More than 500 hate crimes against Europe’s Christians recorded in 2019

November 20th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

The aftermath of a fire at the Parish of St. Paul in Corbeil-Essonnes, France, July 4, 2020. Credit: OIDACE. By Courtney Mares Rome Newsroom, Nov 17, 2020 / 02:00 pm MT (CNA).- The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe published data Monday documenting more than 500 hate crimes against Christians in Europe in 2019. Incidents included attacks against Catholic priests, arson attacks on Catholic churches, the destruction of images of the Virgin Mary, vandalism of …Read More

How One Student Was Punished for Sharing His Religious Beliefs in a Private Chat

November 20th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

By Caroline Roberts posted on: November 17, 2020 Universities are supposed to be places that foster diversity of thought and teach students how to think critically by tackling different ideas. But across the country, universities are failing to do this. In fact, it seems like some universities are directly discouraging diversity of thought and expression. Florida State University is one of them. This year, FSU senior Jack Denton was ousted by fellow students from his …Read More

The Last Children of Down Syndrome

November 20th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

Story by Sarah Zhang DECEMBER 2020 ISSUE HEALTH Photographs by Julia Sellmann Every few weeks or so, Grete Fält-Hansen gets a call from a stranger asking a question for the first time: What is it like to raise a child with Down syndrome? Sometimes the caller is a pregnant woman, deciding whether to have an abortion. Sometimes a husband and wife are on the line, the two of them in agonizing disagreement. Once, Fält-Hansen remembers, …Read More

Christians worldwide unite in prayer as persecution rises during pandemic

November 17th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

A Christian in China, where the state has increased surveillance of believers.(Photo: Open Doors) Christians worldwide are praying for the persecuted Church as religious freedom is increasingly threatened during the pandemic. Sunday marks the 24th International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP), held each year to unite the global Church in speaking out against persecution. Release International, one of the UK organisations supporting IDOP, said that even with many parts of the world …Read More

Iraqi priest doubles down on Christianity’s survival in the Middle East

November 9th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

Inés San Martín Nov 9, 2020 ROME BUREAU CHIEF Iraqi Christians in Baghdad leave Christmas Mass at St. George Chaldean Church Dec. 25, 2019. (Credit: Khalid al Mousily/Reuters via CNS.) ROSARIO, Argentina – Ever since the rise of the Islamic State (ISIS), there’s been rising alarm regarding the future for Christians in the Middle East. A Catholic priest who recently returned to his village in northern Iraq after six years in Rome described what he …Read More

Hundreds of churches, monuments will be lit red in global call for religious freedom

November 9th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

November 6, 2020 News | The Suffering Church #RedWeek 2020 | Christian Persecution DESPITE THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, #RedWeek 2020, a campaign designed to draw attention to the persecution of Christians all over the world, will still take place this year Nov. 18-25. “COVID 19 may have brought many changes, but Christians continue to be the most persecuted religious community in the world. To raise awareness of this painful fact, cathedrals, churches and public buildings will …Read More

The human cost of N Ireland’s abortion regulations: over 700 unborn lives

November 9th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

Credit: Eleonora_os / Shutterstock. CNA Staff, Nov 3, 2020 / 05:19 pm MT (CNA).- Seven months after Northern Ireland’s expansive legal abortion law took effect, pro-life advocates have lamented the lives lost and called for change. “Tragically, the extreme abortion regime being forced upon the people of Northern Ireland has already resulted in the abortion of at least 719 unborn babies,” Catherine Robinson, a spokesperson for Right to Life UK, said Nov. 3. “Every one …Read More

Survivors Detail Horrifying Abuses in North Korea Where Christians Are Tortured for Their Faith

November 9th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

A new report details how North Korean Christians are being persecuted for their faith, including being arrested for possessing a Bible, electrocuted, starved, or even shot in front of their fellow prisoners. The gruesome details are found in a new report from the London-based Korea Future Initiative, titled Persecuting Faith: Documenting religious freedom violations in North Korea, according to The Daily Mail. The staff of the initiative consulted with 177 North Korean exiles about religious persecution …Read More

School Officials Forced a Third Grader to Take Off Her “Jesus Loves Me” Mask

November 9th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

By Sarah Kramer posted on: November 2, 2020 In 2020, masks have become a fashion statement. You can buy them from most clothing retailers. You can match them to your outfit. You can make political statements with them. Masks are a new way to “express yourself.” That is, unless you want to express a religious message. Lydia Booth, a third grader at Simpson Central School in Mississippi learned this the hard way when she wore …Read More

Health Minister reports 339 abortions for Down’s Syndrome in 6 months

October 29th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

Health Minister reports 339 abortions for Down’s Syndrome in 6 months Life is calling for the abortion laws to be revised with a view to stopping the abortion of babies with disabilities, following the revelation that 339 babies were aborted for Downs Syndrome in the first six months of this year.  Health Minister Helen Whately revealed the statistics in answering a parliamentary question from Fiona Bruce MP.   Life’s Director of Advocacy Liz Parsons said “Today marks 53 years since the Abortion Act was …Read More