Church in India marks day of prayer for creation

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Nirmala Carvalho CRUX Indian Cardinal Telesphore Toppo said “tribal Catholics in India have impressed in their hearts that they are God‘s people and the children of Mother Earth, a people with its own voice, its own dignity and its own security.” He was one of several Indian bishops who marked […]

Some U.S. experts think Pope, Patriarch may want Trump’s attention

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Christopher White CRUX U.S. Catholic climate leaders say that Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew‘s joint statement on the environment are a veiled criticism at the Trump administration’s withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement. The document, they argue, offers both pastoral and practical wisdom for Christian communities to work together for […]

Pope, Patriarch: ‘Cry of the earth’ and cry of the poor are one voice

Inés San Martín CRUX Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew released a joint statement to mark the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation on Sept. 1. They both say that they’re convinced there’s no sincere and enduring solution to the ongoing ecological crisis unless “the response is concerted […]

U.S. Catholics and Protestants agree: 500 years after Reformation, they have more in common than not

Emily McFarlan Miller CRUX According to a new survey, more Protestants reported they believe salvation comes through a mix of faith and good works (52 percent) — the traditionally Catholic position — than through “faith alone” (46 percent). That belief — “sola fide” in Latin — is one of five […]

Texas Governor Abbott Declares Sunday a Day of Prayer

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WHEREAS, Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast on Friday, August 25, 2017, causing massive destruction along the Coastal Bend before moving up the Texas coast into Central and Southeast Texas resulting in unprecedented flooding and tragic loss of life; and WHEREAS, Texans have remained strong throughout this ordeal, with neighbor […]

China bans children from attending church services as it continues a crackdown on religious practices

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Sophie Williams The Daily Mail Authorities in China have tightened their grip on the country’s churches by ordering that children are to be banned from joining religious groups.  The ban also prohibits children from attending religious sermons and other activities in several provinces across the country.  Control on the country’s churches began […]

Melania will be first White House Catholic since Kennedy

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Daily Mail When Melania Trump recited The Lord’s Prayer before a Melbourne, Florida presidential rally in February, the Internet went hog wild. Now we know one reason why the first lady began with ‘Let us pray’ and ‘Our Father who art in heaven‘ when she introduced the president that evening: […]

Despite apprehension, Pope Francis and President Trump talked in a “relaxed, sincere way,” sources say

Gerard O’Connell America Magazine President Donald J. Trump’s private meeting with Pope Francis “went well,” informed Vatican sources told America after the visit. The sources, who asked not to be identified, acknowledged that there had been some “apprehension” on the eve of the visit, which was reflected on Francis’ face […]

Villains in Upcoming Video Game are White Christian Right-wing Extremists from Montana

Adan Salazar A graphic for the latest installment of the video game series Far Cry indicates white Christian Americans from Montana will be the antagonists. “Far Cry 5 will tell the story of a militant Christian cult, if a piece of artwork released today by publisher Ubisoft is any indication,” reports gamer site […]

Donald Trump, Pope Francis Meet, Vow to Fight for ‘Life, Freedom of Worship’

The Christian Post President Donald Trump and Roman Catholic Church leader Pope Francis met on Wednesday at the Vatican where they spoke for 30 minutes in private, and vowed to fight together for life, peace, and freedom of worship. “Honor of a lifetime to meet His Holiness Pope Francis. I […]