• Secretary of German bishops’ conference steps down

    Cardinal Reinhard Marx and the Secretary General of the German Bishops' Conference, Father Hans Langendörfer SJ (left). Photo: EWTN.TV Bonn, Germany, Feb 26, 2020 / 10:00 am (CNA).- The secretary of the German bishops’ conference has announced that he will step down from his position ahead... Read more
  • Stop the Christian Genocide in Nigeria

    Children sheltered in an orphanage, Lagos, Nigeria. (Shutterstock) Just recently, we commemorated the fifth anniversary of the deaths of the 21 Coptic martyrs of Libya. These brave men refused to renounce their faith in Jesus Christ, even unto death. The world looked on in horror as the... Read more
  • The Old and New Socialism of Bernie Sanders: Should Catholics Support It?

    Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images WASHINGTON — As Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has become the strong 2020 Democratic front-runner after his wins in Iowa, New Hampshire and most recently and commandingly in Nevada, renewed questions have arisen about what his “Democratic socialism“... Read more
  • New poll shows Catholic divide over 2020 election tracks with deeper rifts

    Credit: flysnowfly_Shutterstock Washington D.C., Feb 24, 2020 / 04:01 pm (CNA).- As Democratic primary voters choose which candidate will oppose President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election, the second in a series of landmark polls shows Catholic voters are sharply divided over ... Read more
  • The English Restoration Has Begun

    Something is stirring in England. It’s not much. A still, small voice of calm whispering in the dark. Prayers ascending like incense. A rekindled faith. No, it’s not much. Merely a mustard seed. It won’t be noticed by most people. It will go unheeded by the dead men milling around... Read more
  • Wave of Attacks on Christians Documented Prior to President Trump’s Visit to India

    02/25/2020 India (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has documented at least 12 incidents of anti-Christian violence taking place in the days leading up to President Donald Trump’s two-day state visit to India. This wave of anti-Christian violence... Read more
  • Supreme Court will hear Philadelphia Catholic foster care case

    Credit: Andrea Izzotti/Shutterstock Washington D.C., Feb 24, 2020 / 01:00 pm (CNA).- The Supreme Court will decide if the city of Philadelphia was correct to terminate its relationship with Catholic Social Services because the agency did not work with same-sex couples in providing foster... Read more
  • Syria’s Hidden Victims – Samer Hanna

    Samer Hanna. Courtesy: Philos Project. Damascus, Syria, Feb 21, 2020 / 09:00 am (CNA).- The Syrian civil war has led to one of the largest refugee crises of modern times, and presented unique problems for Syria’s ancient Christian communities. Marginalized for centuries, persecuted by ISIS,... Read more
  • No Masses, Ash Wednesday liturgy in Korean archdiocese

    With reports of the Covid-19 virus spreading from religious gatherings, a South Korean archdiocese has suspended all Masses for three weeks and effectively cancelled Ash Wednesday liturgy — a week after Hong Kong Diocese took a similar decision. Archbishop Thaddeus Cho Hwan-kil of Daegu in... Read more
  • Miracle on Ice: 40 Years On

    Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of of us to understand,” said C.S. Lewis. And on a frigid night 40 years ago this weekend, the small letters were “U.S.A.” across the chest of a group... Read more