• ‘Bubble zone’ law could end Ontario’s March for Life, bishop warns

    Archbishop Terrence Prendergast of Ottawa, Canada, called into question Ontario’s new “bubble zone law,” which he said restricts the peaceful efforts of the pro-life movement. “The bubble zone law could effectively kill the National March for Life held each May in Ottawa,” said... Read more
  • 500 Years After Luther, a New Case for Catholicism

    [caption id="attachment_91580" align="aligncenter" width="682"] Jaume Huguet, “The Last Supper”, c. 1470[/caption] Through a more perfect communion with the Catholic Church, every Christian can fulfill Jesus’ prayer that all his followers “may be one.” Today marks the 500th... Read more
  • Astros Pastor: ‘You’re Playing for the Lord’

    Christians across Houston, the megachurch capital of America, are saying their prayers for the Houston Astros as they play the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series. As a baseball chaplain, Juan Jesus Alaniz happens to be praying right alongside the players who are hoping to bring a major win... Read more
  • Egypt diocese says 3 churches closed over attack fears

    The Minya Coptic Orthodox Diocese said authorities sealed off two churches in the southern province, citing harassment and attacks by extremists. A third was closed due to fear of attacks. The diocese urged authorities to end discrimination against Christians and "not to succumb to the... Read more
  • Catalonia crisis: Spanish bishops plead for unity, Catalan Catholics slam Madrid

    The Archbishop of Barcelona said he loved the region 'as well as the Spain and Europe we belong to' Spanish church leaders reiterated support for their country’s unity as the Madrid government imposed direct control over Catalonia. However, Catholic organizations in the breakaway region —... Read more
  • 5 Ironies About Celebrating “Reformation Day” Today

    Today, for most of us, is Halloween. But a lot of Christians are disturbed by the way that Halloween seems to celebrate evil, and many Protestants choose to celebrate Reformation Day instead. While I respect the desire to have fun without celebrating evil, I find Reformation Day to be unwittingly... Read more
  • What I Wish Women Knew About Plan B

    I'm going to get right into it. About four years ago, I was in a relationship. We were sexually active. I was taking birth control. One day, though, I forgot to take my pill. After our weekend together ended and it was time for me to head home, I was hit with anxiety: What if...? At... Read more
  • Church bell rings in Kashmir church after 5 decades

    A Catholic Church in India's Muslim-majority Kashmir state rang church bells for the first time in 50 years on Sunday. Father Roy Matthews said, "This is a message that every religion should make known to the world today because of the divisions and violence in the name of religion." SRINAGAR,... Read more
  • In the Face of Terror, Let’s Help Restore the Body of Christ

    Editor’s note: This piece is part of our series on Christian Unity. On October 6, 2017, the Libyan police found the bodies of the 21 Coptic Christian Martyrs. They were murdered by Islamist Jihadists on February 15, 2015. The last words they uttered were words of prayer and... Read more
  • Women and the Protestant Reformation

    Luther and the Reformers went to war against the evangelical counsels as ideals and as the core of a vowed, religious life. Every woman—it was assumed—was meant for marriage, children, and homemaking. At the end of October 2016, Pope Francis traveled to Lund, Sweden. He was there to... Read more