Tag: Catholicism

Pope has appointed ‘many’ pro-LGBT cardinals, bishops

In advance of one of the world’s largest homosexual “Pride” parades, Fr. James Martin, SJ celebrated a pre-parade Mass during which he told “LGBT Catholics” to be hopeful because Pope Francis has “LGBT friends” and has “appointed many LGBT-supportive cardinals, archbishops, and bishops.” Fr. Martin is a consultor to the Vatican’s communications office who campaigns […]

Muslims and Catholics: ‘We believe in the same God’

In the woods of southern Indiana at a Catholic youth summer camp, teenagers prepared themselves to pray after a day of canoeing and rope courses. But these young people were not Catholics; they were Muslims. In the summer of 2018, the Catholic Camp Rancho Framasa opened its cabins and mess hall to Muslim campers for […]

‘No Religion’ Now As Popular As Catholicism

A new report published by the General Social Survey says that for the first time ever, ‘No Religion’ is now the most popular choice for Americans, tying Catholicism and evangelicalism. “‘Religious nones’ as they are called by researchers, are a diverse group made up of atheists, agnostics, the spiritual, and those who are no specific […]

POPE: YOUR MISSION IS NOT CONVERSION

The country’s 23,000 Roman Catholics – most of them expatriate Europeans, mainly French, and sub-Saharan African migrants – make up less than one percent of the population of about 35 million. Pope Francis told Morocco’s tiny Catholic community on Sunday their role in the predominantly Muslim country was not to covert their neighbors but live […]

Faced With an Ongoing Sexual-Abuse Crisis, What Are Catholic Parents to Do?

“I think it’s different for parents. We have to protect our children. That’s our No. 1 calling in life, and that comes before everything.”​ As it has been for decades, the Catholic Church is in the midst of a crisis, one whose long reach has traumatized thousands and left one of the world’s oldest institutions […]

Vatican defrocks former US cardinal over sex abuse

McCarrick is the first churchman who reached the rank of cardinal to be defrocked in the church’s sex abuse scandals Pope Francis has defrocked former US Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing confession and of sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Holy See said Saturday. […]

Pope ‘Heresy’ Corrected Dramatically by Conservative Catholics

Pope Francis has been accused of spreading heresy by a group of conservative Catholics who have taken issue with the pontiff’s views on marriage, the Eucharist, and moral life to the extreme of “correcting” him. Conservative Catholics said they gave the pope on Aug. 11 what is called a “filial correction,” something that had not been […]

Vatican investigates Catholic group after exorcism claim that Francis is devil’s man

The leader of a Brazilian traditionalist movement that was praised in the past two pontificates has resigned, and a video has subsequently emerged of the leader relaying bizarre claims by one of his priests regarding Pope Francis. Mgr João Scognamiglio Clá Dias, the founder and now ex-leader of the Heralds of the Gospel, can be seen […]

Age, ethnicity examined in survey on U.S. Catholics’ views of Muslims

A new update to a 2016 study on Catholic perceptions of Islam finds little difference in answers from a variety of age groups and ethnicities. The initial survey, “Danger and Dialogue: American Catholic Opinion and Portrayals of Islam,” was conducted by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University for the university’s […]

Pakistani Priest and Imam awarded for their pursuit of inter religious harmony

A Pakistani Catholic priest and an Islamic cleric have been honored for their efforts for upholding interfaith harmony in the country. Father James Channan and Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad had been awarded by the African branch of United Religions Initiative. These two were termed as role models to the entire continent of Africa for their […]