• Muslim births projected to outnumber Christian births globally by 2055

    Muslim births projected to outnumber Christian births globally by 2055

    • Apr 6, 2017

    A Pew Research Center study found that between 2055 and 2060, approximately 36 percent of children will be born in Muslim families and 35 percent in Christian families. The study said that while there will still be more Christians in the world, they are generally older and dying at a faster rate than Muslims, particularly in Europe.

  • By inviting enemies of Church, papal academies risk perfect storm

    By inviting enemies of Church, papal academies risk perfect storm

    • Feb 8, 2017

    Two pontifical academies have invited Paul Erhlich, author of “The Population Bomb,” and John Bongaarts, an executive of the Population Council, to speak at an upcoming conference, risking not only a PR nightmare but also undercutting the vision of Pope Francis in ‘Laudato Si’.’

  • Philippines to intensify drive offering free contraceptives

    Philippines to intensify drive offering free contraceptives

    • Jan 11, 2017

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered government agencies to ensure free access to contraceptives for 6 million women who cannot obtain them, officials said Wednesday, in a move expected to be opposed by the bishops of the world’s third largest Catholic nation.

  • Catholic and Muslim communities surge in secular Norway

    Catholic and Muslim communities surge in secular Norway

    • Nov 26, 2016

    Statistics Norway, a state agency, said Friday the number of Catholics in the country has jumped 42 percent since 2012, to 145,000 this year. Recently the Church in Norway opened St. Olav Cathedral, the first new Catholic cathedral in Europe in a decade, to accommodate its swelling population.