Catholic persecution

Nigerian bishop kidnapped, Catholics pray for his safety

kidnapped by unknown gunmen Sunday, December 27. Credit: Public DomainBishop Moses Chikwe, Auxiliary Bishop of Nigeria’s Archdiocese of Owerri kidnapped by unknown gunmen Sunday, December 27. Credit: Public DomainCNA Staff, Dec 29, 2020 / 09:05 am MT (CNA).- The bishops of Nigeria have urged... read more

IRAQ: Parliament recognizes Christmas as a public holiday throughout the country

Agenzia Fides, December 17, 2020, Baghdad (Agenzia Fides) - From this year, Christmas becomes a public holiday throughout Iraqi territory. This is what the members of the Iraqi Parliament decided, expressing unanimously their agreement to the proposal made in recent months and made public... read more

Human Rights Campaign Wants Christian Schools to Abandon Beliefs or Lose Accreditation

By Nicole Russell, Daily Signal, December 14, 2020 The politically influential Human Rights Campaign's policy recommendations for a Biden administration do not bode well for Christian schools. The Human Rights Campaign—a large, influential LGBTQ advocacy group— recently released a... read more

Exiled Chinese Catholic Journalist: Chinese Believers Need Help!

Responding to Cardinal Parolin’s recent comments that appeared to downplay the existence of Christian persecution, Dalù says persecution is actually too gentle of a term for the dire current situation in China. By Bree A. Dail, November 17, 2020 A journalist, whistleblower and political... read more
Loyola University Chicago

On What Foundation is the University Built?

By Randall Smith, The Catholic Thing, November 9, 2020 Not long ago, you could attend conferences with titles like “Is a Christian University Possible?” By that was meant, “Can a modern ‘pluralistic’ university be Christian?” Or would the Christian convictions of the institution... read more
A man prays in front of the Notre Dame church in Nice, France,

Can We Please Get Serious about Protecting Religious Freedom?

By Kathryn Jean Lopez, National Review, November 2, 2020 The attack on a church in France and the foster-care case at the Supreme Court on Wednesday are rallying cries. ‘Blessed is the Righteous Judge.” Someone had painted an icon on the side of a building in lower Manhattan. It wasn’t... read more

Catholic university faculty upset that school criticized gay marriage

By Matt Lamb, The College Fix, November 02, 2020 ‘Stab in the back’ to oppose gay marriage Professors and students at Assumption University, a Catholic college in Massachusetts, are upset at the institution for sharing a document on voting that criticized gay marriage. “We should... read more

Polish Catholics urged to pray and fast after protesters disrupt Masses over abortion ruling

CNA Staff, October 28, 2020 An archbishop urged Polish Catholics to pray and fast Tuesday after protesters disrupted Masses in the wake of a landmark court ruling on abortion. Archbishop Marek Jędraszewski of Kraków issued the appeal Oct. 27 after demonstrators interrupted Sunday Masses... read more

Notre Dame divided on nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court?

By Ellie Gardey, The College Fix, September 28, 2020 Judge Amy Coney Barrett is an alumna and a current professor at the University of Notre Dame Law School, but students, faculty members, and alumni of the university are divided over her nomination to the Supreme Court. Barrett’s... read more

President Trump Promises To Nominate New Supreme Court Justice “Without Delay”

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews, September 1, 2020 President Donald Trump said on Saturday that he will nominate a new Supreme Court justice to replace recently-deceased pro-abortion Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “without delay.” “We were put in this position of power and importance to make... read more

Are bishops who punish priests for speaking against Democratic party betraying the faith?

LaCrosse priest Father James Altman faces Church penalties for saying ‘You can't be a Catholic and a Democrat’ By Mary Ann Kreitzer, LifeSite News, September 14, 2020 The City of God has a problem, a big problem. Many of those charged with protecting and defending her have gone over... read more

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