Category Archives: Global

Alan Sears’ opening remarks at ADF’s Catholic Media Symposium in Rome

U.K. is a Christian nation, right?

Christianity flourishes in China, despite persecution

Catholic schools asked to be more inclusive of non-religious students

Nursery worker fired after standing up for Biblical view of sexuality

Malta will not legalize abortion

Pro-life protests near schools concern Vancouver parents

Malta President signs Civil Unions Bill

Australia: Christian Youth Camps loses appeal against “gay discrimination” ruling

Azerbaijan strengthens control over religious organizations

The Middle East war on Christians

    Wall Street Journal: “The Middle East may be the birthplace of three monotheistic religions, but some Arab nations appear bent on making it the burial ground for one of them. For 2,000 years, Christian communities dotted the region, enriching the Arab world with literature, culture and commerce. At the turn of the 20th century, Christians made up 26% of the Middle East’s population. Today, that figure has dwindled to less than 10%. Intolerant and extremist governments are driving away the Christian communities that have lived in the Middle East since their faith was born.”

  • Posted: 04/16/2014
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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Edinburgh churches quit Church of Scotland over gay ordination

The Romeike home-school conundrum

Norway PM advocates for same-sex “marriage” in churches

IVF mix-up leaves woman pregnant with couple’s twins

European Union debates initiative on embryo protection

“Finland launches new range of erotic gay stamps”

Bible Society of Malaysia moves to Kuala Lumpur to sidestep “Allah” ban

India court recognizes transgender people as third gender

The Council of Europe amends resolution on the protection of minors against “new religious movements”

Malta legalizes same-sex civil unions, adoptions

Lawyers challenge B.C. approval of Trinity Western law school

Pro-life, pro-marriage advocates arrested at Canadian university

Another UN committee plans to question Vatican officials on abuse

India: Vashi church to move high court over prayer meet

Priest defies Church of England ban on same-sex “marriage” as senior vicar warns of “crisis”

Pope Francis: Abortion is an “unspeakable crime,” right to life is central human right

Trinity Western law school approved in B.C. despite “gay rights” dispute

Religious Calgary school threatens to expel “immoral” staff, students

UK considers sharia-compliant student loans

China denies church “demolition campaign” but says Christianity’s growth “excessive”

“Copenhagen to fete Eurovision contest by marrying gay couples”

Secular groups attack plan to make religion part of Scottish constitution

Canada: Law society to debate Trinity Western University’s homosexual behavior ban

Italian MPs introduce bill to protect parents’ rights against “gender ideology”

Ontario Catholic schools grapple with court’s no-religion ruling

Quebec election results scuttle controversial parts of proposed Charter of Quebec Values

Euthanasia off the table in Quebec, for now

Senior UK judge opens door to better protection of religious belief

Gay-straight alliance motion defeated in Alberta Legislature

Church of Norway votes down same-sex “marriage”

Abortion debate erupts in sign war in Halifax

Philippine Supreme Court approves birth control law

UAE appeals court says murder conviction to be decided by Sharia procedure

Catholic schools can’t force student to attend mass, Ontario court rules

Italian parents push back against “gender deconstruction” project in schools

Supreme Court of the Philippines to rule Tuesday on Reproductive Health law

“Canada’s right-to-die debate almost over, doctors say”

Christian couple in Pakistan sentenced to death for “blasphemy”

11 French local councils to ban no-pork menus in schools

Lesbian-only burial area being inaugurated in historic Berlin cemetery

“Gay conversion therapy should have no place in NHS,” says health minister

Malaysia, Indonesia ban Biblical epic “Noah”

Canada: Judge scolds Lev Tahor families for fleeing before court ruling

Kazakhstan urged to end mandatory registration of religious communities

Northern Ireland Assembly to debate marriage redefinition

Plan for “Sharia-compliant” student loans to get more Muslims into university

Joe Carter: The global war on baby girls

Religious freedom defenders in Ottawa

Russian politician plans initiative to defend traditional marriage

    RT: “The head of the Russian Pensioners’ Party has come up with an initiative to change the Constitution and define marriage as only being between a man and a woman. Igor Zotov, who is also a Lower House MP on the ticket of the center-left Fair Russia Party has explained his move by his assertion that Russia’s traditional values were under threat from the latest modern tendencies.”

  • Posted: 04/03/2014
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  • Category: Global: Marriage and Family
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Video of Foreign Affairs Committee’s 3/26 hearing on religious persecution in Vietnam

Georgia to consider ban on same-sex “marriage”

Australian High Court orders recognition of “non-specific” gender

Maltese president refuses to sign civil unions, same-sex adoption bill

Online porn seen by 200,000 UK kids in one month, study says

Pope Francis: The family is an icon of the Triune God

    Pope Francis: Dear Brothers and Sisters: Today we conclude our catechesis on the sacraments with the sacrament of Matrimony, which brings us to the very heart of God’s loving plan for the human family. The Triune God created us – men and women – in his image and calls us to mirror the mystery of his love. Married couples carry out this vocation in a full and definitive communion of life. As ‘one flesh,’ they become living icons of God’s love in our world, building up the Church in unity and fidelity. Christian marriage also reflects the mystery of Christ’s own faithful and sacrificial love for his body, the Church. Christian spouses thus receive a special consecration and a special mission. While a noble vocation, marriage is not an easy one: it must constantly be strengthened by a living relationship with the Lord through prayer: mornings and evenings, at meals, in the recitation of the Rosary, and above all through the Sunday Eucharist. Today let us pray for all families, especially those experiencing difficulties, so that by God’s mercy they can always be joyful models of faith, love and generous service in our communities.

  • Posted: 04/02/2014
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  • Category: Global: Marriage and Family
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European Parliament President: “Cut aid to African countries with anti-gay laws”

Canadian court certifies class action against Anglican boarding school for abuse of students

Pakistan: Hindu community demands religious freedom, protection

Canada: PQ vows to use Charter protection for religious ban

Social conservatives are mobilizing in France, leading to talk of a tea party

Denmark prohibits ritual Jewish or Muslim cattle butcher

UK: Street preacher held by Police for 19 hours gets £13,000

Mexico City looks to set the pace in Latin America on same-sex “marriage”

In UK, state has eviscerated marriage and society must rebuild it