Category: Secular Issues

Supreme Court to hear 2 cases on employment decisions for religious institutions

Samuel Smith | Christian Post | Source URL The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear appeals brought forth by two California Catholic schools sued for terminating religion teachers, a case that could determine how far ministerial exceptions go in protecting employment decisions for religious institutions. The nation’s high […]

An opportunity the United Nations and its Secretary-General must not miss

An opportunity the United Nations and its Secretary-General must not miss

Michael von der Schulenburg | EuroNews Op-Ed | Source URL Behind the doom and gloom over mounting great-power tensions, fading hopes for a liberal world order, a decline of multilateralism there might be a unique opportunity to reposition the United Nations. Today’s fast-changing geopolitical landscape is creating an environment in […]

Pope asks cellphone companies to block minors’ access to pornographic websites

Pope asks cellphone companies to block minors’ access to pornographic websites

Javier Martínez-Brocal & Claudia Torres | RomeReports | Source URL Catholic, Jewish and Muslim leaders met with tech-industry giants at the Vatican. The purpose of the meeting was to call attention to how easily children and minors can access pornographic material online. During a meeting with the pope, they recognized […]

25 Pastors, Including Paula White Cain, James Dobson and Jentezen Franklin, Pray Over Trump at White House

25 Pastors, Including Paula White Cain, James Dobson and Jentezen Franklin, Pray Over Trump at White House

Jenny Rose Spaudo | Charisma News | Source URL A group of pastors and faith leaders had an exclusive meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House Tuesday, Oct. 29. During that meeting, President Trump reportedly asked the pastors to lay hands on him and pray. The meeting, according to several […]

Pope Francis: ‘The common good has become global’

Pope Francis: ‘The common good has become global’

Courtney Grogan | Catholic News Agency | Source URL Pope Francis called on nations to work toward a global common good Thursday, particularly in confronting climate change, human trafficking, and nuclear threats. “In the current situation of globalization not only of the economy but also of technological and cultural exchanges, […]

2018 ends with potential turning point in Vatican/Iraqi relations

John L. Allen | CRUX | Source URL ROME – Though the week between Christmas and New Year’s is traditionally a fairly slow period on the Vatican beat, this is the Pope Francis era, when tradition and a Euro will buy you a cup of cappuccino in a Roman café. […]