Catholic Bishops Respond to Obama’s Compromise

Bishops Studying Initial White House Movement on Religious Liberty. USCCB: New opportunity to dialogue with executive branch Too soon to tell whether and how much improvement on core concerns Commitment to religious liberty for all means legislation still necessary Washington — The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) sees initial opportunities in preserving the…

Holy Sepulcher, a 3D Journey Back in Time

The following video illustrates the different phases of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher moving backwards in time from the Crusades until Crucifixion. Here is the information from the site: A journey back in time to tell the story of the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, the site defined in many Christian traditions…

Bringing Ex-Anglicans Into the Catholic Fold

The Rev. Jeffrey Steenson’s colleagues joke that during the past several years, he’s gone from a church heretic to a hierarch. Even though he has been a Catholic priest for only about three years, Steenson was Pope Benedict’s pick to lead a brand-new structure for Catholic converts from Anglican churches, a position he officially takes…

Judean Desert Draws Tourists

OBL News: Located between Jerusalem and Jericho, the Judean Desert provided an inspiration to thousands of hermits who lived here in the early Middle Ages. With its breathtaking, rugged beauty, it was the perfect setting for those searching spiritual fullness in the emptiness of the desert. Today only a handful of monks live here, but…

Muslim Council in Egypt Evicts 8 Christian Families, Seizes their Property

AINA reports: National and international rights groups have consistently criticized the recourse to the so-called “reconciliation meetings” — dubbed “Bedouin sittings” — that take place between Copts and Muslim assailant after every attack on Copts. The meetings are conducted under the auspices of state security. Last week a series of meetings were held by radical Muslims…

Episcopal Church in Sharp Decline

First printed in The Church of England Newspaper. A statistical analysis presented to the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church on 27 January 2012 reports the American church has experience a traumatic decline in all quantifiable areas of church life over the past decade. In their 42-page PowerPoint presentation to the Executive Council, Dr. C.…