Global Church News

  • Pray, act to protect clean water, guarantee access to it

    Sep 07, 2018

    Water is a gift of God that makes life possible and yet millions of people do not have access to safe drinking water, and rivers, seas and oceans continue to be polluted, Pope Francis said.

  • Chilean Church celebrates National Day of the Migrant

    Sep 07, 2018

    The Church in Chile’s capital celebrated the National Day of the Migrant September 2 with a Mass of Thanksgiving and a charitable collection for the more than one million displaced people who currently live in the country.

  • An orchestrated attempt to belittle the Pope

    Sep 07, 2018

    Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano consulted with and was even assisted by journalists and bloggers who have worked publicly to oppose and discredit Pope Francis.

  • Kashmir’s controversial missionary dies

    Sep 07, 2018

    Father Jacobus (Jim) Borst, a noted missionary, retreat preacher and educationist from the Netherlands who was asked to leave India for alleged conversion works, died on September 5, the national Teachers Day. He was 88.

  • Vigano now says sanctions against McCarrick were ‘private’

    Sep 07, 2018

    Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, the former nuncio to the United States who called on Pope Francis to resign for allegedly lifting sanctions placed on Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick, now says those “sanctions” were “private” and neither he nor now-retired Pope Benedict XVI ever were able to enforce them.

  • Six new churches in five years: Portland's growing Catholic community

    Sep 07, 2018

    In the Archdiocese of Portland, Oregon, the growth in the Catholic Church has been so great that six new churches have been dedicated since 2013.

  • Is there truth in Archbishop Vigano’s text and how are Catholics to know?

    Sep 07, 2018

    Catholics in the pews and even priests in the Vatican are confused about the long document Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano published claiming Pope Francis turned a blind eye to information he had about the sexual misconduct of now-Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick.

  • New York, New Jersey investigating Church response to abuse claims

    Sep 07, 2018

    Authorities in New York and New Jersey have announced investigations into local Catholic dioceses and Church entities, to determine how allegations of

  • The Church in Asia supports Pope Francis 100 per cent

    Sep 07, 2018

    “The Church in Asia firmly supports the Holy Father. As president of the FABC [Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences], I reiterate that the Church in Asia is 100 per cent on the side of Pope Francis” states Cardinal Oswald Gracias.

  • Experiencing the floods in Kerala

    Sep 07, 2018

    It was that time of the year again when there was a semester break at the university where I teach. My husband and I decided that we would go for a holistic, naturopathy treatment at St Tresa’s Nature Cure Centre in a small town known as Moozhikulam, about 10 km from the Cochin Airport.