Christianity

The novelty of Christianity is God's mercy

Pope Francis during his Angelus address on Sunday told pilgrims in St Peter’s Square that the great novelty of Christianity is a God who, though disappointed by our sins, is merciful. “God continues to put in place the "new wine" of his vineyard, that is, mercy. There is only one impediment to the tenacious and tender [...]

Religious leaders meet in Hong Kong to pray for world peace

Religious leaders met in Japan from Aug 3 to 4 to pray for peace in the world and as a response to Pope Francis’ wish to foster dialogue, friendship and peace. About 2,000 people, including 24 delegates from 18 countries of Buddhism, Shintoism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism and Zoroastrianism came together in Japan at an inter-faith "Interreligious Gathering of Prayer [...]

Pope Francis holds General Audience: English Summary

Pope Francis held his Wednesday General Audience in St. Peter's Square, continuing his catechesis on Christian hope. He focused his remarks on Jesus' Our Father prayer as presented in the Gospel of Luke (11:1-4) and on "The Fatherhood of God, wellspring of our Hope". Dear Brothers and Sisters:  In our continuing catechesis on Christian hope, we [...]

Analysis of a Religious Decline

Readers who enjoy discussions of the “Which comes first, the chicken or the egg?” variety will love this book. Starting with the all-but-universal assumption that today’s lower birthrates throughout the West are a consequence of the decline in religious belief and practice, Eberstadt provides abundant evidence that this reverses the actual causality. “Smaller families mean less [...]