Global Church News

  • Syllabus change: Archbishop upset over removal of Jesus, Mohammed

    Aug 01, 2020

    Archbishop Peter Machado on July 29 condemned the Karnataka government’s removal of chapters on Jesus and Prophet Mohammed among other topics from the school syllabus of the southern Indian state.

  • Gispert Sauch: Spanish missionary with encyclopedic knowledge of Hinduism

    Aug 01, 2020

    Noted Jesuit theologian and Indologist Jesuit Father George Gispert-Sauch is no more. After leaving Vidyajyoti College of Theology, Delhi, five years ago, he has been living at Vinayalaya, a Jesuit residence in Mumbai, western India.

  • ‘Beyond reprehensible’: Christian aid workers executed in Nigeria

    Aug 01, 2020

    The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom released a statement on July 28 condemning the execution of five aid workers kidnapped by an Islamic extremist group.

  • Saint John Vianney

    Aug 01, 2020

    A man with vision overcomes obstacles and performs deeds that seem impossible. John Vianney was a man with vision: He wanted to become a priest. But he had to overcome his meager formal schooling, which inadequately prepared him for seminary studies.

  • Transfiguration of the Lord

    Aug 01, 2020

    One of the Transfiguration accounts is read on the second Sunday of Lent each year, proclaiming Christ’s divinity to the Elect and baptized alike.

  • Saint Dominic

    Aug 01, 2020

    Dominic’s ideal, and that of his Order, was to organically link a life with God, study, and prayer in all forms, with a ministry of salvation to people by the word of God. His ideal: contemplata tradere: “to pass on the fruits of contemplation” or “to speak only of God or with God.”

  • Korea-born priest to head Newark seminary in US

    Aug 01, 2020

    Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, the archbishop of Newark in New Jersey, has appointed Fr Hong-Ray Cho to serve as the new rector of the College Seminary of the Immaculate Conception at St Andrew’s Hall.

  • Jesuits to leave historic New Mexico parish after 152 years

    Aug 01, 2020

    Next year the Archdiocese of Santa Fe will take over pastoral leadership of a 152-year-old Catholic parish in the heart of downtown Albuquerque that has been run by the Society of Jesus since it was founded.

  • Syrian government to build replica of Hagia Sophia

    Jul 31, 2020

    The government of Syria plans to build a replica of Hagia Sophia, with support from Russia, as a protest against Turkey’s decision to turn the famous former Byzantine cathedral back into a mosque.

  • Kidnapped priest remembered for his love of Syrian people

    Jul 31, 2020

    Seven years after his kidnapping in Syria, Fr. Paolo Dall’Oglio was remembered in Rome Wednesday for his love of the Syrian people and his dedication to peace and justice.