Christianity

July 31, 2014

Christian Mother Killed in Gaza

September 30, 2014

Christian Pastor’s Two-Year Iran Imprisonment Marked With Prayer Vigil

Hundreds of people, including Saeed Abedini’s wife and two children, gathered in Washington to pray for his release.

September 25, 2014

Military Chaplains Battle for Souls in the Trenches of Ukraine

Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant clergy seek to keep the Ukrainian soldiers’ eyes on the prize.

September 2, 2014

Interfaith Women’s Group Begs U.N. to Aid Middle-East Victims of Violence

Members of the Council for Interfaith Dialogue in the Archdiocese of Lahore, Pakistan, gathered Aug. 26 for a prayer service.

August 30, 2014

When Reagan and Ratzinger Teamed Up on Faith and Hope

COMMENTARY: Thirty years ago, the duo wrote words of wisdom worth paying attention to today.

August 28, 2014

Muslim Scholar: ‘A Reform for the Islamic World Is Needed’

Professor of Arabic language Wael Farouq decried the violence perpetrated by Islamic fundamentalists in Iraq, saying, ‘Islamic practice today needs a deep reform to the conception of every Muslim that violence is against the principles of our religion.'

August 22, 2014

Has Pope Francis Endorsed U.S. Airstrikes in Iraq?

NEWS ANALYSIS: It appears that neither dialogue, negotiations nor even economic sanctions can stop the Islamic State.

August 13, 2014

Franciscans Determined to Keep Christianity in Holy Land

There are about 150,000 Christians in the Holy Land. Christians in Gaza now number about 2,500.

July 25, 2014

Cease-Fire Signed in Central African Republic Conflict

The agreement was signed after three days of talks in the neighboring Republic of the Congo. The predominantly Muslim Seleka forces dropped their demand that the Central African Republic be split into a Muslim north and a Christian south.

July 14, 2014

Re-Islamization in Istanbul: Hagia Sophia Next?

June 24, 2014

Report: Christian Woman Re-Arrested at Airport in Sudan

Despite pressure and threats of death, Meriam Ibrahim refused to renounce her Christian faith while in prison.

May 15, 2014

A Christian Without a Church Is Purely Idealistic, Pope Francis Says

The Holy Father told pilgrims May 15 that a member of the Body of Christ without a history, a nation or the Church ‘is incomprehensible.’

May 15, 2014

Russian Prison Chaplain Witnesses Stories of Conversion and Hope

Brokenness in the lives of prisoners can make them the most receptive to grace and to God, priest says.

May 13, 2014

Bipartisan Effort to Support Persecuted Christians Launched

The initiative also urged for supporters to take action on behalf of Christians facing persecution in the Middle East.

May 12, 2014

TV Show Canceled Over Hosts' Pro-Life, Pro-Marriage Comments

Twin brothers saddened by HGTV decision due to their support of traditional values.

May 12, 2014

Couple Helps to Spread Pro-Life Movement in Romania

Dan and Julia Calinescu of Life Nation took part in the recent March for Life in Rome.

May 6, 2014

Supreme Court Ruling on Prayer a Return to Common Sense

COMMENTARY: The 5-4 ruling Monday confirms that public prayer is constitutional in a country that has been rooted in the devotion since its founding.

April 18, 2014

Celebrities Endorse a New Product: Children as Commodities

COMMENTARY: Redefining marriage and family at the recent Fertility Planit conference in Los Angeles.

April 14, 2014

N.Y. Court Evicts God From Public-School Property

COMMENTARY: This decision should give believers cause for concern.

April 4, 2014

Pope Francis-Queen Elizabeth Meeting: ‘Welcoming, Warm and Friendly’

British Ambassador to the Holy See Nigel Baker said the nearly 20-minute meeting was very relaxed and informal.

March 21, 2014

‘The Issue of Ukraine and Crimea Is Complex’

Joseph Pearce, the Catholic biographer of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, addresses some important and often overlooked aspects of the current crisis.

March 19, 2014

Worldwide Christian Persecution a Growing Trend, Report Shows

Aid to the Church in Need's comprehensive report shows that global persecution of Christians has increased over the last 10 to 15 years.

March 14, 2014

Case of German Home-School Family Cause for Celebration and Concern

American home-schooling groups are happy that the Romeike family avoided deportation, but worry the U.S. government’s handling of the situation sends a mixed message on home-schoolers’ rights.

January 9, 2014

Christian Baker Files Religious-Freedom Appeal in Wedding-Cake Ruling

Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, says he is being forced to promote a ‘false view of marriage’ or face jail time.

December 26, 2013

Economist: Christianity Helps India’s ‘Untouchable’ Women Rise Up From Poverty

A Georgetown University researcher’s pilot study found positive improvements for India’s Dalit women after converting to Christianity.

November 27, 2013

Pope Francis Cautions Against ‘Trivialized’ Vision of Death Without Hope

The Holy Father continued his catechesis on the Creed by discussing ‘the resurrection of the body.’

November 25, 2013

Changes to China’s One-Child Policy ‘Too Little, Too Late’

The Communist Party’s ‘tweaks’ will not prevent forced abortions or demographic disaster, critics contend.

