Priestly celibacy, or rather the lack of it, is in the news. There have been allegations of sex orgies, prostitution and pornography against Catholic clerics in Italy. On March 8, Pope Francis suggested, in an interview with a German newspaper, Die Zeit, that the Catholic Church should discuss the tradition of celibacy in light of an increasing scarcity of priests in rural areas, especially in South America.
Pope Francis says the church must study whether it’s possible to ordain married men to minister in remote communities facing priest shortages.
Most of us will try to give up something for Lent, whether it is chocolate, sweets, alcohol or meat –and a handful of us will manage to avoid consuming these things until Easter rolls around. But what is Lent and why do we mark it by giving up our favourite things?
The founder of Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN, Prophet TB Joshua, has bemoaned the rise in fake pastors and prophets in Malawi.
The Second Coming of Jesus regards the future return of Jesus to Earth, following His ascension, when he will defeat the Enemy, destroy evil and establish His millennial kingdom.
The religious aura and spiritual influence of, was quoted by MAP as saying.
Three Christian converts each facing 80 lashes for drinking alcohol during Holy Communion are due before an Iranian court to challenge their sentences.
The church in Zambia is speaking out after the president created a new body to oversee religious affairs in the country.
A pastor identified as Apostle Kenneth Kiarie of the God’s Covenant Holiness Church in Mihang’o, Kayole in Nairobi has reportedly called off his 87-day-old marriage, sending his 23-year-old pregnant wife, Marion Wagitu packing, and blaming her for the decline in church members and tithe amounts in the church.
I was not the least surprised by the declaration made by the Saudi Grand Mufti Abdulaziz Al-Sheikh that Iranians are not Muslims for the simple fact that they are descendants of Zoroastrians prior to the coming of Islam.
Francis criticises those who choose ‘not to see the many forms of poverty’ on eve of ceremony that will proclaim Mother Teresa a saint
The 2016 Summer Games in Rio marks the first time a refugee team has officially participated in the Olympics
Pope Francis prayed on Thursday before Poland’s holiest icon - the Black Madonna of Jasna Gora - and said outdoor Mass for a congregation numbering in the tens of thousands, thanking Poles for holding on to their faith in difficult times.
The enduring biblical mystery of where the ancient Philistines came from may have finally been solved.
The Pope on Thursday welcomed France’s new ambassador to the Vatican, two months after Paris abandoned its attempt to have a gay Catholic installed in the post.
ISIS has invoked Quranic passages about Sodom and Gomorrah in the killing of gays, including in Orlando. But prominent clerics vary widely on how homosexuals should be treated.
A former IT specialist in Australia is claiming to be the reincarnation of Jesus Christ, and his partner the repentant prostitute Mary Magdalene, according to reports.
In the two thousand years since Christ walked the earth and founded one of the most influential religions in the world, church history has been documented by an incredibly diverse collection of stories that speak to mankind of blessings, curses, and everything in between. Millions have found hope because of Christianity – but millions have also been slaughtered in the name of God.
Europe is struggling to live up to the vision of its founders, Pope Francis has said in a powerful speech that asked: “What has happened to you, the Europe of humanism, the champion of human rights, democracy and freedom?”
Pastor Sandra Ngabo, the wife to the FDC’s Pastor Happy David Ngabo who was arrested earlier today at the Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] offices has warned Police and the Ugandan government in general that they will not win the spiritual war it has started against Opposition members and supporters.
Jehovah’s Witness Church Release Statement over Prince’s Death, Says He ’Found Fulfilment Sharing His Faith with Others’
The Jehovah’s Witness Church has released a statement following the untimely death of Prince, who officially converted to the religion in 2003.
Kampala: Pastor was arrested in Luzira prison and later granted court bail by the Buganda road court in Kampala on charges of spreading false propaganda against Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni that he is the one who killed the former Internal affairs General Aronda and BRIG Eriya Kategeya.
A Ugandan pastor has been arrested for allegedly trying to rape a 19 year old girl.
Pope Francis has taken a dozen highly vulnerable refugees who faced deportation from the Greek island of Lesbos back to Rome, offering them refuge in a rebuke to the EU’s policy of sending migrants and refugees back to Turkey.
No one can tell us with certainty what tomorrow’s weather will be except the one who causes it - God - but by listening to the weather report or looking at the sky, people use their eyes and their brains to at least make an educated guess about tomorrow’s weather.
Vatican City, with a last-minute trip to Lesbos just days away, Pope Francis remembered the refugees and residents of the Greek island during his general audience address, and asked for prayers ahead of his one-day journey.
In only three years, Pope Francis has proven that he’s much more modern than Catholic leadership of the past. He’s got accounts on Twitter and Instagram, rocks out on Spottily, and even promotes tolerance and kindness toward same-sex romantic relationships. In short, he’s not like the other popes, he’s a cool pope.
Over 500 members of the Rwanda community in Uganda including those from universities, business community and well-wishers, Thursday thronged Kansanga Miracle Centre in Kampala to attend a service, to commemorate the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.
A Catholic aid official has urged the government of Burundi not to threaten the Church, which he says plays an important role in sustaining society.
Church told it’s ’attitudes must change’ as fears grow of civil war.
In an effort to highlight the dramatic situation of refugees left in limbo on the Greek island of Lesbos, Pope Francis and other Christian leaders will meet with the migrants next Saturday, it has been confirmed.
There are certain requirements we must fulfill before God will listen to our prayers.
A large Lutheran church in Ylivieska, northern Finland, was totally destroyed Saturday night in a fire lit apparently on purpose.
It’s that time of year when many people’s thoughts turn to chocolate, egg hunts, bunnies and the resurrection.
In a gesture of brotherhood and peace earlier today, Pope Francis washed the feet of several refugees, including Muslims, Hindus and Copts.
The WIN/Gallup survey of 64 countries found that those in the top fifth of incomes had the best impression of the Pope.
Let’s read the Bible together during this free time and also throughout the weekend, Today our passages are;
Deuteronomy 2:1-3:29; Luke 6:12-38; Psalm 67:1-7; and Proverbs 11:27.
``...for His name’s sake your sins were forgiven’’ (1 John 2:12).
We were flying to a conference. I was in the middle seat - certainly not my choice - but my husband and I have an agreement that if a woman is sitting by the window, I sit in the middle, if a man is in the seat by the window, Marvin sits in the middle.
Yesterday 20/03/2016 was Palm Sunday; the day Christians remember Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a donkey. It marks the start of Holy Week leading up to Jesus’ death on Good Friday, and resurrection on Easter Sunday.
QUESTION: Does the Bible say it is a SIN to participate in sex during the time of a woman’s period (menstruation)?
ANSWER: Under the Old Covenant in the Bible, a woman was considered "unclean" ceremonially during her monthly menses or period.Sex during this time was forbidden.
Kansas City, A Missouri court ruling in favor of a Catholic diocese protects the right of religious institutions to fire ministerial employees who do not live consistently with their religious beliefs.