- Nov 29, 2020
Following President Donald Trump’s executive order barring people from several Muslim majority countries from entering the United States, workers at Catholic Charities Immigration Services and Refugee Resettlement programs reported receiving many questions and concerns from refugees and migrants.
In what the Antiquities Authority in Israel calls its “Ali Baba cave,” unearthed artifacts offer an exclusive peek at life and death in the time of Jesus Christ. Experts say they have yet to find direct archaeological evidence of Jesus but Yisca Harani, an Israeli scholar of Christianity, says that what remained “are his words.”
Jorge Mario Bergoglio, in his speech delivered during the closed-door “general congregations” that precede a conclave, was so inspiring to the princes of the Catholic Church that they elected him pope a few days later.
In a period of time in which Marie Collins, clergy sex abuse survivor, resigned her place on a Vatican commission attempting to deal with new policies for dealing with clerical abuse, the spotlight has returned to these issues with new focus. A priest who resigned in frustration over mishandled abuse cases has now decided to leave the priesthood entirely.
An Australian Anglican bishop announced his resignation Thursday, citing systemic practices in some sections of the church that enabled “horrendous crimes against children.” The bishop, who was sexually molested as a teenager, quit only a day before the royal commission’s final hearing on clerical sex abuse.
Many persecuted Christians in Myanmar will be left waiting for visas due to president Trump’s decision to reduce available visas. “We are not terrorists, we are Christians. We will never be a problem in the United States. We will get educations, we will work hard. We only seek safety,” a Burmese refugee said.