Islam

September 2, 2014

Islam on the Beach and the Rapid Islamization of Turkey

September 25, 2014

First ISIS, Now Winter Threatens Christians in Kurdistan

Christian-aid groups are racing against time to save Christians, Yazidis and other refugees in Kurdistan.

September 3, 2014

Archbishop: Terror Recruitment Linked to Europe Failing Its Youth

Archbishop Silvano Tomasi told a Rimini, Italy, gathering last month, ‘As people grow up, they want to change things … and if some of these values are not provided, are not concretely realized, then the temptation to look for some other solution becomes very strong.’

August 28, 2014

Regensburg Revisited: Faith, Reason and the Islamic State

COMMENTARY

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 27, 2014

Chilean Lawmakers Urge President to Denounce Iraqi Violence

Congressman Felipe De Mussy said, although ‘we may be hundreds of kilometers away, we have to take this on and clearly, firmly reject it.’

August 27, 2014

Papal Envoy: We Must See the Humanity of Each Iraqi Refugee

Cardinal Fernando Filoni gave Pope Francis a firsthand account of the desperate plight of a populace uprooted by Muslim radicals.

August 25, 2014

Patriarch Sako: Christian Militias Would Escalate Iraq Crisis

NEWS ANALYSIS

August 22, 2014

Pope Francis Reaches Out to Slain Journalist’s Family

The Holy Father telephoned the parents of James Foley, who was beheaded by Islamic militants.

August 21, 2014

Journalist James Foley Turned to Prayer for Strength

The journalist was fortified by the Rosary during his imprisonment. After Foley’s execution by militant Muslims, his family and community pray for comfort.

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.

August 11, 2014

U.S. Catholics Say Prayers for Peace in Iraq

Vigils are scheduled for today in New York and Denver and will continue in other dioceses.

July 24, 2014

Iraq’s Christians: Robbed, Abandoned and Desperate to Survive

The situation for Iraq’s Christians grows more desperate, as Chaldean Catholics in the U.S. plead with the Church to take notice and raise its voice.

July 24, 2014

Meriam Ibrahim Freed; Meets With Pope Francis

The Sudanese Christian’s ordeal included being sentenced to death for apostasy, having her sentence revoked and then being detained by authorities at the Khartoum Airport just as she was about to leave.

July 24, 2014

Meriam Ibrahim Arrives in Rome, Meets Pope Francis

July 18, 2014

Pope Francis Voices His Concerns to Israeli, Palestinian Presidents Over Renewed Conflict

The Holy Father said Friday the increased hostilities are claiming ‘many victims and giving rise to a serious humanitarian emergency.’

July 14, 2014

Re-Islamization in Istanbul: Hagia Sophia Next?

June 25, 2014

Nigerian Bishop: Government Corruption Contributes to Boko Haram Violence

He spoke at a conference about the current crisis in his country.

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.

June 11, 2014

Arab Christian Witnesses Grace of Pope’s Prayer for Peace

Margaret Karram, an Arab Christian with Israeli citizenship, was the only woman in the Holy See delegation for the prayer held in the Vatican Gardens June 8.

May 27, 2014

Pope Francis Reflects on His Holy Land Voyage

In a wide-ranging press conference on his flight home, the Pope also discussed clerical sex abuse, the upcoming synod, Vatican finances and Pope Pius XII’s cause for canonization.

March 20, 2014

Interfaith Leaders Launch Effort Against Human Trafficking

The Global Freedom Network was officially formed by Catholic, Anglican and Muslim leaders March 17.

July 3, 2013

Slain Syrian Priest Remembered at Mass in Rome

Father Francois Murad offered his life for peace in Syria and around the world.

June 26, 2013

Facing Risk of Death, Syrian Priests Remain Faithful

The Syrian conflict has dragged on for 27 months, since demonstrations sprang up nationwide on March 15, 2011, protesting the rule of Bashar al-Assad, Syria's president and leader of the country's Ba'ath Party.

June 10, 2013

The Quran, the Bible & the Flying Spaghetti Monster

June 7, 2013

Is the God of the Quran the God of the Bible?

June 5, 2013

Parents of Kidnapped Journalist Grateful for Pope’s Words

Freelance reporter, Austin Tice disappeared in August 2012 near the Damascus suburb of Daraya where he was reporting on the Syrian conflict.

May 30, 2013

Holy See Decries Intolerance ‘In the Name of Tolerance’

Bishop Mario Toso pointed to severe restrictions on Christian speech and conscience that can become the grounds of a criminal complaint in many European countries.

May 30, 2013

Church in Northern Arabia Longs for ‘Place to Worship’

Bishop Camillo Ballin, apostolic vicar of Kuwait, said a major concern for his vicariate is promoting religious freedom for Christians in the area.

May 29, 2013

Iranian Government Arrests Christian Pastor and Closes His Church

Iranian law does not recognize or protect members of Protestant Christian groups or some Catholic Christians.

