Jews and Catholics against a secular, nihilistic and barbaric society
Holy See (the Commission for the relationship with the Jews) and the Chief Rabbinate of Israel affirm the urgent need for a common witness to the presence of God in the world and in man. Secular society, separated from its religious foundation, has produced a modern world, "without a sense of belonging, of meaning and purpose." Hopes to see the negotiations between the Holy See and the State of Israel soon solved. Palestinian Catholics hope for more support for their rights.
Pope: Don't Build on the Sand of Ideology, Power, Money
Jesus Christ is the foundation of rock upon which to build one’s life, yet too many prefer to build their lives on the "sand of ideologies, power, success and money," says Benedict XVI.
Cardinal Burke Addresses Cultural Crisis
Promotes Sacramental Life to Strengthen Christian Witness
A Task for Universities
In keeping with a pre-Christmas tradition of meeting with university students, the Holy Father presided at Vespers in the Vatican Basilica with students from Roman universities on Thursday at five P.M.
Pope calls for caring, faithful confessors
Continuing his cycle of lessons on the Doctors of the Church, Pope Benedict XVI told believers Wednesday that prayer and confession are the best antidotes to our era marked by “signs of loss of conscience and morality”.
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Freedom of European Christians endangered
On October 7th the Council of Europe will vote on the report "Women’s access to lawful medical care: the problem of unregulated use of conscientious objection”.
New report reveals 75 percent of religious persecution is against Christians
Aid to the Church in Need has launched a new report which reveals that Christians are the most persecuted religion in the world – with 75 percent of religious persecution being carried out against Christians.
12 Theses on Displaying the Cross in Public Spaces
The right to religious freedom can only mean its exercise - not the freedom from confrontation. The meaning of “freedom of religion” has nothing to do with creating a society that is “free from religion”!
Forcibly removing the symbol of the Cross is a violation on the same level as would to force atheists to mount this symbol. The blank white wall is also an ideological statement – especially, if over the previous centuries, it had not been empty. A "value-neutral" state is fiction, which is often used for propaganda purposes.
“Anti-discrimination” and “equal treatment” sound good and desirable. However, if we look at current legislation, one increasingly notices some worrying tendencies...
Five Propositions for Christians in Europe
Gudrun Kugler and the Europe for Christ! Team
Europeans meet Christianity today for the most part with feelings somewhere in between incomprehension and hostility.
Abandonment of God Leads to Self-destruction: Spanish Cardinal
The prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments, Cardinal Antonio Canizares, warned of the danger of turning from God. “The main problem facing Europe is not economic, as serious as that is, but rather the abandonment of God which leads to self-destruction.”