November 22, 2013

John F. Kennedy and C.S. Lewis: Where Are They Now?

COMMENTARY

August 14, 2013

Remembering Nellie Gray on the One-Year Anniversary of Her Death

The foundation built by the orchestrator of the March for Life is still very solid, says the organization’s current president, Jeanne Monahan.

June 10, 2013

New iPad Story Draws Children Into the Life of Jesus

'Journey of Jesus: HIs First Miracle' was released on the Apple platform June 5.

May 28, 2013

Medieval Christians Were the First to Pursue Knowledge for God’s Glory

COMMENTARY: A Register Series on the Gifts of the Holy Spirit

April 8, 2013

Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s ‘Iron Lady,’  Dies

COMMENTARY: The former British prime minister contributed to the downfall of Soviet communism in the 20th century.

April 8, 2013

Remembering Margaret Thatcher

January 9, 2013

Hundreds of Thousands to Flood Paris in Support of Marriage

A national rally has been organized in opposition to French President Francois Hollande’s draft law to redefine marriage to include same-sex couples.

November 29, 2012

Israeli Rabbi, Vatican Official and Saudi King Join Forces for Peace

November 27, 2012

Jesus, the Perfect Christmas Gift

An Advent initiative in Washington urges people to use the holiday season to learn about the Catholic faith and grow closer to Christ.

November 12, 2012

Bishop Justin Welby Chosen to Lead Anglican Communion

Catholic leaders welcome the British government’s selection of the former oil executive to succeed retiring Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams.

July 19, 2012

Evangelical College Joins Catholic University in HHS Mandate Lawsuit

Wheaton College in Illinois joins the growing list of individuals and institutions seeking protection of their constitutional right to religious freedom.

July 7, 2012

Final Solution? Infant Circumcision Outlawed In Germany!

May 6, 2012

Should Christians Be Vegetarians? (Video)

April 18, 2012

'Hunger Games': Warning for Our Culture, Opportunity for Christians

April 6, 2012

U.K. Businesses Given Okay to Ban Crosses Worn by Employees

Two women will have their religious discrimination case heard at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France.

March 31, 2012

An Atheist Argues for Europe's Christianity

Saturday Book Pick: Marcello Pera's Why We Should Call Ourselves Christians

January 27, 2012

Pope Benedict: Renewal of Faith Must Be Church's Priority

The Holy Father said the Year of Faith seeks to awaken humanity at a critical moment Jan. 27.

January 24, 2012

A Catholic Girl's Guide to Pop-Culture Christianity

January 22, 2012

Pope Reflects on Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Personal conversions are key to unity, Benedict XVI said Jan. 22. The Holy Father says Catholics and all Christians must pray for unity, which is a call from Christ himself: 'that they may all be one.'

January 16, 2012

Tim Tebow's Real 'Wins'

The Broncos quarterback continues to prioritize his faith and time with his fans, win or lose.

January 4, 2012

Free Will and Predestination, Catholics and Politics, Five New Years Resolutions, and much more!

The Best in Catholic Blogging

December 17, 2011

Awaiting the Incarnation

Dec. 18 issue editorial on Christmas.

October 13, 2011

Rhyming Lives: How to Be Jesus' Disciple

Oct. 9 issue column: Mary is Jesus’ greatest disciple. She shows us not what Jesus would do, but what a disciple of Jesus would do. Her life is not identical to Jesus’ life, but, rather, rhymes with Jesus’ life. Jesus calls us to follow him; Mary shows us what following him looks like. So do the saints.

October 4, 2011

Iranian Pastor Faces Execution for Christian Faith

His conversion prompted imprisionment and pending death in a country where many Christians and other believers face persecution.

August 29, 2011

The Difference Between Christian Service and Secular Service

August 10, 2011

Why Europe Needs God

Benedict XVI offers insight into the necessity of religion and a future without it.

July 1, 2011

How to Be a Christian Missionary

Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue joins other groups in issuing guidelines for Christlike evangelization.

June 10, 2011

Bishops: Christians, Do Not Be Mediocre

The Spanish Bishops’ Conference reminded the faithful of their commitment to live the faith fully.

June 8, 2011

Coming to Canada: Christmas Without Christ

New regulations in Quebec prompt religious day-care centers to sue the government.

May 5, 2011

From Atheist to Catholic, Exposition of Blessed Sacrament, Catholicism is Not an Ideology, + more!

The Best in Catholic Blogging

April 27, 2011

How Christians Can Help the World

Pope: 'Awaken hope in place of despair, joy in place of sadness, and life in place of death.'

March 23, 2011

Cardinal Turkson Discusses the Turmoil in North Africa

Egypt Could Become ‘a New Iraq,’ Ghanaian Archbishop Says

January 4, 2011

Gunned Down for Defending Christians

A Pakistani governor was assassinated today for seeking to pardon a Christian woman. The archbishop of Lahore talks to the Register about what the future holds for his 97% Muslim country.

December 1, 2010

Apple Finds Christianity Offensive To Large Groups of People, Removes App

October 8, 2010

Where is Obama on Religious Freedom?

Critics Cite His Support for Islamic Dominance Abroad Over Protection of Christians

July 4, 2010

America's Fourth Debt

July 4 Editorial: Happy Fourth of July!