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Bermuda – same sex marriage u-turn likely Comments 0

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Bermuda may be the first country to ban same-sex marriage – six months after legalising it. The ruling Progressive Labour Party’s bill to replace same-sex marriage with domestic partnership arrangements was passed in the House of Assembly last Friday. The Domestic Partnership Act 2017 was passed with 24 MPs supporting the bill and 10 opposing Read more

Criminal investigation into Amnesty Ireland illegal abortion cash Comments 1

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Amnesty International Ireland is likely to face a criminal investigation over money donated by a fund backed by George Soros. The money was donated to help Amnesty’s “My Body My Rights” campaign to overturn the Eighth Amendment that protects the unborn child’s right to life. Ireland’s Standards in Public Office Commission (Sipo) has ordered Amnesty Read more

European leaders knowingly complicit in torture Comments 0

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

European Union (EU) leaders are “knowingly complicit in the torture and exploitation” of thousands of migrants and refugees from Libya. In a new report titled “Libya’s Dark Web of Collusion”, Amnesty International says the EU finances the Libyan coastguard and officials running the country’s detention camps to carry out torture and exploitation. At present, the Read more

New multimedia communications hub for Vatican Comments 0

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

A new multimedia communications hub for the Vatican will be launched before Christmas. The prefect of the Secretariat for Communication, Monsignor Dario Vigano, says vaticannews.va – would be launched in beta form “in the coming days.” (According to Google, Beta software is usually the first version – a product preview stage. End users and testers Read more

Poland’s prime minister aims to re-Christianise the EU Comments 0

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Poland’s prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, has called on the European Union (EU) to return to its “proper values” and traditional Christian roots. Morawiecki, who was sworn in as prime minister on Tuesday, says his dream is to “re-Christianise the EU. “We want to change Europe. “My dream is to make it Christian again, since unfortunately, Read more

Vietnamese attend Christian rally in their thousands Comments 0

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Vietnamese filled a stadium in Hanoi last week for a Christian evangelistic event. The Communist government, which controls religions, gave permission for the rally. Over 10,000 people went to it. U.S. evangelist preacher Reverend Franklin Graham said the government only gave permission for the event in the week leading up to it.

Adult baptisms perplex clergy Comments 0

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Adult baptisms are on the rise – but are causing a few headaches for Catholic leaders. Many catechumens are living in “complex” matrimonial situations, without having any idea of Church rules regarding marriage and living together. Read more

Interfaith dialogue and women’s struggle for equality Comments 0

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Interfaith dialogue shows many similarities between the three major Abrahamic faiths. Jews, Christians and Muslims share a common belief in one God, share common characters, like prophets, angels and Satan and similar codes of morality, social responsibility and accountability. They also exclude women from religious and spiritual leadership. Read more

Lord’s Prayer: temptation translation may change Comments 4

Monday, December 11th, 2017

The Lord’s Prayer translation may be changed. Pope Francis believes the current translation suggests God is capable of leading us “into temptation”. Most translations used throughout the world say: “lead us not into temptation”. Francis says he’d like this amended to the phrase used in France. In this, the French say: “do not let us Read more

South Sudan suffering: too much, too long Comments 0

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Conditions in South Sudan are appalling. United Nations (UN) officials have expressed concern about the fate of the South Sudanese people. The mandate for the UN peacekeeping mission in the country is set to expire. Jean-Pierre Lacroix told the UN Security Council the South Sudanese people “have simply suffered far too much for far too Read more