Religious persecution2018 Report on
World Religious Freedom 

From India Comes the Worst Surprise
ROME, November 25, 2018 -- The foundation of pontifical right Aid to the Church in Need has verified a general worsening of the lack of freedom.

Pakistan Reportedly Adding
Asia Bibi to 'No Exit' List

LAHORE, Pakistan, November 2, 2018 -- Following an outbreak of protests in Pakistan against the acquittal of Asia Bibi on charges of blasphemy, the government has reportedly begun a process that would add her to a list of people prohibited from leaving the country.

"I can’t believe what I am hearing ...

Asia Bibi is Free!!!
Praise God!
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, October 31, 2018 -- The Pakistan Supreme Court Wednesday overturned the death sentence of Asia Bibi, a Roman Catholic woman convicted of blasphemy in 2010, after reserving judgment on the verdict earlier this month.

Chaput: The Terrain and Challenge
U.S. Christians Face
VATICAN CITY, October 17, 2018. Archbishop Chaput, in an exclusive interview, addresses why we are losing our children from the faith and the failure of the Church to understand the causes.

Pope: ‘Amoris Laetitia’ Must Be
‘Always in Continuity’
With Church Teaching
WASHINGTON, DC, August 22, 2018  -- A letter from Pope Francis on Amoris laetitia has been published in which the pope says the 2016 apostolic exhortation is “always in continuity” with the traditional teaching of the Church, and must be read and understood “in its entirety and from the beginning.”

Praise for Possible Merger:
Sentencing Reform with Prison Bill 
WASHINGTON, DC, August 7, 2018 -- The largest global Christian prison ministry is applauding reports that U.S. President Donald Trump has signaled a willingness to include sentencing reform measures in a pending prison bill.

Will Address Failures of the Church in
Protecting the People of God
WASHINGTON, DC, August 1,2018 -- President of U.S. bishops’ conference issues Aug. 1 statement on course of action responding to moral failures on the part of Church leaders. We believe Cardinal DiNardo.

FEMM Aims for Data-driven
Approach to Fertility Awareness
WASHINGTON, DC, July 26, 2018 -- For some, the idea of “fertility awareness” can seem daunting- full of charts and confusing formulas. The FEMM Health App seeks to change that, by providing an easier way for women to understand their fertility, and their overall health.

Three Children Euthanized
Past Two Years in Belgium
BRUSSELS, July 25, 2018 -- A recent government report revealed that in 2016 and 2017, three minors were euthanized in Belgium, amid a profound rise in the number of individuals legally procuring their own deaths.

Surprise Conclusion: 
Book on "Humanae Vitae" 
ROME, July 18, 2018 -- The campaign that is underway to demolish “Humanae Vitae” - the 1968 encyclical of Paul VI that said no to artificial contraceptives - has in recent days met with an unexpected obstacle in a book that reconstructs the genesis of that text, thanks to access, for the first time, to the secret documents concerning it, personally authorized by Pope Francis.

Embryo Gene-editing Poses
Inescapable Ethical Problems
LONDON, Juyl 18, 2018 -- Genetic editing of human embryos, even in special circumstances, ignores the complex ethical problems related to creating and destroying human embryos, a Catholic bioethicist has said.

Catholic, Brett Kavanaugh
Nominated to US Supreme Court
WASHINGTON, DC, July 9, 2018 -- President Donald Trump announced Monday night he is nominating Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court to fill the vacancy created when Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement June 27.

Requests for Clarity on
Cardinal Farrell’s
Marriage Prep Remarks
DENVER, CO, July 6, 2018 -- Priests, theologians, and lay pastoral workers have responded to recent comments from a senior Vatican official, which suggested that priests lack the necessary experience to offer marriage preparation programs for engaged couples.

DiNardo: Roe v. Wade Support
Not Good Litmus Test for
Supreme Court Justices
WASHINGTON, DC, July 6, 2018 -- The U.S. Senate should not use a nominee’s stance on Roe v. Wade as a litmus test on suitability for appointment to the Supreme Court, the president of the nation’s bishops’ conference has said.

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