Category: Features

What to Do About Modern ‘Prophets’

Last month we noted how the new Pentecostal-type churches are attracting large numbers of followers by preaching the gospel of health and wealth. By focusing on their power to heal diseases and to enrich,...

Faith Leads to Freedom

Christian faith is belief in the concrete work of God and leads to concrete witness and action by believers, Pope Francis said. The Christian creed details concrete events because “the Word was made flesh,...

Church Recognises Marriages by SSPX

Continuing initiatives aimed at a reconciliation with the Society of St Pius X, Pope Francis has made it possible for bishops to ensure the validity of marriages celebrated in the traditionalist communities. A letter...

Prayer: Lessons from the Women

In the weeks after Easter we hear a number of accounts in which the risen Jesus encounters his somewhat perplexed and disheartened friends. These personal encounters are a key moment; it’s from these encounters...

1,28 Billion Catholics; Half are in Ten Countries

Taken together, the ten countries with the most Catholics account for almost 56% of the world’s Catholic population, the Vatican reported. The 2017 Annuario Pontificio, or Vatican yearbook, and a new edition of the...