May 3, 2013

The Cry of the Blood From Boston’s Streets

COMMENTARY

April 29, 2013

How Will Pope Francis Address Persecution of Christians Around the World?

Authority Nina Shea discusses the issue and what awaits the Holy Father.

April 22, 2013

Egyptian Police Accused of Siding With Cathedral Attackers

The attack also drew condemnation from Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, who said he regarded any attack on churches as 'a personal attack' against him.

March 22, 2013

Syrian War Especially Hard on Christians, Priest Notes

In the ten years since the invasion of Iraq, the country’s Christian population has plummeted.

March 6, 2013

Ahead of Elections, Religious Tensions in Malaysia

The country's 1 million Catholics are caught in the middle as Muslim-led parties face off over whether minorities have the right to use the word ‘Allah.’

November 29, 2012

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

October 23, 2012

Did Matthew *Invent* A Prophecy About Jesus?

October 9, 2012

New Evangelization Requires Humility, Joy and Confidence

September 13, 2012

Vatican Issues Strong Condemnation of Libya Terrorist Attack

July 31, 2012

Hillary Clinton: Religious Freedom Worldwide 'Sliding Backward.' But What About in U.S.?

State Department head discusses the new 'International Religious Freedom Report.'

July 9, 2012

Lord Alton: 'Never Forget Who You Are'

British Member of the House of Lords focuses on defending life at both ends, embattled Christians in the Middle East.

July 7, 2012

Final Solution? Infant Circumcision Outlawed In Germany!

July 5, 2012

Robert Muise Extends His Marine Corps Oath to Law Practice

Fortnight for Freedom Profile: 'I swore to defend America against all enemies, foreign and domestic,' says founder of American Freedom Law Center.

June 20, 2012

Egypt’s Christians in a 'Wait-and-See' Mode

Uncertainty from presidential election puts Copts on edge.

June 12, 2012

One Thousand More Syrian Christians Flee After Ultimatum

May 1, 2012

Nearly a Year After Independence, South Sudan Still Troubled by Conflicts With Khartoum

Catholic aid workers arrested; fate still unknown.

March 11, 2012

Do Catholics and Muslims Worship the Same God?, Let's Clear the Fog on Marriage, and much more!

The Best in Catholic Blogging

March 9, 2012

Pakistan Remembers Shahbaz Bhatti on First Anniversary of Assassination

Former minister for minorities, a Catholic who knew his life was in danger, is recalled as a martyr.

February 27, 2012

Where were Obama apologies when armed forces burned Bibles?

Administration and military officials have been quick with apologies for the burning of Korans at Bagram Airfield. Where were the apologies when they were burning Bibles at the very same location?

February 20, 2012

Evangelical General Dropped by West Point Because of Views on Islam

Says a defender, 'It is a sad day when the young people being trained to defend our Constitution get to see West Point not stand up for freedom of speech and religious liberty because these things are in conflict with political correctness.'

February 2, 2012

Cardinal-Designate Dolan and Fellow Priests on Pilgrimage Boost Holy Land Christians

The trip could have been canceled when the archbishop learned he was to become a cardinal, but New Yorker didn’t want to miss the chance for retreat and reflection.

January 30, 2012

Sharia Court in India Orders Expulsion of Christians

The Church is worried about propaganda in troubled Kashmir.

January 17, 2012

How St. Alphonsus Liguori Converted a Muslim, Rules of Etiquette Originate in the Church, and more!

The Best in Catholic Blogging

January 17, 2012

Bishops Visit Holy Land in Wake of the 'Arab Spring'

A commitment of the Holy See is carried out on the ground.

January 17, 2012

Ethnic Cleansing of Christians in Pakistan, Struggling with Suffering, and much more. . .

The Best in Catholic Blogging

December 19, 2011

Nina Shea on Religious Freedom

'There's a difference between threats to religious freedom abroad and at home: Let's address both,' says member of U.S. Commission on Religious Freedom.

December 15, 2011

Egypt's Christians Wary as Voting Continues

Some are willing to give Muslim Brotherhood, Salafists a chance to show they are willing to treat Christians equally.

November 26, 2011

Man and His Highest Passion

Saturday Book Pick: Understanding Abraham with the help of lectio divina.

November 8, 2011

Syriac Catholic Patriarch Warns West of Sectarian Violence in Middle East

Don’t be ‘naive’ about Arab Spring, says Ignatius Joseph III Younan of Antioch.

November 7, 2011

The Catholic University of America Sued for Discrimination

George Washington University professor John Banzhaf files another lawsuit alleging discrimination.

October 27, 2011

World Trade Center Church Will Be Rebuilt

Deal reached between Greek Orthodox and Port Authority means there will be a place of worship at Ground Zero.

October 14, 2011

Ukrainian Catholic Church and Theopolitics, Franco and Spain, Christopher Dawson, and much more!

The Best in Catholic Blogging

October 11, 2011

Possible Development in Youcef Nadarkhani Case

Vatican and international diplomatic efforts may have delayed execution for minister who refused to recant Christianity.

