s Christian Exodus” records …read more
The Vatican has announced that some of the world’s most famous soccer players will participate in a sporting event in September aimed at uniting people of different religions. The proceeds of …read more
The last Christian has now been expelled from Mosul. The light of religious freedom, along with the entire Christian presence, has been extinguished in the Bible’s “great city of Nineveh” — …read more
The silence of world leaders and the media in the face of the ethno-religious cleansing taking place in Iraq is becoming increasingly noticed. Today,Le Figaro, France's oldest and largest …read more
Here below is a statement issued July 22nd byBishop John McAreavey on behalf of the Irish episcopal conference. *** The death and destruction that we are witnessing in certain parts of the …read more