- Feb 27, 2020
Only one in five Americans have read the entire Bible at least once a new study shows. Researchers at LifeWay Research found that “the only time most Americans hear from the Bible is when someone else is reading it.”
The Assumption Cathedral, the first public Catholic worship place in Hindu-majority Nepal, was once again the target of attacks as an arsonist tried to set fire to the Church. Ultimately, the attempt failed. In 2009 a bomb was set off in the Church killing three people, one of which was a schoolgirl.
As the government in the Philippines continues its violent war against drugs, Archbishop Socrates Villegas of Lingayen-Dagupan expressed his concern for Catholics in the country who continue to support the President. The archbishop criticized those who hide behind the statement “I am a Catholic but ….”
After a meeting with the Rwandan president, Pope Francis “implored anew God’s forgiveness for the sins and failings of the church and its members, among whom priests and religious men and women who succumbed to hatred and violence,” according to a Vatican statement released March 20.
The takeaway from this story must be the realization that Catholics, if they got united, could have some serious consumer clout. If we were ever to discover the true power of our pocketbooks, we might be able to change more than a McDonald’s menu.
A new Pew poll finds that almost two-thirds of American Catholics disapprove of Donald Trump’s executive order on refugees. However, that result masks sharp ethnic divides in terms of Catholic attitudes, with only 14 percent of Catholic Hispanics and other racial minorities supporting it while white Catholics are evenly divided.