October 6, 2011

Of Rosaries and Wars

September 23, 2011

Pope's Address to Germany's Muslim Representatives - Full Text

September 12, 2011

What Does "Mary" Mean, Backlash on Mel Gibson Movie, Beauty's Wholeness, and more!

The Best in Catholic Blogging

September 10, 2011

Islam and America

Ten years after al Qaeda attacks, United States still “wrestling” with the religion of the 9/11 terrorists.

August 31, 2011

Sexual Immorality, Charity and Tolerance, Paratrooper Padre, Miracles Happen, and much more!

The Best in Catholic Blogging

July 23, 2011

Refreshingly Christ-Centered

Saturday Book Pick: Orbis, Maryknoll’s publishing house, showing signs of being more comfortable with the magisterium. A volume on world religions and another on Catholic social teaching provide evidence.

June 23, 2011

Sign of Hope in the Mideast

Melkite project, helped by Muslims, is building bridges across a divided world.

May 31, 2011

St. Cyril, Distributism, New Translation, Pray for Archbishop Finn, Spanish Kings, and much more!

The Best in Catholic Blogging

May 13, 2011

Universae Ecclesiae Sneek Peak, Bullet in Our Lady's Crown, St. Vincent de Lérins, + more!

The Best in Catholic Blogging

May 9, 2011

St. Damien, The Return of Crisis Mag, Sophie Scholl, Saints are People Too, Ad Orientem, and more!

The Best in Catholic Blogging

May 6, 2011

UK Catholic Bloggers Guild Tomorrow, Bishop and the Liturgy, Myth of Andalusian Paradise, and more!

The Best in Catholic Blogging

May 5, 2011

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

The Best in Catholic Blogging

May 4, 2011

Justice for bin Laden?

‘Justice has been done,’ states President Obama, and just-war scholars agree.

May 3, 2011

Was Osama bin Laden Chronically Stupid or What?

April 29, 2011

Culture of Vocations, Happy Families, Circuminsession, FSSP in Tulsa, St. Barbara, and much more!

The Best in Catholic Blogging

April 23, 2011

A Resurrection, of Sorts, for Iraqi Christian Refugees

A Christian couple brings new life to America, and pro-lifers celebrate with them.

April 19, 2011

Why Jordan and Syria Are Different

Christians living under somewhat benevolent regimes take a careful approach.

April 8, 2011

How Catholic Is Of Gods and Men? Part 5

April 6, 2011

How Catholic Is Of Gods and Men? Part 4

April 1, 2011

City Where Arabs Predominate Limits Christian Preaching

A high-profile clash between the city of Dearborn, Mich., and an evangelical group with outreach to Muslims is raising questions about the propriety of proselytism and whether American towns are accepting sharia law.

March 30, 2011

Gods, Powers and Principalities

The events depicted in 'Of Gods and Men' capped a bloody century for Christian martyrs.

March 23, 2011

Cardinal Turkson Discusses the Turmoil in North Africa

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

March 23, 2011

How Catholic Is Of Gods and Men? Part 3

March 22, 2011

How Catholic Is Of Gods and Men? Part 2

March 18, 2011

How Catholic is Of Gods and Men?

March 15, 2011

Egypt’s Growing Persecution

Anti-Christian violence escalates in the wake of revolution.

March 9, 2011

Of Gods and Men – in 30 Seconds

March 9, 2011

SDG Reviews 'Of Gods and Men'

A transcendent spiritual portrait of faith, love and martyrdom.

March 8, 2011

Canada’s Baby Joseph Case Spills Over into U.S.

The family continues to face off against doctors as an Evangelical legal group intervenes.

March 2, 2011

Catholic Pakistani Minister Killed for Protecting Christians

Shahbaz Bhatti’s assassination evokes widespread condemnation.

February 16, 2011

Will Christians Survive in the ‘New Egypt’?

Copts wonder what the post-Mubarak era will bring. Egypt’s original Christian community hopes for end of bombings, killings, while Evangelical Christians long for an end to official harassment.

February 10, 2011

Egypt’s Catholics in Crisis

The head of Catholic Near East Welfare Association reports on the status of this miniscule community in the midst of a national uprising.

February 3, 2011

Where Do Iraqi Christian Refugees Go? Turkey

Here’s the situation they find when they get there.

February 2, 2011

Relic Status in the Middle East?

This melting pot of peoples is becoming a cauldron. Experts talk to the Register, using words like “Christianophobia” and “religious cleansing,” about why everyone is nervous about the future. Part 2 of 2.

January 26, 2011

Middle East Genocide of Christians?

Sarkozy speaks of a ‘cleansing.’ Are attacks on Christians in Islamic countries on the rise? Part I of a 2-part look at Christians in the Middle East

January 10, 2011

Suspense in Sudan

While Sudanese Catholics wait to see if the south will succeed in its secession attempt, we get an exclusive inside look at the biblical “land of Cush.”

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.

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