Summit speakers discuss ongoing efforts to combat religious persecution

October 5th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

Displaced women and children wearing protective masks wait in the medical center of a camp in Dahuk, Iraq, March 7, 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Credit: CNS photo/Ari Jalal, Reuters.) WASHINGTON — A digital summit sponsored by In Defense of Christians, “Combating Global Christian Persecution,” showed that the fight against all forms of religious persecution continues with a renewing cast of political leaders. Rep. French Hill, R-Arkansas, last year’s winner of the group’s Congressional Champion …Read More

Pastor warned by police not to share Bible’s position on homosexuality

September 15th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

Christian Concern Pastor Josh Williamson A pastor in Cornwall has been advised by the police not to offend LGBT people after he celebrated the cancellation of a gay pride event on Facebook.When Cornwall Pride announced its annual march would not go ahead this year following concerns about social distancing, Pastor Josh Williamson of Newquay Baptist Church called it “Wonderful news”. When challenged, he said it was because he did not like to see sin celebrated, …Read More


September 15th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

by George Weigel  9 . 9 . 20 Father Richard John Neuhaus put two Big Ideas into play in American public life. The first was that the pro-life movement (of which Neuhaus was an intellectual leader) was the natural heir to the moral convictions that had animated the classic civil rights movement (in which Neuhaus was also deeply involved). The second was that the First Amendment to the Constitution did not contain two “religions clauses” but one …Read More

Sex-selective abortions in India could lead to the abortion of 5 million girls over the next decade

September 15th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

The lives of almost 5 million baby girls in India will be lost over the next decade  due to the prevalent use of sex-selective abortions, according to new research. Academics at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia estimate the average annual number of “missing female births” will be 469,000 from 2017 to 2025 and 519,000 from 2026 to 2030, resulting in around 6.8 million lives lost. Over the next decade, between …Read More

Only 18 babies with Down syndrome born in Denmark in 2019

September 15th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

Credit: Tatiana Dyuvbanova/Shutterstock. CNA Staff, Sep 6, 2020 / 01:00 pm MT (CNA).- Only 18 children with Down syndrome were born in Denmark in 2019, the lowest number on record in the Scandinavian country, according to a new report from the Danish Central Cytogenetic Registry (DCCR). The DCCR, whose statistics date back to 1970, is a national registry of people who have undergone prenatal or postnatal chromosomal tests, molecular genetic tests, or biochemical tests. The …Read More

Finnish MP interrogated by police again over Christian views on sexuality

September 15th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

Päivi Räsänen (c) is the subject of a criminal investigation over her views on sexuality(Photo: ADF International) A Christian MP has been interrogated by the police for the third time over her traditional views on family and marriage. Päivi Räsänen, Finland’s former Minister of the Interior, faced questioning again on 25 August over comments she made on a Finnish radio talk show last year. During her appearance on the YiePuhe programme, Räsänen shared a conservative perspective …Read More

Six hundred attacks on religious buildings and places of worship in Northern Ireland in last five years

August 28th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

BY: Harry Brent August 27, 2020 THERE have been over 600 attacks on places of worship in Northern Ireland over the past five years, statistics show. According to police figures, 601 incidents of criminal damage to religious buildings, churchyards or cemeteries have occurred since 2014/15. The number of attacks during each year has remained fairly consistent, though it has been ever so slightly decreasing year on year. There were 136 instances in 2014/15; 128 in …Read More

The Christians of Iraq ‘may again face martyrdom’

August 28th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

August 27, 2020 News | The Suffering Church Christiam persecution | Iraq | Middle East KHALIS AYSHOA is a former Member of the Iraqi Parliament (2010-2014), where he served as head of the Popular Chaldean Syriac Assyrian Council. A Syriac Catholic and native of Qaraqosh,  on the Nineveh Plains, he is former chief engineer at the Ministry of Construction and Housing. He spoke with Aid to the Church in Need about the situation of Christians …Read More

The ‘slippery slope’ is real, says Dutch euthanasia doctor

August 28th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

‘Every time a line was drawn, it was also pushed back.’ by Michael Cook Aug 24, 2020 “Anti-euthanasia lobbyists want the public to believe in the inevitability of the slippery slope, but their fears are unwarranted, wrote a Canadian doctor earlier this year. Where better to test this than the Netherlands? In 2019, according to the official figures, there were 6,361 cases of euthanasia – 4.2 percent of all deaths. In other words, one out of …Read More

Babies on demand: the nasty side of surrogacy

August 28th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

One agency shows a smiling blonde wearing a T-shirt captioned ‘I grow cute babies’ Madeleine Kearns August 7, 2020 This article is in The Spectator’s August 2020 US edition. Subscribe here to get yours. For the cover of its June ‘Pride’ issue, People magazine chose the image of a newborn baby being cuddled by his father. Apparently, Wyatt Morgan Cooper’s birth marks the latest celebratory milestone for LGBTQ+ liberation: the right to biological children. His father, CNN …Read More