Why this bishop is staying in Libya after the ISIS massacre
February 19, 2015 | posted by Catholic News Agency
“I should stay! How can I leave the Christians alone?” These are the words of Bishop Giovanni Martinelli, Apostolic Vicar of Tripoli, in response to the Islamic State’s threats that it plans to take over the country and continue beheading Christians, as it did this past weekend, killing 21 Coptic Christians.
Statue of Pope Francis’ new saint could be kicked out of U.S. capitol
February 10, 2015 | posted by Catholic News Agency
Just weeks after Pope Francis announced his intention to canonize missionary Father Junipero Serra during his upcoming visit to the states, a California legislator has proposed replacing the soon-to-be-saint's statue in the U.S. Capitol – but critics of the move are beginning to speak out.Learn More
Could two new laws suffocate the Catholic Church in D.C.?
February 08, 2015 | posted by Catholic News Agency
The U.S. bishops and several other Catholic and pro-life groups are asking Congress to nullify two new Washington, D.C. laws that they say could choke their ability to operate according to their religious beliefs.Learn More
After pilot’s heinous execution, Jordan’s Christians pray for religious harmony
February 05, 2015 | posted by Catholic News Agency
Christians in Jordan have responded to the Islamic State's gruesome execution of a captured Jordanian pilot with sorrow, calling for prayer and religious and national unity.Learn More