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

Christian orgs in China drop ‘Jesus’ from book titles to circumvent internet censorship

October 29th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

A row of Chinese Bibles is displayed at the traveling Chinese Bible exhibition in Washington, D.C. | The Christian Post /Amanda Winkler Internet censorship targeting Christians in China has become so severe that even official government-sanctioned Christian groups are now using the Chinese pinyin initials “JD” to replace Chinese characters for “Christ,” according to U.S.-based China Aid. Two official government-sanctioned religious organizations — the Christian Council of China and the Committee of the Three-Self Patriotic Movement …Read More

53 years of abortion: 9,563,907 lives lost since 1967 — one unborn baby every 3 minutes

October 29th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

Today marks the 53rd anniversary of the Abortion Act receiving Royal Assent. Since then, a staggering 9,563,907* unborn babies have lost their lives to abortion across England, Wales and Scotland — more than one death every three minutes; 20 lives ended every hour. Almost 1 in 4 (24%) pregnancies in England and Wales now ends in abortion, according to the most recent Government statistics. Despite conception rates falling for the eleventh year in a row, …Read More

Poland’s top court votes to protect babies with disabilities from ‘eugenic’ abortion

October 27th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

Poland’s top court has ruled that disability-selective abortions, which make up a majority of all terminations in Poland, are unconstitutional. The decision by the country’s Constitutional Court today will mean the majority of unborn babies in Poland will be protected from abortion. Once the court’s ruling comes into effect, terminations will only be permissible in cases of rape or incest, or if the mother’s life is at risk. Protection of life The ruling came in …Read More

The case against medical aid in dying: Insurance firms, doctors and Hollywood among those accused of pushing ‘assisted suicide’

October 27th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

Opponents to the end-of-life option express concern about the unintentional abuse the laws can create for the terminally ill and disabled, writes Danielle Zoellner 4 days ago Nine states and the District of Columbia currently have laws that allow medical aid in dying for their residents The expansion of medical aid in dying across the United States has not only created a professional and moral dilemma for practicing physicians, but it has also raised concerns …Read More